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. :)
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
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
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
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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.$
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.
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
I love this activity! My former students have created some beautiful poetry with this style.
"I love this activity! My former students have created some beautiful poetry with this style."
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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!!
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!
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.
5 Things Whovians MUST DO in Cardiff, Wales. For when I go to England at end of my school years
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.
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
Common mistakes in bakasana For me, learning how to do crow pose was a pivotal moment in my personal yoga practice. All of the sudden, I felt like my practice had new dimensions and could go to new (literal) heights. It became less linear and the pose opened a door to something totally new. So when I teach the pose in class, I'm not surprised at the excitement I see in students.
Haha I do this all the time, but it's normally when my oldest siblings have friends over. xD
Now I know what to do with my favoriate red purse that has seen better days! Give it a new life in the garden!
students keep on desks, throughout the day call out "time check" and students record the time....I used to do this when I taught math, really gets the kids to be able to read a clock!
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
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!
Whenever we ask a child to do something and he or she responds with "I'd love to!" then a pom pom goes in the jar. When it's full, we go out for frozen yogurt. We don't do it ALL the time, but it's an investment in a habit that has resulted in sweet responses (even without the yogurt). -April
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>>
Add one quart of this to one gallon of water. I dip sculptures that kids paint with tempera into this mix. I use glaze tongs to keep the shiny sparkly mix off of my hands. When the students' work is dry it is coated in a thin layer of shiny metallic plastic. The kids love this stuff. Order it from School Arts Specialty, formerly known as Sax Art Supply. It's about 18 bucks a quart.
I don't always fall in love... But when I do it's always with someone that turns out to be.. 'Emotionally unavailable'.