Thursday, February 26, 2015

Freebie Friday!

What a great week. First a SALE, then Teachers Pay Teachers surprised everyone by extending the sale one extra day,

and now? It's . . . Freebie Friday!

Check out "Humpty Dumpty." This became a favorite in my classroom for kindergartners and first graders.

Children will become involved in using higher level thinking skills as they dissect the story, and re-create a happier ending.

They will enjoy acting out their story as they play the parts of the king, the queen, the horses, men, and whoever else they decide is part of the tale.

I have included a poster of Bloom's Taxonomy to show classroom teachers and admin how many thinking skills you are encouraging as you guide the children in this hilarious activity.

I am making different items available for FREE on Fridays to introduce you to the many items available at my store. All are of this same quality and have been used in my classroom successfully for many years.

Happy Friday to you!

Monday, February 23, 2015

20% OFF SALE! One Day Only—Wednesday, February 23

WOW! What an icy week we have had in Nashville. Schools have been closed for over a week now. Everyone is actually ready to get back to normal. Whatever that means! LOL

Teachers Pay Teachers is celebrating teachers this week with a fantastic sitewide SALE, Wednesday, February 25.

All items in my store will be 20% OFF, one day only!

Now's your chance to download any of those items on your Wish List!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Freebie Friday"

"Freebie Friday" — Every Friday, I will post a different product at my Teachers Pay Teachers store for FREE! For one day only. So be sure to check it out!

Comments from Last Week's Freebie—Music Vocabulary Jeopardy!



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Assessments? Yes!

I assessed in my music classroom long before it was required, over 30 years ago when I first began teaching. Authentic assessment is how a teacher can evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. I also was part of the team that developed the elementary music assessment for our district.

I used observation and performance assessments with all students and one written assessment per grading period with 2nd-5th grades. Because we were required to turn in grades (E, S, N), I felt they had to be based on something tangible. I refused to give all students an "S" or "E" with no data on which to base that.