#93 I’m thankful for tradition! Today was the 4th annual First Grade Friends’ Creative Writing Festival and I’m thankful for this tradition. It has gotten easier to host each year as I have more experience and I’ve seen my students writing and understanding of the process improve each year as my experience and knowledge as […]
This is the time of year that I love the very most! They are reading, excited to read, choosing their own “good-fit” books, and most can get completely lost in a story. Here they are after just having finished 30 minutes straight of SAT testing and I had a hard time getting them to put […]
A junior high student from my class came to my classroom on Wednesday, and told me I’d been “egged.” She handed me an Easter Egg and inside it read, “Mrs. Jacobson thank you so much for all you do for our school. On Wednesday I will come help you organize your classroom library.” Too cool!! I thought this […]
The Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference is in it’s 8th year and this year it actually took on a NEW name. The Western Washington University Children’s Literature Alternative Conference. This is due to the fact that the founder of the conference, Nancy Johnson, – my college advisor and a woman I greatly admire, is […]
Here are some fun bulletin boards that I have created over the past 4 years of teaching 1st grade. Hope it inspires you to get creative, think out of the box, and go 3D… This is a project I send home at Parent Orientation. At first there are just generic monkey die cuts hanging from […]
Here are a few of my favorite “read aloud” chapter books. These are great in the classroom or as read alouds at home. Before bed, after dinner, part of a naptime routine… when could you insert some read aloud time into your child’s life? The best thing you can do to build your child’s early […]
*** a picture of your favorite book *** i have so many (you can see “teacher tidbits” for others) but i chose this one because i can read it once a year and never tire of it. so funny, with the BFG’s charm and his own language, i laugh my way through it.