Bookmark Notes of Wisdom

September 17, 2014

My son’s teacher puts a new bookmark on the students’ desks each day.  He saves each one of them and enjoys reading through them often.


Here is what some of them say:

I am a good sport. I follow the rules, take turns, and play fair.

I appreciate my family, my teachers, and my school.

I believe that I am someone who can do important things.

Each day offers a new start to do my best.

It is OK to laugh at funny things, but not to laugh at others.

How I look is not as important as how I act.

What I say and how I say it tells others the kind of person I am.

In order to have friends, I must act in a kind way.

When I am sad, I help myself feel better by thinking of things that are good in my life.

Everyone makes mistakes, so instead of getting angry with myself, I try to do better.

I do not gossip. If I cannot say anything helpful, I do not say anything at all.

When I smile at people, they usually smile back.

I am being a good citizen when I volunteer to help others.

Sharing with others makes me feel good and makes them feel good too.

I try to understand what my friends are feeling.

I am being polite when I wait for my turn and say please and thank you.

I say, “No!” to things that are not good choices.

I encourage my friends to do their best.

I think for myself and make smart choices that are good for me.

I am honest. I do not cheat or steal.

When I listen, I show others that I care about them.

I treat everyone with respect.

I try and learn something new each day.

I am grateful for what I have, so I share with others.

When I cooperate with others, I get more done.

Everyone has good and bad feelings.

I do not make fun of other children because I don’t know what their life is like.

When things do not go my way, I stop and think of what I can do to make them better.

I like to get to know children who are different from me.

I am being punctual when I am on time and do not keep people waiting.

I feel successful when I do my best.

When I am angry, I use self-control and do not hurt others.

My values guide me to do what is right.

I work out my problems without hurting myself or others.

When I do what I say I will do, I am being responsible.


Root Words

June 22, 2014

Vocabulary Website

edhelper Vocabulary

Roots and prefixes list



Crossword Puzzlemaker:




Castle- 4th Grade

June 19, 2014


States and Capitals On-line Game

May 26, 2014

Revolutionary War

April 13, 2014





































Making cartridges

Cut 4″X4″  pieces of paper  . Roll the papers into large tubes big enough to fit at least your thumb in it. Tape the seam with scotch tape to hold the tube shape. Fold one end of the tube and tape it.  Fill it most of the way up with plain white flour  and tape the top shut. 40 of these should be enough.


Most students will need to make a pair of gaiters. To do this, take a very large pair of plain black socks [white or tan also works] and cut the heel and toe out of them. This allows the gaiters to be slipped on over the shoes. Sew a row of 6 small brass buttons on the outer calf of each sock from the knee to the ankle. Or a row of six pennies, hot-glued to each sock will also work well. Worn over the shoes.


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ABC Word Wall Headings

August 6, 2013

alphabet cards for wall

Leveled Books

July 6, 2013

In storage:

Cookie’s Week 10

Make Way for Ducklings 28

Bread and Jam for Frances 20

Napping House 16

First Day Jitters 28

Cloud Book 30

Mr Gumpy’s Outing 28

Chester’s Way 28

Bremen Town musicians 20

Wemberly Worried 28

The True Story of the Three Pigs 24

Go Dog Go 8 (both storage and out in leveled)

Foot Book 8

Miss Nelson Is Missing 28

Harold and the Purple Crayon 20

Snowy Day 20

I Can Read with My Eyes Shut 20


Mouse Cookie Books 20

Tiger Cub Grows Up 20

Very Busy Spider 16

Very Hungry Caterpillar 20

Go Dog Go 8

Where’s Spot 8

Brown Bear 3

Inside Outside Upside Down 8

5 Monkeys 8

A Bug, a Bear and a Boy Go to School 10

PBJ 12

Bear Hunt 16

C0lor of His Own 16

Goodnight Moon 14

Just Me and My Dad 14

Restorative Practices

March 4, 2013

restorative practices

Fraction Practice

January 15, 2013

Here is a fun and interactive way for students to practice labeling fractions.

Great Video on RTI

January 13, 2013


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