Ok so if you’ve visited the Year Long Unit Plans page on my website; you will have noticed that we are doing a whole year long unit with Dr. Seuss’ Books. The title of our unit is called “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”. Well I found a whole section at Barnes and Nobles with “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” items. Too bad I’m spending too much money right now trying to send my entire life up to Alaska. I did however buy this:
I have been updating my website portion of the blog again. For those teachers / parents that wish to see what my day will look like next year, click here. Each part of my day has an in-depth look on how things will happen.
On a completely unrelated note I just wanted to share with my fellow teachers a look at how I do holidays. I know this is TOTALLY not at the right time to post this, but you can always look back on my side-links later. Here is a look at how I did my Halloween party. First we started off by having some yummy decorated Halloween themed cupcakes and punch.
We then were able to get a hold of two pumpkins thanks to a TA traveling to Nome, AK (as you can imagine it is very difficult to get pumpkins up into Bush Alaska). We separated the class into two groups and the TA’s guided the students in carving the pumpkins and gutting the pumpkins!
Then it was time to do our Halloween Centers!! That’s right, those of you that regularly visit this blog / website, I love having centers! We separated the class into three groups. Each group was placed at a center and then rotated after a certain amount of time. The centers were; paper plate masks, lollipop ghosts, and paper bag Halloween puppets.
Again a bit off season for this post but I thought it would be something cool for my fellow teachers to see and snag as ideas for next year!
Well the 2012 – 2013 school year is about to come to a close for me and there is a mad dash to start end of year assessments. However with all of the changes that are happening; I find myself looking towards the future and into the next school year. I have already ordered a TON of Dr. Seuss unit supplies (for a look on what is up with that go here) for the classroom as well as math centers, writing paper, pocket chart stand, the works! Check back here often as there will be lots of updates on the school year plans as well as other ideas. Looking forward to the new 2013 – 2014 year!