Friday, August 31, 2012

August's Most Popular Posts & Almost to 10,000!

We are almost to 10,000 views on this blog!! Thanks to everyone for their support! I also recently hit $500 in Lifetime Sales on my TpT store!!
When we hit 10,000 views on here, I will plan for a BIG giveaway!! If you would love to help me celebrate by giving away some of your own educational resources, please let me know!! I want to make this BIG!!
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Field Trip Time!

Virtual Field Trips are an amazing thing! I have to admit though, it's something that I have yet to truly include in my own classroom.
I really want to try to implement them at some point this school year.
If you have ever done Virtual Field Trips in your own classroom, please feel free to share your experiences with us all.
For now, I have listed a few links below that give many ideas and resources for Virtual Field Trips.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Election: 2012

Even though it's only late August, we all know the country is in full Election mode for the November Presidential Elections.
With that said, it's never too early to start discussing this with our kids or students. Surely, they've seen or heard political commercials already anyway. But, they will most likely have some questions.
This will probably be a topic I re-visit a few times before November, but below I have posted a few great, kid friendly, resources to help with this year's big election.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Stickers & Rewards

Kids of all ages LOVE stickers! I'm an adult and I still like them!
In my computer lab, I give stickers out as rewards and also occasionally let kids pick something from my treasure box. It's important to reward students who are consistently doing the right thing.
However, things like good manners, etc. are something that should just happen and don't necessarily need a reward each time.
Everyone uses rewards differently in their classrooms or with their own kids at home. Kids love it and thrive on it!

Below are a few sites where you can find great selections of stickers and rewards!! I know that I also love to check out Target's dollar bins or the Dollar Store for items as well.

I hope everyone is starting off the new school year well! Happy Friday!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ready for the Year!

After many hours of hard work this week, I am officially ready to welcome students into my computer lab tomorrow! I am teaching K-4 this year, due to a huge student population increase (last year I was K-5). I am excited about this, even though I have to travel next door to our other building, the "middle" school, in order to teach my 4th graders. 

Below, I am posting a few pics of my classroom. I used Angry Birds and Social Media as my major theme this year. I hope you enjoy! 

Best of luck to everyone as you begin your new school year!

My Angry Birds "Volume Reminder Sign"  and more

Facebook Page bulletin board

Facebook Page bulletin board

New Computer Numbers

Word Wall

Sign to help the kiddos

Mini "Words with Friends" display

This year's schedule

Safe seat with some awesome signs that I found online


Twitter "Feed" a.k.a. My Objectives

Thursday, August 9, 2012

TpT: BIG two day sale!

For August 12-13 only, you can get many items on Teachers Pay Teachers for up to 28% off!! 

I am participating in this sale! You may find my TpT store by clicking here. You will need to use the code on the picture below in order to receive the full discount.

I hope everyone is getting ready for the new school year and I wish everyone the best of luck! I reported back to work this week, and we get students on Monday! 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

It's a Puzzler!

Kids love Puzzles!! As an adult, I like them, too. However, what I don't like is all the many, many pieces that I find everywhere from my own kids' puzzles. 
Whether at home or in the classroom, there are still many fun ways for kids to enjoy doing puzzles, without getting all the little pieces everywhere. 
Below are a few fun, online, puzzle sites that I've found. 
Have fun! 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Back to School: Part 4

Well, my brain is surely in back to school mode now. I can't deny it: I go back to work on Monday. ((sigh))

However, I just keep finding so many AMAZING ideas for the classroom, that I just had to do another post and share my findings. 

Today, I am focusing mostly on the classroom setup and organization. 

I hope these ideas and tips are useful or can be passed on to others who are looking for "somewhere to get started" for the new year. 



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