Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hall Pass Linky

 I'm linking up with Regan at TTT for "Hall Pass".

Product: I really don't have a favorite product.  I guess my favorite is always the one I just finished making!  I love "craft-linked-learning" so my favorite (because it's my newest) is my St. Patty's Day leprechaun and writing prompts.  It's just so dang easy to put together. 

Area:  My favorite area has always been the reading corner, level books, and library.  So much happens there.  Books are such a springboard for adventure, fantasy, introspection, and investigation ... how can anyone not love that area? 
Bozeman Public Library

Signal: I really enjoy using the "fire drill" transition.  At the end of a lesson, I ask the children to stop and think of two things they just learned.  Then I call "fire drill".  The children must find a partner and take turns sharing the two things they have just learned.  After about a minute I call "fire drill" again and the children must scamper about and find a new partner to share "learnings" with.  I do this 2-3 times.  It gets the kiddos up and moving, it's a great review, it's a great brain break, and it's lots of fun to boot!  BTW- I do this with my college students also.  
Sanity:  I swim and love it.  In Arizona most the pools are outdoors and it never gets too cold to swim.  I enjoy swimming and hiking year round and it keeps me happy, grounded, and healthy!  I've got a great hiking canyon about 2 miles from my home.  Lucky me.

Have a great weekend-
Granny (Cindy)


  1. I love your reading corner and you sound so active! Way to go- I do yoga but that's it. I get cold and don't want to leave the house all winter long. Brrrr! Love your craftivities!


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  2. Thanks for stopping by. The library corner belongs to Bozeman Library (I'm teaching at the college level and don't have a reading corner anymore:(


  3. Your St. Patrick's Day writing and craft activity is so cute!

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  4. Love the fire drill idea! It's easy to forget to have kids reflection their learning with the jam packed days!