Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Writer's Notebooks

I've been on the search for my next journal or "writers notebook."  For those of you who've never heard of's a journal of sorts that you keep with you at all times for thoughts, plot, bits of you life...whatever.  I don't bear my soul in these...but keep it less personal and more productive.  I've been known to have lists of things in way too many places so it's nice that I contain my thoughts in one spot. From there you can look back and gain nuggets that can turn into a story.  Here have been my latest writers notebooks.  Choosing the perfect one reflects the stage of life at the time and has to really mean something to you. I haven't found my next one yet but I'm on the lookout.

My daughter got a hold of it...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Grading CD's

I assigned a class of pre-teachers the assignment of making a playlist or CD to use in the classroom. Here's my attempt at grading them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A first grade room

I was volunteering recently in my daughters classroom and took a few shots of the environment.  Her teacher uses a Disney theme for everything (Yeah!  Another Disney fanatic, like me!!)  I coveted her puppet collection.

 A management incentive.  The students sign the poster over time wherever they want and on Fridays, she chooses a letter and number and the names in the box get a candy.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

11 minutes of your time well spent...

I've mentioned before how much I love Sir Ken Robinson.  Here is a great animated video of his latest speech.  The animation does "mind maps" proud!

Snowmen Art

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween Window Sillouettes

Like my post last year, I was excited to visit the home in Cedar Hills, UT to see how they did their windows this year....and it didn't disappoint with a variety of fairy tales.  See if you can identify them.  

Having recently moved, I was SO excited to do my windows this year in October.  I chose the classic characters from Winnie the Pooh.  Here they are:  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Utah Maps

The fourth graders in my sons school did Utah maps as a project. My son chose to build a glow in the dark map using tissue paper, a flashlight and a black box.  I love creative projects like this!