Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Terrific Tuesday Linkies with Spiders in My Hair!

I have found quite a few fabulous linkies for Tuesday and am super excited about ALL of them. So without further delay, let's get started!!!

Tasty Treat Tuesday with Mr. Greg @ Smedley's Smorgsboard of Kindergarten

We all love tasty treats, right? Well I have a super easy and super yummy one for you!!!!

Dairy Free Fruit Smoothie
1 cup Coconut Milk (you can use any type of milk you like but I like the sweetness the coconut adds.)
2 cups frozen fruit - any kind, any mix
2 packets of Truvia (or any kind/amount of sweetener you like)
Blend until smooth!!!

What is your favorite treat? Leave a comment and link up with Smedley's Smorgsboard to share!

Book Talk Tuesday with Deanna Jump @ Mrs. Jump's Class

Now on to my FAVORITE topic, BOOKS!!!! have you been following along with Mrs. Jump's class? I just completed an Amazon order for all the fabulous books I have discovered thanks to all of all the fabulous teachers that have linked up!

Lets talk about the Spiders in my hair! I have been trying to narrow down which book to share with you and let me tell you, it is hard. Inspiration struck the other night when I was brushing out my hair. My hair had been in a messy bun on top of my head all and and was full of knots. Those painful stubborn buggers reminded me of my favorite local author, Sheila Booth-Alberstadt, and her lovable character, Maggie McNair!!!!

In  Sheila Booth-Alberstadt's first book, Maggie McNair refuses to brush her hair and so in move the spiders and hilarity ensues!! What is so great about the Maggie books is that they are written based on  Sheila Booth-Alberstadt's own struggles with her little girl not wanting to brush her hair!
This book is amazing and will delight you and your kiddos! 

Above pictures from SBA Books
My kids and I are so lucky that Sheila Booth-Alberstadt is a local author and LOVE when she comes to school to read her books. Not only is she a brilliant author, she is an amazing woman! She started SBA Books for authors to have a publishing platform for books that focus on helping children and teens deal with daily life and more. I strongly recommend that you check her and her books out!

Click books below to get more info from Amazon!

I am still reading my last Jinx Schwartz book but have also started re-reading PBL in the Elementary Grades. If you are interested in implementing project based learning in your class, this book is a must read. I have read it once while going through my county's Digital Leadership Academy but next year our school is starting collaborative planning and we will be teaching project based lessons. This is a big change for us!! (Prayers appreciated, we are a group of 9 strong and amazing teachers!)

(Click book to check it out on Amazon - sorry it is so fuzzy??!!)

Do you have a favorite local author? Are you reading a great book right now? Share in the comments and then head over to Mrs. Jump's Class to learn about more great books and share yours!

July Currently

It is the first of the month and time to link up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade!

Two for Tuesday with The Teaching Tribune

This is my first Tuesday linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Two for Tuesday. Today I am sharing two of my "FROG-tastic" Teachers Pay Teachers products for 50% off.

First up is my new "Where Are We" cards that I featured on yesterdays post {here}.
Click on the picture to take you to my store!
Next is my updated Frog themed Space Writing Unit. Writing graphic organizers and class rubric based on the book The Common Core Writing Book, K-5. (Five for Friday post {here} about our Space Unit.)
Click on the picture to take you to my store!

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  1. Hi! I'm stopping by from Farley's link-up. I, too, am loving that I have time to blog! It is so refreshing and relaxing. I'm also super glad I was paired up with you because you just introduced me to lots of fun new linkies! Thanks! (:


    1. I am so glad! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. This was a fun post to read! I found so much I could identify with! Your hair description made me laugh! When my daughter was born she had no hair and we just washed her little bald head. When she finally grew hair she absolutely hated having it washed! So, we made up a song to sing. She would stop screaming as long as I sang the Hair Washing song. I love your Books are Terribit button! Too cute. I love your Currently descriptions! Here's my big question though. Why are so many teachers booted out of their rooms in the summer in the name of WAX!?? I don't get it!

    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. Luckily this year they are stripping off all the wax and then using some new kind of buffer - no more dirt or random school supply waxed onto the floor! I got a text from a fellow teacher that they are done! I will headed up there at some point this week I am sure!

  3. Wow - you've been busy this Tuesday! Love the sound of Maggie McNair - I'll check those books out!
    Growing Little Learners

  4. I will also be teaching kindergarten at a PBL school next year and I am reading the same book!


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