Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Smarty Pants and a Visit From the Desk Fairy

One of my students gave me these little elf pants filled with chocolates for Christmas. Aren't they cute? 

So, even though they are "Christmassy" I wanted to use them as my "Smarty Pants." I'm sure you've seen them on Pinterest. It's a perfect size for the smarties and small enough to stand on my bulletin board ledge. I give them out when one of the kids gives me a really great answer or shows they've really done some thinking. I'll say, Wow, somebody's got their smarty pants on today! But sometimes I'll give them out to "jumpstart" them, you know, when they're giving me blank stares. The kids love it and sometimes they will say, "that was a good answer, you should give them a smarties." Ha.

And we had a visit from the desk fairy today. But I do have to say, almost all of the kids have neat desks. I'm surprised because the desks are very small and they have quite a few books to keep inside  plus a journal and their math packets. The messiest one is me.

I found these on Pinterest. If you click on the picture, it will take you to Learning and Loving 3rd Grade's TPT store and you can download a copy. I liked the little wand as a treat. I made it from pixie stix and star shaped post-its.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Currently April

It's April and time to link up with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade. I am excited about this because I FINALLY figured out how to fill out the template. The easiest thing in the world, I know, but I had such a hard time. Helpful bloggers posted tutorials but I either didn't have the same program, or their screen looked different or something else. But, success at last. Although I noticed one blogger just posted the blank template and wrote about her currentlies. DOH! Why didn't I just do that?

If you'd like to join the party, link up with Farley and join the fun. Tutorials are also posted in case you are like me and need some help.