Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tried it Tuesday with Instagram

I am linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper


My tried it is actually Instagram.
I take a LOT of pictures in my classroom!
But, I am probably one of the few people left who actually use a CAMERA!

So I played around with Instagram today to post pics from our 
AMAZING pond dedication.

One of our beloved teachers passed away earlier this year.
Some of her best friends at school came up with the idea to create this
  beautiful GORGEOUS mosaic hummingbird mural.

It was designed by our incredibly talented art teacher 
and fashioned out of love by Pammy's friends.
The picture is beautiful, but it is breathtaking in person.
The mural was put up in an area of the school known as the pond.
It has now been renamed "Pammy's Pond" 
and dedicated in loving memory to our friend Pam Terry.

Here are some more pics of the pond area.

There are fish, turtles, a frog and a few other "visitors."
Hummingbird feeders are hung all over the area.

You can definitely feel Pam's spirit there as well as the love of her friends.
What a way to keep her memory alive!

You can find me on Instagram here.

Post your Teacher Talk Tuesday Pictures and link up at What the Teacher Wants.
I am having a ball checking out everyone's fun pics!

Tomorrow is a FIELD TRIP 
and then FIELD DAY on Thursday!
I'm gonna be one tired teacher come Friday, but hey
only 16 1/2 days left!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Instagram Anyone?

I have been really busy lately and felling a bit A LOT overwhelmed!
I have things to share, but just can't seem to get to it in a timely manner.
I thought I would link up with

I THINK I can keep up with that.
I DO take a lot of pictures with my camera, 
just not my phone so much.
But, I'll try!

You can find me here.

Not much there yet...

So, come back tomorrow and see what we have been up to...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It's About Time!

Telling time, that is !

In the new Common Core Standards, there is nothing for time in 4th grade
we still test it, and some of the kids still need LOTS of practice.
So, we are spending a couple of days reviewing telling time to the minute and elapsed time.
I started out with this cute freebie that I got from Alison over at Teaching Maths With Meaning.

You can grab a copy here.
Each student made and labeled their own clock to use for practice.

Next we worked on my High Flying Time Activities

You can get it here.

We started out by practicing reading and showing time on our own clocks.

I showed the slides from the file.
The kids showed that time on their individual clocks.
Then they wrote the time on individual white boards.

Finally, they had an independent practice page (from the High Flying Time file.)
They did a great job!

Tomorrow we will play the High Flying Time Memory Game (included in the file)

and start working on Elapsed Time.
I have a fun activity for that too!

What are you working on this week?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Five For Friday (on Saturday!)

Oh my gosh!
I have been 

I have so much catching up to do!
I feel like I have not shared anything from my classroom in a LONG time!

I will start off by linking up with Kacey over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday Linky.

Here are five random things from this week.

It was Testing Week!  My least favorite week of the year!
The kids' too!
I had snacks and treats for the kids every day this week.
They wanted to know if we could have snacks EVERY day!
I don't really have pics, but I did make up these Pinterest inspired goodies.
Here is a picture of just how crazy my desk area is at work!  I have just been piling things up all week.

I did go in to work for several hours and worked on it today, but I still have a LOT to do!

The kids earned a Pajama Day in our Apex Fun Run fundraiser.  They raised over $70/lap!
Our class got second place in the school.
(the picture is actually from LAST week since we were testing this week.)

We have also been learning about Arbor Day this week.  Next week we are having a celebration with the city to plant a tree in the park next to our school.  The kids made these posters for decorations for the event.

For a change of pace after all of the testing this week, we headed outside in the 
GORGEOUS spring weather to do our reading.
I even surprised them with POPSICLES!

It was a great way to end a very busy week!

What were you up to this week?
Head on over and link up yourself!

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