Monday, September 22, 2014

Personalized Melonheadz

Nikki makes amazing personalized Melonheadz.  Mine's on the top right!  Don't wait!  If you don't have one yet, head on over to her blog and personalize yours today.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Character Traits, Inferences, Theme, and More!

Character Traits
Pigeons Animation from YouTube

Making Inferences 
One Man Band Short Animation from YouTube
Frozen Trailer from YouTube

For the Birds from YouTube

French Toast from YouTube

Brave "Potion Making" from YouTube

Character, Setting, Plot
Build schema by brainstorming characters and settings they know. Great for story writing and story maps.

Fourth Grade

Flocabulary  Five Things from YouTube


Teaching themes can be hard for students to understand. Watch how your students begin to understand themes with this interactive bulletin board.Theme Anchor Chart by The Pinspired Teacher-Click here to see how The Pinspired Teacher documents the #CommonCore State Standards through anchor charts and how you can get this anchor chart in your classroom!

Frozen was loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s Snow Queen. And I do mean loosely. The original tale is much darker. We’re glad Disney used their creative freedom here. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

My post today isn't really teaching related, but I'm sure we could tie it in somehow.  My girls and I are planning an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party.  We've found a lot on Pinterest,  but could use some more ideas for decorations, food, games, etc.  Please comment below with ideas/links.  Here's the link to the Pinterest Board we have so far.  And any ideas on how this could tie in for a classroom lesson/party?  

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party

Vintage Alice in Wonderland Tea Party found on PolyvoreAlice in Wonderland, Mad Tea Party Birthday Party Ideas | Photo 2 of 36 | Catch My Party Alice in Wonderland party tags.-Community Children's Theatre of Dutchess County's Spring 2013 production of Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland Party Ideas from @ !

And of course, we'll be using Melonheadz, Alice in Wonderland Bundle for invites, menus, etc!

Alice in wonderland bundle