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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ms. Rosenberg, are you okay? You've gone pale!

So, there I was, standing up in front of the students. I looked over at one student who had green stuff coming out of his nose. I then watched in horror as he stuck two fingers up his nose and then in his mouth. I almost threw up! I couldn't talk for several minutes as I kept gagging. The "joys" of being a teacher!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Frequently Misspelled Words

I am so tired of students misspelling the same words over and over again! I finally made a list of the words that the students are constantly misspelling and made them into a chart. I have the chart in my classroom and have told the students that I do not want to see any of the words that are on the list misspelled again!!!!!!

The Keeping Quilt Card and Quilt

In my 2/3 combo, we read The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco. I gave each student a large piece of 20" x 20" white fabric. Using pencils, I had the students draw something on the fabric that was important to them--something that they would want to share with their children and grandchildren. (Let me tell you, some of the drawings were quite interesting!) I also had the students pick out a piece of fabric that they liked. Shhh! The next part is a secret. My mom (Thank heavens for mothers) sewed togethe 28 quilts for me! I made a gift card with an original poem, The Keeping Quilt. On the back of the poem are care instructions for the quilt. The quilt will be a holiday gift from me and my family to the students.

Once the quilts were made, I started thinking how the quilt would also make a great Mother's Day gift or a Grandparents' Day gift.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Vocabulary Cheat Sheet

My 3rd graders are having trouble remembering the different vocabulary terms. I made this quick "cheat sheet" that they can keep in their reading or writing folders.

Prefixes and Suffixes Cheat Sheet

It's been a busy year! Nine days into the school year, my 2nd grade class, became a 2/3 combo! While some of the skills are similar, the 3rd graders do need them at a higher level. The students just began working with prefixes and suffixes. The 2nd grade prefixes are a great review for the 3rd graders, but the 3rd graders needed a few additional prefixes and suffixes not covered in 2nd grade. I came up with the following two "cheat sheets" to help the students learn the prefixes and suffixes.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flat Stanley

I finally did it! I love the story, Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and have always wanted to make a unit to go with this story. I gathered together the ideas that I have done over the years and compiled them into a HUGE packet!