Friday, November 11, 2011


Have you ever heard of Dropbox?  I have been using this since last year and it has been a lifesaver!  With Dropbox I no longer need to cart my thumbdrive back and forth between home and work! I also don't need to worry about remembering which computer I saved my school files to.  Dropbox is a free Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.  I have a small icon on my home computer and my work computer. I can click on that and open my files regardless of where I am. I can also designate certain files for sharing with my grade-level coworkers (if you share a file, the recipient also needs to have Dropbox downloaded) which has made it easier for us to collaborate on creating things for our grade level.

If you are interested in finding out more about Dropbox, click on the picture below.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Candy Corn Math Game!

This game is a fun way to practice basic addition facts during October or as a game during Halloween or Fall parties. Give each student a small cup of pieces of candy corn. Students play the game with a partner. Partners take turn rolling two dice and adding the addends. They put a candy corn on the sum. The game is over when one player ends up with 3 pieces on "7." Students may then enjoy their candy corn treats! Head over to my TPT store to check it out.

Fall Halloween M and M Sorting, Tallying and Graphing Center Available in my TPT Store

Included in this packet are activities for graphing the Halloween or fall M&Ms -brown, yellow, red, and purple(or burgundy) that are for sale in stores during September and October. This packet includes sheets for estimating, tallying, graphing (bar graph and pie graph), making fractions and writing about M&M graph data. I've included a harder graphing sheet that asks students to use < > = to analyze their data and an easier version for 1st grade or lower that asks students to do addition with their data. Head over to my TPT store to have a look.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scotch Laminator Sale!

The Scotch Laminator usually sells for around $80.00 but you can get it today for only $17.99! Get FREE super saver shipping by buying a few of the laminator pouches to bring your total up to $25.00 for free shipping. This little lamintor is very useful for creating small projects at home or laminating things with a heavier laminte than what is available on our school laminator.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Head over to Sunny Days for a Huge Giveaway!

Sunny Days is having a Freakishly Fabulous Four Hundred Follower (Plus It's Her Birthday) Giveaway Contest!! Click here to head to her site!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Grade Level Linky Party at The Teacher's Lane

The Teacher's Lane is having a Grade Level Linky Party! Head over to add your blog to to the linky list under the correct grade level. This is a great way to find new blogs to follow as well! Click on the above picture to head over to Teacher's Lane.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blabberize! - A Fun & Easy Site To Create Talking Pictures

With Blabberize, you can upload any picture and make it talk. Simply upload your picture, place the mouth, and record your audio. It's very east to create and fun! It really hooks the students in when presented in a lesson. I'm thinking it would be a really fun way to give a spelling test just to change things up a bit! It's so easy students could master using it as well.

Click here to visit Blabberize

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just Uploaded - Memory Book for the End of the Year

I just finished and uploaded an 18 page packet for creating a Memory Book with your students. It includes a cover page, pages about the grade level (different versions for grade levels), classroom page, pages for each specialist, several writing activities, a teacher poem, autograph pages and suggestions for the end-of-the-year read alouds.

My Favorite Way to Backup Files

DropBox is my favorite ways to back up files. I use this service for my reading interactive whiteboard files that I access everyday and constantly change. It's so handy to have the files available to me both at home and at school without having to remember to bring my flashdrive back and forth.

 Click here to visit Dropbox

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Math & Literacy Activities Uploaded at TPT

Just in time for Easter! This packet includes 27 pages of activities to use with students. My favorites are the Jelly Bean tally chart, graphing and fraction activities. Since we are studying fractions in math, we will definitely be doing those this week!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Second Grade is splendid is having an Easter Math Center Giveaway. Click on the picture below to go the her blog and enter.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Interactive White Board Resources

Ms. Durning at Second Grade is Splendid posted this resource on her blog. It's such an amazing collection of interactive sites that would be perfect for anyone with an IWB that I had to share. Everything is already organized into subject and skill areas. I will be bookmarking this site for future reference when planning activities to extend our learning on the Mimio IWB I have in my classroom. 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Amanda, at One Extra Degree is having a giveaway!!  She is going to give away two of Mrs. Jump's Class products from her TPT store.  Check out this great giveaway HERE!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Don't miss the Thursday Round-Up!

Don't forget that a group of teachers from have come together to form the Thursday Round-Up.  Each of us has an item on sale through Saturday night. My item is St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy Activities

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Giveaway at Fabulous in First!

Head over to Fabulous in First's blog and check out her giveaway for a set of books for writing workshop!
Click here to go to Fabulous in First

Thursday, February 17, 2011