Thursday, March 7, 2013

"Tell Me More" Linky

I am joining Primary Possibilities for yet another great linky party,  “Alliteration” link-ups. This week they are focusing on the letter M for March.  Did I just say that, "March?"  I can't believe it's March!

MUSIC- What kind of MUSIC do you like to listen to?  Do you have a favorite MUSIC group?
MENU- When you go out, what is your favorite item to order from a MENU?
MANAGEMENT- What is your best classroom MANAGEMENT tip?  What works best for you?  How do you MANAGE your literacy stations, math rotations, small groups, and organization tips?

Music-I love all kinds of music, but my new favorite, favorite is...introducing
Hunter Hayes!  

Menu-Favorite menu item to order is Sweet & Sour Pork!  Wow!  Doesn't that look good?  We love going out for Chinese food, and this is one dish my four boys will always eat.

Management-I started this school year using Whole Brain Teaching.  For kindergarten, my kiddos real respond to the 5 rules and their favorite is "Mirror."  "Mirror" is when the kiddos repeat directions or instructions after you explain each step.  This helps so much with my kiddos understanding what their expectations are of that particular lesson.  Another favorite is to prevent kids all yelling out the answer at the same time, the kiddos blow the answer into their hand and then I say, "release."  The children all say the answer at the same time!  It works every time. 

Join in on the fun!


  1. Returning the compliment :)
    I'd forgotten about the blow in the hand response!! We used to use that a lot - I wonder if my kiddies would remember it. And I have to look up Whole Brain Teaching - I've seen it mentioned on quite a few blogs and am getting curious. Do you like it? Is it applicable to third grade as well?


    Fun in the Fours

    1. Yes it is even better for 3rd grade. Go to You Tube and you will find many Whole Brain Teaching videos! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I came over here out of curiosity to see why you said I would get a kick out of your blog. And, boy, do I love your blog layout! :). And also your taste in music! I'm your newest follower!

  3. That picture of sweet and sour pork looks AMAZING. Chinese food is my favorite, although we have it maybe once a month. FOUR boys, that's awesome, you must be super mom! I have two kiddos (3 & 1). They keep us super busy! I'm your newest follower.
    Pinkadots Elementary

  4. I LOVE Hunter too!! He has a real sweet voice. Thank you for linking up with us!! Now following, Stephanie