Friday, July 19, 2013

Physical Science Vocabulary Cards

One of my very favorite units to teach is physical science. There are so many fun, hands-on activities you can do, and students are always amazed! I love to hear the students' excitement and see their happy faces. Science vocabulary, especially in 5th grade, can be difficult for many students to grasp. Therefore, I created a set of fun science vocabulary cards to use on my word wall this year. I'm also going to print the cards in a smaller size to make a science center. Head on over to my TpT store to get your very own copy today.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Math Vocabulary Giveaway!

Be one of the lucky winners to win a FREE copy of my 4th grade math Common Core vocabulary card set. Two lucky winners will be chosen.  The giveaway ends July 7th!  While you're there, check out my other amazing products!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Math Bundle

I'm so excited to release my new bundle of math essential questions, student-friendly standards, and vocabulary cards for 5th grade Common Core math.  My students and I have found these resources tremendously valuable as we explored and mastered the 5th grade standards, which are quite rigorous.  Hop on over and get your copy today at my TPT store.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Revamped Lamp Shade

It's amazing how many projects a teacher can find to complete over the summer!  We have been out for 4 weeks now, and I'm finally feeling the urge to revamp my classroom.  My new decor will be black and white chevron.  My old green lamp from Ikea had seen its better days, but I love the shape of the lamp.  So, my good teacher buddy and I decided to cover the shade.  Because of the shape of the shade, we couldn't use fabric without it puckering in places.  After buying almost all of the chevron ribbon available at Hobby Lobby, we put the extra ribbon to good use.

This was a very simple project to complete.  We just looped the ribbon around the shade and used a bit of hot glue to secure the ribbon in place.  In less than 10 minutes, I had a new lamp shade to coordinate with my room.  I love it!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Classroom Pictures

I thought I'd start my new blogging venture with some random pictures from my classroom.  It's so much fun to design a classroom so that is organized and visually pleasing!  To me, vibrant, bold colors are the way to go!


Welcome to my new blog about my wonderful adventures teaching 5th grade!  Please watch for new posts and new additions to my Teachers Pay Teachers selections.  Thanks for visiting!