Here's to our first Linky Party to debut our blog! Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits is hosting this Linky Party and the cold weather and mid year hump has us ready for a Hall Pass, too!!
P - Right now, our favorite product is our St. Patricks Day Missing Factors Multiplication FREEBIE!!! Since implementing the Common Core, the importance of having a true understanding of numbers is super important. Plus, we love to plan ahead so having a St. Patrick's Day activity makes it even more fun to do!!
A - My favorite area in my room has to be my "Achieve" sign above my Book Nook (of course I edited the Book Nook because it is rather messy right now!!) It is my favorite because I point to it consistently and remind students how important it is to do their personal best. We set personal goals and celebrate when we ACHIEVE our personal goals! I have to share - we are setting a personal goal of gaining followers on our blog! We hope to achieve it soon :-)
S - Our school wide signal for transitioning is "Give Me 5!" Eyes on the speaker, Ears are listening, Mouths are closed, Hands & Feet still, focus on the directions. We do differentiate and modify in our school for our younger friends with Give me 3. This works so well when we have assemblies and our principal raises her hand to show her 5; students follow and raise their 5 and act accordingly!
S - We all have our ways to keep sane in school!! Lots of coffee and energy drinks are very helpful! But the biggest sanity for us is creating and improving our lessons. And by improving, we mean: Making it Cuter!! Luckily, we all work together and having friends at work certainly helps us maintain our sanity!!