Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Show & Tell Tuesday 2017!

It's a new year and time for the first 2017 edition of Show & Tell Tuesday!



We will soon be getting a new member of our family!  These adorable little goldendoodles were born on New Year's Day, and Bonny will be deciding which one will be joining our family in about a month.  We can't wait!





About a year ago, I was contacted by a writer from Scholastic's Teacher magazine.  She had read a blog post I wrote where I mentioned an activity I do with the book Rose Blanche.  It's a great historical fiction story that lends itself well to making inferences.  You can find materials I created to go with this book here.  





She said she was writing an article and wanted to know if she could write about my activity in the article.  Of course, I said yes!  I was very excited about the idea but didn't know if the article would ever actually happen or if she would end up using any of our conversation.  The article came out a few weeks ago...


My part was small but fun for me just the same.  You can take a look at the article by clicking here.  


This is the time of year that I always feel the need to do some cleaning and reorganizing in my classroom.  I thought I'd share a tip that you might find useful for your classroom!  Whenever I make copies, I always make about five extra, because inevitably, at least a couple students will end up needing another one.  The problem comes with where to put all these extra copies.  I've tried putting them in a basket but then it takes forever to look through all the papers and find what you need.  So, this year I tried using a pocket chart.  I labeled each pocket with the different subjects plus things like Book Orders, Lunch Menus, and School Notes.  



After I pass out copies to my students, I put the extras into the pocket chart.  Students know if they need another one at some point, they just go and grab one for themselves.  To keep it from getting too full, I just weed it out about once a week.  When the new word work words get passed out, I grab the old ones and recycle them.  You can create your own extra copies organizer with these cute Class Subject Signs or use them for homework trays, centers, or whatever else you can think of.  Why not, they're free in my TPT Store!


Now here's what you need to know to link up and share your Show & Tells!

Linky Information:

1. This is a monthly linky.  The idea is to “Show” up to four pictures of things from school, home, etc. and “Tell” us all about them.  Created the most amazing bulletin board ever?  Show & Tell us about it!  Have the best seats at a Red Wings game, right next to the bench?  Show & Tell us about it!  Play the best game at a party with your class?  Have a pet that just got the worst haircut ever?  Show & Tell us about it!  Only have one thing to Show & Tell about?  Not a problem! 

2. Product promotion will be limited to one and only if you are introducing a brand new product or sharing pictures of how you just used a product in your classroom.  The focus should be on sharing, not pushing things to sell. 

3. Please choose one of your Show & Tell pictures as your image for the thumbnail and type your blog name to go below the picture. 

4.  Use the main Show & Tell Tuesday button and link back to my post.  Use the numbered Show & Tell buttons in your post to share your pictures.

5. Please leave comments on at least three other posts, including the ones before and after yours.  It's always nice to get feedback from your blogging buddies!




4 comments:

  1. Those puppies are absolutely adorable! Congratulations on the article too! That is thrilling! :)

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  2. OMG those puppies! So cute! Congratulations on the article :)

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  3. Puppies!!!! Our neighbor has a golden doodle- adorable, even when big. Lucky you!! And that's terrific about the article! See you around. Kathleen

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  4. It is very exciting when your ideas are published. Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing your pup grow up. Thanks for the January linky.
    Beti
    Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

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