Sunday, December 30, 2012

Teachers pay teachers Iphone app

So excited that Teachers pay teachers has an app Iphones, Ipod touches, and Ipad!

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Western Theme and other awesome themes

I have the awesome Carnival theme but Melanie has a new Western theme.
Check it out: 
Click here

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Creative Chalkboard

I found this awesome clip art designer and she also has freebies. Please check her terms of use! Click here: The Creative Chalkboard

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

1st grade whole brain group

I have formed a Wonderful group on Facebook that supports 1st grade teachers who use Whole Brain Teaching.
We welcome you to join us:
Click here

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Educator discount

There is an awesome teacher discount for the Silhouette! Teachers are loving the silhouette!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Virtual Teaching Expo

August 25-Back to school Virtual Teaching Expo!
See ya'll there!

Meet and Greet

I received my inspiration from Melanie from School girl style!  My new students loved their cupcakes for meet and greet!

Monday, July 30, 2012

I hate to brag but I am so excited! I have never won anything like this!

I won the School girl style design collection by Melanie!  I registered on Kleinspiration!  I am so excited and can't wait until I can put the items in my classroom!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Really Good Stuff Teach Chat

I had a great time this Wednesday on the Teach Chat on Twitter. We talked about class/behavior management. There were prizes that were given for answering questions! I won two prizes from Really Good Stuff and I can't wait to get them in the mail. Meet us on Wednesday at 8 Central!

Awesome 1st grade blog about Whole Brain Teaching

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 8-Daily 5 book study

Live Love Laugh

The Daily 5

There are so many helpful blogs/book studies this month about the daily 5. One for grades 1-3 is from:
It has wonderful pictures and links to copies!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Want to know what each of your fonts will look like?

I purchased a helpful video from the Charity Preston and she had a great website: It identifies what fonts you have on your computer. All you need to do it type a word and it shows you what that word will look like with each font! It is really neat!

Welcome Summer!!

We finished our school year this past Friday. Now, We are all enjoying our summer. Please check back for many printables that I will be making over the summer!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Free giveaways on Teachers Notebook

Don't forget to stop by Teachers notebook and enter for many free giveaways. There are new giveaways daily:)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blog giveaway

Wild about first grade is giving away two gift cards just to join her blog. Check out my new button so it can send you to the correct blog!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Free giveaway

1st year anniversary and they are giving away a ton of goodies. GO to the site to enter:)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Are you a whole brain teacher???

Almost every Tuesday on,
there is an awesome webinar to learn about Whole brain. I use it in my class and my first graders love it!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Common Core App

There is a new app for all of your grades common core requirements!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Promethean helpful hints

1. Place 4 images from the library on the page.
2. Open the objects browser: to move objects from one layer to another, click and drag the object to the desired layer.
3. Layer two objects, click on the top object and select the translucency tool and use the slider to make the image appear and disappear.
1. Save the Resource pack to your computer.
2. Open the inspire software.
3. Select the resource browser.
4. Select shared resources and the shared resources folder.
5. From the pull down menu, select import resources.
6. The resources will automatically import and then indexing of your library will begin.
Grouping and Locking Objects
1. Type an objective on the page.
2. Place an image from the library on the page.
3. In a blank area, click and drag across the textbox and the picture.
4. Select the grouped tool to group the objects together.
5. To lock and object in place, you will right click and select the lock option.
1. Type your text on the page.
2. Place an image from the resource library on the page. Open your action browser and select your image. Select the hidden option under your resource library. Select the three dots at the bottom of the browser and select the textbox. Don’t forget to select apply changes and save.
Containers Part 1
1. Place two objects on the page.
2. Open the properties browser.
3. Select your image and select the container tab.
4. Under Can contain select keyword.
5. Under keyword type the word noun.
6. Under returned if not contained select True.
7. Repeat for the second container.
8. Select your image and select the container tab.
Containers Part 2
1. Under keyword type the word verb.
2. Place images of nouns and verbs on the page, Select an image and click on the properties browser.
3. Select the identification tab and under keywords type noun if the image is of a noun and verb if the image if for verb.
4. Select the container tab and under return if not contained select True.

Magic Ink
1. Type your text on the page.
2. Place an image from the library on top of your text.
3. Right click on the image, select reorder and then layer to the top.
4. Select the Magic Ink tool and rub over the image to reveal what is underneath. Remember: Your Magic Ink tool only works with images on the top layer!
Rub and Reveal
1. Type or copy and paste text on the page.
2. Select the pen tool and then select the same color as the background of the page.
3. Draw a line over the text to “white out” the words that you do not want students to see.
4. Use the eraser to erase the line you drew and reveal the text underneath

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Virtual Teaching Blog

Even if you don't teach kindergarten, you have to buy a subscription to attend this expo. I learned so much and it really helped me with my literacy centers. The extra downloads are unavailable anymore but keep watching their site because they will have more opportunities!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Try this

I saw this idea from another teacher.
She didn't grade with a red pen. She graded each subject with a different color marker. I thought it was really neat and the kids liked it. Has anyone used markers to grade?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

All about the Free

Free websites: