Video segment about me, by the school district

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I love my county!  Two really sweet gentlemen from the Communications Office of my school district came to my classroom last Tuesday to film a video segment about me.  There was an interview and they recorded us doing our morning message and circle routine.  I found out today that the video is on the front page of my county's web site.  Here it is:

With all the excitement, I forgot that I wanted to share with you some ideas for March.  "Sing Into Spring" by Jack Hartmann is really great for calendar time because it talks about how winter will end and spring will begin.  "The Leprechaun Song" by Newbridge Songs For Learning is sort of a little story that the kids can act out as they're singing the song.  Another cool song that I just found yesterday on iTunes is "The Leprechaun" by Joe Guida the Singing School Bus Driver.  I like this one because it has a very Irish folk sound to it.

I have really been trying to make calendar time more exciting for my kids by changing the numbers every month.  Here is a giveaway that you can use in your calendar kit, or as a number sequencing game in Math Center:

Calendar Numbers in Shamrocks for March

"The Story of the Leprechaun" by Katherine Tegen
I think it's also helpful for the children to hear books about different holidays so that they can recognize what special days occur in each season.  I really enjoy reading books about magical creatures to my kids.  School is so tough these days with so many facts that we have to impart to our children.  I think some of the sparkle and magic has been lost.  The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen helps restore a little of that fantasy that children need, and it teaches a nice message about not being greedy.  I think what I'm going to do with this story is tell the children that the leprechaun must have visited our classroom early in the morning because I found some green Play Doh that smells like mint.  Then I can have the students continue working on making shapes with part-part-whole.

I would love to know which books you all use in the month of March.  Please leave a comment below.


  1. i love it! that was a perfect display of your class! they were so cute!

  2. Wow! That was amazing. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Your story brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful, Inspiring teacher you are. I can tell your students adore you.

    Also, thanks for sharing the freebies. Thanks for finding and following my blog. I'm your newest follower and can't wait to share ideas.

    Happy Blogging!

  4. Hi, Sharon!!
    I'm so glad you discovered my blog (! Thank you for your comment!

    I just watched your video and already love you! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog!

    :) Alex

    1. Thank you, Alex! It means a lot to me when people leave such sweet comments.


  5. Sharon,

    I am sitting here completely in awe of you and your talent. You are a true inspiration story and what is more amazing is how extremely lucky your students are to have you for their teacher! Thank you for such a wonderful story that you are sharing with all of us! :)

    I'm your newest follower. I found your blog through your comment on my own blog. I bought my foam letters through :)

    Sugar and Spice

    1. Thank you so much! I love my kiddos too. I'm lucky to have the beautiful children that I do; they're all so sweet. Thanks for telling me where you got the letters; they look really cool!