The beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater MN

The beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater MN

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Use what you have

So this is what I was doing this morning.
This crazy oven needs a chair to hold the door shut.
The cookies look pretty.
I had a million things to wash,
and every inch of counter top and tabletop is now covered in drying dishes.
But, it was worth it.

Put a bird on it

Seen at Liza's birthday party.

Plans


Thursday, December 8, 2016

The boys can listen!

This was an exercise in following instructions. We drew a teddy bear who lives in our classroom. I'd say they were a great success! Plus, now we get to paint!

From a 1st grade learner

She's a firstie from Africa, and she was writing on the board (which can be challenging). She self-corrected, and erased her E so fast I couldn't get a picture of it. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Moving weekend!

This is the truck that took all the stuff, that moved me to a nicer apartment!
It's a calm picture, hiding the chaos of those 48 hours.
I have great friends, though, and this was the first time in my life (and 26 moves) that the process was fun! 

Friday, December 2, 2016

More fun with glitter glue in room 35 A

We're making pages with art and writing. The students dictate what they want to say about the activity, I type and print it, and they glue their writing onto the page. On these pages, I taught them how to make a paper star with one cut. They decorated the stars with gel pens and glitter glue. Whenever the glitter glue comes out, the student engagement is 100%!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Let It Be True


Adjectives and Glitter!

First we made our names out of salt dough.

Next, we painted and glittered the letters.





Then we glued our names to a painted and decorated background.
It's really too bad that glitter doesn't show up in photos.
We ended the project listing adjectives to describe each other.





Good Job, Sky



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Killing time by the Genesee River

We have open house at school tonight. I had 2 hours to kill, so, I thought I would spend some time by the river looking at my favorite bridge in Rochester.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

ESOL in Room35A

The students made Instagram selfies! Then we painted paper backgrounds and paper hands to decorate the covers of our composition notebooks. We match the paint color to the color of our skin. We are cinnamon color, we are the color of chocolate ice cream, we are caramel cinnamon, and caramel peach. We think our skin is beautiful.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Science Experiment


You need 3 quarts of water in a gallon container, 4 oz. of root beer syrup and some dry ice. (And some rags and towels to clean up the mess when the lab assistant puts in too much dry ice.)


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