Monday, February 1, 2016


Here is our latest project!  Students had to answer the question, "How does Glenbrook demonstrate an understanding of respect and equality for all students?"
The rest of the project was up to them. We had groups use the green screen, sock puppet app, create puppet shows, use PicCollage, create confessional videos, etc. Their creativity was amazing. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Christmas Gift?!

Do you ever take pictures to share and completely forget about them?  Well, that of course happens to me all the time haha.  I am WAY behind on this one..

but I will share it anyway so I don't forget. Merry March Christmas I guess... ;)

Here is a Christmas Gift we did for our parents.  I had bought bulbs at the $ Tree (obsession)... then the students looked through magazines and found adjectives, or words that describe either them or their family.  Here is my example.  ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Favorite Day?

Do you have a day that you reallllly look forward to celebrating with your students? Mine has always been Wacky Wednesday.  I enjoy showing the students just how "out there" I can be.  They always seem amazed that I dressed up with them... why wouldn't I? Its just another excuse to be a kid again!  SO fun!

I mean come on... you know those leggings are AMAZING! Haha... couldn't pass up the deal at TJ MAX, I bought them specifically for this day! :) ENJOY!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Laughing Therapy!?!

Last week I attended a "New Teacher Training" on laughter and how important it is.  Did you know that children laugh about 120 times a day and adults only 17?!  That was extremely sad to me.  We discussed laughing therapy and came across this video.  I tried this one with the students and it instantly became a favorite.  I mean, who wouldn't laugh watching 22 wonderful 5th Graders trying this!! :)  Enjoy! 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The members of Duck Dynasty decided to visit our classroom for Halloween! ;) Too cute!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Text Features

Fantastic Text Features...Thanks to Jordan over at "Life Is Better Messy Anyway".

My students are working hard preparing for the big WKCE test in November.  One big focus is nonfiction text.  I found this lesson extremely important in teaching the different features that can be found, and how the features can help you.  We discussed what a text feature is and then the students looked for them in magazines.  I allowed students to work alone or with a partner to create a Text Feature poster.  Check out the results:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Author Visit

I have always dreamed of becoming an author... someday! So, when I heard Katie Mcky was coming to visit our school I was overjoyed.  If you have not heard of her, she is the wonderful author of the story Pumpkin Town... a story that I have read yearly, to my Kinders and Firsties. Katie Mcky didn't just spend a day with us, she has been spending the whole week.  On Monday we had an all school assembly (amazingly funny and engaging).  Then, the rest of the week has been spent on a one hour writing experience with her and each class individually.  I must say, my students were EXTREMELY engaged. I would highly recommend having her for a school visit, if possible.  She had everything from tents, spray bottles, dusters, and even LEAF BLOWERS.  I shouldn't say why and ruin the fun... 
If you are interested in her, check out her website    :)