Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Its the last week of school! I am counting down the days! It really has been a great year and I am looking forward to next year even more.  Through this little blog, that I started in the end of January, I have had the chance to get to know some great teacher and collaborate on wonderful ideas. 

I am super excited about my nomination for Most Interesting Blog in the Elementary Teacher Category. Please vote by clicking on the vote for me button on the side bar! Tell your friends too! If they haven't joined I would love to have them as a follower! 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Vote for me! ------>

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Great FREE technology!!!

We can all feel it when spring is in the air. Our kiddos sure do! Well I have a technology based solution for spring fever! Its called Class Dojo! This is a completely free technology based management system and its easy too! Now I love my WTB but this seems to completely motivate the kiddos in the tricky last days.

Its easy to get started login to www.classdojo.com. Then it takes you through the simple steps to set up your classroom. It took me about 5 minutes to get it set up. Each kid gets an avatar and then they receive points or they can lose them. They LOVE it. My principal talks about how society is shifting to a gamer mindset. I totally see that in how the students react to this.

The kids love it and are so receptive. They love the ding and are rewarded by this instead of something tangible. It took very little time to get my class on board! I recommend it!

Now for a really cool app:

Apps Gone Free is a FREE app that tells you daily apps that are temporarily free. Its simple, easy, free and it gives you access to more free! My teammate recommended it and I have downloaded a bunch of great free stuff!

I hope you find these tech tips handy! I sure have! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Please vote!

I was nominated for the most interesting blog award! Please vote for my blog through the button on my side bar. Send your friends over to vote to! Voting starts 5/14 and ends 5/21! Thank you! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012


I wanted to let you know I am having a big sale in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I am doing it along with lots of other great teachers for the teacher appreciation sale. You can get 28% off in my store if you use the promo code! Check out my store here! 

Happy Teacher Appreciation! I appreciate all of you bloggy friends! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Drum roll please...

Wow! I have two weeks left and I have five weeks left of things to do! Plus I am going to be busy this summer. We were approved to develop our courses through itunesU. Pretty soon you will be able to search and download my lessons. But for now we are learning the ropes before we make them public. I can also author through ibooks! Such a cool thing to be apart of and I will do it all in a THIRD GRADE CLASSROOM!!!!

Thats my big announcement. It is everything thing that I could hope for and where my heart truly is in education. Plus third grades think I am funny and laugh at my jokes while first grades stare at me blankly.

I will continue to blog on here and follow my favorite first grade blogs but now I am going to add some 3rd grade teachers to my favorites. I can't wait! Maybe sometime in August I will come up with a 3rd grade blog and I hope I can continue to have you as a bloggy friend over there!

I could not be more excited and I had to wait for the official word, but I really wanted to share it with you!

I would love to hear about some of the cute activities you are doing to wrap up your year. Comment below!