Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Stitch Fix #16

My friend Caitlyn, over at Sliding into First, text me to see if I would be blogging about my latest Stitch Fix box. I told her I would share if she would share hers! I think I have gotten her hooked on Stitch Fix!

I have had the same stylist the past few times now and she totally knows my style. She has picked out some great clothes that I just can't seem to pass up. 

Look what I got this time!

Here is the back of this shirt....so cute!

Here is a list of the prices. At the bottom you can see that if you purchase all 5 items, you get a 25% discount. 

If you haven't tried Stitch Fix yet, you are missing out! It is super fun and if you end up hating it all you are only out $20. I would love it if you used my referral link if you are thinking about signing up. Let me know if you have any questions about it!

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Best Pencil Sharpener in the Best Color!

Classroom Friendly Supplies is an awesome company created by a teacher, Troy Decoff, that provides the BEST pencil sharpener! Not only is this pencil sharpener super quiet, but it will also sharpen ANY pencil! You know those crappy pencils with the plastic decorative covering that students can never sharpen?? Well, this baby will sharpen even those!

I have had one of these pencil sharpeners for a couple years now, and I will never use another sharpener. I have even gotten numerous teachers at my school to buy one too, and they all love it!

I was super excited when I was offered the chance to be one of the first to receive the newest color!
My students and I were so excited when our new sharpener was delivered to our room! Here it is!!

If you have not bought your Classroom Friendly Supplies sharpener, I highly recommend you try it out! You will not be disappointed! Click on the image below to head to their website. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Science Gallery Walk!

My students always get excited when I tell them they will be learning about animals in science. This year one of my students is an animal expert! She knows soooo much about different types of animals that it is crazy! She has given us way more knowledge on animals than the textbook!

Last year I had my students make animal posters, and the activity went so well that I did it again this year. The students were divided into small groups, and they had to make a poster that showcased invertebrates and the 5 vertebrate groups. They had to write a detailed description of each group and include pictures. They were allowed to print out pictures, cut out pictures from magazines, or draw their own pictures. 

When the groups finished, we displayed the posters around the classroom. The students then did a gallery walk, observing each of the posters. They were given sticky-notes to write compliments for each of the posters and then place the sticky note by that poster. 

The students felt great when they got to read the compliments that their classmates gave them on the posters that they had worked so hard to create!

Here are a few pictures of the final projects!

We also used my Vertebrate and Invertebrate Task Cards and "I Have, Who Has" Game to wrap up this chapter. 

Vertebrates and Invertebrates Task Cards

Vertebrates and Invertebrates "I Have, Who Has" Game

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Frindle by Andrew Clements

My class has just finished their second novel of the school year already. We just finished reading Frindle by Andrew Clements. 

This is a book about a young boy named Nick, who decides to invent a new word. He has no idea all of the drama and attention that would ensue as he puts his plan into action. His idea becomes bigger and bigger, and all Nick can do is sit back and watch it all happen. 

My students loved this book and were a little shocked by the ending! 

I used a great packet put together by Jessica Lawler as we read this book. 

Frindle MEGA Activity Packet: A Novel Study of the book by

The packet included questions for each chapter and interactive notebook templates. I used the interactive notebook parts to put together a final lapbook project. Here are some pictures of the final project. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Well....What do you think??

So, how do I look?? My blog got a new design! I have been needing a new look for a long time! 
I want to give a shout out to Lindsay at L. Paull Designs. She did a great job and was so easy to work with. If you are looking for a new blog design, I would highly recommend her!

L. Paull Designs for All