Saturday, September 17, 2011

Spy Theme

 My SPY/Detective Theme has been off to a great start so far.  I wanted to add some pictures of our classroom door, now that the students have finished it.  I sent home a note explaining how they are each on of my clues to a successful school year, and the upper portion of a question mark for them to decorate with clues of who they are.  Once they brought them back I hung them up and then we guessed who they belonged to.  Once we made the correct guess I added the bottom portion of the question mark (them with a mask on).

They LOVE looking at this. We also use it as an I SPY transition as we wait for students to line up. :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Feeling slightly Guilty... just slightly...

Well I had a moment today that made me feel really loved.... and slightly guilty, and I just have to share it.  A student from last year went home a few days ago and asked her parents if she could have bangs... "because Miss Boucher does this year".  Awwww! Her parents said no... well, she took matter into her own hands and gave herself bangs! Ahhhhh hahaha. I apologized to her mom... but also told her that it is very flattering! Ha. It's nice to know she still looks up to me even though I am no longer her teacher!  Gosh, aren't kids the best <3  Good night all!!


Oh my word... if you have not heard about the Oreo Challenge, you NEED to check out this website:
OREO Challenge.  My students had a BLAST with this project, and there is so much that you can do with it. My students keep asking if they can do it again!  If you decide to have this challenge with your class, and you want to Skype about it let me know!  We love Skype in our classroom and we are always up for a Skype visit :) 

For our challenge I created a sheet (i will upload this in another post) to go with this... we estimated, graphed our results, tallied our results, and wrote a cute book (pictures coming later).

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Always Remember

<3 It's always hard to try and teach my students what happened on this very day 10 years ago. These students will never fully understand the emotion that was felt, and the way we came together as a country. They will never fully understand that this is the reason many of their fathers and mothers are currently overseas serving our country. It is our duty to help them understand, our duty to instill the American pride, and our duty to never forget! <3

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Money Posters

 I really need to start writing down where I get these great ideas so I can give the proper recognition when I do create these wonderful ideas.  I saw this on a blog a while ago and just decided to create my own.  They were bright beautiful money posters... but I changed them a little.  I made the name of the coin and the amount its worth on separate paper and laminated them on their own and added some Velcro... this way the posters can also be used as a quick interactive activity when needed.  I love how they help brighten up the room :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

My Room!

I feel a little bit behind with this post... but believe it or not we have only had two days of school, so I guess that's not to bad. **Wisconsin's law is you can't start school until September 1st** I thought I would upload a few pictures I have of my room, even though after looking at everyone elses pics I am a bit embarrassed haha.  You guys rock at decorating your room.  Hopefully some year I will have enough stuff to make mine as bright, colorful, and fun as yours! 

I can't take credit for my boggle board (seen below)... I have seen this on numerous blogs, so if yours was one of them... THANK YOU!!!  I love it, and can't wait to implement it within my Word Work time.

I went with a spy/detective theme... which is going well!  The only problem... you cant find ANYTHING to go with the theme haha.  I have had to make it all on my own, but at least I can keep it when I am finished.

I have more to post, I will upload them once I get a chance :)