Bulletin Board….It’s Almost Time….

Yes, it’s almost time to begin again.  I’ll start up DaVinci’s Classroom with the school schedule.  I’m excited to announce DaVinci’s Classroom is accepting Guests Posts!

If you are an educator, writer, mother, or woman we want to learn from you.  Please send a comment to DaVinci’s Classroom if you want to post.  

What is DaVinci’s Classroom?  Just what it says… a place for educators, writers, mothers, and women.   

Our focus this school year will be:  VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS                                              DaVinci’s Classroom is the place to send in images of your classroom, so we can all visit.  Teachers love to learn from each other.  Send ’em in and I’ll post the pictures for everbody.

Writer’s:  We’re looking for clips and tips from you–a quick tip, a commentary, a lesson, anything you can share.

Bookworms:  I’ll be sharing my summer reading with you and you can, too.   Let’s talk about what you’re reading.

Here’s where I’ve been all summer:  www.devokids.com   It’s the NEW site for kids, so spread the word.  It’s loaded with material and updates weekly.   Kids and adults enjoy reading DevoKids.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Your friend,  DaVinci’s Classroom

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Published in: on August 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

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Eavesdropping…..

“Girl.   You spell girl, “g-o-o-l”.  Giirrrl

“No, you don’t.  Ga.  G-i-r-l-e.  Girl.”

Cooperating….

“Moma, come play with me.” 

So, I’ve been on duty.  Here’s your summer recipe which I read the on a great craft blog: www.kidscraftweekly.com . 

 Recipe for Preserving Children

1 grassy field

1 half-dozen children (or more)

several dogs (and puppies, if available)

1 brook

pebbles

Method

1.  Into field pour children and dogs, allowing to mix well.

2.  Pour brooke over pebbles until slightly frothy.

3.  When children are nicely brown, cool in warm bath.

4.  When dry, serve with milk and fresh gingerbread. 

from www.kidscraftweekly.com

Playing…..but I’ll be back.   Tomorrow.  Really.

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New York City Public Library

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Boston Public Library
You should see the interior!

If you live in Boston, please photograph and send DaVinci’s Classroom.

Days of Children Reading Books ‘are numbered’  Read the article here

                                                                            

Bulletin Board: Teachers, Writers, Mothers, Women..Everybody

Library

Fill in the blank:  You know you’re a ____________ because you love libraries.

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ttp://content.lib.washington.edu

DaVinci’s Classroom will feature libraries next week. Please take a picture of a library you love. Send a comment to me and I’ll reply, so we can post your favorite library.

I look forward to a glorious collection of library pictures next week, don’t you? Please participate. Thanks…..
My answer: You know you’re a teacher because you love libraries.

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Share-n-Tell

Hi Ladies, Gents, Teachers, Moms, Writers!

How are ya?  I’ve been thinking I know the signs of old age, although I can not reveal how I discovered them.    Here’s the top three. 

I know what you're thinking...another old age benefit.

I know what you're thinking...another old age benefit.

1.  Food lingers on the side of your mouth–you neither feel or notice.   And, NOBODY tells you there’s salad dressing on the side of your lip until you look through the rearview mirror two hours later.    Hm-m-m.  (Maybe your friends are getting old, too.)

2.  Staring out the window identifying birds.   Bird talk, to me as a twenty-something child, was an absolute hallmark of old people.  My grandparents held conversations over fried eggs about the wren building a nest in the bird house on the locust post.  (“Boring”…thought the twenty year old.)

My husband and I discuss the gorgeous finches and cardinals perched in our yard.  Fascinating.

3.  I can’t remember.  

What about you?  What’s the signs of old age for you and are any creeping into your life?   I heard Flax Seed helps, but they don’t sell it in barrels.

Have a great Friday.  Your kinda-old friend,  DaVinci’s Classroom 

Teachers:  How do you manage Show-n-Tell?  Do you require educational sharings?  Recently, I visited a class that laminates a Show-n-tell bag with directions on the front (laminated for durability).  The object has to fit into the bag and then goes into an assigned box in the classroom. (Kids have all week to bring in their sharing.)   Then, the teacher turns the sharing into an lesson writing sentences on chart paper about the sharing.   Good idea.

Bulletin Board: Woman to Woman

Please visit all my friends today.  Read the JenX67 post.  Book lover.  A book lover is my friend.

Dr. Tom’s stories of a Bluegrass Road fill your belly.  Satisfying.  Music lover.  A music lover is my friend.

This blog is my secret.  But, alas I shall share with you, my dear friends.  You see, she can take a piece of worn-out junk and turn it into art, function, and beauty.   I’m sure I can do all she does, so I’ve started my collection of “junk”.    My husband has declared a moratorium on junk purchases till I finish the current projects.  Darn-it.  It’s easier to look for the junk.    But this lady finds it, does it, and displays it. 

talk to you later……..DaVinci’s Classroom

Bulletin Board: Woman to Woman to Woman to Woman…

Salt your coffee?  Yes.   Read the post at Brownie Points Blog for better coffee ideas.

Not Martha: anyone claiming this title deserves a look.   Her site is sugar-n-spice nice.  How about a guest post here at DaVinci’s Classroom, Not Martha?

The Organizing Junkie features Responsibility Charts for her children. Wonderful idea! Will you make some for my children? And, will you drop by and watch to make sure they follow through? (There’s the key, friends–follow through. Minutes disappear for moms due to Follow Through Duty.)
Teachers….there’s a tip for you, too. Giving directions doesn’t work unless you watch to make sure the kids actually do what you say. I knew that, you say? See, I’ve been saying you are a great teacher!Honey, if you’re reading this.)

Do you want to try the No Spend Challenge here.
Frankly, I’ve been on this challenge for six years now….Kinda. Have you ever heard of a “spending budget”? Send in your questions and I’ll share our family’s money saving tips.

There.
I blogged.
It’s May.  My Stay-At-Blogger status is compromised. Please, don’t tell my husband I call myself a Stay-At-Home Blogger. He’s sure I’m a Stay-At-Home Mom. (Joking…..Joking…Joking…..)

Writing conference is around the corner and- and -and -and and……I can’t tell all today.

Please… share this link with 10 friends today. And your 10 friends will say, Thank-You.
Do it in the next 10 seconds and something will happen–the clock will tick, the sun will shine, the grass grow green…  (Ever get those kinds of forwards?   The difference is my promises are real.  Ha. Ha-Ha. I’ll be grateful if you just share this site.)

And there’s a wee little COMMENT section at the bottom of each post. I’d love to hear from you.
Your friend,
DaVinci’s Classroom Teacher

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Do you know a mother of the year?

Sister, you deserve the mother of the year award too!

And mom, of course you do.
Thanks for making homemade macaroni and cheese, keeping the house spotless, fixing my hair, sewing my clothes, and teaching me to write thank-you notes.
If you’d like to nominate a Mother of the Year go here:
http://news.cnnbcvideo.com/taf.html?p=

Published in: on May 11, 2009 at 2:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Teacher Tip

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Are you ready for next year?

What?
I’m serious. May requires more diligence, more dedication ending one school year and planning the next.
1. Plan your bulletin boards for August/September or July (year round schools). Make materials and cover the boards before putting one itsy-bitsy toe out the door for summer. If your classroom is painted or cleaned, be sure to cover the boards with newspaper to protect.
2. Plan your “Welcome to School” letter.
3. Plan the school supply list. Many stores now post the lists for parents beginning in July. Make sure the list is in the right hands.
4. Plan and prepare all materials you’ll need for the first full week of school.

Now if you’re a veteran teacher, you’ve already started. The tip today is for the new folks who marvel over how teachers set-up their classroom in the fall.
Everything you can prepare ahead saves time during the crunch week before school begins.

Ready, Set, Go…..but don’t neglect your May/June duties.  Busy…………

From your friend, DaVinci’s Classroom Teacher