Saturday, January 11, 2014

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Most Requested Item of All Time (for the Glyph Girls at Least)

Since starting our blog and posting pics of our classrooms, we have had tons of requests for instructions on how we made our hand-cut Alphabet cards that hang on the wall. You know how hard it is to find something cute that matches your classroom theme and doesn't look just like everyone else's! Well, Angela, being the super-talented-amazing-creative-artist that she is, just picks up a pair of scissors and starts cutting. Sometimes she sketches first, but she can really do it with just scissors. She created the Alphabet display for her own classroom several years ago and we were all in absolute awe.  Several teachers in my school begged and pleaded her help in making one but there is only so much of her to go around.

Soooo, I'm very pleased to announce that we have finally finished the Original Alphabet Patterns for you to be able to create your own alphabet display! You can customize the colors and accents to fit your decorating color scheme. We've included  all of the patterns, detailed instructions and lots and lots of photos. 

If laminated well, these will last for years in your classroom. Or at least until you're ready to redecorate again!!! It does take a little time to make, but we think you and your students will love it as much as we have. Click on any of the photos to go to our Teacher's Pay Teacher's store to purchase the patterns.

Friday, June 21, 2013

End of the year FUN!!!!

This is one of my most
favorite books of all!!!

So I save it for the very end of the year, or I have done it on book
character day....
but I buy those "never come off till your dead"
and let them have at it!!!!

Then of course I used the skin color and colored myself back to
the same ole' me!!  Which was great until it rained!!

Here a link to listen to Robert Munsch reading the book!


Cinderella and pumpkins!!!


A great unit for October... we mixed tons of versions of Cinderella with non-fiction pumpkin books!!

We made a pumpkin patch by doing a glyph. The Fairy Godmother came in the middle of the
night and sprinkled them with a little bibbity bobbity boo... (glitter)

It made the perfect patch for Cindy!!
We wrote her letters and when she wrote us back...
she left us pumpkins to explore!

We also made a really cool book and retold the story!
That's coming soon!!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Snow White

Snow White
September is the perfect time to do Snow White and learn all about apples!!
Each student has a fairy tale journal. We write different characters and try to give them some Seven Habit help if needed or we praise them for the habits they used... of course the character writes each student back giving feedback and answering questions.
Students couldn't wait to write the Queen in Snow White....
They were a little hard on her... she wrote them back and sent them an apple.... mostly red, but with a little green!! :)
They  love coming in to see their letters!!

OH, NOOOOOOOOOO .... remember that apple was from the

Apples were never the same!! :)

When we wrote Snow White she sent us a bucket full of apples to bob!!!

We just love Fun-tastic Friday afternoons!!!!

Couldn't do September and apples without a little Johnny!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Peas Please?!

One of our fist fairy tales was The Princess and the Pea...

 here are some of the things we did with it!!!

First we went on a secret mission to find out if our mothers were REAL princesses.... They were soooo excited!

They had to come up with a plan to hide the pea under their mother's mattress..... of course
I sent a secret emails to be ready to "whine" about how horrible they slept!!  The kids were
thrilled that it worked!!!

Since they were Real Princesses we had to make them a crown!!!
we used green peas to decorate!!

 Then the mom's were presented with a certificate to prove they were a REAL princess...
and crowned!!

To tie in non-fiction... we learned all about peas and how
they grew... then we HAD to have a pea tasting party!!!
It was hard squeezing all those peas the night before
to get pea juice... :)



We made a book telling how each type of pea tasted!

 It was sooooo much fun!!! What a way to
start the year.
Just for the record, William tried again,
and his mother turned out to be a REAL
princess after all.