Teaching Tips - Scaring Crows and Taking Pictures of It!

My "buddy" came to visit my kiddos and I on Friday.

I say "buddy" because that's what I heard out of one of my kiddos... all day long.

"Isn't your buddy coming?"

"When is your buddy going to be here?"

"I thought your buddy was going to do a lesson with us."

No matter how many times I said, "My friend will be here at the end of the day" this little particular kiddo couldn't let it go.

Maybe he somehow sensed how amazingly awesome she is.

You all know how awesome she is.

This is what she did with my class.
So freakin' adorable!!!!

Yes, Hadar came to visit and did a craft with my kiddos. They loved it. They've been dealing with my squeaky "in and out" voice for a week, but poor Hadar had NO voice. I was so grateful she still came by my neck of the woods on her day off when obviously she would have been better served to save her voice.

For me, it was a perfect way to end the school day. We said goodbye to the kiddos. And went to a late lunch!

Fabulous beginning to a 3-day weekend if you ask me! 

I'm adding a little contribution to Miss Kindergarten's Teaching Tip linky party. It's so simple - but I swear - so helpful!

Have you ever brainstormed some stuff on your white board and then had a kiddo called out of class to go home, or for whatever reason - only to have them return after whatever lesson you were doing when that lesson is over and the board is now erased.... but that kiddo was not done?

Not too long ago, I got smart about this little problem. Now, I just take a picture of whatever is on the board before I erase it if we need to move on but kiddos are absent, out of the room, or simply moving a little too slow. Then I print it out and give it to them to keep with the unfinished work in their "unfinished work folder" they keep in their desk. This allows them to work at their pace, yet still get the lesson completed whenever time allows. 

Simple - but effective!

My most important tip however, is to end your Fridays on a wonderful note. :D

Head on over to check out all of the other tips!

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  1. Awww - that is so cool that Hadar came for a visit!!! AND, what a DARLING craft! Bet it was a blast with your "buddy!" :)
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  2. Love me some Hadar!!!! {And you too} I haven't been a very good commenter lately and I vowed to get better. It's my pre-new year's resolution! HA!

    Love your tip too!!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  3. It was so fun! Thanks for having me!!! And I LOVE your tip!!! I knew I liked you ;)

  4. Do you just upload your pics to your computer and then print ? I never have my computer cord. great idea

    1. Yep... just take a pic of the board, hook the camera up to the computer... and print. :D

  5. Such a cute board! How fun to have a special visitor!! :)

    Second Grade Sparkle

  6. AWESOME tip!! I just did that recently for the first time and didn't think about it as something I should incorporate on a daily basis!! Genius!! And I'm sorry I missed lunch -- can't wait for the next time! :)

  7. Photographing your board?!! That's an awesome idea. Thank you.

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  8. That is a fabulous tip! Thanks for sharing.

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    Granny Goes to School

  9. So wonderful! Thanks for sharing the great idea!!!!!! :-)

  10. That is a great idea! I have started taking pictures of my morning messages and my anchor charts, but I never thought of that! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Second Grade is Out of This World

  11. I love the idea of taking a picture of your white board! Simple and effective. Just the way I like it!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade


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