Sunday, March 12, 2017

Inspirational



Inspiration


 This comes naturally for some. 
Others need a reminder every once in a while.
Which one are you?





This is so true.








The best advice I ever received came from My Dad.







For all of the worriers out there.
My grandfather's words are always in my head.
There are enough real things to worry about, you don't need to fill your head with things that may never happen.







This sweet note was written by a very quiet student. 
If she hadn't written me this little note, 
I never would have known that she felt this way. 
Her little, sweet, profound words 
stay with me every day.
It is my profound hope 
that I can make hard things easy
(and fun) 
for my firsties.






Leave it to Pooh Bear 
to put it so eloquently.








Just LOVE.







yes-








Hands On Experiences


Experiment


Predict


Hypothesize


Observe


Discuss


Think


Imagine


Explore


Make Memories






Follow the lesson plan from above.







Character Education should be the supplemental lesson to every single thing we teach.

What do you think? 






A good reminder.







Brilliant!

This is our job description,
in a nutshell.

Brilliant!








He was so determined.
He says he's not scared.
He just tells his head...
to just GO.





Peace








Thursday, January 19, 2017

#KINDNESSNATION & #WEHOLDTHESETRUTHS




#KINDNESSNATION & #WEHOLDTHESETRUTHS


Why #KINDNESSNATION & #WEHOLDTHESETRUTHS?

This is why these concepts make so much sense to me to focus on at this time, and always.

We have just been through a particularly unique and volatile election process in our United States of America. January 20,2017 starts the next chapter in our country with new leadership.

So, after all that has occurred and all that we have been through as a nation and with the whole world watching, the question is...

"NOW WHAT DO WE DO ?"

We come together as EDUCATORS like we always do, and we dig in to some unifying projects to work towards our common goals for our students in this country and all over the world.

That's what we do.

So, what unifying projects should we choose to focus on right now in our classrooms with our students?

#KINDNESSNATION 
#WEHOLDTHESETRUTHS.

Focusing on kindness in the classroom, acceptance of others and consideration for others is always a wonderful place to start. 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." 
Thomas Jefferson

Words right from the Declaration of Independence, could not be a better place to focus on as our nation comes together to start this next chapter in our history.

So, whether you have younger students or young adults gathered in your classroom, looking to you for guidance as to How to move forward and What to focus on, these are some wonderful suggestions that are timeless and forever precious.

Many TpT Teacher-Authors have compiled a large selection of FREEBIES to help educators choose activities, lessons, projects or posters to help guide their students through these next first days and beyond.

Check the #s to find so many wonderful resources!

#KINDNESSNATION 
#WEHOLDTHESETRUTHS



You can find my FOREVER FREEBIE 
KINDNESS COUPONS PACK 
AT SILLY SAM PRODUCTIONS



KINDNESS COUPONS PACK



Kindness Coupons for Students to fill out for their friends that have been kind.

Students can tell about the kind act on this version of Kindness Coupons.

Black-line Versions


This is a fold-fold THANK YOU CARD version for students to color and make for a classmate or staff member. 



KINDNESS THANK YOU CARD in color for students to give to someone who was kind.




KINDNESSNATION POSTER BLACK-LINE FOR STUDENTS TO COLOR!


KINDNESSNATION COLOR POSTER!




Kindness Counts



Please check out all of the wonderful free resources with the hashtags...

#kindnessnation
&
#weholdthesetruths

Here are only a few of the wonderful Freebies available...

American Dream Posters Fighting for our Liberty Freedom and Rights
By Two Boys & a Dad Productions
Kindness Journal
By Rainbow City Learning
 

Character Education Kindness Poster Activity
By Pamela Kranz-Desktop Learning

Teacher Gems: When a Student Says Something So Sweet









When a shy first grader writes you a note that you will never forget.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

GIVEAWAY! Silly Sam Brag Tags & Classroom Compliment BUNDLE!


$10 Value GIVEAWAY!

T-A-G You're It! Teacher-Author GiveAway Day!


#TAGDAY


Use the hashtag to find great deals on great TPT resources on sale, 5%-20% off all day on AUG 31st.

Here's what's on sale at Silly Sam Productions...

20% off...

1) Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives AUGUST BACK TO SCHOOL Activities

2) My Learning Colors Wheel




3)  Color Book with Numbers Activity with BONUS 3D Crayon Display



BONUS FREEBIE TO GO WITH THE COLOR BOOK...

My New Classmates Scoot FREEBIE for the 1st Day


This is a great fun activity for the first day 
or the first week of school!

Students play Scoot with Classmates' Names and go home with a list of all of their new friends.

There is also an interview activity for students to get to know a few friends even better.

Great for an introduction to speaking and listening skills.


Friday, June 3, 2016

FRIDAY FUNDAY FREEBIE: I Can Count on My Dad FREEBIE Bookmarks!





Grab a FREEBIE every FRIDAY FUNDAY right here at Laugh and Learn with Silly Sam @blogspot.com


FREE FATHER'S DAY OR SPECIAL PERSON
BOOKMARKS!

These are thoughtful Bookmark Gifts for a Special Dad or other Special Person that can be recognized on Father's Day!

They are a nice compliment to the 
I Can Count on My Dad or Special Person 
Keepsake Book 
also found at Silly Sam Productions