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Welcome! I hope to use this blog to share some of the amazing things my class and school does to make learning fun! I have been teaching for 15 years already! I started teaching 3rd grade in a Parochial School, then I was hired to teach 1st grade for three years, was moved to 5th grade for 2 years, and then came back to 1st grade in the district where I attended school. I love that I'm able to give back the the school district that guided me to become the teacher I am today! I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, certified 1-8; a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction; and my Administrator License Pre-K-12.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

'Tis the Season for Late Nights...

Well, this is the week of late nights at school!  I'm watching my nieces during the day and then heading into school at night to work on my classroom.  I got a few things done tonight...but still have a mile or two to go.  I'll post pictures, once things are more presentable.

I am a huge fan of music both personally and in my classroom.  I've been known to purchase an album based on one song...even a small snippet of a song.  iTunes makes things way too convenient for me but I love it and my Shazam app is a dream to me!  I listen to all genres and research proves that music does the body and brain good so we always have something playing in the background during the school day and I'm always looking for the perfect tune to teach a skill or two.  You can find some of our favorite albums on my website.  My nieces and I found a few cool albums on iTunes this morning that I think you might want to give a listen to...

Our first discovery was the group called "The Not Its" (Love it!).  They have three albums and I purchased their most recent album, Tag, You're It!  You can just google "The Not Its" to find the best deal!

We also discovered Wayne Brady's album for children, "Radio Wayne"...totally hip and so much fun!  Especially his "The High Low" song...definitely one that will get your toes tapping!  I only paid $7.99 on iTunes for it this morning...bargain!

Off to shop at Really Good Stuff to purchase more workstation baskets to store more Reading and Language Arts fun for my kiddos!

1 comment:

  1. I love using music in my classroom and every year I have English Language Learners and music is SO universal! Thanks for tips on some new groups!
    Have a great school year.