Thursday, July 28, 2016

Goodbye July, Hello August! Yep, school is just around the corner.  Sorry peeps, I had to say it!

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This is just a quick post about a few inventive ways to change up using timers in your classroom.  I shared this post on my Facebook page FantasticFirstGrade. The Busy Teacher's post is a quick read with 4 simple games to add to your aresenol.

TheBusyTeacher (Click on the link) Let me know which one was your favorite!

Happy end of July!
Amy Jordan

Friday, May 20, 2016

five for friday linky party May 20th

What a week!!! So much to share with you, so here we go!

What a day I had on Monday! This beautiful young lady turned 19!  We are so proud of all she has accomplished already!  She will be a senior and graduating with her Bachelor's in Dental Hygiene from West Liberty University.  

We were able to take First and Second graders to Seneca Lake Beach for a day full of fun in the sun!!! It didn't cost us any money and the students enjoyed designing and building their sandcastles!  Our Home and School even came and provided lunch to our students!  So blessed to work at a school that cares so much for our students.

Somehow we have been blessed to have a 6'8 child!  He has finally decided to play basketball and has really been working hard at becoming a good player!  He is also a SENIOR and my youngest!  I am going to treasure every moment before it ends.  I tried to share the video but after about 10 minutes of attempt, I gave up and just took a screenshot! I haven't blogged in months so I am rusty! Lol.

+ClassDojo for the win!!! I have been using this wonderful classroom management tool for four years and absolutely love how it has transformed the way I can communicate with parents.  I was able to share all awards given with parents through ClassDojo.

This little girl earned the most Dojo points for the year!  She is such a sweetie!  I only had 7 girls this year and they were absolutely the best group of girls a teacher could have asked for.  

Yesterday was my last day of school! Now time for some relaxation and finding a good book to read!

Have a Fantastic Summer!!
Amy Jordan
Fantastic First Grade

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

STEAM Lego Possibilities

Happy Wednesday!  It's been a long while since I have taken the time to sit down and post.  I am so excited that I am beginning to get a stash of Lego's for my classroom.  I was blessed to receive some Lego kits through donors choose. Here are a few ideas and examples of ways we have been able to incorporate our Lego's throughout the curriculum.

Students were given the challenge to make hearts from Lego's and building blocks.  When we get back to school, we will learn about the heart. (We are on Snow Day #8)

EV3 Albert and Thomas
You may also want to visit Lego Education's website.  There are plenty of ideas.  
I also have a pinterest board full of Lego ideas.
Have a Fantastic rest of the week!
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Amy Jordan