Monday, May 20, 2013

Turn Off The TV Freebie

It is up and it is FREE!!!  You cannot beat free, right!  Our kids had a blast turning off the TV, they were surprised how easy it was and how quickly the week went without the screen!!!  They played outside!  They played with their families!  They had a blast and cannot wait to find out who won the Subway lunch delivered to school!!!  Click here and get your kiddos set on a screen free week!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Screen Time

In honor of turn off the TV week (I know, a little late) we are turning off our screens and getting active!

At home students are encouraged to turn off all screens: TV, computer, iPads, the works and be active.  As an incentive they can turn in a ticket for each day that they meet this goal.  At  the end of the week we will draw from their turned in tickets and one student in each grade will win a Subway lunch!  We interviewed our students this morning to see how they planned on giving up the screen....most are playing outside and reading, the usual.  Many also said that they challenged their parents to join them.  They are a little worried about their parents making it! :)  Overall they are pretty excited about it.  We'll see how they are feeling on Friday.  It isn't them that I am worried about...their parents may be in for a bit of a surprise.

In school we are turning off our screens too!!!  One whole week of teaching "the old fashion" way. We will turn off our SMARTboards, computers, iPods, and anything else that flashes at us and teach using our creativity and imagination and secret bag of tricks and well....we'll see how it goes.  We have become dependent on those telling our kiddos that we are blogging! ;)

Check back later this week for our "Turn Off the Screen" freebie!

Keep on Dancing in Your Teacher Shoes!

Deanna and Jenelle

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It Has Been A While!

I am back and so far have survived for four whole days.  Coming back was tough, but I actually realized that I really missed my little darlings!  Teaching REALLY is the best job in the world!!!  Coming back to my excited kiddos made my transition a lot easier.  Now if my little one would let me get some rest...

This week Deanna is keeping me a float!  You forget about all of the small passwords (I won't share how many times I had to run down the hall for forgotten passwords) and meetings and going to the bathroom and eating on on schedule.  But, it is MAY!  And soon I will have the summer to reforget all of these important things that I will have to relearn in the fall.

As for this week we are working on the wonderful sound of ow/ou.  We made OWls and adorned their cute tummies with ow and ou words!  Aren't they sweet!

Keep On Dancing in Your Teacher Shoes!
Deanna and Jenelle