Wade into First Grade

Quentin the Quality Penguin is waiting to welcome my first graders.  I am going to take their pictures on the first day of school and  glue them on the ice floes.

Our Reading Corner

This is our reading area with our books in baskets and animals to read with.So excited to have a real Quentin to go with our book about Quentin’s first day at school!  Quentin the Quality Penguin will watch over the students everyday to see which “Quality” student he will go …

This is how I found my classroom.  I even had a copier in my room. I have a lot to do to be ready for my students next week.  I guess I better roll up my sleeves and get busy.  Hopefully, the copier will find a new home.

Great Teaching Sessions!

My daughter and I presented 3 sessions of how we use our songs and products in the classroom to K and First Grade teachers today.  I was so excited to see how well the teachers responded.  Their comments were very kind and we were thrilled to have our products purchased …

BIG BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!

We are so excited to tell you that everything in our store will be on sale Aug.18-20!  We hope you will check out the products in our store and if you like anything you see that you will follow us at our store so you will get all the updates …

Our future producers are looking pretty good!

We sang “Goods and Services” and completed the bundle  from our SOL Train Learning unit called “Ride into Goods and Services”.   My students learned about consumers and producers and making financial choices. They had so much fun working on designs and wrote about what they would be producing at …

Take Turns to be Kind…….

We have been singing the Quality Student song in summer school and today one of my students was giving another student a cup of water.  She said she was”taking turns to be kind.”  This is a verse from the song.  It is so cool to see students applying what they …

Great Connections Today!

I was so excited to see my students make connections after we sang our songs from SOL Train Learning today! We sang “Quality Student” song and when one of my students was fussing about another student’s voice today, I reminded him of “U” Understanding Toward Others” and he said, “ok, …

These are our cute community helper finger puppets that are included in our Community Helper Unit found on Teachers pay Teachers.  My student wanted me to video tape her singing our Community helper MP3 song while she did a show and she wanted me to put it on You Tube. …

So my students decided they wanted to do a puppet show with their community helper finger puppets today.  We used the pictures from our unit on Community Helpers and taped them on tagboard and set up on boxes.  They had so fun dancing around with the Community Helper song. I …

These are our cute community helper finger puppets that are included in our Community Helper Unit.  We made them after we sang our MP3 song called Community Helpers.  Both are in our TPT store.  My student was so excited to make them and she asked me if she could sing …

Summer School Writing

Last week we started reading True Dog Stories.  We would read a chapter a day.  Then during center rotations, my students started writing their own true animal stories.  They wrote some every day.  We edited them and published them today.  The students were also very excited to make their animals …

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve been on here.  Wanted to catch you up on all the cool things my kids have been doing with the S.O.L. Train songs. (Top) We learned “Spend a Little, Save a Little,” and one of my kids used the exact words from the …

Quality Quentin

So excited to debut our quality mascot THIS SUMMER.  Join us at Empire every other Friday morning.  We’d love to meet you and see how you like the show!

S.O.L. Train THIS SATURDAY, January 19!!

Hello everyone!  We are so excited to announce a S.O.L. Train performance at School Crossing in Williamsburg, VA.  We will be there THIS SATURDAY, January 19, from 1-3p.  Come meet Conductor Brii and have a chance to win some cool prizes!!