April 18, 2014

5 for Friday! 4/18

I hope everyone had a great week! :) 


In my last 5 for Friday I mentioned how I wanted to start a Minecraft Club - well we did! Last week we held a meeting with a few students who had a lot of experience to create spawn (I didn't know what they meant or why we needed it but apparently it's like home base haha). This week we launched the first whole group meeting and while there were kinks and problems to work through it was PHENOMENAL to see how excited the students were to build and engineer these projects together. They couldn't get their sentences out fast enough and everyone's voices came out a pitch higher! It. was. wonderful. As  a teacher, that's the excitement I'm inspired to bring to the classroom every day.
                Here's a video about it if you wanna know more :) 


The kids had a BLAST Egg hunting this week! When it was chilly outside we did an indoor egg hunt and later when it warmed up we did the fraction review outside! We had a minor mishap when the Kindergartners moved the eggs during their recess! HAHA, it really frustrated some of my kids who thought they knew where they all were :) Sneaky kindergartners :) You can check the resource out in my store too, just click HERE for fractions.and HERE for poetry!




 
 I interviewed for a year round position on Wednesday and was offered the job!! Really excited for the opportunities it brings - to travel, the new experience, etc. but so bittersweet to leave my amazing school now. 
While surfing Pinterest I came across this and have been starting to do some spring cleaning and redesigning of my room :) Click here for the pin.

 Click here to see the ideas!


I'm sure many of you saw this video floating around the interwebs but I love it so much I wanted to share it with anyone who hasn't seen it yet - kuddos to these teachers!!! 


Let It Go (Testing Parody) from Michelle Morse-Wendt on Vimeo.


Have a fabulous weekend & a Happy Easter!! :) 
~Shannon 

April 9, 2014

Spreading Kindness Freebie!

After a wonderful and rejuvenating spring break this week I headed back to school! J  As much as I loved our break,  I was ready to see my kiddos again.  My boyfriend and I played in an ultimate Frisbee tournament in San Diego after visiting friends in Phoenix – so much fun! Already excited to head back again next year!
   

Spending time with loved ones always puts me in a reflective mood, and when I came across this video I just had to share it!! As any teacher does, I adore the small ah-ha moments when everything clicks for students. Even more that that though  I love, love, love watching students grow into their personalities. Helping students develop empathy,  kindness,  and how to have a compassionate heart is my passion. 



This touching video was a perfect way to welcome the kids back and review classroom community!  I melted watching their reactions J Their little hearts are so precious. After watching we did this writing activity.  Click here to download it for free!