a Rafflecopter giveaway *** CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY *** To help with the purchasing of Winter resources for your classroom, myself and a team of amazing teachers have grouped together to gift ONE awesome, lucky teacher with a TPT gift card! PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $250 … [Read more...]
What’s Going on in Room B5? Back to Business!
Here we are in the first week of December and I feel like I am actually back to business finally. Ever since Halloween, we have had celebrations, parent conferences, and minimum days. Then when I was returning from our week break, I had jury duty. I finally got back into the routine of meeting … [Read more...]
Applejacks Teacher – Christmas Edition
Happy Holidays, everyone! My first weekend of the month is usually - What's Going on in Room B5? However, after a week off for Thanksgiving, I was assigned to a case for jury duty. I was hoping it was only going to be Monday, but it turned out to last all week. It is the second trial I have been on … [Read more...]
Learning Enrichment with Field Trips
During the year, I try to plan at least 3 or 4 field trips. I know they can be stressful, but I feel the payoff is worth it. I have taken students on numerous outings and each time I am amazed at how much learning is going on. Students are excited to go on a field trip because it is different … [Read more...]
My Easy Teaching Life? Consistency vs. Changing it up!
One of the balances in my classroom is creating consistency while making sure I change things up. As many of you know, I have students loop with me. I teach a 4th/5th grade combo class and my 4th graders stay with me as 5th graders. There are benefits and downsides to having the same kiddos two … [Read more...]
Veteran’s Day TpT Giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway *** VETERANS DAY GIVEAWAY *** To help with the purchasing of veterans day resources for your classroom, myself and a team of amazing teachers have grouped together to gift ONE awesome, lucky teacher with a TPT gift card! PRIZES INCLUDE 1 x $200 TPT … [Read more...]
What’s Going on in Room B5? Día de los Muertos
On top of Halloween and dissecting Owl Pellets, I decided to do a room transformation for Día de los Muertos. Students learned, participated in many engaging activities, and had a lot of fun. First, I transformed the room by rearranging the desks and decorating. I had table clothes, candles, … [Read more...]
Experiences Beyond Curriculum
I don't know about you all, but October is a crazy month! We have had so many events and non-classroom things, that I am struggling to get all my curriculum done. We started the month off with Jog-a-thon, which raised a large amount of money for our school. The money goes to pay for art classes … [Read more...]
October’s Monthly Reveal and Review
Welcome to October's Reveal and Review! This month I am introducing my new product Book of Lists and reviewing a product STEM Shoe Challenge by WesternWerks. Reveal This product I wrote out of total selfishness. I like to have a place where I keep all my lists - grocery, things to do, … [Read more...]
My Easy Teaching Life? Do the Little Things That Make You Happy!
Teaching isn't easy! And there is always something that needs to be done. So one of my ways of dealing with the stress is to do little things that make me happy. I find if I do, I am in a better mood and able to cope with the hard aspects of being a teacher. One of my biggest things I do is … [Read more...]
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