Easy Butterfly Art for Parent Conferences

April 7, 2013 2 min read

I love how the butterflies add color and seem ready to flutter right off the wall!  This project comes straight from my own kindergarten experience and is pretty simple to do. All you need is 3-4 pre-cut butterfly templates, colored large construction paper, tempura paints and brushes, and pipe cleaners….

Make what kind of Noises???

March 31, 2013 2 min read

Right before Spring break I had been introducing WBT classroom rules in my class. Using WBT (see end of my post for more info) techniques, you add gestures to everything you teach in order to help kids remember, and it makes it more fun, too.  Later in the week my…

Washington and Lincoln writing and craft

March 31, 2013 2 min read

This was a fun project that allowed students to compare George Washington and Abraham  Lincoln. Then we brainstormed sentences to write, an added a picture – if you hold it one way it is Washington with his white wig, but if you turn it upside down, then it can be…

Vocabulary Word Parade

March 31, 2013 2 min read

You know how sometimes you think you have a good idea, only to have your students end up not as interested as you?  Well, I wasn’t sure about having a Vocabulary Parade to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America, but this event turned out great!!  The kids learned…

Type about Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 13, 2013 1 min read

Click below to watch the video! Here is an activity that kids can do during center or independent time using technology with access to the internet.  After reading and learning about Dr. King, students can practice their typing skills by typing sentences about Dr. King. Find it here on TpT….

First Post!

January 13, 2013 1 min read

Okay! I am starting a blog on teaching!  The title UR1NABillion comes from “You are one in a billion.” Each one of my students is unique, exceptional, and amazing!! Well, that is true of everyone on the planet! I am a teacher of students with special needs. I teach a…