Friday Freebie!

    Freebie Friday

        I had a blast today presenting for great teachers from East Tennessee. They were all so eager to find resources to help their students. Thank you if you came to my sessions. I loved having you all there.

         Today I’m joining Teaching Blog Addict for Freebie Friday. I’ve created a set of Figurative Language Posters in zebra theme! You can grab a copy by clicking the picture.

After you grab my freebie head over and check out all the other great freebies! 


Technology Thursday: Awesome Apps for Teachers

    I am joining Teaching Trio for Technology Thursday. I have had a wonderful time at TETA.  I’ve learned so much this week and I still have one more day.  I wanted to share a few apps that I was introduced to today! 
The first app is called AR Flashcards. They have a couple different  paid versions, but the Alphabet version is free! I found this awesome video that shows what this awesome app does! 
This new kind of technology is called augmented reality.  If you search the App Store you find various types of augmented reality apps. 
Another awesome augmented reality app works with the 2013 and 2014 Guinness World Record Books!  The Guinness World Record App is free, so you only need to pay for the book. 
        Lastly, I want to share Grade Cam with you. Using bubble sheets you can print yourself, Gradecam allows you to grade multiple choice assignments  By logging in on your desktop 
computer you can then transfer the scores to your grade book with the touch of a button! The app is free for up to ten question quizzes. You can upgrade for up to 100 question quizzes. I really love the reports that are available. I love data and this provides lots of data. 

iPad Screenshot 1
A view of the grading widow
 iPad Screenshot 2

The view of the awesome data that is provided. All kinds of reports are available. Check out the awesome resource here
I hope you find something you could use here today. Be sure to stop over at Teaching Trio to check out other technology ideas. 


You Should Apply for that Grant!

            I was so excited a few week ago to find out that I received a Wal-mart grant I applied for.. I didn’t receive the full amount that I requested, but I received 500.00! I went to Walmart last night and spent three hours deciding how I was going to spend the money on my classroom.

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Look at all those school supplies! I’ve listed under each picture what I was able to purchase. 
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I was able to purchase 5 clipboards, 10 packs of page protectors, a wireless keyboard, 6 legal pads, cute cut-outs for the kids lockers, a heavy duty hole punch and 3 packs of neon index cards

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A laptop!!!! A wireless mouse, 48 lead pencils, 24 glue sticks, 4 sharpies, lots of command strip products, 100 pencils, 2 back of binder clips, 4 packs of markers, and white out. 
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Lastly, 5 packs of paper, label maker refill, post-it tabs, 24 expo markers, laminator machine, 100 laminator packets,  10 CDs, 6 packs of colored paper, and a case of paper! 
  Now it is your turn to have a shopping spree. To apply for the grant I applied for go here. I applied for the community grant.  You will need the following before you start: 
  • An idea: What do you want to do with your students? 
  • Amount: How much do you need to complete to your project? (You may not get all you request, but some is always great)
  • Tax Exempt information
      I hope to hear about some awesome teachers getting some grants for their classrooms. 


Prefix Practice Cards for Whole Group or Centers (Free download)

Prefix and Suffixes are critical for vocabulary instruction. I’ve created prefix cards for teaching in my classroom. Each page has a prefix and then its definition. I use them to introduce a prefix each day. Then we review them as we add more! I also add magnets on the back to stick to my whiteboard. I give the students the prefix card and definition to sort for one of my centers. Then they take a picture of their finished product with the class IPad. They name the image the name of their group to review their work. 
I made zebra for myself, but I also created a couple of others for my non-zebra-loving fans. Teachers can use the set on word walls, centers, or whole group instruction. Download the cards below, and please share how you will use these cards in your classroom in the comment box! 
prefix practice worksheet
Zebra themed common prefixes with definitions 

prefix practice worksheet
Heart themed common prefixes with definitions

prefix practice worksheet
Poka Dot themed common prefixes with definitions



Smargabord Sunday:Freebies and More!

   I’m joining Fabulous in First for Smorgasbord Sunday. Be sure to head over there to see all the other great posts. 
Back to School Price List 2014
I found this awesome document on Passion for Savings. If you click on the picture it will take you to the site and you can download the full PDF for free. I always wonder if I’m truly getting a discount and this will help me decide. This will be very helpful during back to school shopping. 

I made two different welcome banners pennants for the classroom! Click on each picture to download for free! 
I’m also looking for bloggers to link up here. I’ll be sharing this next week when I present at the TETA conference. I would like to provide all these great teachers from across TN with awesome blogs to check out. 


Snap Shot Saturday!

I am joining Miss Nelson for Saturday Snapshots. 
We are having a yard sell. We already made 130.00….Yay, I need a new vacuum! 
PVC Easel. Simple and portable. It also folds flat for easy storage! Just what I need for my classroom :)
I found this on Pinterest and so want to make it! Click here to get the tutorial
I found this idea on Teaching Ever After! I’ve always made my copies for 9 weeks at a time, but I never thought of doing it with a monthly filing system. 
To see what other teachers are up to head over to Run! Miss Nelson’s Got the Camera
I’m also looking for bloggers to link up here. I’ll be sharing this next week when I present at the TETA conference. I would like to provide all these great teachers from across TN with awesome blogs to check out. 


Technology Thursday: Excel Tips

I’m joining Teaching Trio for Technology Thursday. I have a few tips on how to use excel. I posted last week about different excel tips, you can find them here
Tip 1: How to edit the Excel tabs (color/name)
1. Right click on the sheet you want to rename. 
2. Then click rename the area will darken and you can type in the area.
3. Click away from area when you are finished typing. 
4. To change the color of the tab, right click on the tab. Then select tab color and finally choose the color you would like. 
Tip 2: How to print with grid-lines in Excel
1. Click on file and then click on print. 
2. Then click page setup
3. Click on the sheet header. 
4. Then check Gridlines and then okay
I hope these were helpful. If you are wondering how to do something in Excel, please comment below and I’ll be sure to do a tutorial on that subject. 
I’m also looking for bloggers to link up here. I’ll be sharing this next week when I present at the TETA conference. I would like to provide all these great teachers from across TN with awesome blogs to check out. 


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