Monday, November 17, 2014

Erin Condren products!!! Get $10 off of your first purchase!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Buzzing with Mrs.Mcclain-TNT blog

My teacher friend, Buzzingwithmrsmcclain, has an awesome blog post about her day at our local technology conference.  
Head on over...
Click on the picture to send you to the blog post!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Eureka/Engage NY math resources for FREE!!

If you have seen any of my blog posts, you would know that I love Erica Bohrer products.  She just posted some awesome math resources that coorelate with the Eureka/Engage NY math curriculum.  I printed/laminated everything last night and I just had to share!!
Click the picture to head to her blog!

Monday, November 3, 2014

GoNoodle Brain Breaks

These brain breaks have definitely helped my students focus better during core instruction.  After each subject, I try to put on a brain break so they are ready to focus on the next subject!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

TNT presentation

I am an ITEC teacher, which is a teacher who received a tech grant, and I am required to present at our local technology conference.
Of course, as soon as I turn on my iPad before the presentation, my iPad freezes.  The good thing is that I did have some pics on my powerpoint to show them.
One teacher took my advice and downloaded every app that I suggested.  I even helped her recover an app that has her father's voice(who recently passed away.)  She was so thankful and if I could have helped at least one teacher yesterday, then I did something great!!
I was so excited to see my teacher friend and blogger, Jasmine at my presentation.  You probably know her if you are a blogger.
Check out her blog!

I presented a class on Awesome free and paid apps that are not subject specific and can be used with all subjects and aligned with common core standards.  I also talked about a few Promethean tips as well.  I am attaching the powerpoint if anyone would like to check out the ideas that I shared.  If you have any questions, you can email me at:
I hope that you like it and I will be posted on what I learned at the conference!Click the link below to send you to slideshare.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Homemade rekenrek

Handmade rekenrek because we don't have any... We just used card stock, added beads to the pipe cleaners-glued the ends of the pipe cleaners to the Popsicle sticks and there ya go:)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Core knowledge "tricky words" idea

Anyone using core knowledge? For the "tricky words," one of my teammates suggested that we find a song that says "tricky".. One of the 1st grade teachers in our district cut the song by Run DMC for our students when we introduce the "tricky" words, they are going to love this!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Math Fingers Flash

We are starting eureka math this week and one of the lesson is math fingers flash.  I went to dollar tree and bought some gardening gloves and numbered them.  The students can visually see it so much better!! This was an idea from a PD class.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back to school ebook

I am going through this ebook and OMG it's awesome! If you haven't downloaded it yet, you definitely need to! I found it in Deanna jumps TPT store but it might be in other TPT authors stores as well! Click on the picture to send you to the link!

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!!

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:

Friday, July 11, 2014

Want to win a $50 certificate from Stitchfix?

Maria from Kindercraze is hosting another awesome giveaway on her blog.  Click on the picture to send you to her blog to enter!

FREE numbers app today

FREE today- Learn to write numbers-123- We all have students who write their numbers backwards so this would be a great app to help your students!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Birthday chair back

If you have a Dollar tree near you, I found this cute chair cover that you can use when one of your students has a birthday! So cute

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Over 80 FREE ibooks today from Readingteacher

Hurry and click on the picture to head to the website that will give you instructions to download these early childhood education books for your students.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Interested in the Daily 5???

Click on the picture to head to Differentiated Kindergarten the 2nd edition book study.  She has awesome ideas and pictures to help you!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Happy Numbers-K-2 numeracy instruction

Click on the picture to head over to the site.
Happy Numbers is a sequential course of K-2 Numeracy instruction.
Immediate feedback and remediation.
Adaptive scoring to provide practice to help students master a concept.
Differentiate instruction
Compatible with any device.

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Check out this awesome site for presentations with your students.
Click on the link below for a demo.

-Create a presentation in powerpoint and upload it to
-Students go to using a mobile device or desktop/laptop.
-Log on using unique code.
-After presentation, review students' interactions spreadsheet.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Need differentiated instruction?? Check this website out!

Click on the picture to head to the site!
-Create differentiated instruction for students using authoring tools.
-Students interact with content using the app Activity Spot.

Friday, May 30, 2014

How to group your students using QR codes.

Click on the files attached with directions on how to make QR codes to group your students.

I am a tech grant recipient and our leaders showed us this great grouping activity.  The file also has an example and a template. Click on the links below...

Tools to help you level your classroom from Kindercraze

I absolutely love Kinder craze's blog!  Maria is always willing to help new teachers with their blogs and giveaways!
Check out her great ideas to help you level your classroom books.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Newbie joining Slant box program for May!

I was introduced to Lessons with Coffee when she joined me and Mrs. Mcclain for Pin up Thursdays.  She hosts a Slant box program that you can sign up for and you are partnered up with another teacher to buy gifts and get to know other teachers.  You will also get gifts.  
Click on the picture to send you to Lesson with Coffee's blog for more info and to sign up!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Click on the picture to take you to Doodle bugs teaching blog!
I was on Spring break this week! YAY!! So, I don't have any pictures of my students this week but I have been on different sites and blogs this week.  This is what I have found...

This Thursday, I joined Mrs. Mcclain and we pinned some of our favorite pins.  Check out her site and scroll down on my blog to see my favorite pins.
Win a pair of Dansko shoes.  Click on the picture and head to the Organized Classroom blog to enter!

TikaTok is giving away a $15 Starbucks gift card (we know how much teachers LOVE starbucks)
The Organized classroom blog is hosting the giveaway.  Click on the Tika a Tok picture and enter!

Please act NOW!  This app is FREE only today!  It is:  Phonics Fun: Long and Short Vowel Sounds by Clever Goats Media.  Click on the picture for more details.  My 1st graders are going to love this game.

Another AWESOME math app that is FREE today only and is regularly $2.99.  This math app has over 100 math activities!  Don't forget to download it today.  Click on the picture for more details!