When fragile looking crocus bloom in my New England garden in March, it's time to do Haiku poetry with my students! I love the simplicity
Poetry Analysis Using Lyrics: I love how this motivates my students to learn how to analyze poetry! Some poetry elements included in the questions are rhyme scheme, artist's purpose, figurative language, mood/tone, and specific questions about the meaning of the lyrics. I like to teach one a month and my students beg for me to do more! At the end of the year, they get to bring in their own lyrics to analyze with their peers. We jam out! TPT Resource
Would love to do this with our new addition her cousin who will be arriving right around the same time in March!
Tulip Fields in Holland - It's been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to see the tulips in bloom in The Netherlands, I can't tell you my disappointment to go there when I was a child only to discover tulips don't bloom in the snow. It was winter time, so I need to go back in the spring. :)
I used to keep my scale in the kitchen and when I would go to eat junk I'd step on my scales first and be like NOOO FATTY DON'T! lmao Think it's time to do it again!...lol
Percy Jackson was my first fandom, the first time I fell in love with a book and Percy's always there to say something sassy or do something heroic when I need it most
New @morphebrushes 35F Glam!!! I am so in love with the new 35F Palette, honestly I think it's my favorite palette of all time! You can use code "TARENMUA" for Morphe Discount! Not sure when this palette actually releases, I apologize! I will let you know soon! Let me know how much you like this look! Other deets: @benefitcosmetics Ka-Brow in No. 4 along with their High Brow to clean up. @doseofcolors Chocolate Wasted Liquid Lipstick as Liner. @houseoflashes Iconic Lashes @itcosmetics
I am loving this Close Reading Toolbox!! It's just perfect for teaching students close reading strategies when given non-fiction passages. The insert helps teach students how to use different tools with informational texts. I can't wait to use this with a variety of reading activities. My 4th and 5th grade students are going to love this!!
I love this activity! My former students have created some beautiful poetry with this style.
My new chair. I fell in love with the pink and silver. It's currently sitting in my (waiting to be decorated) living room and I need to
Of the Home
Tons of great ideas to ease your students back in after a holiday break! One of the most important things I always do following any break is review our classroom procedures and expectations. This is usually about the time of year when my kids start feeling VERY comfortable with me and we all start getting a little lax on procedures and rules.$
You do make me smile more than I ever have... When I get your texts, my phone rings and it's your ringtone, when I pass you in the mornings, when you walk to my truck and climb in... the list goes on and on... I love you so much!! Thank you for making my cheeks hurt!!
"I love this activity! My former students have created some beautiful poetry with this style."
Of the Home
Mrs. Cristina Gutierrez
Students can use dry erase markers on their desks to do problems. I do this all the time with my tutoring students and they LOVE it! Most of you already know about this but I found out in this post to only use blue or black because these colors come off easier. Also this teacher buys cheap washcloths and cuts them in fourths for erasers.
Tips For Controlling Weeds In The Garden ~ I love to garden and not spend my time battling weeds. Here are my tips for controlling weeds in the garden...
I don't always vacuum but when I do 90% of the time is spent trying to suck up something big enough I can do it with my hands
Head In The Clouds by Marc Jacobs/New for Fall This sounds wonderful to me. ❤ I remember when I bought my last favorite scent and it's TIME for a new one!
I love the song on this scrapbooking layout. It's from the cartoon dumbo. My mom use to sing it to me when I was little and now I sing it to Xavier. I've been looking for all the lyrics
Things I LOVE
Thank you for my recovery, for sparing my life, my family for loving me when I wasn't lovable & for giving me the willingness & strength to face another day. I am truly grateful for my new life. May my recovery bring hope to those still in the dark! We don't do this journey alone, we just do it one day at a time.
This is what I want to do in the garden for my tomatoes & cucumbers & peas...love the trellis'
Always tell those whom you love, that you do love them, give them a kiss when you arrive/leave along with a hug. You just never know......it may be the last one. I miss my Mom......I didn't get to tell her I loved her, or hug her, or kiss her just one last time. I hope she is in Heaven and knows.........
This Special Education Bundle will have a positive impact on the students in your classroom. This bundle includes the tools I have used in my special education classroom and with my students in the general education classroom setting. This is a growing bundle and you will get free products each time I upload new special education items to my Teachers Pay Teachers store! #education
I don't like the perfect matching, but I do love the ceiling covered with lights. I wanted to do this with my own room a long time ago.
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Thinking about all the time I spent here while living in New England, brings me to my happy place.
Travel & Places
Haha I do this all the time, but it's normally when my oldest siblings have friends over. xD
5 Things Whovians MUST DO in Cardiff, Wales. For when I go to England at end of my school years
These phonics poems are the perfect way to have your students practice fluency! I love to put these poems in a poetry folder and each week we have a new word family or phonics skill to learn. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students can read the poems, visualize the poems, and practice nonsense words easily in a phonics center, whole group or small group with the teacher!
Garlic in my garden------why did I just buy garlic sets in March, when it says here it should be planted in the fall with my tulips and daffodils>>
The Westing Game - Book Trailer. I love this book but can't ever seem to get my students interested in it... This should do the trick!