I have taught grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and now some 5 over the past 25 years. Although First Grade which is where my heart lives, I am continuing my adventure with 5th graders who need some extra help, as well as part-time Literacy Coach this year. Wish me luck! I am so glad you stopped by!
I am PROUD to show off the pumpkin characters created by the teachers and their classes for this pumpkin season at my school. Each class was given a pumpkin by the media specialist to turn into a favorite book character. They are being displayed in the media center.
I took some pictures to share their WONDERFUL pumpkin characters.
How many characters did you recognize from your favorite books?
but I don't blog nearly as much as I want to these days. This year has become sooo much more than I ever imagined that it would be. One of these days I'm planning on sitting down and writing about it. I keep saying that to myself but I haven't done it yet and I'm already 11 weeks into the year. It doesn't sound like that long when I put it that way. I feel it though. But I am happy to say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE what I am doing this year!
ANYWAYS, I wanted to get on the stick and blog on a more regular basis so I decided to start...
to put the SPOTLIGHT on a blog or two that I have taken note of and think you will be interested in.
These blogs certainly don't need my help to get noticed but sometimes it's nice to be in the SPOTLIGHT!
I found some really cute Halloween, not so spooky, ideas at ...
Traci has the cutest idea to go with the book Where's my Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi. She also has cute little monster glyph she got based on a banner that she pinned which I am going to repin!
She also explains how her school is having Literacy Day on October 31st in which the students dress up as book characters. We did something similar at my school last year. The students walked through the library in front of the TV camera while the rest of the school watched in their classrooms.
Another blog that I wanted to take note of this evening is...
Denise has a game called Spider Legs in which students roll dice and practice ways to make 8. If I was teaching First Grade math, I would definitely be doing this!
She also makes cute BUMP games for all the holidays! For this time of year be sure to check out her BOO BUMP game, it's sure to be a hit in your classroom.
Speaking of composing numbers, check out...
Ms. A has some cute activities for your students to show ways to make 9.
She also has lots of pumpkin ideas to share. If I I was taking some First Grade friends to a pumpkin patch this year, I wouldn't think twice about using her writing activities for before and after the trip.
Click on over and visit my SPOTLIGHTed blogs and and tell them that Kathy sent you! If they'd like they can also pick up by SPOTLIGHT Sunday button above.