Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tech Tuesday - FREE Apps

Happy Tuesday, y'all!
Our tech specialist shared these free apps with us today {April 23, 2013} and I thought you would like to grab them too! :)

First up is StoryToys {one word!} apps. These apps are normally $4.99, but are free right now, so download them TODAY! 

Next up, McGraw-Hill apps! 
Cute read aloud stories, phonics, word work, and more!

Hope your week is off to a great start! We have Open House tonight, so I am off to wipe all the tables one more time!
Have an awesome rest of the week! :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

This and That

Hey y'all! Hope everyone is doing great!

I apologize for my absense in blog land! I am been working on getting my Lollipops and Lemondrops business up and running! :) I am working on an Etsy shop and hope to have everything ready this summer!! :)

Everyone is knee deep in testing preparations in our neck of the woods! I am SO HAPPY that first grade does not particpate in stadardized testing in Alabama. When I taught first grade in Georgia, we did the CRCT....I believe they have changed that in the 5 years since I moved. Georgia peeps, is that right??? 
Do any of you participate in standardized testing in 1st? Or heaven forbid, K????? It makes me shudder! It also makes me shudder to think of my lack of specials during testing, but I would prefer that over testing HANDS DOWN! Are you with me?

Look at this cute testing bulletin board from a 4th grade teacher at my school. So cute for you upper grade friends!
I love the whole mustache craze! Makes me laugh!!! :)

We are also gearing up for a new reading series next year. We are adopting the Wonders series from McGraw Hill. Does anyone have that now?? or is getting it next year?? Would love to hear some feedback from peeps that use it!

Coming soon:
This summer, I have two big goals!

A...1 A {BEACH FRONT AVENUE} - Vanilla Ice, anyone?.. is to create/update my Word Work units so that I have a unit for each and every phonics skill. I have some cute themes and graphics up my sleeve! ;) I love teaching phonics with a theme - makes it a little bit more fun!

B - The other is to host a blog series, complete with linky parties!! I will tell you more about it very soon! :)

Countdown to summer is ON - only 6 weeks left for us! 
Have a super week! :)
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