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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wearing the Mom & Teacher Hat

This year I will have the opportunity to be one of 3 teachers for my son this year in 3rd grade. At my school we are departmentalized so I teach Science, Social Studies, Writing/Grammar/Spelling. For 1 1/2 hours I will be my son's teacher for these subjects. He will not be in my homeroom, but I will get the experience of teaching him.

I am typically a very "hands off" parent because I just hate to cross that line between mom and teacher. Since all the teachers know this fact, I wrote this little letter to the two other teacher's who get to also teach my son this year.

We are teammates which means we have to be in constant contact with each other throughout the day (especially being departmentalized). We call and text each other daily along with spending our conference time together.

So I wrote this very tongue in cheek letter to them as a play on "those parents" that are always there.
PS. This letter also had a Teacher's Pay Teacher's Gift Card attached to it.
FYI- Best teacher gift EVER is a TPT giftcard!!).

Sunday, January 8, 2017

3rd Grade Reading STAAR Test Prep - Bingo Game

If I have to make my students take an extremely hard test that is above their 3rd grade reading level, then I am going to try and make it as fun as possible.

I worked all weekend using the terminology found on previous reading tests. I realized last year that many of my students had trouble just reading the question and trying to figure out what it was asking.

I made this Bingo game for them.

Last year I made flashcards for them, but the STAAR test was quickly approaching. This year I am prepared!

If you are a Texas teacher, then check this Bingo game out at Teacher's Pay Teachers. I promise I made it cheap!

4 Types of Sentences

This year I have really begun using anchor charts. I know, teachers have used them for years and I'm just now getting on the bandwagon. Most times I scour Pinterest and then copy from the ones posted online. I normally NEED inspiration and then I can create it.

BUT, this time I used my own little brain to make one... SEE. Isn't it cute!

I always use the "Land of Tive" story to teach the 4 different kinds of sentences and I needed a visual to go with the story. This is what I made. Note, I am NOT an artist or claim to be one, but my class is always impressed and that is what counts. Right?!