Showing posts with label teacher tuesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label teacher tuesday. Show all posts

Monday, July 15, 2013

Teacher Tuesday

Quick update on the library... I started decorating today... Pictures will be posted next Tuesday! I LOVE how my hallway display turned out! Even better than what was in my head! Now I just need to work on the hall of fame area... I left it a mess... I wasn't a fan.

Pirates galore!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Teacher Tuesday

Posting from the blogger app today since I am busy working on stuff for next year!! 

Here are a few pictures of my progress! All of these print outs are from Pinterest! You can check them out my Pinterest board called My Pirate Classroom! I am sooo obsessed with all of the pirate stuff! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Teacher Tuesday... a look back on the 12-13 school year!

Today, I am looking back at some of my creations from the 2012- 2013 school year! I really got into decorating this school year! This post will look at some of my decor and the famed Read Across America Day!!!

Each 9 weeks had a theme this year for AR, so each 9 weeks, the library got a makeover!!

1st 9 weeks theme was "Go for the Goal," and I got to put my Michael Phelps obsession on display :)

front entrance

Side Entrance

Wall Display- their names went on a star when they reached their goal.

2nd 9 weeks we had a popcorn theme, "Pop Open a Good Book and Meet Your Goal."

Their name went on a piece of popcorn when they met their goal.


I got busy during Christmas! Got rid of all of the AR decor and went Christmas CRAZY!

The right is my version of the book tree I found on pinterest (on the left).

This is when I decided to get Dr. Seuss CRAZY!

A wreath I made for the front office!

The side entrance was turned into a gingerbread house!

Read Across America Day 2013 :) 

We had a great day! Our theme was "Reading is Our Thing."
We had guest speakers, activities, special visitors, a themed snack section, and a basketball game!

The library door, LORAX, greets the students!



Cat In the Hat

Office Door

Dr. Seuss Books

Happy Birthday Banner

Thing 1 and Thing 2

A look at the Dr. Seuss area.

Beezelnut Splash  (fruit punch)

The snack table!

Truffula Trees and seeds (cookie sticks and nerds jelly beans)

Butter Battle Crackers and cream cheese

One Fish, Two Fish (gold fish)

Hop on Pop (popcorn)

Go Dog Go (cocktail weenies)

Guest Speakers... Mr. and Miss. Junior at JSU

Kids enjoying the speakers.

Cat in the Hat :)

It was a GREATTTTTTT day!!! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Teacher Tuesday... Keyboarding Edition

It's summer...Hallelujah!
That means, curriculum planning, poster making, theme developing, and a lot of pinterest professional development. As I mentioned last week, I am going with a pirate theme this year. Thanks to oriental trading, my wall display has been purchased along with lots of incentives. Walmart had a bunch of pirate party decor on a super sale, so I racked up!! 

Today, I am going to focus on second grade. Next year, I plan on taking on a huge task...teaching the second grade students (and probably 3rd and 4th) how to type. Here are some nifty things I've found to help me conquer this task.

I plan to start off with a lesson from Doreen Cronin and the Cows... I am a librarian, so I feel like I have to integrate literacy :)

Then I am going to make one of these for each student. They will keep it in their library folder. We will color the keys according to which finger you use to hit that key. Before we actually move to a computer, we will use this for a month or so to practice locating the keys on the keyboard.

Then at some point, after we know the keyboard, we will use some type of program like this one to begin keyboarding! I just love this particular program!!!

I would love to make this on a big wall in my library; however, I do not have anywhere to actually put this .... I am still thinking about this! 

If you have any ideas for teaching second grade students how to type, I am all ears!

Peace, Love, and Geaux Tigers

P.S. This is my first time to figure out how to embed the pinterest widgets.... so be patient please!