Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Student Writers As Mentor Texts


I had a kind of awkward bulletin board in my classroom behind my library area. I wasn't sure what to do with it for a while. I recently decided to use it as mentor wall for writing. I took excerpts from the writing journals of my students and hung them on the bulletin board for other students to look to as mentor writing pieces. It makes those kids feel GREAT that they are being celebrated, and the other students have tangible examples of the kind of writing I want from their peers.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Deep Dish Pizza

Can you believe I made a deep dish pizza in my crockpot? I did! It wasn't even that hard! I just took Pillsbury pizza dough and spread it out on the bottom of the crockpot. I cooked up some sausage, too. I spread sauce, sausage, cheese, and pepperoni on the dough. Next, I set the crockpot for 3 hours on low. It was a tiny bit doughy when I took it out...probably could have used more time for a crispier crust. But it was still pretty darn delicious!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Mid-Year Classroom Tour 2016-17

Good morning!

Although it is a little late, here is my new third grade classroom tour! I moved into this classroom in August, when I switched from teaching second grade to teaching third grade. I only moved one floor up in the building, but it was a LOT of work! Enjoy!

Writing Area

Math Center

How We Get Home

Book Boxes

Classroom Library

Our Schedule

Classroom Door

Photo Backdrop

Meeting Area

READ lights

Brag Tags

Writing Center

Our schedule

Tally charts for books read together

Theme Charts and bulletin board

Small Group Table

Open House Backdrop for Photos

Daily Five posters

View to the front of the classroom