New Products and a Freebie!

I have recently added several new scoot games to my Teachers Pay Teachers store. If your following my store you may already be aware of the new items, but if you aren't here is what you may have missed. 

And last but not least don't forget to grab this cute free bookmark! 

Teaching Complete Metamorphosis

Hey guys! Today I want to talk about one of the activities I did when I was teaching complete metamorphosis this year! In fourth grade, students need to know the difference between complete and incomplete metamorphosis. They also need to be able to visually identify which metamorphosis an insect goes through. For this activity I had students compare and contrast the life cycle of a butterfly and a ladybug. I have a real specimen of a butterfly life cycle and a plastic specimen of the ladybug.

First, I had the students draw the different stages of both insects.

Second, they had to answer question comparing and contrasting the butterfly life cycle with the lady bug life cycle. 

Here is a picture of my students examining the ladybug and butterfly life cycle specimen. 

Classroom Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Hey guys! Today I want to share with you a fundraiser that we have been doing at my school the last couple of years. Each class receives a pumpkin and they decorate it however they like. The pumpkins are then displayed in the hallway and voted on. The class with the highest votes get a pizza party. Each vote is worth one dollar. Last year we used real pumpkins and ended up with rotting pumpkins in our hallway, which I do not recommend! This year we used fake carvable pumpkins, which have turned out really cute. Here are some of the great pumpkins the classes came up with this year!

cowgirl pumpkin

mummy pumpkin
mickey mouse pumpkin
Uncle Si pumpkin (1)
Uncle Si pumpkin (2)
2 sided minion pumpkin
Good side

Bad Side

basket ball and goal pumpkin

Merida pumpkin
Cinderella carriage pumpkin
kitty pumpkin
rainbow fish

lady bug

bass drum pumpkin

I hope you enjoyed!

Accountability Talk Posters

With common core implementation, we as teachers, have been asked to have our students use accountable talk in the classroom. To help implement accountable talk, our Special Education teacher created these posters to help prompt students during lessons. She has been so gracious as to allow me to share these posters with you also.

I printed my accountable talk posters on colored card stock, cut them out, and hung them around my white board. I hope you enjoy. 

Camping Themed Classroom

Hey guys! Today I want to share with you a few pictures of a camping themed classroom. This is a kindergarten classroom at Oak Grove by Ms. Mason.
Bulletin Board 

A reading corner that looks like a camp site.

Behavior chart 

Calendar and standards board. 

Classroom jobs/ class leaders board. 

word wall 

Closer picture of the word wall. 

Bathroom... I loved the sign that said outhouse! 

Back counter with an ant statue. 

I hope you enjoyed! 

Follower Giveaway!

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Bulletin Board Ideas

Hey guys! Today I want to share with you a couple of bulletin boards that I thought were super cute! This year our theme for A.R. is "On the Road to Reading". Here are two bulletin boards that were created for this theme.
This board was created by our Title 1 Teacher. 

This board was created by the 4th grade teachers in the pod building. 

Meet the Teacher Letter

Hey guys! Today I want to share with you a letter that I sent home to my students to introduce myself. In years past, students were able to meet their next year's teacher on the last day of school. This was the first year that the teacher assignment was not told until July. I thought writing a letter would be a cute way to have parents and students get to know me a little and hopefully get them excited about the upcoming school year!

Hot Air Balloon Bulletin Board for Accelerated Reader

Hey Guys! Today I want to share my new A.R. bulletin board with you. Every year I change out this board according to our A.R. theme. This year's theme is "On the Road to Reading". Each teacher had to choose a state to represent on this "road." I choose Kansas! I mainly chose Kansas because I wanted to do something with the Wizard of Oz. To go with my Kansas/Wizard of Oz theme I chose to do my A.R. board with a hot air balloons! I think it turned out pretty cute!

I bought the hot air balloon bulletin board set here. This is what the set looks like...

In the clouds it has the point clubs. When the student reaches a point club they get to choose one of the smaller air balloons, I'll write their name on it, and then place it by the correct point club cloud. I drew one cloud by hand and then traced it so that the clouds would have a similar look. 

Check out my past A.R. boards... 

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