Book Mama: Here Comes Valentine Cat

Here Comes Valentine Cat Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood Cat does not like Valentine’s Day. He thinks it is too mushy and he refuses to make a Valentine for anyone- especially the new dog next door. Dog keeps … Continue reading 

Boy Mama: Homemade New Year’s Eve Noisemakers

Boy Mama: Homemade New Years Eve Noisemaker

Homemade New Year’s Eve Noisemakers I made these noisemakers every year for quite some time with my students and this year, I made them with my boys. There is a bit of prep work involved, but the end product is … Continue reading 

Teacher Mama: The Trees of the Dancing Goats Holiday Ornaments

The Trees of the Dancing Goats Holiday Ornaments This book, The Trees of the Dancing Goats, (Patricia Polacco) is not only one of my favorite holiday books, but one of my favorite books of all times! You cannot really go … Continue reading 

Teacher Mama: Thankful Turkey Craft and Writing Activity

Thankful Turkey Craft and Writing Activity   I saw this adorable Thanksgiving turkey idea in Scholastic’s Instructor Magazine (now called, Teacher). I showed it to my teaching partner and we agreed that it would be a good one to do … Continue reading 

Teacher Mama: FREE Jack-o-Lantern Glyph

FREE Jack-o-Lantern Glyph Glyphs are so much fun to create in class. They are art, reading and math all bundled into one great activity. We have shared other glyphs here on BMTM and today are sharing a FREE Jack-o-Lantern glyph … Continue reading 

Teacher Mama: Using a Touchy Feely Box for Coin Identification {After School Linky}

Using a Touchy Feely Box for Coin Identification This is by no means my idea. I have heard of it and seen it used in a variety of settings and finally I created my own. Using a Touchy Feel Box is … Continue reading 

Teacher Mama: How to Make a Rekenrek {After School Linky}

How to Make a Rekenrek Recently we shared a post called, 8 Ways to Make a Rekenrek.  At the end of the post, we shared our own version of a rekenrek. (See photo below) In this post, we will share … Continue reading