Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Buggy Bash

My dear friend Robin Rooks wrote an adorable book titled Buggy Bash. It is one of the funnest books you will ever read your students. It has big beautiful pictures and words that read like lyrics. It is all about a group of bugs that get together and dance the night away. Mrs. Rooks describes the entrance of each bug and each bug has its own dance. Below is a choice board that she created to offer a center option.

If you would like to purchase this book, you may contact Robin Rooks at
rooksrobin@yahoo.com. Each book is $8.00 and shipping and handling is $3.50.
You will not regret it!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Expanding Ideas

I have blogged before about my dear friend at work(Kathy Faletto) that always expands on good ideas. Well, her and I worked together on Another Take On A Pinterest Idea. Last Spring we asked our exiting second graders to write messages to the incoming second graders. They made construction paper self portraits and we put their messages on QR codes and hung them in the hallway for our Meet and Greet. My idea was to have them write messages about their favorite things in second grade. But Kathy expanded on that and had her students write about specific parts of her classroom. 
Well, this year my wonderful friend  came up with a new and exciting twist. She has made paper slide videos and placed them on You Tube in their prospective folders. She took pictures of her students, had them make construction paper bodies and added a QR code for the folders of their work. She can leave these up and simply continue to compile their work in the existing folders without ever having to change their QR codes.
Here is her hallway display:

I can't wait to steal this idea!

Super kudos Kathy Faletto!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Desperately Seeking Technology!

Today in my classroom, three of my dear computers sputtered their last. What is a tech loving girl to do? Try to get more. Anyway possible. My students need access to all of our websites, all of the time.
I have set up a page on Go Fund Me. Here is the link:

Desperately Seeking Technology

I will also be thrilled to accept hand me down devices. Old Smart phones, tablets and IPads are welcome. those items can be sent directly to my school, in care of Pamela Hagan. The address here is:
2500 Hwy 127
Kathleen, GA   31047

If you can't donate, please help me spread the word!

Thank you so much!