Sunday, 18 August 2013

Meet the Teacher

I am a little late, linking up with h

http://imbloghoppin.blogspot.com/2013/08/teacher-week-13-lets-talk-about-me.html

To meet the Teacher

1. I live in the UK on a little Island called Guernsey
2. I am absolutely addicted to cheese and jalapeno toasted sandwiches.
3. This is my 6th year of teaching but only my 3rd class. I taught supply while trying to acquire a permanent position.
4. I love to dance (although not great at it!!)
5. I am single :(
6. I spend way to much time/money at work!
7. I have a great big family!
8. I cannot resist cake! just plain sponge is a fav!
9. I hate teaching Science - here it goes this year - grade/year 6 science!!!!
10. I am new to blogging! in case you hadn't guessed!!!!

Hollywood theme boards

Updated my boards,

Here is is my meet the new class board.













On the day I met my new class, they posed for pictures choosing fancy dress items and took black and white pictures using the ipads. I am going to add gold stars with their names on.

 Lou xxx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

First day in school since the holidays started!

HI everyone,

Finally over my batch of 'food poisoning'! I went into school to assess how much I have to do before September. I had decided that I wasn't going to replace the backing paper on the boards along the back wall of my classroom. But then of course, being me, decided I wanted it split into 4 boards not three, which meant clearing the lot, re-measuring and re backing the boards.

I asked my cousin to come in and help. I don't know about you but I find it such a easier job with two people. Most people have a husband to help them at my work, opps don't have one of those so I beg family members! ha!

I am so pleased I re backed them, I like having that extra board to show off more of their work and prompts. We are directed to have a math board and that it needs to have sections. So I have been a rebel and split it into 2 rather than 4. Not sure what I will be putting on it yet.

I think my other two boards are good enough quality to keep.

I think the black and white will work well with my Hollywood theme and I have used lots of yellow as that will work also.

I have also added a touch of sparkle/fairy lights to my Bookshelf. I am going to put up a sign saying 'Reading makes you Bright'. Hopefully encouraging them to read.
I will also have a reading wall of fame.


So yesterday was quite productive and I am currently making ( DIY-ing ) some little bits for here and there. Will keep you posted.

Take care everyone!

Lou
xoxo

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Summer Holiday!

Well...an eventful summer holiday so far!

Had some visitors to stay from Manchester and we got my cousins pool out for the heatwave weekend of July 20th!

















Had lots of fun creating whirlpools by running in circles around the edge of the pool an then floating in it! Ahh such fun being like a child again for a few hours!

Then mum and I set off on our road trip to friends in France!!!  We went over on the ferry and drove over 1000 miles and stayed in a lovely little town with our friends.
 
 A glorious, well-needed pool! As temperature went up to 40 degrees C.
 They are always rescuing animals so lots of cats and dogs! brilliant fun with a farm next door!

This was the river that runs through the little town that they lived in. Beautiful! and I didn't fall in! It's a Miracle!

So we said a farewell to France.

Since then I haven't been well, suspect food poisoning! 5 days no food! I have lost 4lbs! gotta look on the positive! This is the first day I feel strong enough even to log on. I am hoping I am on the mend!

Desperate to get into my classroom to sort out ready for Sept 1st! bought some bargains whilst in France (as you cannot get much on this little Island I live on currently).

Watch this space for posts about my new purchases and latest classroom updates.

Thanks for reading! hope you are all having a wonderful holiday and getting some time to really switch off!!

Miss Lou
xxx

Monday, 15 July 2013

My Pintrest top 10


Peer book recommendations chartPick six students every Friday and write them a special note on their desks for them to find Monday morning. Keep a list and start again when everyone in the class has been done.



Thanks to http://uppergradesareawesome.blogspot.com/2013/07/pinterest-top-10-for-next-school-year.html for the Linky. I have a feeling it will be useful! not how useful mine will be....but looking foward to spotting others!
Dry erase markers with pom poms for erasers!Easy and adorable No Name board.  Clip papers that don't have names on them to the board and have students go check there instead of spending your time trying to figure out who they belong to!

Introducing.... THE GLUE SPONGE! You just cut a sponge to fit in a container, pour glue it, and the kids can just press their little cut-up pieces of paper on it. No more globby glue puddles! What a great idea for kids and adults!  Will try! 
"Instant Data As we went over each question, I had students color in the square if they had that question wrong. Once we were done with the test, I took each strip and taped them to a manilla folder. INSTANT data!!! I did not have to plug numbers into a computer. I can clearly see that question 9 is one I really need to go over."
Cloud Types-Science
and for christmas.....we decorate the whole recpetion/foyer area of the school and this would look amazing











Thread cotton balls to make fake snow. -  Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit http://ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins
Love this idea...  We actually use this at home with our dogs!  All they have to do is see us REACH for the spray bottle, and they stop barking, LOL!  The teacher that posted this says that she just mists the air, though.  :)
Makes them accountable for leaving cap off, writing too hard, losing, etc. I like this idea!

July Currently

Thanks to Farley http://ohboy3rdgrade.blogspot.com/ for the Link




Head over to see the others!
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z343/ladybugteacher/new%20album/farleybutton.png


Lou
xxx

July 2013

Hello!

I has been ages since my last post. So sorry! This last term has been so hectik with year 6. It is the last week of school and I have started getting ready for September. 

I love the look of this 
http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2013/07/maud-lewis-cat-painting.html

will definitely try this with my art club. 

I am going to try to make my art club more skills based and actually teach properly rather than thinking of what the end product might be. 


I have decided to use punch cards. Our first topic is the Greeks so I have made some Greek themed punch cards. I will place these on the wall in little pockets (pocket chart) and use some of the amazing reward cards I have found on many blogs - e.g. use the teacher's chair. 

Trying to learn how to upload things so you can get Greek punch card template (not sure of the size).

We have been to our Local little Island that we can walk to when the tide is down. http://www.lihouisland.com/
The kids loved it and we saw baby gulls hatching! Whilst avoiding the swoops from the parent birds. 

We have been practicing our end of year 6 production, Treasure Island. Brilliant! Will be performing to the parents tomorrow night! 

Wish us luck! 
Lou 
x