Friday, July 11, 2014

Space: The Final Frontier

Hi, friends! I wanted to share with you my latest projects! I found the cutest space clipart and it inspired me to begin working on a Final Frontier pack for you to use in your classroom. Here is what I have completed so far but I am working to finish complete sets as soon as I am back from my trip!

I can't wait to share some of the great ideas that I learn at the conference! I hope you enjoy looking at the new set! There will be more to come.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Throw Back Thursday Teacher Style!

Welcome back to another #TBTTS! Throw Back Thursday Teacher Style!

As I explained in my first #TBTTS post, I am sharing with you resources that aren't new but have definitely gotten a fun facelift! Today,  I am going to share a freebie that I created to help students reflect as they read. It has activities that focus on before, during, and after reading skills like visualizing, vocabulary, summarizing, and opinion. I offer two versions in this freebie, one for picture books and one for chapter books. I hope this helps you students to not only read, but think WHILE they read.

As always, feel free to pin for later and click on the picture to download your FREE version!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Kagan Conference: Travel Time!

Hello, friends! I wanted to let you all know of some very exciting news! I will be out of town all this week as I will be attending the Kagan Conference in Orlando, Florida!!! Woohoo! I am so excited to be learning about all of the great collaborative strategies that I can use in my classroom. I have heard wonderful feedback about the strategies and how there will be so much that I can automatically integrate into my lessons.

I hope to take mental pictures this week and maybe even share some pics! 

Are you familiar with the Kagan Cooperative Learning strategies? Which one is your favorite? Comment below! I would love to hear about them!