Friday, June 28, 2013

VistaPrint & Saving $$

I love VistaPrint. 

In an earlier post I wrote about how to keep your parents and students connected using products from VistaPrint. To read more about it, click the picture.

Today, I wanted to share this money saving link...

You can receive $10 off your purchase just by clicking the "VistaPrint - Make an Impression" picture above.

Once I purchased, I continued to receive amazing offers and you will too! 

Then, click the link below this next picture and pass on the savings to your audience as well.

You will continue receiving $10 off for each person who purchases too!

You can also access these links on my Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Have you "Symbaloo"ed yet? 

Access your bookmarks anywhere with Symbaloo, a free social service now available in the US both online and on your mobile device. Not only are your bookmarks in visual form but you can also perform a search right from this page. It's a great resource to use in your classroom to go right to your Promethean Planet, Math Online Resources, Treasures or other Langauge Arts series, YouTube, My Big Campus, and any other online resources your use. Just add and customize. Here are a few samples. 

Here you can watch the YouTube Video.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013



I can hardly believe it... I have a new printer! You see my old printer was purchased way back in... hmm, it's so old I almost can't remember! (2000) Although it still functions, it's old, bulky, wired, and most importantly SLOOOOWWWW! 

I'm excited to share with you my new printer. If you're looking for a new printer this baby is awesome! It does everything but my laundry... okay, well you get the picture.

Here's why I love it!

HP ePrint, Print, Scan, Copy, Fax, Wired and Wireless Networking, Automatic 2-sided Printing, 2.65รข€ Touchscreen, Web Connectivity, Automatic Document Feeder, 250-sheet Paper Trays.

  • Print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint
  • Print professional color for up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers
  • Print web content without a PC, online photos, business forms and more
  • Get more done with automatic 2-sided printing and a 250-sheet paper tray
  • OJ Pro ISO yield with highest-capacity cartridges based on continuous printing
  • Requires a wireless access point and an Internet connection to the printer. 

Product Overview

  • Professional color for up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers
  • HP ePrint: Print from virtually anywhere—send it from your mobile device to your printer and it automatically prints!
  • Effortless copying with one-sided copies of a two-sided ID card


ISO PRINT SPEEDUp to 18 pages per minute black, up to 13 ppm color
FAXUp to 100 pages fax memory
SCANResolution up to 4800-dpi optical; maximum scan size 8.5" x 11.7"
COPYMaximum number of copies, up to 99

Feature Checklist

Built-in Wireless Printing
Built-in Wired Networking
Two-sided Printing
Memory Card Slots
Color LCD Screen
4 x 6 Color Photo Printing
High-capacity Paper Tray
Auto Document Feeder

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Calendar Time–Linky Party

Today, I wanted to share a few products I use in my classroom when teaching the calendar specifically. If you’ve never seen these products you’ll be amazed what you can get out of a quick calendar lesson!
CURIOSITY BAIT makes learning truly exciting for students and teachers.  It promotes higher-level thinking and increases general knowledge with very little teacher preparation.
How does it work?  With your Curiosity Bait Card Holder, you will “dangle” a mystery pattern by revealing one clue each day for a month.  Your children will then team together as a community of learners to “unlock” the mystery before the month’s end.  Different patterns keep the learning lively.
Each kit contains ready-to-laminate pattern cards, pattern suggestions, blackline masters, and suggestions for journaling and other extensions.  A Curiosity Bait Card Holder is sold separately.
Not only do I teach about the calendar as a tool for time but I can double the power by using cards that I pattern and teach about.
NUMBER LITERACY - This is a daily, 10-minute routine that you will use to draw upon your children’s ability to think visually. Together you and your children will use grids and dots to help your children develop useful visual images of mathematical concepts and processes. Appropriate for grades K and higher, this large group routine will help you model the correct use of the written language of mathematics in a constructive, visual context.
Practice Pages are designed to make math easy again for students of all ages. These books focus on helping children master basic math facts in various topics, and will bolster test scores by greatly improving their understanding of the math concept being taught. Each book has four sections about one specific topic. Sections vary in difficulty allowing you to personalize specific sections toward individual student needs. bby Practice pages are easy to use, quick, effective, unique, engaging, and developmentally appropriate for all children.
bby Practice Pages are versatile and can be used as daily practice, quizzes, assessments, flash cards, mental math, seatwork, tutoring aids, test preparation, and as supplements to existing math programs. Each book contains easy-to-follow instructions, an English parent letter, a Spanish parent letter, 4 different sections on one topic, answer keys, teaching tips, and 80 pages of practice. The thirty-one books currently in print cover topics of addition, subtraction, money, number sense, time, equivalence, fractions, decimals, percents and more.
You can find all of these resources and many more at
Just click on their “PRODUCTS” tab.