Disney Wordless Wednesday - the letter "M"

Focused on the Magic

M is for Mother's Day at Magic Kingdom

Every Mom received a flower as they entered the park and of course, as you can see, we are waiting for our Mother's Day Dole Whip!  :)

Disney Wordless Wednesday

Focused on the Magic
Thanks so much to Deb at Focused on the Magic!  I love re-visiting my "happy place" each week with you all! 
Here's my contribution, but it's a moving picture....

Freebie Friday & Manic Monday!

Freebie Fridays Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

I'm very thankful to Tamara & Charity for hosting these awesome link-ups!  I have found some wonderful ideas and am enjoying all the new connections!

Here's my freebie contribution:  This time it's for Social Studies.  It's called a "Flag Quest".

The Flag Quest assignment is an opportunity for students to explore the world and develop a basic understanding of countries around the world.
The first connection students make to the country assigned is through the
flag of that selected country.  Then students are off on an adventure to uncover basic and unusual information about the country.  Their mission:  To find the most unusual cultural facts about the country assigned.

This project could be a weekly assignment and is a good way to allow kids to flex their research muscles.  It's also an opportunity make sure students understand plagiarism.

This download comes with instructions for a flag quest, a rubric, and the common core standards that this activity meets.

It is FULLY EDITABLE, COMMON CORE aligned for grades 6-8 and located here:  TeachersPayTeachers   

and also here:    Google Docs

Wordless Wednesday with Disney!

Focused on the Magic
I do not have as much experience with all the pictures sites so...here's just a good magical memories one I've shared on social media before:

I'm sure you all know just where this was taken... :)

Moving into a new blog home!

My first experience with blogging was with Totally Writing.  Then one day I realized that I do much more than just writing!  In fact, I have taught every subject at the middle school level so why limit myself?
So here I am to share all things Middle School - hopefully things that other teachers, middle school or otherwise, can use, relate to and enjoy!