Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekly Graphs

I've been working on a graph of the week this summer. I'm going to do one each Friday with the whole class. Here is the one for this week. Click picture to download a PDF.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Here I Go!

Here I go at my first attempt at blogging. I've been an avid blog reader for years and love reading other teachers blogs. I've gotten so many great ideas to help my teaching. So I guess it's time to give back.

I've been in the business of teaching for so many years. But my philosophy has always been to not get set in my ways. I am constantly learning and trying new things. I get really bored if I don't. I like to create on my computer new ways for teaching some of the old and new ideas.

I have had numerous friends share their ideas with me over the years. I couldn't have done it without them. And now I'd like to share with you some of the things I have tweeted to fit my style or ideas of my own. We are all in this together- the art of teaching these precious little children. So help yourself and enjoy the art of teaching!

Each week my kiddos choose a book nook. I have 14 places around the room with pillows or chairs where they can read during reader's workshop. I write their name on the tag and then laminate it. I put some Velcro on the back and they are ready to go. Here is the tag I use.