Friday, June 14, 2013

A Bad Case of Stripes

So this year for our class play we did "A Bad Case of Stripes" by David Shannon. So I rewrote the book into a script, and rewrote popular songs (i.e. Call Me Maybe) to turn it into a mini musical. It was a total hit! They had, and I had a total blast. Now this summer all I want to do is revamp it up with more songs! I just finished rewriting Greased Lightning to fit A Bad Case of Stripes play. I can't wait to see what hilarious little boy will have the main solo in that one! And I have been choreographing it! Oh my goodness it makes me soooo excited! I love doing plays. I feel that it gives students confidence, and helps many of them face a fear. It also helps them with fluency as we practice the scripts, and memorizing :). If you haven't done a play I totally recommend it!!
Also, I have been missing my class terribly... can't wait till next year!
Signing Out!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


In my classroom I am all about positive attitudes, and it drives me bonkers when I hear the complaining noise of “I can’t do it”. So therefore we have an “I CAN!” All it really is; a tin can with googley eyes glue gunned onto the can. What the students think it is: A can that Mrs. Barnes shakes over their head that has magical invisible powers that land on your head. These magical powers goes into your brain, and helps you find solutions to whatever they “can’t” do. It really is hilarious how this really works! They really think this can has magical powers. I have posted the below poster n my room as a reminder. You can now download it for free, just right click on the image and save.