I took sooooo many pictures this year that I did not have time to finish our video in time. Then I started working on the video and ended up having to make 2 photostories beacause not all of the pictures fit in one project.
Parents: feel free to download these videos to your computer.
I get the school mascot @ build A Bear online, it came with the backpack and everything. I pick a journal and write a introductory letter at the beginning of the notebook.
At the beginning of the year we vote on a name for him/her. This year our longhorn's name is "Matt". Last year his name was "Edward" (In honor of Twilight, LOL)
Each weekend a student's name is picked randomly from a pencil box with popsicle sticks in it with each students' names on it. The WINNER gets to take matt for the weekend, and take him on a wild adventure. All that I ask is that we take really good care of him and write/take picutres/illustrate about what ______ and Matt did all weekend long. Sometimes he comes back really dirty but that is ok, I take him home and wash him up.
Usually by March our class mascot has gone home with everyone and that is when I try to involve other faculty throughout the campus. Last year our Principal (Mrs. Traci Gonzalez) took Edward home and she came on Monday and talked all about their adventure. The kids were really excited :)
Click here for the letter/permission slip to parents
I am a currently an Instructional Facilitator in Harlingen Tx, and I love my JOB! I have found some awesome resources on various blogs and thought I would broaden my horizons and create one of my own. I love researching for upcoming lesson and themes and I love creating my own word & powerpoint documents to use in my classroom. My goal is to provide as many resources that I can for teachers to help their students be successful and provide differentiated instruction. I love collaborating and sharing new ideas! Sharing is Caring:)
HI to all my parents who are visiting my blog. I enjoy working with all of my students everyday! It is a very fulfilling moment when I come around the corner in the morning and see their excited faces, what ever I had going on in the morning or the day before gets erased with those excited learners :)
ABOUT ME: JOB: on my 5th year of teaching: LaFeria Tx (1st assignment) with PreK (where I learned almost everything from all the hardworking teachers over there), Harlingen TX (2nd assignment) with Kinder (where I am learning how to spread my wings and fly-the possibilities are endless with my AWesOme principal and grade level colleagues.)
FAMILY: I am married with 2 boys (J-8) and (Matt-5)