Spring Time Is...

Thursday, March 20, 2014
I know I have not been blogging lately, but I will get to that later. For most of you, happy Spring Break!!! I am jealous of your vacations. Spring is coming so for me it is time to bring out my spring outfits and not wear my jacket all the time. Right now, it is feeling a bit cool so someone must have finally got the memo not to do the "let it snow" dance. Today is the start of being a proactive Jasmine because I started school Tuesday and well, now my classes are involving me being proactive. But the reason that I did not blog lately is my grandma is in the nursing home an is not feeling well right now. Hospice is going to come and take good care of her . I will talk more about what is going on soon.

Hope everyone has a happy Spring Break!!!


Spring Is Around The Corner

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Well, spring is around the corner. This is coming from a girl who now has allergies to deal with. I have a reason why I did not blog that much lately, I am going back to school. Right now, I am going to work on my blog posts and even link up with some linky parties. I am also going to work on products...motivation time anyone?!?. I am excited and I am going to talk more in my blog tomorrow.

God Bless Everyone,

Reading Tips and Tricks in the Classroom

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Well, I am now sounding like Fran Drescher right now. It stinks to be sick right now. Today I am linking up with Primary Chalkboard for their Read Across America linky party.
http://primarychalkboard.blogspot.com/2014/03/wednesday-favorite-reading-strategies.html

 Well, I have been given advice about reading tips. In the summer of 2012, I been to an ARI training session for three days. I learned a lot of reading tips and also learned them from field experiences and experience as a teacher's aide. Here is what I learned about reading....


1. Build Your Classroom Library
Children loves a classroom library. There are many benefits of having a classroom library. Take full advantage of your school's book clubs, book fairs, etc. because they provide a variety of books that will enrich your children's minds. During my first field experience, I was told by a teacher that I need to start building my classroom library. I took advantage of book clubs and book fairs. Also, make sure that any books that you had when you were a little child be donated to the library you are building(if you like). I was in field experience last year and I had noticed a lot of donated books from students.

2. Table Books, Table Books, What Do We See?
I am going to stressed about this over and over again. Table books are a great way for your students to read after they get through with their work. Those can be a way to keep that student preoccupied for awhile until everyone is done with their assigned work. Best advice is to swap out the books at the tables every two days or every week so the children would not get bored with the same story over and over again.

3. Reading Time With Students
When I was a teacher's aide, I would go outside the classrooms and would sit with the students at a desk right outside the door one-on-one to help them with their reading. The teacher would tell me what to do with each group of students that she assigned to for their reading intervention. I would work with the students who need help the most and I would use the material that the teacher would lay out on my table. Scott Foresman would have the little readers and the students would read me the little readers. If they get stuck on the word, I will help them with the word. Having teacher-to-student time with reading can help them get comfortable reading aloud. Which brings me to...

4. Students Need A Partner with Reading
Students love to read with another student. The students in your class are friends with each other. Let them partner up and use many strategies such as turn-and-talk. These strategies can end up with one student who can read by themselves to help a students who are struggling to read the entire book. Both students are equal and also they can learn more about comprehension by talking to each other. Besides the partners reading to each other, use other reading strategies such as comprehension, letter recognition, etc. for them to work together as a team. 

5. All Students Need Help
I learned that at every field experience that I have been to is that all students maybe struggling with something. Maybe a student has a problem with their test that they struggled with or maybe a student has a problem saying a word in a book. Remember that all teachers are not there to criticize the students, we are there to help them exceed and reach their potential. We would find a way for them to remember such as a mnemonic for them to remember or a strategy that they could do at home with their parents. Remember to praise them, not taunt them.

Remember to go by this blog and see all the posts in the link up
http://primarychalkboard.blogspot.com/2014/03/wednesday-favorite-reading-strategies.html
Hope You Have A Great Day!!!



Dr. Seuss Week Linky Party-Favorite Authors

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I am so late to this linky party yesterday because I was busy and being sick is no fun. Today, I am linking up with Primary Chalkboard's linky party about Read Across America Week, one of my favorite weeks to celebrate when I am at field experiences.
http://primarychalkboard.blogspot.com/2014/03/monday-favorite-childrens-author-and.html
Everyone has a favorite author and favorite books. Well ranging from my childhood being in elementary school to field experiences to being a teacher's aide, I have quite a few books to share.


http://www.kevinhenkes.com/
Who does not love this book. It is a lesson for kids that all names are unique to each and every one of them. I have ideas when I become a substitute teacher of what to do when I read this book one day. Possibly an idea is brewing in my sick little body.


http://juniebjones.com/
OK, I admitted that I am a Junie B. Jones fan and I am going to stock my classroom library with most of these to read to the students one day. This book is perfect for each and every occasion such as with this book being about field day coming up for students.

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/bookwizard/books-by/lucille-colandro
I love these books. I took advantage of the Scholastic Book Club while I was a teacher's aide. These books are excellent for winter, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, etc. If anyone wants to read their students this, this would be one of the books that I recommend for your classrooms.

http://pbskids.org/arthur/
I admit...I am still an Arthur fan. I still watch the TV show on PBS and is even wanting to let my phantom children watch it when they are growing up. These books are classics with lessons to be learned. Plus, they are also funny and we can all relate to Arthur.

I am going to go and rest now and hopefully fight this virus away. I will blog again tomorrow but follow this blog for great tips for your classrooms.
http://primarychalkboard.blogspot.com/


Have A Great Day!!!





Happy Dr. Seuss Day/Big Steps!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014
So, I am getting back on track with the blogging business. I am just so giddy like a child on Christmas Day(came off the top of my head). I am going to host my first linky party. I am excited and the details are starting to come together. I will tell when the linky party will be and right now this month is the absolute answer. Also, I happy because today is Dr. Seuss's Birthday, which means that it is Read Across America Day. I am a huge fan of reading and was giddy about writing this blog for good reason. While I was in college working on my degree, I was required to read a lot of children's books. Now, that would be a teacher's dream and being how I am obsessed over reading is exciting. Tomorrow's post would basically discuss what I am doing to stock up on my classroom library. Right now, I am getting ready for a huge day. Remember that if you still wanted to figure out the secret question, then comment underneath my blog post.

Happy Dr. Seuss's Birthday Everyone

Happy Currently Everyone!!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014
I am slowly getting out of this funk that I am in right now. I am hopefully getting into school by March 11th and also having to figure out gifts for my boyfriend and attending most of my friends' events. Well, I am excited to announce some great things happening in my life. But first, the linky party that I love to link up with which is Farley's Currently!

I have a confession to make. I am an ID addict. I mean it, out of everything on TV, I love that channel more than anything. Most of my DVR recordings are from that channel. I love the channel Deadly Women and many other shows. Although, it is not the only thing that I watch.

For all the past Currentlys that I did, I admit that i am a sports fan. March Madness is coming up soon and filling out the brackets are wonderful to do(It is my first time possibly). Plus, March is the month of celebrations such as Dr. Seuss Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, and no more winter!!...I mean First Day of Spring. Plus, this month I am starting back school(pray for me). So I am a giddy girl during this month.

I am a DIY girl who also follows DIY blogs and also is a Pinterest addict. Last month, I semi-made a purse last month for a woman's conference coming up this month. I made a mission to make crafts and work on projects around the house, even a gift for my boyfriend.

During my January Currently, I wrote that I love Winter and I don't want it to end. Well, after this



I now wanted spring to get here. I am excited for vacations coming up soon. I have been working out and being on a mini diet to be healthy and fit.

A vacation for one...Well, I have another personal blog that I have created and right now, I wanted to start blogging on it this month. Plus, I sounded like a broken record with making products and opening a TPT store. I need a little motivation for that and also for me to work out and lose weight..

Taking a cue of rhyming from my favorite childhood author, Dr. Seuss...My answers are there for all to see, please comment on what you think the question might be!!!


I may have to break a rule of blogging and post twice in one day to tell about what is going on soon with the blogging and my life.

Have a Happy March Madness!!!!









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