Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Magic of Puppets

I have this puppet that I usually pull out to help teach history, but this year I decided to use it in a different way. His name is Small Moment Sam and he was with us for our writing lesson today. It's amazing how engaged the children are when I use a puppet. I didn't use a puppet voice, but instead, Sam talked in my ear and I told the kids what he was saying. They were cracking up, but also listening closely when he was talking about stretching small moments. Sam will be back tomorrow! I also have a "Grandma" puppet. Hmm...what could I use her for? :)

                                        Meet Small Moment Sam!
:) Andrea

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Conferring Shortcuts!

I'm so excited about the Conferring Shortcuts that Jaime from What's the Buzz in First posted! I don't know about you, but at times I struggle with ideas for conferring. These solve that problem! Thanks for posting them, Jaime, and if you haven't checked them out yet, head over to What's the Buzz by clicking here!