Monday, December 31, 2012
here on Google Drive formally known as google docs. My children at school hear me say "I can't get into your brain but you can open up your brain!" at least a dozen times a week. One of my goals is to teach the children that they are in fact in charge of their learning. I am a facilitator, a hawker, a convincer, a story teller, an encourager, an actor and somehow a teacher! I tell them I have to learn all the time. As a teacher every year is an adventure in learning and I'm not always sure what will work and what will not work. So I must learn, retool and keep at it! January is what is famously known as the light bulb month in our profession. Will I see it flicker and burn in that little learner I have been trying so hard to reach? Or will I need to relearn and reteach again only time will tell! I'm keeping my fingers crossed as I know teachers around the world are. Happy New Year to everyone and here's hoping our hard work is continuing to make difference in the lives of children. Teachers Pay Teachers Store so you will know when the unit is ready.
Friday, December 28, 2012
free from my Teachers Pay Teacher Store or email me and ask for the Happy New Sign in the subject of the email. I will email it to you. Please follow my blog if you ask me to email you a copy! You can also download it from Google Docs here Thanks,
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Putting Kids on a "Screen Time Diet" | Edutopia
Monday, December 24, 2012
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Today an unspeakable horror took place in a place I know so well. A classroom much like my own, a school much like my own and a community much like my own. There isn't a teacher who would not protect our students' lives with their own as I'm sure a teacher and other staff members did today in Sandy Hook Elementary. The best schools are like big extended families. Everyone watches the children grow up. We celebrate the small moments everyday. We give hugs. We give high fives and we comfort children through tears. I pray for this community. I pray for the families. I pray for all of us returning to school on Monday. May we have a renewed sense of the value of all lives and take joy in every moment we are given to be together. Sarah Tharpe Winchell
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Teach with Laughter. You will love it. Check out it and leave some nice comments!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Everyone needs a Monday Morning wake up song. My honeys love this by The Learning Station!
Reindeer Bump It game. I hope you all can use with your children!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Gabriela thinks she wants to be an astronaut that can fly inside the rockets May will build! Dr. Cordova, introduces the kids to an astronaut so they can learn more. Hear from an astronaut engineer who helps build and fix things in space.
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We have been learning about the solar system, the phases of the moon and the sun in my class. Our art teacher collaborated with us to help our children create some wonderful art using the moon and the sun. The children used white crayons and blue water color paint to create a crayon resist background. They each had a white circle for their moon that they of course wanted to cover with craters!
Monday, December 3, 2012
Holiday Morning Centers. The emphasis of their site is first and second grade. There are also some wonderful activities for The Gingerbread Man. Thanks so much to The Curriculum Center for these wonderful centers!
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Hootin for the Holiday. Please check out my Reindeer Games Math Centers in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. There are eight math centers ready to use in your classroom.
Reindeer Math Centers in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. The centers include: Matching Game with missing addends and addtion and subtraction to 20, Odd and Even Sorting Game, Adding 10 using the 120s Board, 10 more, 10 less, +1 -1 Activity with two versions, Roll and Cover Sums to 20, Geometry Partitioning Circles and Rectangles, Dice Roll Game with Skittles Decorating the Tree Two Versions, Count and Graph Geometric Shapes. They are ready to be printed and used in your classroom. @sarahtharpewinchell 2012 Graphics by The Digital Bake Shop on Etsy Background Scrappin Doodles A Little Pot Font by Kevin and Amanda
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Winter Wonderland Exchange and it looking for a couple more classes to participate.Visit Maria's Blog to get the details. It sounds like fun. The focus is on months December, January and February so there are more options for ideas in the exchange. Check it out.