Sunday, April 12, 2015

FlapJack Educational Resources

I have been a subscriber to FlapJack educational resources for sometime now but we all know how hard it is to really take the time to watch videos.  Tabitha Carro is a 4th grade Spanish immersion teacher but she has helpful tips for ALL grades.  Her videos are step by step and she has a lot of awesome ideas that she shares.  Here are a few of her videos (they are on youtube so you might have to watch them at home)


Please subscribe to her videos!  She has awesome tips!
Click on the picture above to send you to her TPT store!

Saturday, April 11, 2015


The first book that I am going to blog about is Stellaluna!  I read this book to my first graders every year.  
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Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits.

50 books a child should read by the age of 5

I went to Books a Million today and I saw this awesome display.  I had an idea to blog about each of these books.  If you have anything that you would like me to add to any of these books (ex: TPT product or website) message or comment me!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hello Crayons app

I just saw a post about this awesome app and I wanted to share.  
Hello crayons is a free app but if you want extra colors etc., it does cost but you can definitely use the free version and be happy with it!
The neat thing about this app is that you can use it for digital storytelling.  You can also use Educreations in conjunction with Hello Crayons.  You can also have students work on their spelling or vocabulary words.  The possibilities are endless with this app for early childhood students.  There are 3 other similar apps (color pencils, chalk, paint)
Check out this video below for a presentation about the app!

Awesome FREE apps today!

Our school has a subscription to Reading eggs and these apps are a part of their program! The picture shows 4 apps for there are 5 free today! Just go to the App Store and search: Eggy and they should all pop up!  My students love the eggs and the program! Check it out!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Our 3rd Skype visit with a children's author

We just visited on Skype this week with Brianna Caplan Sayres.  She had so much fun with my students.  She asked them a lot of questions and they had a blast.
(sorry, excuse my finger in the way of the camera lol)
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She read..
to the class and Brianna wore a crown just like Tiara Saurus Rex!

Stay tuned to our readers theatre with a 1st grade class through Skype!

Another awesome Skype visit with an amazing Children's author

On a previous post, I talked about my first author visit through Skype with my first graders.  I set up an account on Skype in the classroom
I picked a few authors and I began getting emails from them.  This is our second Skype.
It was with Paul Czajak and he is the author of:
Monster Needs a Costume
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Our class was so excited because he read his 2 new books that wasn't released yet!

This has been an awesome experience for my class.  They are asking published children's authors questions about writing books.