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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Classroom Scavenger Hunt

What in the world do you do as the children are coming in at different times to meet you at Sneak-a-Peek? Well, I have my kids get familiar with the classroom by going on a scavenger hunt while their parents fill out important information sheets for me. In order for the questions on the sheet to make total sense I must tell you that the school I teach at is a "7 Habits School" and the theme of my classroom is Dr. Seuss. Another way you can use this sheet is during the first week of school when you are trying to acquaint the children with one another. Pair up the kiddos and them explore!

Classroom Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Favorite Things

This is a handy dandy sheet that you can use with your team members or other staff members. I f you have them fill it out at the beginning of the year, then you can use the information on the sheet to help with birthday presents, holiday presents or just a thoughtful unexpected surprise. Come on . . . who doesn't like a surprise?  
This is the way our team uses it: At the beginning of the year, each person on the second grade team fills out the "My Favorite Things" sheet. Then one person collects all the sheets and put them in a binder so the information can be referenced at any time. Low and behold, just when you think your day can't get any worse, a little surprise shows up in your mailbox and your day is instantly brightened. Actually, our entire staff filled out a similar sheet when the school opened. All of those sheets were then put into a huge binder in the mail room for any occasion.

My Favorite Things -

Welcome to my Blog!

I created this blog for all those teachers that wear so many different hats each day. My hope is to post different documents I have created over the years to make your life easier and reduce a little stress in your life. After experiencing breast cancer this year, I decided I wanted to "pay forward" all of the support, help and prayers I have received in the past several months and turn them into a resource for many to use. Maybe I can rescue you on a day that you need a pick-me-up like so many rescued me. So, I hope you enjoy the blog, and that you find something along the way that will help you in your classroom.