Classroom Tour 2014-2015 - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits
Whew…it happened. I got to a happy place in the room today. I hope it will be a wonderful space for my incoming first graders. Before we start with the zillions of pictures let me just say that there is very little content on the walls to start. All the blank spots are meant for […]
19 Ridiculously Simple DIYs Every Elementary School Teacher Should Know
From the beginning of the year until the end, these fun activities will get your students excited about learning. You should definitely go out and get some popsicle sticks for this.
Week 2 Colors! Orange, Purple, Pink, Black/White/Gray, and Brown
We continued our Color Day Fun theme and finished up with all the colors. It was a week filled with literature, writing, art, and color day snacks! Monday was orange day. We started our day with our color poem: “Orange is a carrot an the orange I eat. Orange are the new socks I wear upon my feet!” And color monster: Orange, Orange, squished and orange! The two stories that we read for orange day are Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera and Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. After reading Chrysanthemum…
Sharpie Hospital ~ How to rescue your dried up...
Sharpie Hospital ~ How to rescue your dried up Sharpies. Place tips in rubbling alcohol until a bit of ink comes out. Replace the cap and let sit for at least 15 minutes.
Anchor Charts: Hacks and Tips
Do you look on Pinterest for Anchor Chart ideas and give up at the thought that your Anchor Chart could never look that amazing? It actually doesn’t have to be that difficult to make an amazi…
Publishing Class Books
So I was FINALLY uploading some photos from my school camera in preparation for the end of the year and I came across some that I had every intention of sharing with the blogging world back in August. And since, I have noticed that some of you have begun thinking about next year already (I still have 5 more days), I thought I would share them now so you may find an idea to use at the beginning of the next school year. Every year, I start the year with making and publishing a large amount of…
Storytime STEM by Kim Adsit and Kimberly Jordano
10 Books to teach about STEM in Kindergarten!