Friday, August 26, 2011

Free for all Friday!

I'm jumping into the last day of blog hoppin's linky party with a couple worksheets I made for my class last year. Most of the worksheets I created are on my school computer, and I don't go back until next week, so in the meantime, please enjoy these! More will be coming weekly as the school year progresses.

The first is part of my science unit, and has students choosing an item at home, most likely a food, but we also used soap, and described it in a short sentence using each of the five senses.

The second is part of our math geometry unit, and had students going on a scavenger hunt of the classroom looking for angles. They had to draw and name the item in each of the ten boxes.

If you're interested in more freebies today, hop on over to Blog Hoppin!

Youtube: What I am is special

My sister-in-law is a wonderful mom to two adorable and very young boys (did I mention adorable?)

Today on Facebook she posted a link to this sesame street video of singing with the gang. I clicked on her link to see what my nephews are obsessed with now, and thought it was awesome!

Although I can't play it in my classroom, I can imagine playing it on the first day of school or as part of a character education program to discuss how special we all are.

If you're interested here's the video:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Teacher Tip #1: Durable Posters

I just mentioned this in my previous post about my five finger poster, but I think it deserves it's own post too.

TIP #1:
When printing articles to post on your walls for any significant amount of time, and for other papers you often laminate, you may consider printing the objects directly on photo paper! 
You can sometimes get it really cheap at the local dollar store, so don't spend big bucks on something you can get dirt cheap.

(I'll let you know later in the year how mine are holding up, but I'm pretty sure they'll last longer than my plain paper ones from last year.)

Freebie: Five Fingers Rule Printable Poster

Wow, this is my most popular post!
Somehow this little poster of mine has made its way to the top of the Google search.

If you're using this in your classroom and it ends up in a picture online (blog, Pinterest, etc.), I'd love if you'd come back here and send me a link so I can see it in use, thanks!

Please Enjoy! and Check out the rest of my freebies in the tab above.


I'm busy this week going through my files and searching online for a variety of posters to print for my classroom this year.

One thing I've found a lot of copies of but none I love, is one for the Five Fingers Rules.

So instead of settling, I made my own. Like all the posters I'm printing, I printed it on photo paper for durability. I used to have posters on white paper, but they get ratty, ripped and dirty, hopefully printing on photo paper will help!

You can't tell from the snipped image, but it is all on a  watermark hand.

If you're interested in my pdf file, you can download it here.

I hope to share files with you often, please enjoy!

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