Thursday, July 31, 2014

It’s Time for a SALE! ~Back to School

What will you be purchasing to start back to school?

BTS Sale 8.4 and 8.5


That's how we feel about the Back-to-School Sale happening on August 4th and 5th!!!

BTS Sale

I can’t wait to get some new stuff. It's going to be a GREAT one!

What are you going to purchase?

It’s a Throwback!

Do you use Thinking Maps as graphic organizers?

I do! So I created some editable thinking maps. This way, I can quickly add a text box and clip art quickly rather than spending my valuable time creating them over and over again.

If you’re like me, you’ll love these! Just click on the picture below and they’ll take you back in time where you can download these for FREE!

Hope you enjoy!

How do you use Thinking Maps or other graphic organizers in your room?

If you have products, share them here in the comments and leave a link so others can find them too!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Go Math Academy

Need a program to help students with Math at school or home?

gma 1 just might be the answer!

Take a tour below. Just click on the picture.


Go Math! offers a 14 day free trial and then it’s only $9.99 per month. And, it can be cancelled at anytime without additional fees.

This is a great way to get your parents involved in helping their children review math concepts at home. The best part is Go Math! offers hundreds of entertaining video lesson taught by expert educators. And, they can be searched by grade or topic. Plus, it’s FUN!


Have you ever tried “Go Math Academy?”

Tell the readers in the comment section about your experience with this product and leave a link back to your blog.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Digital Media–NBC Learn

Growing up in the digital age! Were you already grown up before this time? Do you need some assistance integrating digital media technology into your classroom?
Check this out!
NBC Learn K-12 is a rich, dynamic, and innovative resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original stories, primary source documents, and other digital media specifically designed to help teach and engage students of all levels and abilities beginning in Kindergarten and through higher education.
Click on the picture to learn more about this valuable resource!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SDE–Staff Development for Educators

Did you attend the “I Teach K / 1st” SDE Conference in Las Vegas this July?

What an amazing conference with outstanding educators both presenting AND in the audience!

Almost 7000 teachers attended 5 different conferences held at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

If you’re planning on attending next year, you’ll want to lock in your conference prices now! Check out the flyer below. Hopefully, you picked one up.

SDE 2015 K 1 Conference

And, if you were unable to attend, you can always take SDE’s online courses for a small fee! Check out the what they offer by clicking on the apple icon below.

Hope to see you next year at the 2015 Conferences.

Will you be going?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ESGI Software

What is ESGI?

Kindergarten assessments have evolved with ESGI.

“Thousands of teachers in over 46 states have gone to paperless assessments to record their data.”

It’s a web-based software that can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. It’s faster with personalized flash cards and parent letters that are ready to use. You can customize it to add your own tests or start right away with preloaded common assessments. Finally, it’s automated with everything done for you! You just collect the data and the program organizes, tallies and viola… you have data ready to use at the push of a button.

So, it’s not really Friday!!! But it is FREE!

Go to ESGI and sign up. Use if for 60 days FREE!

Use PROMO Code: 14ITKB1301

Why not give it a try!

Friday, July 18, 2014

CVC Books {short a} & a Giveaway

Finally! Uploaded and ready to go!
Letter A Word Family Cover
If you’d like your copy now, then head straight over to TeachersPayTeachers where you can pick it up for only $3.00! Just click on the link or the image.
if you like the CVC Short A Books above, then continue to look for these coming soon!!!
Short e
Short i
Short o
Short u
Letter E Word Family Books     Letter I Word Family books
Letter O Word Family books     Letter U Word Family books
Now, if you read this far, you might want to enter the giveaway below!!!
Good luck!!!
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Just below the "posted by" you will find the extra links!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vocabulary Journals–Single Lines

Would you be interested in getting a FREE product? If so, I need help editing the product below.
All you have to do is visit my Facebook page, Like the post, and leave your name and email in the comments section.
If you are selected, I will send you a link to download and I’ll send you an extra link to any product in my TPT store you would like.
Thanks for you help!
If you are looking for Primary lined Journals, you can find these in my store now. 

Click the picture link below!
 Primary Lined Vocabulary Journals

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Workin’ It Wednesday!

What are you workin’ on today?

So, excited to finally be working on my new Calendar Cards with 10’s frames combinations to 10. It’s been a long awaited project of mine.

workin on it wed 10s frames


Each year, a friend of mine makes tens frames with a marker and places these on her calendar each day. She asks the students the following questions.

1. How many dots do you see?

2. How many are missing?

3. What type of frame is this? Yes, a ten frame.

4. If there are 3 dots how many more are needed to make 10?

5. If this is a 10 frame and there are 3 dots, how many are missing?

6. What combination of 3 do you see? {3+0, 1+2, 2+3, etc}

And so forth….

I’ve always done this but at a different time of the day. Now, I can incorporate it into my calendar time and be more efficient with it pre-made. Plus, I hate spending extra time copying frames and using crayola markers to fill them in each day!

I’ll be adding this product to my (TPT) store soon! If you are not a follower, you’ll want to be sure to sign up here on my blog as well as TPT to find out when this product will be posted. I’ll also be giving it away on my Facebook account too.

workin on it wednesday pic

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Technology Tuesday–Interactive Website

Just recently I was introduced to this website. Although there are few games in each area, it’s worth taking a look at and it’s free!
Who doesn’t like free?
Interactive Sites for Education

These activities work great on a SMARTboard or interactive whiteboard for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab  or at home for individual learning.

Choose from fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for math, english language arts, science, social studies, brainteasers, music, art, holidays and more!
What interactive sites are you using?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Vocabulary Journals–Monday Made It

Hi everyone!

I am ready to upload Vocabulary Journals to TPT. However, I need someone to look these over for any mistakes? If you’re willing to do so, then please visit my Facebook page and leave a comment. Keep reading as there is a FREEBIE near the end of this post.

Freebie is located below this preview!!!


Now, while you are here, please grab a versatile vocabulary FREEBIE below! You can use these for any subject or trimester/quarter.



Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday Made It Pic

Be sure to visit 4th Grade Frolics for other Monday Made It ideas.

Click the picture above.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Engaging Students w/ Technology

Do you have a Smart Board in your classroom? Or, are you like me? Still waiting for this technology!
No longer do you have to wait! As long as you have a tablet anyway.

Share Anything Instantly. Capture Ideas Easily. Engage Students Effortlessly.

Turn Any Tablet into an Interactive Whiteboard
Teachers, students, sales professionals, trainers, financial planners – essentially any presenter – loves being able to easily highlight, draw, or write over presentations using their iPads and tablets. With Whiteboard, you can increase interactivity while you present, train, or teach. No longer hampered by pushing your slides or content from a PC, you can roam around the room and hand the iPad to a colleague or student so they can collaborate on content or work through an assignment with you.
splashtop apps 2
  • You have complete control over everything on your PC as if you were sitting in front of it.
  • Annotate over ANYTHING – Use gestures to draw, highlight, or write over any content.
  • Take snapshots of the screen and save them to the gallery, then share them.
  • Play Adobe Flash content, iTunes music, DVDs, CDs, etc with no latency
You can leave your PC on and connect to it remotely from the comfort of your home. No more late nights at the office or school preparing for tomorrow’s meeting or classroom discussion.
Experience lifelike play back – All video and audio are played in high definition on your iPad. Play Adobe Flash content, iTunes music, DVDs, CDs, etc. as they were meant to be enjoyed but without any painful sync sessions.

Don’t forget to check out Spashtop Personal too!
splashtop apps
Share anything. Instantly. In real time.
Bring the lesson to the student.
Turn your mobile device into an interactive whiteboard.
Teach from all four corners of the classroom.
Can’t get much better than this when you just don’t have access to a Smart Board!
Leave a comment and let me know if you use any of these apps and how you manage them in your classroom!