Wednesday, October 24, 2012

my teacher life

I just realized the other day that of all the blogs I've written, I haven't written much at ALL about my teaching career. 
this year, I have the amazing privilege of teaching an adorable group of 4th grade bilingual students.
they are precious.
they are so well behaved,
they love learning,
and I work really hard for them.
with all the "anchor chart" frenzy going on on Pinterest,
I thought I would share some of my proudest anchor charts that
I truly do teach from daily or weekly.
I do not believe in making charts or hanging up posters in my room just for decor.
I use all of them.
Here are just a few.
that's what teacher friends are for!!
we are using CAFE strategies from the "Two Sister's" this year

capitalization rules
gotta help those babies know what to capitalize

complex sentence- idea came from Jeff Anderson's book Mechanically Inclined

compound sentence- Jeff Anderson, Mechanically Inclined

simple sentence- Jeff Anderson, Mechanically Inclined

math key words
I DO NOT just use key words.
I also use "Thinking Patterns"
and UPS check
key words are helpful, but they are not always "right on",
so you have to teach your students MANY math strategies with those darn
word problems.

math vocabulary

traffic light paragraph


the writing process
I hope to add a lot more of my teaching ideas and strategies.
I have STOLEN a lot from others and created some of my own.
Have an awesome day!
Becca,  AKA Mrs. Tanner  :-)

Friday, December 9, 2011

paintin the kitchen

about 2 months ago, I bought an AWESOME white framed chalk board for my house.
I've decided I want to hang it in the kitchen behind my kitchen table.
I can't hang it in there yet.
The walls are white.

White on White... yuck.

so, I have to paint my kitchen!!

Here are a few of my color ideas.

I adore these blues.

I'm so excited!!!

Hope it turns out ok!

Have a great Friday night!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

remember when

i loved the time of life when wade and i got engaged.
it was the happiest time in my life.
having the man of my dreams get down on one knee and ask me to marry him was, by far, the most beautiful moment of my life.

just him, wanting ME, to be... his.

He has made me unbelievably happy ever since.

photography by:

southern touches

just some photos that inspired me when I decorated my house

they still inspire me to make my home more beautiful and always try to add those precious southern touches

The Soul Killer

read this today in my Max Lucado devo book.
so good.

The Soul Killer

When people sin, they earn what sin pays--death
Romans 6:23

Sin does to a life what shears do to a flower.  A cut at the stem separates a flower from the source of life.  Initially the flower is attractive, still colorful and strong.  But watch that flower over a period of time, and the leaves will wilt and the petals will drop.  No matter what you do, the flower will never live again.  Surround it with water.  Stick the stem in soil.  Baptize it with fertilizer.  Glue the flower back on the stem.  Do what you wish.  The flower is dead......

A dead soul has no life.

Cut off from God, the soul withers and dies.  The consequence of sin is not a bad day or a bad mood but a dead soul.  The sign of a dead soul is clear:
poisoned lips and cursing mouths
feet that lead to violence
and eyes that don't see God....

The finished work of sin is to kill the soul.

Friday, November 25, 2011

all good southerners are razorback fans

today the razorbacks are playing LSU.

I'm a nervous wreck.

I don't think the Razorbacks have been #3 in the nation in my lifetime.
If we win today, it's gonna go down in history.

please God!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

proud auntie

I am not even close to being ready to be a mommy, but I
being an aunt.

2 days ago I became an aunt again.
this time my brother and sister-in-law had a boy.

Harper Allen John Henderson.

He is so sweet.
I'm so blessed.

Harper will have to be pretty sensational however to be as fun and amazing as my first "aunt child".
This was my very first neice.
Allie Rue

I know that if I can love a child the way I love her, I'll be a good mommy.

Hope everyone is doing well!!