thought for the day.....

Be true to Yourself first!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sooo, I really don't have anything to write about CSW today but I wanted to share 2 great websites that I use in the classroom quite frequently.

I have been thinking that I really don't love giving my students a "mad" minute timed test on the tables.  I find that some kids don't finish, they get embarrassed or they just give up.  This is so frustrating to me!  How can I help them to succeed and WANT to succeed??

So while I was pondering over Pinterest, I saw a great idea!  I would still time them but in a different way.  I give them a 15 question quiz, when they start, the stopwatch starts.  I put this up on the SmartBoard so everyone can see.  When they finish , they look to the SmartBoard and write down their time.  This way, everyone finishes.    The goal for the next test is to beat their own time.  It becomes a game for them.  So far, so's working.  I have seen an improvement!
The  worksheet generator website is and the stopwatch website is  2 useful tools for the classroom!  Hope you can use them too!!

P.S. East coast...........HAPPY SNOW DAY TOMORROW❄️❄️❄️⛄️🌀⛄️

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday, January 25th


Well, we started today with Mass and a great open house for the parents to "check us out"!  We showcased technology in each classroom.  I wanted to come up with something unique so I thought I would have my students teach their parents how to play Kahootit!  This online game is a favorite for us.   The catch was that the parents played a game called "How well do you know your 3rd graders room". So. Much. Fun!!!! The parents really enjoyed it.  They had to answer the questions, Not their child.  
My little ones get so excited for their parents to come in and see what they have been doing.  It's the beginning of a greAt week!  Look for postings this week.....well, we are suppose to get a big sNoW StoRm❄️❄️❄️ So we' ll see!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

 Tuesday, January 20th

These are some pictures that I have wanted to post.  Hope you enjoy!

They made these great faces to go with a New Year activity.
Had to capture them before they went home for good....


This is my A B S O L U T E L Y favorite activity this year!
How cute is this~~~If I lived in a snowglobe~~~

This is a picture of the class in the snowglobe
I used construction paper and large clear
plates from the party store.
When they put these together, we added the
fake snow with some glitter......why???  everything
is better with glitter!!

I took a picture of each of my students with their coats on
then I cut them out.  

They made the winter scene that they wanted to add themselves to. 

AdoRabLe!!  This is a keeper!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy New Year from 3B!!!

Just being goofy!


Let me think about it...

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Picture perfect....

not so much.....

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 15th

Well, we'vE had a great week.  We got lots done, had fun and are working our way to a 3 day weekend!!  Whoo-who!!   Thanks MLK!  Appreciate this one!   I'll be posting pictures soon of things that have been happening in 3b.  
Oh, I can't wait to post the snoWgloBes!  Super cute!!