Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Linky, A Freebie, and a Giveaway!

Wow!  I can’t believe how great this 3 day weekend feels!  Some schools in my area had Friday off too, but I did not have that luck.  I feel such a sense of freedom and like that extra day just helps me recouperrate from the week in a way that 2 days just can’t do!

Kelley from the Teacher Idea Factory is hosting her first Linky Party!

Here is my list of things I can't live without in my classroom!

1. My Promethean Board!

I have had one for 4 years and have come to rely heavily on it. I am so glad that I have one in my new third grade classroom and…it’s newer!  I may have gotten one of the first ones, but now I am getting one of the new ones!

2. Teachers Pay Teachers

TPT is amazing! I have bought more things than I care to think about and it is a bummer I can’t trade them in now that I am switching grades.  I keep debating about selling some tings on there…hmmm.

3. Amazing Reading Sites!

Pebble Go and BookFlix are used daily in my classroom. They are amazing resources for the kids and to support instruction!


4. Blogs!

What an amazing resource and support system blogging has been.  I have had some many great intereactions and my blog has provided me with a chance to reflect on my practice and share what I am doing.

5. Live Writer

I downloaded Live Writer after Cara Carroll mentioned that she used it to write her blog.  It is soooo much easier to deal with than Blogger!

6. Microsoft Powerpoint

Again, the fabulous Cara Carroll mentioned that she designed all of her documents on Powerpoint.  What an amzing change!  It makes creating things for the classroom so much easier because it isn’t as fussy about placng things as Word and Publisher.  I can easily moved and add elements.

7. Document Camera

I love this little guy!  It has made teaching games and doing a worksheet as a class so much easier because I can project anything using my computer.

IPEVO Point 2 View USB Camera

8. Sqworl

This is a great site for creating bookmarks using an image of the site.  I love being able to see the sites I have bookmarked!


Here’s another summer freebie! Can you tell I am making things for the last few weeks?  This watermelon project is one of those great fillers when you just need to fill a half hour with quiet work.  Enjoy!


Yearn to Learn is having a give away! Check it out!




  1. I love making my units in powerpoint!! It makes it so easy to work on. :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Thank you so much for joining my linky!!! Powerpoint, huh?? I do get frustrated with Word at times (it jacks things up quite a bit). I just may have to play around with it now :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory