Monday, August 31, 2015

Grab this app!

Grab it today!!!! Apple and Google play! I did a quick periscope on it today!! 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I found an awesome deal on children's dictionaries! Very useful in the classroom!

Hey y'all!  I did a periscope today about some awesome children's dictionaries that I found on sale for $2.50 and they were regularly $23.95.  I have a label on my sight that says:  Debbie Miller.  I made a blog post summary about her book Reading with Meaning.  I talk about it in this video!  Hope this helps and comment any questions!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Awesome New Sight Word app for teachers and parents!

I want to share with you an AWESOME new app/website that is in its beta stage.  I was messaged by Melissa with Educasic on Twitter about checking out her app/site.  
I absolutely loved it so I scoped about it a few times and then we did a Blab to ask her questions. 
1st, you make a FREE account on
On the upper right hand corner, you will see "Classroom Code"
Enter there and a pdf of instructions for your parents will produce for you!

I gave these out on the 1st day of school.  My parents immediately started using it.
The site is free for teachers and the app is free for parents until September 15 so you have to send the form out ASAP.
Once, they start using the app, you will get realtime results.

If you have any questions or suggestions, email me at:
or Melissa at:
You can view the recording of our Blab interview on and search: emtysmom-Sight word app on Blab broadcasts

Cute preschool-1st grade app

So cute! Grandma's Preschool app FREE today only- Regularly $2.99 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Back to school bulletin board

I am not a big creative person, so this is what I came up with for my bulletin board.  The pictures below shows what it looked like from the beginning to now.  I glue 1 1/2 gros grain ribbon around the edges because all of old stuck on glue.  I added a blue bordette and the other border from Carson Dellosa.  I always use fadeless paper(pictured below) or wrapping paper for my bulletin board backgrounds.
I have learned a lot of tips from the awesome Melanie with Schoolgirlstyle.  I bought some Caterpillar cards from Schoolaids.  I used pocka dot plates for the caterpillar but you can use the solid color(I bought them at Party City.) I used pipe cleaners for the legs and constuction paper for the eyes.   


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Join us Saturday!

Join us Saturday morning 10 CST/11 EST for our weekly blab show! We will be talking to Greg! Lots of fun, games, and prizes! Hope to see yall there! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Join us on Saturday morning!

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter at: theteacherblabshow! Don't forget to join us on Saturday at 10 CST 11EST.  We have An awesome guest who will be joining us.. You don't want to miss it! 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Teacher Blab Show

Join us tomorrow morning on at 10 CST/11EST for our Teacher blab show! Our guest will be the awesome Erin Cobb from Inlovinlit! 

Read Alouds Templates

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Awesome Giveaway pack #1

Enter to win this price pack!  I am so honored to be part of this giveaway.  Enter to win and also, head to DroppinKnowledge2 to enter more giveaways!

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New school year! Stay positive!!!!!

Hey y'all!  I hope that you are having fun for the next few days before school starts.  My inservices start tomorrow.  At school, we tend to look at each others class lists and say "Oh have HIM?" or "Good Luck with her, she is bad."  I know we have all heard it and might be guilty of saying it.  We are human and sometimes negativity gets in our way.  
I found this quote by Dr. Kevin Maxwell and it speaks volumes.  Schools are not like they used to be.  Parents don't help kids anymore because they simply don't have time or they just don't want to deal with it.  Some parents think that teaching should only be done at home.  We can't change their minds but we can change the way WE think.  Start this year with a POSITIVE outlook.  Don't "brand" those certain kids..Give them a chance to prove themselves to you so they have a "fresh start."  
The most important thing that I have learned about teaching is to show them love and show them that you care.  You can be their constant in their life if they don't have one.  I hope that you have an awesome year and if you would like to share your experiences, please share in the comments.  Love y'all!!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

August Currently....

I joined an awesome link up from:  

If you don't know what is...You are missing out!  We started a teacher blog chat on every Saturday at 10 CST.  We would love for you to join us!  You can just watch us chat away and you can comment to us LIVE.  We will be having some awesome Guests hosts coming your way!  You can log in with your twitter handle.  Email me with any questions you have!
I would LOVE to get to know you!  Follow me on periscope:  emtysmom and I will follow you back!