Monday, September 18, 2017

Joyful Self-Portraits

Hopefully, it has been a few weeks and teachers feel back in the swing of things. September is time for creating a classroom community. Many of the teachers in my building celebrate the month by making self-portraits. Check out some of the beautiful children below!

We have student's outline with a pencil and go over it with a Sharpie. The last part is to color with pencils, markers or paint. 
Jessica had her student's paint on a canvas and hung them up with Command hooks(easy for next year). She got the canvases for a great price at Michael's. 

Amy had her students draw, outline and color. She pasted them on a color background and cut out their names. 

Katie had parents guess their child at Back to School night. I like how she didn't laminate them. Simple yet beautiful. She puts these in their school portfolio. 

Hopefully, your finding a place in your class to celebrate the faces of your students. 

A great big thanks goes out to any teacher who nominated Joyful Learning for a top kindergarten blog ❤❤

If you are planning on launching writing workshop in your classroom check out this post on tips for getting started.

Joyfully yours,

Friday, January 13, 2017

Great Blog News

I am linking up with Five for Friday. Below you will see five of the fantastic things happening in my building. I am also excited to share with you that I this will be starting a new blog with some amazing primary colleagues Laura and Jessica.

We are thrilled to be blogging about reading and writing workshop teaching in the primary classroom.

Making Word Ladders
Kids can make their own ladder

 This kindergarten classroom is labeling the bathroom during interactive writing time!

Wonder journals in first grade!

Creating mentor text for writing workshop (we will be blogging about this soon).

Creating bookmarks that remind student's of the strategies they have been working on. 

My last Friday favorite is sharing my new blog!

I have loved blogging on Joyful Learning in KC and I hope you continue to follow me on tinytips and teenytales.

Joyfully yours in 2017!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Friday

My favorite things this week! 

 During Interactive Writing this kindergarten class listed their Super Reader Powers!! 
We had extra bubbles and decided to let the kids write what SUPER POWER they are working on.  It's so important for kids to have individual goals (even in kindergarten)! 

What am I working on as a writer today? This teacher found it helpful to give her student's a few choices. 

What are we learning about from favorite authors?

A first-grade teacher getting ready to conference with students about nonfiction text. Below are some teaching possibilities.

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