Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Today our class participated in the  blog event 12-12-12 on twitter on my co-teachers blog. Classes from all over the world will be participating in this all day long. The boys enjoyed coming up with various lists of their favorite things. We loved hearing what they have to say. If you have time today I would highly recommend getting your students involved in this global blogging event. Check out my boys list here....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chrustmas Cards Around the World

This year we are participating in a Christmas card exchange with schools all over the world. We will be sending and receiving cards from all over the world. The theme of the card was snowglobes;so we made Memphis snowglobes to let others know more about our city. Here is a Smile Box collage I made of the boys making our cards.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Chrstmas tree cones

Look at the cute ice cream cone Christmas trees we made last week. The boys loved making them and eating them!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

My SK Elves

I love this time of year. I especially love decorating my classroom this time of year.  I decided this year since we would be having an elf on the shelf in our room we should make elves too for our walls too. I stole the idea off of Pinterest , but then tried to make it my own as much as possible. The boys were not given a pattern. They were just told they could dress their elves however they wanted. I think they did a great job!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Leaf walk

We took the boys on a leaf walk last week to look at all of the trees changing colors. The boys loved being in the fresh air, and made some great observations about the leaves. It was a perfect time for a picture too; so I thought I would share that too:)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Good Morning,This week in one of our centers we are making globes. We are taking blue balloons and the boys are cutting out the continents and taping them on the balloons. The boys seem to really like having their own personal globe to take home. Here are some pictures of them showing them off yesterday!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Check it out!!

My co- teacher has started blogging with our boys. They absolutely love doing this, and we love hearing what they have to say. Be sure to check out her blog Carolyn Perry's Kindergarten!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Great Election Unit

I am so excited about this presidential unit we are going to start in my class soon. It looks absolutely fabulous; so I thought I would share it with y'all. I love teachers pay teachers. You can find so many fabulous ideas there. Here is the link to the unit we will begin soon...
Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

PDS Debate Video

Check out this video of the first graders at P.D.S. This is the best debate I have ever seen. Have a Happy Tuesday!!!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Good Morning,

I hope everyone is doing fantastic!!! I am so excited fall is here and the weather has gotten cooler. I love doing fall art activities. my favorite this year has been these goofy pumpkins. I got the idea off of Pinterest.  I think they turned out super cute and the boys loved making them. I have attached a picture though it is a little fuzzy:) Have a great day!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Apple Bulletin Board

Well I am back from my blogging hiatus and wanted to share my latest bulletin board. We have been studying apples for the month; so I went with an apple theme for my board. The tree is really easy to make. All you need to do is get some poster board and cut out a tree shape. Then get lots of green tissue paper and get to work. If you want to have your students help go for it!!! I plan on saving this tree and using it for years. Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Go Grizzlies

I had to share this post of my boys in their Grizzlies gear today.
Meet our classes newest friends!!! Aren't they adorable!!! What a wonderful learning experience hatching chickens has been for the boys and me. I would definitely recommend doing this with your students.

Friday, April 27, 2012

        I just wanted to share some of the pictures of the fun Run on Wednesday. The boys had a great time!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Metal Museum

Last Friday we had a very special treat. A blacksmith from the Metal Museum came and did a demonstration for the boys. They loved it and so did all of the teachers. I really did not know that much about blacksmiths and what their tools were called so I was learning right along with the boys. If you are ever looking for a place to take your family on the weekends they do demos at the museum every Saturday. Here is the website if you would like more information about the Metal Museum...

Friday, April 13, 2012


This is a little late , but here are a few of the pictures of the boys from the Easter Egg Hunt. The boys had a great time hunting for eggs on the playground.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Great Oppurtunity...

I love my job!!! PDS is a great place to work. If you know anyone looking for a job next year we have a few openings. Here is the link where you can find more info.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Marshmellow Math

Last week we did a really fun activity with marshmellows that the boys loved. I put marrshmellows and toothpicks on each table. Then I told them their job was to use these two things to build shapes. They had such a great time doing this, and it was a great way to teach them 3-D shapes.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March Mania

PDS has a great auction going on right now with lots of amazing trips, gift certificates, parties,and etc... You should check it out because there is definitely something for everyone. Have a great day!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March Bulletin Board

I wanted to share with you our March Bulletin Board. I got the basic idea from Pinterest and then my co-teacher and I made it our own. I am pretty proud of the boys and our work!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dr. Seuss

Last week we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday. We made this cute video of the boys. Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Project Zero

I am so excited about attending Project Zero this summer at Harvard. I have heard so many wonderful things about it, and can't wait to go experience it myself. The Martin Institute is looking for some other teachers who are interested in attending; so if you have have a passion for teaching you should check out this link for more info. Have a great day!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Super Fun Science Experiment

Last week, I did the neatest experiment with my boys who attend my science camp. We turned pipe cleaners into crystals. The boys absolutely loved it. I found the experiment on Pinterest, and it was quite simple. I let the boys create whatever shape they would like, but I love the holiday themed ones found on the link below. The experiment does call for Borax which you can find near the detergent at any store like Target. I also decided not to add food coloring and just let the color of the pipe cleaner show through the crystals. So if you are looking for a need experiment or something to try with your kids at home click on this link for instructions. Have a great day!!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Virtual field trips

Do you like to take your class on virtual field trips? I do and am really enjoying this website that  I have found For example, the other day we took a field trip to Colorado to hang out with a cowboy. The boys loved it!! So check it out i bet your students will like it too!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Winter Trees Art Center

I found the cutest idea on Pinterest for our art center. The first group of boys made theirs today, and they did a great job. They are super cute and I have attached the link in case you would like to make them too. Not only is this activity great for their fine motor skills, but I also talked to the boys about the shapes they saw in the pictures. This was a great and easy way for me incorporate math into the activity. Have a great day everyone!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Finland Phenomenon

I got the opportunity to watch the Finland Phenomenon this week and it was great!!!  I would highly recommend this movie for all educators. It is very thought provoking!!! Here is a link where you can watch a clip from the movie. Check it out for yourself!!!! Have a blessed day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Great website

I found this website and wanted it to share it with y'all. It is a great website for teaching students about the weather. There are lots of fun experiments, games, and activities you could do on your smart board. I hope you enjoy!!!

Here is the link...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Last Friday we celebrated MLK day. One thing we did to help the boys get a better understanding of the day was watch the book You are Special by Max Lucado on You Tube. This book was one of my favorites as a child, and I still love it today. I highly recommend watching this sometime!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MLK bulletin board

Some of my colleague made this incredible bulletin board for Martin Luther King day that I wanted to share with you. They had each student tell them what their dream was for the future , and then they took pictures of each them for the board. What a great way to help students of this age understand the importance of dreams!!! I love working with such creative people!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

It's a .....

We did a really fun math activity with the boys this week. We let them guess if they think my Wonderful co-teacher Mrs. Perry will have a girl or boy. I gave each boy a piece of paper and told them to draw a picture of what they thought she would have. We then got out our big shower curtain graph and graphed their predictions. The boys of course think a little boy is on the way , but we won't know if their prediction is correct until next week so stay tuned...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Party Pictures

It was a great Christmas break, and now it is time to catch up on my blogging. I thought I would share some of the pictures from our Christmas party.