Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Grouchy Ladybug

Today Miss Romero had her professor come in for her obeservation.  Miss Romero read "The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle
Students had great fun with Miss Romero's animated reading.

Life Cycle of a Ladybug




CLASS LARVA (on our way to lunch)








Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring "Fill the Bucket!"


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I just finished making spring labels for a an incentive that I am going to do with the students for the month of April--> Easter/Earth Day.  I went everywhere looking for inexpensive baskets to get.  I ended up finding 20 at Walmart for $1 each.  Then to find out the dollar tree had 2 for a $1 but they were much smaller.  I  I usually ask each student to bring in their own basket for Easter, but this year since I thought about it with enough time, I went ahead and bought a basket for each student.





I will bring out the baskets April 1st! I am going to use them during the month of April as a "FILL THE BUCKET" activity daily.  I have seen lots of neet ideas on "What the Teacher Wants".

I used Label: AVERY 5978/5163 (2x4)
Hope you can find use for the download :)
FYI: Walmart had so many SPRING Treasure Box items that were $1.

I am sure the students' buckets will be full by end of the month!

Monday, March 28, 2011

FESTIBA!




Today I had the opportunity to attend FESTIBA-->  http://coah.utpa.edu/festiba/  (The Festival of International Books and Arts) at The University of Texas Pan American (Edinburg, TX). "Reading Along the Rio Grande Valley"
There was a round table discussion about Literacy and Illiteracy in our area and what we can do to reduce the percentage of illiterate people in our society.  Many strategies and resources were provided!
I thought I would share! :)
Mr. Matthew Gollub (children's author and story teller was in attendance and was an awesome story teller and author!)  His books are very unique with not only song and rythm but with a mix of the English and Spanish Language, with a play on words.
http://matthewgollub.com/---> There are some Free Literacy downloads here as well.
These are two of the books that I actually got to take home today.





Here are some great websites that I learned about today for Literacy: (If you know anymore please share :)
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Ways to Encourage Reading for both Students and Parents:
Keep Books Accessable: In your purse, travel bag, car, etc.
Read Menus
Read Circular flyers
Make reading a priority every night or day
Put the subtitles on a cartoon or movie every once and awhile
Listen to books on cassettes or cds
Read in the summer
WE ALL NEED TO READ FROM "CRADDLE TO CAREER" : Congressman Ruben Hinojosa









Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hellooooooo SPRING!



This week our hallway has begun its spring transformations after a fun Texas theme.
Here are some of the creative bulletin boards going up.
Mrs. Paredes' Class


Mrs. Ayala's Class


Mrs. Soto's Class


Mrs. Guajardo's Class

Mrs. Marmolejo's Class

Mrs. Martinez's Class


Miss Claudio's Pre-k Class



Mrs. C Rodriguez's 2nd grade class did these beautful flowers!

Some More of our class bulletins

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Mrs. Martinez's SunFlowers