Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Making Classroom Celebrations Special

So........ we are STILL in school until Thursday!!!  We are spending our last few days with fun classroom celebrations!  Today was dedicated to The Polar Express. We dressed in our favorite PJ's, comfy slippers, stuffed animals, and blankets.  We all had a golden ticket to enter the room and I punched messages on the tickets.  It was great to see my kids as just sweet little ones in PJ's. We tend to forget they're just little kids and need play and imagination.  We enjoyed cookies and hot cocoa at the exact point in the movie when the waiters are serving hot cocoa. 
It was magic!!

We had such a great day!!  Some of my favorite quotes from the day:

"This is the best day---I'm happy!"

I've always heard jingle bells--so I Believe!!

"I'll believe what ever they tell me to believe as long as I get a bunch of presents"--LOL

"Mrs. Hudson, you believe don't you?"

"Oh yes I replied"

After the movie we had some fun with our reading stations and my newest Roll and Write Center!!

The kids had such fun writing their own Polar Express stories!! 
If you're interested in this and other writing centers check out my

A few more snapshots of the season!!

We will cap off the celebrations with our Gingerbread Houses during the Classroom Party!!
Even Jingles get into the act!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Too Cool to Think About School....Just Cool Apps!

Yeah I'm right now I'm feeling "too cool to think about school".  I'm 14 glorious days into my well deserved summer vacation.  Vacation seems like the wrong word though.  We have all earned these days---so enjoy them!!  Who am I kidding though?----we all still think about school!!!  Summer gives me a chance to catch my breath and "think" about the coming school year. 

       Although, I have hit up my favorite spot to gather much needed supplies and ideas for next year. 
      Use #targetteachers  and #dollarspot on Instagram to follow more great finds!!!
I can't wait to add these little gems to my word work and math stations

Now onto the cool apps!!

  I would like to share my favorite apps to use during guided reading and even math!! 
I personally use all of these apps with my second graders on a daily basis. Our favorites include Reading Eggs, Brain Pop Jr., Math Blaster, and Sum Dog.

You can find them all on Favorite Ipad Apps for convenience.

On a different note I am getting so excited for TpT Orlando!!  
Use #tptorlando16  and  #findmeattpt on Instagram to follow all the fun!
I can't wait to see my CTR friends again this year-missing some others!
Comment below if you'll be there too- I'd love to connect with you!

Happy Summer Everyone!!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday Cookie Hop

So excited to bring you Classroom Tested Resource's Holiday Cookie Hop!! 
 The best holiday cookie recipes all in one place!!!
My cookie contribution is one of my all time favorite cookies-Pecan Tassies. 
I hope you enjoy this recipe plus all of the others included in this linky.
Check out all the great recipes in the CTR's Holiday Cookie Hop

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Autumn Authors we Love--plus LOTS of FREEBIES!!!

My hope with this blog post is to provide some fun activities to go along with a few of the favorite books from my October bookshelf.  This bookshelf is by far the most packed one I have and I keep adding to it on a daily basis.  Check out my blog post for Classroom Tested Resources.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Station Set Up, Organization, and Fun Freebies

Check out my post from yesterday on Classroom Tested Resources . The post includes tips for setting up classroom reading stations.  It also includes FUN FREEBIES to help get you started!!  I hope you stop by and grab your freebies!!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fun with Fairy Tales

My second post for our collaborative blog is live on Classroom Tested Resources.  Click on over to read all about Fun with Fairy Tales to see one way we are surviving those last CRAZY days!!!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

My post on Classroom Tested Resources!!

Go to our Collaborative Blog to check out my contribution Planning for Spring Literacy Stations and a Freebie!!  You'll find some ideas and a great freebie to use in your classroom!!