Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Fun

Hey There Love Bug! Each year on March 2nd, my students and I celebrate the birth of Theodore Seuss Geisel, known to most as Dr. Seuss.  We learn all about his life and the struggles and accomplishments he made throughout the way.  This day is filled with lots of fun learning lessons and activities that […]

UNICEF Kid Power

Hey There Love Bug, Each year I try to partner with a charity or organization to give back to others in need.  This year, I had the privilege of incorporating my 4th grade students at school to make a difference in the lives of little love bugs around the world! My kiddos and I partnered with […]

Top 5 Subject Area Books For Summer Academic Review

Happy Friday Love Bugs!   It’s no surprise that summertime is a challenging part of the year for parents.  The little love bugs are ecstatic to be out of the classroom and into the pool.  And learning? Well…..most of the information retained from the previous year gets stored (and locked with a durable chain) in […]

Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider Tour

Nighty Night Love Bugs, I am a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE fan of Ridley Pearson’s amazing book series, The Kingdom Keepers.  Being that I’m totally Disney obsessed, I knew this was right up my alley.  One of my students actually recommended it to me years ago, and once I read the first book, I was hooked! […]

Easy and Adorable Mickey Mouse Shirts

Happy Saturday Love Bugs, Last week, Field day took place at my school.  I am a very competitive person, so when I found out that each class was assigned a team color (ours was white), I immediately knew we had to not only work hard to win, but we had to look cute doing it.  […]

Show, Don’t Tell!

Happy Tuesday Love Bugs, With our state standardized tests right around the corner, I am reviewing all of the writing techniques with my little love bugs to ensure their success.  One writing strategy that is highly effective is when you show, don’t tell.  Instead of saying “She’s/He’s hungry” students are asked to ‘show’ what hungry […]

Valentine Simile Activity With Pop Rocks!

Good Evening Love Bugs, Since Valentine’s day is right around the corner, it was time to work on similes with my little love bugs in my class.  I usually do this activity around this time of the year because Valentine’s day always includes candy, but you can use this anytime of the year to practice […]

Graveyard of Dead Words

Happy Friday Love Bugs, Today I am going to share a writing strategy with you.  If you are a teacher or even a parent, you can benefit from this little handy tool since this can be used at home or in the classroom to enhance your child’s vocabulary and writing skills. Since the FCAT Writes […]

Teen Beach Movie

Happy Wednesday Love Bugs, Teen Beach movie debuted on the Disney channel last July, and it must have made quite the impact on my students because as soon as they came back to school in August, that is all I heard them speak of for weeks.  I decided to check it out for myself, and […]