Saturday, October 27, 2012

GlOgGiNg GlOgGiNg EvErYwHeRe

I know I have already posted about Glogster edu, but I can't sing it's praises enough!  I love to create glogs to teach from, I love to have students create individual glogs, and I love to have students collaborate and create glogs.  My question for you is have you ever used it (if not go do it now please), if so how did you use it?  I would love to hear from you!  Often technology can be a little bit intimidating, but please trust me on this one it will be worth it!!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Linky Party

Extra, Extra read all about it...Tales from Room 112 is have a HUGE linky party!  She is celebrating her blog reaching 200 followers!  Head on over and enter to help her celebrate!  There are tons of things up for grabs!  Don't miss out!  Click the link below!

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Sunday, October 21, 2012


Doesn't everybody love getting something for free!? Head on over to my teachers part teachers store for a special freebie just in time for Thanksgiving!

Decimals, Fractions and Common Core

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have uploaded a few new items to my TPT store!  If you are in need of activities for Common Core 3-5 grades on decimals and/or fractions I have something just for you!  Leap on over and take a look.  I am new to all of this and really am in need of a few followers over keep my heart content!  Please let me know what ya think!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Great Big Giveaway!!

FYI - 4th Grade Frolics along with a few other AWESOME blogs are hosting a GIVEAWAY!  We all love giveaways right!  Well head on over and check it out there are so many things up for grabs!  Click the button below to link up to the giveaway!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

I've been Boo'd!!

I've been BOO'd...who's up for a little fun!  

I've been boo'd by Jessica over at Joy in the Journey blog.  

We are linking up with Cynthia from 2nd Grade Pad!!  

This is a blog "linky party" being hosted by Cynthia at 2nd Grade Pad. What a great way for us to do a lot of blog hopping! I love learning from all of the amazing teachers out there!
  • Here's how to play. Choose a fellow blogger that has MORE followers, another that has about the SAME number of followers, and last, someone that has LESS followers.
  • Highlight their blogs with links to encourage others to check them out. Don't forget to let your fellow bloggers know that you shared about them.
I am excited to be boo'd and to participate in this fun linky party: 

Here are my three...

The blog that I love that has LOTS more followers is "Heather's Heart"!  
Heather's blog is full of wonderful ideas, an interesting story about "Hoovers" (hint we all have them!) and is just overall INSPIRING~~ I {PUFFY} HEART IT!

The blog with about the same number of followers is "Young Thinkers, BIG Ideas" .  This blog is full of great ideas about being an innovative teacher and creating students who are innovative thinkers!  Check it out!

YOUNG THINKERS, BIG IDEASwonder, imagine, connect, reflect, innovate

Last, but not least is the blog with a few less followers...that blog is "Little Miss Primary"!
Little Miss Primary just joined the blogging world, but is full of ideas to share with all of us!  Go give her some love by clicking on her button below!

All of these blogs are one of a kind!  GO AHEAD CHECK THEM OUT!!

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Have you ever used GlOgStEr

I am a huge fan of Glogster EDU!  I have used it in every subject in my classroom.  It works great at the beginning of the year to have students create a glog to introduce themselves, to glog about a book, to glog about problem solving, and/or to glog about historical events or science experiments   It is a truly authentic way to assess what students know and understand.  In my Teachers Pay Teachers store I have just recently posted a checklist and rubric that students use in conjunction with glogster in my classroom. Above all else it is already aligned to Common Core ELA.   I am new at selling, so if you would head over and check it out I would really appreciate it! Just click below! Please let me know what you think!!  :)

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

EvErYoNe NeEdS a LiTtLe LoVe SoMeTiMeS!

As I was busy being excited about my newest follower I went to check out her blog.  Awesome is all I can say!  It is unbelievable how much she has to share and how much the first post I read on her blog touched my heart so much I had to post about it.  My "newest follower" Heather from "Heather's Heart" shared an amazing you-tube video about the heart of a teacher.  All of us have our share of bad days, all of us have our share of accomplishment, but few of us slow down to actually think about what we do each day!  I have the video below it is short and sweet, but says so much!  Check it out along with Heather's blog.  Her button is below!  Amazing!

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Just what I NeEdEd!!

I couldn't believe it!  I was going through my RSS feeder and reading different post when I came across a blog called "I Teach. What's your superpower".  I loved the name so I cruised around her blog for a bit.  Little did I know I would find JUST WHAT I NEEDED here!  You all know I'm new to the blogging world and all the ins and outs of it are quite confusing to me!  In this blog I found all the answers!  "I Teach. What's your superpower" has a page called "Blog Baby Blog" and here is the best part...she has broken down all the ways to change, add, create your blog.  I have added quite a few things with success because it is so easy to understand and follow.  If you or your blog is in need of a little TLC head on over and check out her post!  Click her button below!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


It's exciting!!!  My fellow blogger at "The Wise Owl" is having a 100 follower give away!  There are THREE possible ways to win...all you have to do is do a few "blogging" things and you are on your way!!  How fun is that!  Just click on the link below and enjoy!!  Fingers crossed I win!!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

5 ThInGs I CANNOT live without in my classroom

Just reflecting on my crazy day and looking for some thankfulness around the classroom!


1.  Exacto pencil sharpener
2.  Blue kidney table (it catches everything' but where would I put everything without my blue table LOL)
3.  My activ-board...makes my life and teaching a bit more interesting!1
4.  My cool reading spot when it is a reward for a student to get to read in a comfy chair!
5.  Surround sound Mic...really made a difference in my voice effort.

What is your fab 5?  Think this would make a great future linky party...don't think I'm quite ready for that yet!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Diving in Head First

I've decided to jump in and Link up with "Oh' Boy 4th Grade" and do the CURRENTLY linky!  How much fun is that!

Hopefully you can link up to 

New Favorite!! has become my knew favorite to use in the classroom! if you haven't heard of voki or know but haven't utilized...then this post its for you! In short voki is a taking avatar. At first I began by actually having the voki to give morning announcement and reminders to my class first thing in the morning. (kids LOVED it) Then I transitioned into making it introduce me at a presentation for student teachers that I did. Once again a hit. Then I wanted to really have my students use it. I created a rubric and gave my students the ropes. They came through with flying colors! It was a wonderful way to integrate the common core and technology into the classroom. I have posted my rubric along with student friendly directions in my teachers pay teachers store...go check out! Live learn teach I'm out!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I'm AdDiCtEd

I figured this would be an easy begin to my blog life.  I'm ADDICTED to Pinterest!!  I love love love it!!  I can't stop, it's like it calls my name.  I have never been super efficient, but good gracious it is my ultimate time consuming activity!!  I can't get enough.  I am so bad I do really wish it had a warning pop up that would let me know that I have in fact already pinned this pin!  Ha...anybody with me!  :)

Figuring everything out

Okay, I realize most of you have lived in BLOG land for quite some time now and everything comes mighty easy to you...THAT IS NOT THE CASE FOR ME!  :)  It is pure crazy trying to make a decision about names, backgrounds, colors, etc.  Hopefully now I have everything up and running pretty well (I think)!  lOVING lIFE!

Taking a chance in the blogging world!

Here goes my best!  I am taking a chance in the big wide world of blogging!  I have been following lots of blogs for a while now and have always wanted to take my own stab at it, but I guess you could say I've been afraid, busy, uninteresting, scared would be a few of my top reasons.  I love to read blogs and see what others are doing in their classroom or their life for that matter.  I have gotten so many great ideas just from people sharing their experiences and knowledge.  Hopefully I can add to that wonderful world in my own spunky way.  :)  Anyways I know no one will be reading this...maybe ever, but welcome to my own little side of the world!