Friday, June 19, 2015

Five for Friday Link - June 19th

It is already Friday and this week has FLOWN by!  I don't like my summers to go by SO fast!  

OK, really this week has flown by.  Yesterday I got on one of these and flew four hours to Los Angeles to meet one of the most important people in my life.

While I was being held captive on an airplane I watched the movie Interstellar and enjoyed it!

When I got off the plane I had the best little visitor in the back seat with me.  I enjoyed being with you and riding with you little Anna.  I got her to laugh which totally filled my heart!

Finally got back to the house and was completely exhausted.  I have never been on a plane for FOUR hours but it was so worth it! 

The folks in Charleston, S.C. have not had good news for loved ones. Please pray for those who lost loved ones this week and please visit Sarah's website, Educlips, to get this beautiful tribute.

 Educlips Tribute to Charleston, S.C.

Have a blessed week and remember those who are having a tough time!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

"Teach Your Monster to Read" is Awesome and FREE!

Hi All!  It's Deb from Fabulously First bringing you a fabulous teacher tip for reading!

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Have you signed up for "Teach Your Monster To Read"?  What is it?  Why is it free?  I can answer all of those questions!

The program is funded by the Usborne Foundation, a charity set up to support initiatives to develop early literacy and this is why it is free. The program is for children in the first stages of learning to read, or for older children who need a little more practice. "Teach Your Monster to Read: First Steps for the iPad is $4.99 which I feel is a bit pricey. The reason I say that is because Raz-Kids is web based and the app is free to use on the iPad.

If you are interested in learning more about this program please click the picture above!

You do have to sign up or sign in.

Here is the app if you are interested in taking a look at it for your devices.
After you have signed up you add players one at a time to choose which game they will play (see below) or sign up multiple players!

Hang on there are some great options:

I love that I can change their passwords to something kid friendly on a keyboard.  There is even a place where you can download the stats via excel.  They also provide password cards for each student to log into the program.  What's not to love?

Yeah, there is a lot more to the program, but I gave you the basics to get started and it is FREE!

If you already use it or if you sign up, please let me know how you like it.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Five For Friday - June 5th Linky with Doodle Bugs Teaching!!

Yep, it's that time again for "Five for Friday", but
this is my first Friday for starting my summer.

Got a busy summer planned and would someone please tell me why I have already started creating a list for things to do for next year?  Seriously?

I am planning a trip to California in about two weeks and would you believe I didn't have a laptop case for traveling?  I know I like being at home but I need to get out more.  So I had to buy a laptop case.  I wanted to have a really nice one for twice the price but this one will do...

OK, so I also realized that I don't have luggage to fly out to California so I had to go shopping again.  I bought something inexpensive because how many times do I use luggage?  Hardly Any!  So I ended up with this...

Now, this flight is going to be FIVE HOURS and I am not one to embrace being five feet off the ground.  What am I going to do for five hours, on a plane, in a squishy seat? I am going to read a book...

Something has to keep my mind off the fact that I am up in the air and not on the ground!!!  Being captive on a plane will do this to a person; self- induced professional development?

Oh, and I did shop for something for my classroom for next year.  I am getting RID OF MY DESK and using my kidney table.  I needed something for all my desk stuff to go into so I bought the three drawer containers from Walmart.  Hey, a teacher has to do something with all that JUNK right?  So I bought these...

Last, but the most important part to ALL of this insanity, it to hold this little darling right here.  I am meeting her for the first time and when I do I know I am going to fall more in love with her then I already am.  SHE is worth all the luggage buying, laptop purchasing, and flying on a plane for five hours.  I just know she is going to be SO spoiled by the time her GMA is ready to go back home.

This is my cutie pie already getting her "duck face" on.  Isn't she the cutest?

Have a wonderful weekend all!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June Currently with Farley

Yep, it's that time again for "Currently" with Farley
over at Oh Boy 4th Grade!

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I am listening to the birds and to the brand new waterfall and pond that my son made for me in the backyard.  He also put fish in it and it is my "peaceful place"

I am excited to go out to California to meet my sweet grand baby, Anna Christine.  I can't wait to hold her and spoil her just the way a GMA should do.

Summer seems to go by too fast and before you know it I am back in my classroom wishing for summer again.  

I also want to be able to one day get out to Vegas and meet some of these wonderful friends I have made being bloggy buddies!  GO TPT!!!

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If you are a pet lover like me and so many others, please consider donating on Farley's page to help the lost pets in Wimberley, TX!  Keep them all in your thoughts and prayers as everyone puts their lives back together again.