Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kid Friendly Website Tents *FREEBIE*

As the year is coming to a close, I've been looking at my classroom organization, management, and how I'd like to adjust it for next year. Over all my class pretty much runs itself, with consistency and set expectation I've come to enjoy routine. There is one thing that still drives me batty each day. TECHNOLOGY. 

Let me preface by saying that I love technology in the classroom, but our chromebook situation is driving me crazy! My students are rotating in and out of a technology station for each subject each day. With the chromebooks I am constantly typing the web addresses on the board or simply excruciatingly typing it for each kiddo. So the other day I came up with this idea...

These simple tents make computer time easy peasy! Teachers can choose what tents to put out each day to inform the students of the sites they are permitted to be on. For teachers with chromebooks, or teachers without the ability to create shortcuts on their computers, website addresses are printed at the bottom of each tent for students to easily type into the navigation bar.
I laminated mine to make them more durable and voila!
 16 Kid friendly, educational, and FREE websites are listed. If you have any additional FREE website ideas leave them in the comments!! 
Grab yours {here} for FREE! 
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Five for Friday

If you missed it, check out yesterday's post about this amazing planner by A Modern Teacher and you could win one for you AND a friend!

I felt like my list this week was never ending! But for the most part I am done, just thanking God this week is finally over! LONGEST WEEK EVER!


We've been thinking about and brainstorming ideas for Mother's Day. This is an oldy, but goody. I'm thinking we will be pulling these out this year! Have I ever mentioned how much paint FREAKS ME OUT!?!?


And these were printed today and examples are ready for Monday! Can't wait to see how they turn out this year for our mommies, aunties, and grandmas!

 Sidenote, but totally awesome at the same time.... TPT mentioned me on twitter today! I love this teaching social media community and thank all of you for everything I learn from y'all!
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Modern Teacher Planner GIVEAWAY!

Y'all I'm so excited! One of my besties, April from A Modern Teacher, has the CUTEST teacher planners! I've already printed mine and I'm slowly getting it put together for next year.

A Modern Teacher

Check out her Happy Day Planner! It's so bright and cheerful, something everyone will be asking you about at the next staff meeting!

The possibilities are endless! I love that it can be as simple as print and go, or you can format everything on the computer and bind it! I chose to use a binder with sheet protectors this year. 

Chosing to print out my planner and put each of my calendars in sheet protectors allows me to write with vis-à-vis. This makes a easy and editable that is as flexible as my schedule that changes day to day. 

Y'all this planner is amazing and includes so many amazing ideas! I have used her sticky notes sheet for a while now and it's pretty much my best friend! I have one in my planner and one beside my computer at school! It helps me organize my obsession (post-its)!

I encourage you to check out her huge variety of planners! (26 in her store!!)

The best part about all of this?? 
April has given me the chance to give 1 2 of them away! (you and your bestie!)                                                    
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You have one week to enter!
Good luck!!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A-Z Animal Craftivities and Writing Prompts {Hump Day Highlight}

Here we are again. It's Wednesday and another Hump Day Highlight! I hope you'll not only check out what we are up to in my classroom, but you'll link up to show us what you are up to in yours!
Tomorrow for Dr. Seuss Week we are celebrating "Oh, the Places You'll Go" and "Put Me in the Zoo"! Students are dressing as what they want to be when they grow up, so why not pull out our Zoo Keeper Applications and Animal Craftivities??

I love this activity each year because the kiddos get so into them and it's easy to differentiate! With 26 animals and numerous activities for each, I am always able to find something that spikes each child's interest.  

Unit Includes {per animal}: 
Animal Templates for Craftivity  
Zoo Keeper Application 
Guess My Animal Activity 
If I were a _______ I would... 
If I owned a _______ I would... 
Non-fiction animal fact sheet for research 
Animals sold bundled or separately:

Find the bundle and the individual animals for 20% off today!
So tell me, what are you doing this week?

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