Sunday, November 3, 2013

Veterans Day

It is almost that time...Veterans Day. A day to honor those who have served and continue to serve. Since I teach on a military base, my military munchkins know what military life is all about. We decided to make Miss Kindergarten Love's adorable Soldier Boy & Girl Craftivity. You can find it HERE. The, since we get the grade level hallway bulletin board for November, I jumped at sharing our appreciation for our service members - their parents!

Here are a few pics of our bulletin board.

 

 
And just like all of their parents, my little military munchkins serve, too.
 
The Military Child’s Creed
inspired by the US Army Soldier’s Creed
I am an American Military Child.
I am a Warrior in my own right, and a member of a Military Family.
I serve with my Military Parent, who serves the people of the United States.
I will always place the mission first: to stand beside, behind, and with my Family.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will not leave a fellow military-brat hurting. 
I will stand beside them.
I am disciplined, but young; physically and mentally tough, but vulnerable. 
I will ask for help when I need it!
I am adaptable and I am resilient.
I stand ready to say “Good-bye”, whisper  ”I miss You” , and shout “Welcome Home”.
I am a representative of the American Military Family and the American way of life.
I am an American Military Child.

 
-I cannot find the origins of The Military Child's Creed. I did not write it nor claim to have written it.

Monday, October 14, 2013

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Educational Apps!

Have you seen the list of apps Verizon has compiled and collaborated with for discounts for educators and parents? I love me some bargains. Better yet, I love me some bargain apps. :)



Click HERE for the deals for iPads!

Click HERE for the deals for Android devices!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Last day...enter soon!

It is the last day for the awesome giveaway going on right now!


Think you already entered? Well, they added a last minute basket worth $800!!!!!! Go check them out now! Click on the image above to enter for all 18 baskets!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pen Pals - do you dare?

I have done pen pals and postcard pals every single year I have been a classroom teacher...except this year. However, I am jumping in again this upcoming school year with my fabulous firsties because I know how much it means to my kiddos. I mean, I teach military children who sometimes feel as if they don't have roots anywhere to really call home or they are in transition and missing friends. They feel so very special when they get mail from their pen pals. They actually look forward to writing their pen pals and it makes letter writing a breeze!

So have you ever wondered how to get matched up? Well, the fabulous Kelley at Teacher Idea Factory has arranged this....

Source: Teacher Idea Factory

Kelley has created a quick form for you to fill out by Sunday, August 4th. Then she will take everyone's responses and match us up with a pen pal that meets our specifications! How awesome is that? How fabulous is she??!!

So, if you are looking for an amazing writing opportunity to engage and challenge your students' minds, check out Kelley's post.

Farley's BIG Giveaway!!

Did you see who Farley teamed up with to offer all of us teachers a chance at $100 to spend?!
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SCHOOL OUTFITTERS!!
Source: Oh' Boy 4th Grade
She is trying to decide how to spend her $100 and now School Outfitters is offering us all the chance to spend $100 in their store, too. So visit Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade to enter her fabulous giveaway!