Tuesday, April 29, 2014

School Destroyed

I'm watching the news as I type and can't help but think about the elementary school that was destroyed in a neighboring county. I think most teachers think of their classrooms and schools as their "other" home. Imagine losing all your materials, supplies, and books when your school was destroyed in a tornado.

South Lincoln School in Lincoln County, Tennessee, was destroyed yesterday. One of my closest friends at my school lives in Lincoln County and knows several families who lost their homes. 

Here's a picture of the school from their webpage.

Here's one after the tornado.

The school family is definitely in my prayers.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Kung Fu Hunt!

When I was a little girl and my friends would come to our farm to play, we would stage elaborate treasure hunts all over the fields and around the pond. 
Maybe that's why I like to use hunting activities in my classroom. I firmly believe that a teacher controls the climate of the classroom……if I think it's fun, the kiddos generally do, too.

On that note……
Here is a hunting activity for you to use to give your kiddos practice in dropping the final y in words before adding a suffix.

Just click on the pic above to get your file.