Friday, June 21, 2013

DIY: Learning Target Frames

DIY: Learning Target Frames
I was on Pinterest yesterday and saw ANOTHER cute idea for framing learning targets/objectives.  I've been wanting to make these frames for a while, but just haven't gotten around to it.  So, today I decided to make my own.  Here's my inspiration from Pinterest which is explained in detail on the blog My Own Twist on Things.

Here's what I used to complete this project:

5    8 1/2 x 11 black frames from the Dollar Tree

5    Color coordinated pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook paper

5    Pieces of white cardstock paper cut to desired size

Sticky letters (black letters from craft store & others from Dollar Tree)

Black fine tip marker
Adhesive squares

Here's a close up of each of the frames and then the final project.

Here's my final project!! (Not too bad for a beginner!)

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Teacher Always Says Linky

My Teacher Always Says Linky


My friend Tammy over at Forever in First is hosting a linky. 
If you've never read Tammy's blog, I HIGHLY recommend it.  She always writes interesting and thoughtful posts and shares lots of great ideas!!  Join this linky if you have some sayings you would like to share.

Here are some of the sayings I use over and over in my classroom.

"Stop whining and start shining."
We've all had students in our classroom that like to whine about everything we do.  As soon as the whining starts, I say in a nice teacher voice, "Stop whining and start shining."
It always seems to work!
"Treat others like you
would like to be treated."
I use this saying often.  I think it's important for kids to think about their actions or words in this context.  How would you feel in someone did/said this to you?
"You have a brain, so use it."
Some kids like to let others do their thinking for them.
(No explanation needed:)
"Instead of saying I can't how about
saying I'll give it a try."
I try to teach my kids to replace "I can't"
with "I'll give it a try." 
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Can't Hold Us In School

Can't Hold Us In School!

Hi Friends! 
"Can't Hold Us In School" is the title of a video that the Wilson Middle School teachers & staff in my school district put together as a way to say goodbye to some staff that are leaving and to welcome summer.  I thought they did a great job!!  Enjoy!

What a fun staff!!!!
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