I have to show you my newest creation and addition to my All In One Teacher Binder collection! I absolutely love the cute little mustaches so I definitely had to create a binder theme centered around it. The pack includes a cover, divider tabs, spine label, section dividers, monthly calendars, meeting notes, and to do lists. Check out my TPT store to get one for yourself! Remember that I'll customize it to fit your needs for no additional charge! Click on the preview to check it out!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Have you ever wished you had a book to write down all of those funny little moments when whatever comes out of your kiddos' mouths cracks you up? They are always so random and oh so funny. So I was so excited when I found this linky party at A Turn to Learn! Here goes...
Last week my kinders were typing sentences after doing some research on animals. We discussed that sentences must start with capital letters and end with periods. While I was checking over one student's work, he had no capital letters. I told him that the "D" needed to be capital in order for his sentence to be correct. Without missing a beat, my little sweetie said, "Do you see another "D" on my keyboard, because that one is lowercase only!" That goes right along with the kids that tell me "I don't have that letter, they must have left it off my keyboard!"
Gotta love my little ones...not a day goes by that they don't make me smile!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
So I don't know about you, but I thrive on organization. Am I good at it...eh maybe not...but nothing makes me breathe a sigh of relief better than a nice and pretty organized desk without papers and folders all over the place. So after searching high and low for some ideas on how to get my desk a little more tidy, I decided to create my All in One Binder. It holds everything but the kitchen sink! I'm telling you this little baby is my life line! Right now it is where I keep my monthly calendars, lesson plans, 9 week plans, meeting notes, and Technology Essential Standards. But I'm already planning to add more stuff next year, like seating charts, student info...the possibilities are ENDLESS! Anywhoo, I've had a lot of teachers comment on it and asking for one, so I decided to make some up. I've got a few "themes" in the works but right now here is the one I've finished! It includes the cover pages, tabs, spine label, as well as monthly calendars, meeting notes and some matching to do lists.Click on the image to check it out in my TPT store! If you are interested and need certain labels let me know and I'll be glad to customize one for you! Hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I recently came across this great reading website called BiblioNasium. This site is for teacher, students, and parents. Teachers can create different classes and accounts for students. From there they can create challenges for their students and keep track of the books that they read. Students are able to search through their wide selection of titles including fiction and non-fiction and add them to their bookshelf as well as share them with friends. It looks like a great site with lots of potential for the classroom! Best of all...its FREE! Make sure to check it out!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Sorry about the title. I just had to do it! My fifth grade students were recently researching various cultures around the globe and the affect that they had on the American culture. Rather than have the students make a boring PowerPoint or even the usual Prezi or Glog (which are all great but we use them a lot), I decided to take it one step further and have them create their own websites using Weebly for Education. They turned out AHHH-mazing! I was very impressed with my fifth grade kiddos! This was a very student centered project. The only requirements I gave them was that their website had to have at least 5 pages and 1 of those pages had to answer the question "How did this culture affect American culture?" The rest was completely up to them...the webmasters! For the first few minutes they flopped around like fish out of water because they aren't used to that kind of freedom of learning on their own (which opened my eyes greatly...but that's another post in itself.) Once they got with their groups of 3 or 4 and started organizing and coming up with their ideas on what they wanted to learn about their culture, they were off and running and the creativity was flowing! Weebly is a free website where I, as a teacher, created an account, and then had up to 40 student accounts. The websites can be published as private and are password protected so they are not out there for everyone to see. With the simple drag and drop interface it was easy for the kids to customize their pages with text and images. The kids had a great time with these websites and they presented their cultures like pros! Here's some screenshots below of their great creations!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
So I'm on my way home from the Technology Literacy Conference at Myrtle Beach. I had an amazing time..not only because I was at the beach but I got to learn and talk about technology with aome awesome techies! The last session this morning was by TJ Houston. He presented 60 Chrome Apps in 60 Minutes. Wow! Now you all know how I adore Google so this was right up my alley. I'll definitely be sharing some of these great apps in the near future. In the meantime check out TJ's website which is packed full of resources and info! For now I'm on the road to good ole NC but I'll leave you with this. Ahhhh :)