Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why use choice boards?

Have you ever used choice boards in your classroom?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE using choice boards with my students.

Here are my TOP 10 reasons why I love using choice boards in my classroom.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

I use choice boards in every subject, with several different grade levels.

Here's an example of some of my choice boards in math, reading, and science.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

A big reason I love using them is that they work with students of different abilities. For students that are struggling somewhat, I might pair them up with a partner and narrow down the choices to 2 or 3 instead of 9. For my higher students, they love the freedom in being able to do more creative projects. Some of the stuff they have come up with is amazing. I just love seeing their creativity shine through.

I also use them for spelling homework and vocabulary practice. My students and parents loved them! I use many of the same activities and rotate them throughout the year so that they could feel confident in the activities but still have choice.

Are you using Choice Boards in your classroom? If not, here are the TOP 10 Reasons for Using Choice Boards! Students will LOVE you for it!

Have you ever used choice boards? If so, what do you like about them?



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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Long time no see!

Yes, I know it's been a LONNNNNNNG time since you've seen me on here.

A LOT has happened.

I got married.


Hubby got mobilized for active duty.

I resigned from my teaching job.

We moved from the big Dallas/Fort Worth area to a small town two hours away.

This city girl life is not used to the country life, but I am loving it. Our little town has no chain restaurants and only two main places to shop, but I do not miss the big city. Or the traffic. Or the construction.

The one bad things about moving here is that my allergies have gone NuTS. Just haywire. I've never gone through so much Zyrtec and Kleenex.

I pray it gets better. Hopefully I won't have to wait until winter when everything dies.

I wanted to share what I've been working on.

As you know, I LOVE to travel and love photography. I love incorporating my travel and photography into the classroom. Teaching in Texas many of my students have not traveled outside of their small bubble. They think that Six Flags over Texas is a big place to go into and haven't even thought about traveling to a place like China or Peru. I want to show them that there is a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. The photographs included are all ones taken by me on my travels around the world.


Here's one week looks like. This photo was taken in Thailand when my friend and I got a Thai pedicure. I was pretty excited about it, but my friend was terrified. She literally closed her eyes and screamed a little for the first five minutes. The fish literally eat the dead skin off your feet. Talk about tickling!


The photographs were taken in countries all over the world.


I also included large color photos for each week so you won't have to worry about wasting your color ink on the student pages. These would be great under the document camera or in a station. I would definitely laminate them beforehand because we all know how dirty little hands can be.
Are you traveling somewhere this summer? Let me know where! I am a little addicted to traveling (as if you couldn't tell), and I won't be going anywhere big this summer.



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