Monday, May 13, 2013

Blog Help & Ducks!

When I created this blog I spent HOURS figuring out how to make it cute without spending money. While it isn't as cute as some other blogs, I really like the blog. I am switching from teacherweb to a blog style website for my classroom next year and I am having a HORRIBLE time remembering how I did things. I am completely stumped on how I changed my title to the cute graphic I made! Do any of you have good websites that are helpful? 

 Our ducks are doing great! Here is Quackers with my oldest daughter Natalie.
(I left my camera at school, I will post more duck pictures tomorrow)
Here is a link to my classroom webpage with more pictures!

Here are a few videos!

Quackers looking for Bob!

Swimming Ducks!

Hope you all had a great Mother's Day!
I spent mine with these cuties!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

We Have Ducklings!

They are the best of friends!

I was lucky enough to be able to catch the duckling as he got his head out of the shell.  The first thirty seconds are the most important.  I didn't catch the rest of his adventure out of the shell on camera. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Yes, Yes, Yaul!

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Yes, Yes, Yaul is a fantastic book that my students adore.  It is about a turtle named Hip and a rabbit named Hop.  They love to rap.  They come across the porcupine named Yaul, who says no to everything.  They make it their mission to make him say yes to something. 
The best part about this book is that parts of it is written in rap.  When the writing is green, Hop is rapping and you should rap as fast as you can.  When the writing is red, Hip is rapping and you should rap as sloooooooooooooowly as possible.  The kids always enjoy hearing me rap the parts of this story.  Making a special appearance in the story is Moo Tang Clan, Kanye Pest, and Bee-Yonce.  
I use this story when I want to touch on fluency with my students and when they just need a good giggle.
Next week we are starting narrative writing.  I can't wait to share how my first lesson goes.  I am excited about it because I found a great packet on TPT on writing narratives AND I am getting observed during that lesson.  Updates to come soon!