Sunday, 18 October 2015

Tricks & Treats: A Halloween Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Well, this Hallowe'en just got better!  I am soooooooooooo excited to be participating in Tricks & Treats:  A Halloween Blog Hop and Giveaway!
For the last few years, my school has Orange and Black Day rather than the beloved costume parade. At least this eliminates those problems like losing parts of your costume, ruining it, or spilling on it.  In honour of this, my freebie to you is some orange and black digital paper.  I hope you like it!
I love to enjoy some treats with my students during the last period of Hallowe'en.  I bring in treats that are orange:  Cheesies (they must be healthy, right?) and carrots & dip.  Believe it or not, the carrots are always a hit!  Every single one gets eaten!  We also do The Monster Mash.

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Worldly Wednesday (on Thursday) - Montauk Style

Today I'm linking up with Melissa from Teacher Abroad for her fun Worldly Wednesday linky party.  What better way to remember our fun summer trips!  I would like to share with you some lovely photos from our trip to Montauk, New York.  Our trip was very short but long enough to give us a picture of how beautiful this place is.

We stayed in a lovely place along the ocean.  You could not walk out to the beach but could access it just a few steps down the road.  Here is our view.
When the tide came in, it went up over the rocks to the wall.  We did a lot of fantastic eating!  Here is a picture of the asparagus fries (for real!) and the best orzo mac and cheese ever!

When on my morning run, I came across some trees that we don't have in our area.  Anyone know what these are? They look like big blueberries.

Here are a few more pictures for you to enjoy before we move on with our day.

Bye for now, Montauk!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Currently October - 2 in a Row!!

I'm linking up with Farley of Oh Boy 4th Grade for her Currently Linky Party!  And yes, this is two posts in a row!  Yay me!
We are going to Mont Tremblant for Thanksgiving like we usually do.  This is one of my favourite places.

So does anyone have any of these Bouncy Bands?  I have a friend or two who might benefit from this invention...  Thoughts?
We'll chat soon.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday Scoop - Busy September!

Aside from this terrible cold, that was a beautiful weekend. I am linking up with Teaching Trio for their Sunday Scoop linky party.
Now, here is the September Scoop.  I worked hard packing up, moving down a flight of stairs, unpacking, and setting up my Grade 2 classroom for the start of school.  We had a great time for our 9 days together - super sweet bunch of children.  Here is a picture from International Dot Day.
Then on the second week of school, I learned that they were creating a new Grade 4/5 class the following week.  So I jumped at the opportunity, packed up my things, moved them back to the third floor, and unpacked AGAIN.

So now I've been with my new Grade 4/5 students for 9 days too.  Phew!  That was busy!  I couldn't have done it all without the help of my awesome friends at school and this fantastic person.  Thank you to Melissa from Teacher Abroad who dedicated countless hours helping me do all of this.

My Grade 4/5s have been learning about one of our learning skills:  Responsibility.  They divided a piece of chart paper into four sections and brainstormed how they are responsible at home, at school, for themselves, and for the environment.
We also have done a fantastic art activity.  The idea came from Green Bay Art Room.
Have a great Sunday night!