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First graders have been working on this painting the past few weeks. We are studying weather patterns and having fun learning new techniques with watercolor like blowing, dripping, and adding salt! Third grade is painting these fun jellyfish watercolor resists! I LOVE this Liquitex gloss Medium and Varnish!! It makes a great resist! We just painted this gloss medium right on the paper to create our jellies... We are using warm colors for the Jelly and cool colors+salt for the water I just…

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We have really delved into goal-setting this year in our class and I have loved how our language has a class had changed. In years past, some students naturally set goals or worked to do better, but it was never a year-long focus for all students as it has been this year. While we are still experiencing some growing pains, I think overall the repeated exposure to goal-setting and goal-achieving has added a new dimension to our class conversations. While we have worked a lot on individual…

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Are you tired of never-ending cycle of making and printing weekly newsletters? First you edit it in Word, PowerPoint, or whatever. You print it out. You make the copies with a sandwich stuck in your mouth during your precious few minutes of lunch break. Then you either stuff them in folders yourself or waste valuable …

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I tried to get the kids to pick a symmetrical picture for this, so they could finish the other side the same. However, the kids just sort of found images that they liked and I figured it would make more sense just to let them pick an image that inspired them, finish it, and add an interesting background. We talked about trying to match the colors the best they could even if it meant mixing a few colors until they got the correct tone! The results were fantastic! I did this with 3rd, 4th, and…

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This week, we started talking about Thinking Win-Win, especially when it comes to making deposits into each others (and my!) Emotional Bank Accounts. While we start each year with…

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Our first project this year has been a very progressive, multi step, multi media project that has really evolved as we created! Our first project when we got back from hurricane Harvery was to release some stress with scribbling to music.... Students spread out on the floor and scribbled to the sound of fast and slow music by “The Piano Guys” they love these songs because they recognize them from the radio but it’s all instrumental. The students were instructed to use large arm motions that…

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Every year we try to do something that the kids can express their uniqueness in a simple artwork that is combined into an all school mural.This year we used a cell phone template I made to create a self portrait "selfie" and then design a phone case on the back that represents their interests. Students enjoyed sending sweet text messages to their friends and taking "selfies" with their friends!!! I took a selfie with each class and let them PHOTOBOMB!!! talking on their phones

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Here at SCM, we’ve received a number of emails asking how best to handle students who misbehave outside the four walls of the classroom, but while still in your presence. In other words, how do you respond to rule-breaking while walking to lunch, for ... Read more

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Are you required to create SMART Goals for yourself as a teacher? We've had this acronym around for a while and I decided to try it out with my class this week as our goal-setting was feeling too broad and unfocused. If you haven't heard, SMART Goals stand for: I've seen "R" stand for "Relevant", "Realistic", "Recorded,", "Results-Oriented", "Rewarding", and more!! Choose what fits your class best :) Several of these words weren't easy for the kids to understand, so we spent some of the…

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