Thursday, May 7, 2015

Five for Friday...promethean board....books and Mother's Day!

It is time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!
 
 
 
This is a great book.......
 
 
 

 
 
and leads into a great activity and bulletin board/display.

 
 
As I was teaching a lesson last week on the promethean board, I told the kids..."a while ago I was teaching lessons on a chalkboard and now we use this amazing thing!" The kids know about sidewalk chalk, and have seen the little chalkboards,  but they couldn't imagine a large one on the wall. Ha! (after all, we had whiteboards in between) Anyway, I have been putting more effort into learning how to use my promethean board and it can really help in advanced planning! For example, instead of writing every detail in sub plans......
 
 
I add specific teacher instructions for those unexpected sub moments!


These set ups take a little time to create, but are worth it. The sheep sort was made a couple of years ago and luckily I remembered where I saved it!
 
Another advantage to setting up a flipchart for each day of the week...
I don't FORGET skills I want to review!
 
 
I presented it this way for two reasons:
1. They are getting very antsy right now and they don't groan because we are only doing two letters.
2. They know that snack is NEXT, and so are willing to do what I want to get to that very important event!


 
A co-worker has promised to teach me how to attach videos and/or music to a page so we can listen and sing a months of the year  or days of the week song.
I know it is probably EASY...baby steps...baby steps...
 
 
 
This time of year is so stinkin stressful!
So tired of working late, working, working, working!
Along with it other WORRIES...
will my leg heal soon....will I have to go to jury duty....are my lesson plans ready....can I pack for ESY by the deadline....
AHHHHHH!
This little quote and picture is a good reminder....
it's allllll good and will get done when it gets done!
 
 

 
 
Happy Mother's Day Mom! If you have Wi-Fi in Heaven....
I love you and miss you everyday!
 
 
 
That's all I got...
 
 
Later,
 
 
Paula