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Friday, July 29, 2011

Desk Fairy/La Hada

Students never keep their desk clean. I read about the desk fairy and told them that she comes every once in a while to check on student's desk. She checks for things not to be a clutter. She picks the neatest desks and leaves a reward. Well, last year I used the English version and it worked great. First graders always wanted to know more. How she get in? When does she go? How can she carry all those prices? I would just hear them and let their imagination go wild. This year I created "La Hada". Its the same concept but the Spanish version. This will help all bilingual teacher wanting to give students a price. Remember prices can be anything. Kids will love it!
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La Hada

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More Spanish Snap Words .........

Child1st has created SnapWords™ sight word cards in both Spanish and English. These cards help students with a variety of learning strengths,  including right-brained and visual learners, and those labeled with ADD/ ADHD, autism, or dyslexia. Images are embedded into the sight words, allowing students to create mental images of the words and be able to quickly recognize them. Students also learn how to properly use the words in a sentence, adding to comprehension skills. The English SnapWords™ cards also provide a recommended body movement for each word. I have requested if more Spanish words will be available, and Child1st has said that there will be soon! The creators are working hard to help the bilingual students become fluent not only in their native language but in their second language as well.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Professional Development

Today we had a inservice. Every year we have our Early Childhood Conference. Different things are discussed throughout the week. Today we had some special guest. We had  bilingual authors: Suni Paz, Dr. Alma Flor Ada, & Dr. Isabel Campoy. We learned different ways to do poetry, how to use books to teach different concepts, and bout reader theather. It was so much fun. When is that you have an author come to an inservice. This is such a wonderful experience. They have so many wonderful books that students can be engaged.  We would surely have a different perspective in how to use books in the classroom.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Display Students Work

Have you ran out of room to display student's work? Here is an idea.What can you do with duct tape and ziploc? Well you can do a giant quilt to display student's work. You can do it horizontally or veritically. Its your choice. Some of us don't have alot of wall space and this resolves the problem. I saw this on a workshop early in the year. I saw this picture and wanted to share a great idea. The duct tape can be as fancy as you want. I saw so many cute duct tape in Staples. It was suggest in the workshop to use the Wal Mart ziploc brand because the top of the ziploc aren't the same size. The higher part goes to the back. I love it and plan to do this.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Moose Binders Storage

Binders occupy alot of space especially in large quanity. I saw this on Lakeshore and had my brother build it for me. He used scrap wood that he had. He does alot of wood work so you can't actually tell. Well I saved $119. I just gave him the dimensions and told him what I wanted. Here are the dimensions 16 5/8" x 16 5/8" x 27 1/4".  He made it higher so it won't touch the ground. He thought of the students and how much cleaning goes in the classroom