Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Digital Citizenship

Don't you just love the world of educational technology and all the possibilities it provides us as innovators.  With that said, we also need to be safe.  Don't forget to teacher your students about being safe and smart while using technology on and off campus.
Here are a few resources and links I have come across that have helped me and my students understand the purpose and importance of digital citizenship.

Follow Michelle's board Instructional Technology on Pinterest.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Reading Rainbow: MLK JR.

WOW! When did Reading Rainbow start looking so NEW and modern????
AND Mr. Burton is holding an iPad! WHAT! Looks fantastic.
Check out this Reading Rainbow: Martin Luther King Video


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Toddler Alert

  Saying that 3 boys equals an ADVENTURE is so true.  Having a toddler in the house again after about 7 years has definitely livened up our household as well.
Myles is now a week shy of 16 months!
Check out what he has been up to.

He loves to RUN RUN RUN!

Any sport that has to do with a ball, he absolutely loves!  Check him out dribbling away!

New PJs are always fun and cozy!  
Check out his slippers found on Target Online for $3!

Myles recently attended his first high school football game! Go Cardinals! (If you are from TX, then you know how BIG high school football is to a community.)

He is a ball of energy and so so heavy!  For the first time this year we are contemplating on whether to put ornaments on our Christmas tree or not, since he loves anything shaped in a ball form.....

I am also looking for the best toddler toys out there for Christmas. 
 Any suggestions would be awesome!  

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Turkey Trot 2014

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!  Waddle Waddle Waddle!  It is that time of year again!  

    Although I am not a classroom teacher anymore I still love sharing all of the educational activities that I have used in my classroom.  I am excited that I get to share and collaborate with a group of awesome teachers and I especially love going into the classrooms and interacting with students from Pre-K to 5th grade.
   I am lucky to be at a campus where a communication period is built into their schedules apart from their conference periods in order for us to get together on a weekly basis.  Our main goal is to perfect our craft of teaching all children.  We have professional development, collaboration, planning, and communication going on each week during our "Communication Time".

 So,  HAPPY NOVEMBER and I hope you have a great holiday with family and friends!

Here are a few resources I love!

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Read A-Loud: Thanksgiving Surprise

Read A-Loud: Twas the Night for Thanksgiving

Read A Loud: Turkey Trouble

Just for Fun!

Kinder Fun Blog Posts you also might find useful:

November in Kinder Fun

Kinder Fun: Pilgrims

Kinder Pow Wow

Pinterest Boards:

Follow Michelle's board November on Pinterest.

Follow Michelle's board Fall is for Friends on Pinterest.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tie or Tutu?

We are TUTU excited about my brother's gender reveal!  As you all may know, I way out numbered in my household!  DAD, J, Matt, Myles, and our dog Dez are all loving that BOYS RULE in our home.

When we found out my brother and Maria were having a baby, we were overwhelmed with joy and started planning a gender reveal party.  The theme was "tie or tutu?". Mike and Maria had their sonogram that morning but chose not to find out a their appointment, instead the nurse wrote the baby's gender in a sealed envelope and they had delivered it to me.

Mom and dad wore white. We got a box, painted a heart and the words.  Inside is the secret gender color.

Now that mom and dad know, let's have some fun with PINK GLITTER!

And a little more fun with PINK SILLY STRING!


Needless to say, we are TUTU excited that it's a GIRL!!  I can't wait to buy her first outfit, give her some cheerleading ponytails with big and bright bows!  

Best School in the Universe!

Hi there!
I have been on the job for a little over 2 months and so much has been learned!  I definitely learned that I am at the best school in the UNIVERSE, Zavala Elementary!

I have enjoyed working with teachers, administrators and our Zavala community.
I am sharing some really fun highlights that we have had so far, and to think it's only the 1st of October, it has been a blast.  Who knew you could have so much fun at work?!

Did I mention that I love visiting classrooms and recently I had the opportunity to read to Mrs. Garcia's kindergarten class!  I read Splat the Cat goes on a school field trip.

 Each week I meet with each of our teachers during a "communication period".  I have loved this component of my new assignment.  I try to make each meeting unique, fun, and engaging just like I did in my classroom.

I recently saw my fourth graders from last year!  It was an amazing feeling to see them so excited and it felt like no time had passed at all and our family mentality still still stood true.

Thanks! See you soon!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monster Party

Monster Invitation

We just had a blast for my son's 1st birthday!  The party was a monster theme at a local pavilion park.
I am excited to share my ideas with you that have been inspired by Pinterest, Etsy, and myself.

Here is our Birthday Boy!

Sunglasses for the kids!

DIY Monster Shirts!

DIY Monster Favor bags!

#1 Pinata

Birthday Boy Backdrop

Snowcones from Kona Ice Cameron County

 Pin the Eye on the monster!

Dance Party

 Monster Birthday Cake

 Adopt a Monster

 Monster Bubbles

Monster Cake by Gloria's Cakes in Harlingen TX

 Personalized Birthday Sign on the Snowcone truck.

Pin the Eye on the Monster


Group Picture!

Thank you card!

 Birthday Shirts

 What's a party without a photo booth!  
Check out RGV Photo booth fun on FB!
Center Pieces