Tuesday, July 22, 2014

5th Grade Teacher Reviews HoverCam X300



I am also getting the Hovercam with my class money.  This is so neat and it was a GREAT price if you are looking for a document camera for your classroom.

Promethean ActivSlate



I'm so excited to be able to get my activslate this year.  I had one about 4 years ago at my previous school but I haven't been able to use one since then.  So excited!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Enter to win a FREE custom made open house brochure!

OMG!!! I just hopped over the Firstgradeblueskies and saw that she is giving a giveaway on one of her custom teacher brochures!  They are so cute and awesome! Click on the picture to enter!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A cheap ten frame idea



Need a cheap ten frame idea?  I have been saving up my old egg cartons and I just cut the top and lid of them (shown in the first picture above) and use them in my math center.
I bought the suddenly salad noodles because of the two different colors.  You can also color the noodles but this was a quick, easy, and CHEAP way (as a teacher, you know how I feel about cheap)  
A fellow teacher also suggested using Wacky Mac colored rotini pasta.  Thanks alishalikestoteach!



FREE reading and phonics app

If you did not see this yesterday, you have to download it- it is: Phonics and reading with McGuffey- it is regularly $20 but free right now- the developer specified that it will be free until the next update so download it ASAP:)


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Class Dojo

I am really seeing how many teachers are raving about Class Dojo.  I wasn't sure that it would work with my 1st graders but I will give it a try.  I created an account but I can't do more than that because we won't get our class lists until August....
Erica Bohrer has a great post on her blog about how she uses Class Dojo.
I am an Itech teacher in my parish/district and some of my fellow members present at many of our conferences on Class Dojo.  Please click on the picture to head to their blog.
I will blog again after I have used Class Dojo in my classroom.  You can comment on what you do in your classroom if you use Class Dojo already!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ron Clark Academy giveaway!

If some of you have read my blogs before, I love to read Erica Bohrer's posts.  She is hosting an awesome giveaway to receive a signed copy if Kim Bearden's book:  Crash course lessons
You can also enter to win a visit to the Ron Clark Academy.  How awesome it that!!!!
Click on the picture to enter: