Monday, May 16, 2011

Sending you into summer with some great blogs...

As I wrap the school year up, I would like to give you some great teacher blogs to bookmark. Click on the name below the image to visit the site. Have a great and relaxing summer! See you in August!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Kindergarten Book Club

Since it is the last week and a half of school, we are doing a lot of reviewing and have more time for centers. I pulled out two bins of books that we have used with past reading curriculums. I had no idea it would really interest my boys. I was so pleasantly surprised when they took to them immediately. They independently got into book groups, which they refer to as "book club", and started reading to each other. It was not only precious but it made me so proud of them. That has become their favorite thing to do whenever we have free time this week. As I send them on to first grade, am so proud of the progress they have made this year and I hope they always have the same love of reading that they have right now as kindergardeners.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Greetings from Snack Time!

After a long week of rain and flooding in Memphis, we are so thankful to see some blue skies! Today we enjoyed snack on the patio so I thought I would share some pics of the boys.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Martin Institute Summer Conference in Memphis,TN

Looking for a great professional development opportunity this summer? Want to visit the home of Elvis, BBQ and Rock & Roll? Well, you can combine both by attending the Martin Institute Summer Conference in Memphis, TN. The conference offers world-class professional development for teachers and administrators at public and private schools. Thanks to significant philanthropic support, the institute offers its outstanding conferences and programs at heavily subsidized rates.

Topics will include: higher-order thinking skills, assessment, evaluation, life skills, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, learning environments, and more. In addition to the many general education sessions, there will also be two special strands focusing on literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

If you join us in Memphis this summer, I would be happy to help you find a great part of town to stay in and lots of great things to do, just post a comment.