Thursday, July 24, 2014

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!!