Monday, March 31, 2014

Currently - April

Yes!  Two days of blogging in a row!  Plus, I posted a new bundle of math centers tonight!!!!

This week is going to be bananas with conferences, and it being our first week back since Spring Break, but it is all good.
Currently I am...

Check out what other wonderful teachers are up to with Farley's Currently.

What are you currently up to?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Why I Teach Art

I have made it a point to teach one art skill/project each week to my students.  I wish that I would have done this years ago, but with all of the stress on getting it all in, I didn't.  This year, I decided to dedicate time, on Fridays, for students to let their inner artist ROCK!  I have seen fine motor skills develop and students' creativity take off.  I am so grateful to also have a parent volunteer (hard to come by at my school) come in and help each week.
Their creativity has supported the connections they make during reading as well as their writing.  I can't ask for anything more!

As a way to share ideas, the following ladies and I have started a collaborative Pinterest board filled with project ideas you could try with your students.

Polka Dot Kinders
Please let me know if you are interested in contributing to this board.

How do you teach art to your students?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hitting the Reset Button

This past week during yoga class, we were invited to set a mental intention to hit the reset button.  With the Spring Equinox it is the perfect time to cleanse the body and start over.
The timing of this couldn't be better.  I have been swirling in a pool of stress struggling to get out.  Therefore, I am hitting reset, and I encourage each of you to do the same.
I have begun working on making time for me, and in my constant search for balance that means...well I am not sure I know what that means right now, but I intend to figure it out.

What do you do in times of stress?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Currently - March

Happy March!!!  I am so excited for all of the amazing teaching to come this month!  March is filled with nonfiction reading and writing in my classroom.  What is your central literacy theme this month?
I am linking up with Farley for her fabulous Currently.

Let's play a little game...What do you think the question is to my last box?  Leave your guess in a comment below.  Winner will receive my St. Patrick's Day pack.

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