Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Time!!

Can you hear it? "Schooooools....out....for....summer"!!!! Or, did you ever chant this: "No more pencils! No more books! No more teachers dirty looks! When the teacher rings the bell, drop your books and run like h*ll!!  Well, I see summer time a bit differently now that I'm the teacher!!  I see summer time as a great opportunity to learn new things, create things for my classroom, and devise new project ideas!! This summer is no different than the last 17.  However, thanks to Pinterest, I am finding so many new ideas that it's hard to keep up!!  Gosh, so far, I've bought ID tags for vocabulary, folders for privacy barriers, new beach theme decorations, flip-flops for days of the week labels, pom-poms for erasers at the end of dry erase markers, bamboo place mats to display Essential Questions, binder to keep new curriculum ideas, etc.  I have started a page for Organization Ideas. I included my first project on this page so check it out under 'For Parents and Students'.  Gosh, so much to do and so little summer left!!  LOL!!!  Oh, and I'm learning about Flipping a Classroom!  Any recommendations? Yaaaa summer!!!!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

My Classroom 2011-2012

Beach Theme!!  I found a cheap, simple way to have color in my classroom without the expense and pain of painting the walls.  I bought $1 plastic table covers in various vibrant colors and stapled/taped them to the walls. Viola!!! I also bought beach-themed decor to add more punch to the atmosphere!  In addition, I transformed particular areas of the room into subjects areas: Math Wall, Reading Wall, Language Arts Wall, Science & Social Studies Wall, and The Beach. 

Mrs. Meyers S.E.A. (Students Enjoying Academics)

Beach Theme

These "arrrrrgh" the math strategies we treasure.

Reading Wall

Our Pearls of Language Arts

The Beach Reading Area

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mummies Almost Mummified!!

Hi everyone!  Our mummies are almost finished!!  We've been spending time re-seasoning until the stench finally disappeared!  Then, each group wrapped their chicken mummy in gauze and used a glue/water mixture to serve as a resin substance.  The students then captured the essence of ancient times when riches were buried with the bodies by adorning the mummies with gems and jewels.  Next, they decorated the 'sarcophagus ' (two paper bowls that will be stapled together) that will host their mummies for an eternity of lifetime. Currently, we are waiting for the mummies to totally dry before ceremonial burials!! More to come.....