Hall Pass!

I'm linking up with my sweet blogging buddy Reagan for a Hall Pass Linky!
Do hall passes gross anyone else out?! I can't stand the thought of all the germs and snot and gunk on them... *shudder. Just like my Smart Board grosses me out... I don't go a day without cleaning the sucker! You can see the smudges of who knows what on that puppy! 

This Hall Pass is all about fun, though! Every teacher needs a break, right?!


 My favorite product of mine is my Kindergarten Comprehension packs. My kids LOVE these and their fluency and comprehension has improved from using them on a regular basis! Plus, it is a super easy assessment!


My teacher table is my favorite place to be! I love teaching mini lessons, doing guided reading with my kids, and getting to work with them on a one-on-one basis! Love this area of my room (I need to take some new pictures, geesh!)


I LOVE Whole Brain Teaching. I don't do it completely, but I use lots of bits and pieces of it! I looooove me some "Claaaaassssss. Oh classssss" "Yessssss. Oh yessssssss" "Hands and Eyes!" When my kids show me hands and eyes they have to put their hands on their head. This discourages all those little wandering hands when I'm giving directions. Those scissors (crayons/glue/play doh/whatever). are. just. too. tempting. Mrs. Alderson!!


I LOVE reading and taking baths! Just ask the hubs! Long day at work= Mommy gets some time in the tub with a book. Who doesn't love a good book?

So head on over to Reagan's blog and check out everyone else's Hall Passes! 


  1. I love whole brain teaching, too, and I use the same signal!! Who knew something so simple works so well!!

    Your room looks so spacious!!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Hehe I pinned that quote except with "cupcakes" instead of "books" ;)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. I have your Kindergarten Comprehension and love it!!! I love the signal you use....I use this one "Everyone listen" and the class sings "Right Now!" It sounds kind of sing-songy (if that makes sense!)
    I will link up tomorrow...too late tonight, must get to bed!

    A Primary Owl

  4. Your classroom looks gigantic! I love the pictures! Now I want a bath and instead of the book I want chocolate! :)

  5. I agree with Reagan, your classroom does look gigantic. When I'm at my teacher table, I feel like I am practically trapped in my little corner. ;P

    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  6. I am so impressed with how neat your room looks! Is it always this neat? If the answer is "yes" please share your secret.

    Granny Goes to School

  7. I have your Comprehension Packet and my kids LOVE it! Thank you so much for such a wonderful resource!


    The Bilingual Teacher

  8. I'm with Cindy on that one! Lovely!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  9. WOW your work table is soooooo neat and clean. I always have at least two piles of papers hanging around on my table that I have to move so I can have group time. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  10. I am glad I am not the only one wiping my Smart Board on a daily basis. Grosses. Me. Out!! :)


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