Sunday, August 21, 2016

Back to School with Miss Mingo

Somehow, when my parents retired to Florida twenty-five years ago, flamingos started appearing here in Virginia; in my yard, in my house, on my porch, and yes, even in my classroom.

My last year of full-time teaching, I started off with a flamingo theme that included behavior charts, basket labels, posters, books, and stuffed flamingos. One of the books I discovered was Miss Mingo and the First Day of School written and illustrated by Jamie Harper.

Free printable writing response sheets to accompany the book, Miss Mingo and the First Day of School.

Miss Mingo is, of course, a flamingo who asks her class full of critters to take turns sharing how they are special. I love this book's whimsical approach to highlighting the ways we are all unique. It's a wonderful read aloud for any group of diverse learners that helps set the tone for the year.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Watch out for the bears!

There are an estimated 5,000 to 6, 000 black bears living in Virginia (American Black Bear). It is always an exhilarating experience to spy one in the wild!

American Black Bear sighted along the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

Monday, August 1, 2016

Best Year Ever Sale

Back to School for many kids means the excitement of new shoes, new clothes, new school supplies, a new lunch box, and a new backpack, along with the anticipation of a new teacher and school year.

Back to School for teachers can also mean new shoes, a new outfit or two, or a new hairstyle along with that same sense of excitement and anticipation. Back to School for teachers might also include new classroom decor and brightly colored containers for organizing. I always enjoyed having a new designer clipboard (for holding my daily plans) and fancy file folders.

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