Check It Out! July Pinterest Finds

Welcome to this month’s Pick 3 Party!  Thanks for stopping by!  If you are looking for some inspiration for your classroom this month, you have come to the right place! For me, the first of July means it’s time to start planning for back to school.  I still have a few more weeks of summer left, but I know I will be spending much of this month setting up for a smooth start to the school year. Click on Image to See Original Pin I set out searching for an economical way to replace my privacy shields.  I came upon…

Great Pinterest Finds for the Classroom Summer

Welcome to this month’s Pick 3 Party!  Thanks for stopping by!  If you are looking for some inspiration for your classroom this month, you have come to the right place! Happy First Day of Summer!  Well….at least for me!  Summer is a time to refresh, renew, and look ahead.  It is also a time to spend some quality time with my kids that I don’t always get to do as much as I would like during the hectic school year.  Here are a couple of fun ideas that could be used this month if you are still in school or…

Tips for Wrapping Up the School Year and Kicking Off …

The end of the school year is always such a bittersweet time!  Teachers start to count the days until they are able to relax and recharge from an absolutely crazy a hectic school year.  However, not all of our students are looking forward to weeks without the comfort of coming to school daily.   This year, I have been on morning arrival duty for my campus.  I spent many early mornings…in every kind of weather…watching my kids arrive at school.  Some of them get out of a car driven by their mother who packed them a lunch, kissed them good by, and…

Butterfly Lesson Ideas

Do you teach a butterfly unit with your class?  It is one of my favorite topics to teach because my kids are always so excited to see first hand how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. I have gathered some of my favorite butterfly lesson resources to share with you. Read Aloud Books About Butterflies Integrating reading with science is a great way to make instruction meaningful for students by providing connections to the real world.  I love picture books that help to introduce students to the world that they live in while exposing them to quality literature and boosting their…

Classroom Pinterest Finds for May

Welcome to this month’s Pick 3 Party!  Thanks for stopping by!  If you are looking for some inspiration for your classroom this month, you have come to the right place! It’s May!!! I think May is one of the most bittersweet months of the year.  Summer is approaching but that also means saying good-bye to my sweet students.  I want to make May as memorable as possible! Here are a few of the ideas that I have found on Pinterest that I plan to use during the month of March with my students. Click on Image to View Original Pin…

Free Resource to Keep Your Kids Reading on Spring Break

My Spring Break was last week, but I know many of you are looking forward to your Spring Break soon.  I wanted to share a quick resource with you today that I used with my students over Spring Break and saw great success with.   Instead of other homework, my students were able to play reading bingo over Spring Break.  I tried to fill the board with reading activities that were motivating and encouraged students and their families to participate. As teachers, we all know that having students read A LOT is a critical component to developing them into strong…

Great Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for some ideas for St. Patrick’s Day in your classroom?  I have rounded up some of my favorites to share with you. “I’m A Little Leprechaun” Song “Potatoes and Cabbage” Song “St. Patrick’s Day” for Kids “Who Was St. Patrick?” “How to Draw a Leprechaun” Video   St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time for this review game. I set this game up to review subtraction facts, but it could just as easily be used to practice addition facts.  This game is played following the general concept of Chutes and Ladders.  The game is played in partners.  To begin the…