Sunday, October 14, 2012

Whooooooo knew? Cool iPad Books

Need some new student books for your iPad? Add this little app and start downloading! It is easy peasy - Go to this link and click on it to take you to itunes. The books are leveled A - M - here is the chart for the leveled readers  The cool part is you can use this for differentiated instruction as there are options for the stories to be read to students, or they can read them independently.  The REALLY COOL PART? There are some F-R-E-E books!  Oh, one more coolio thing - there are both fiction and non-fiction books! The books for purchase are pretty affordable, most of the books are only 99 cents!  This can be a great way to motivate young readers by letting them read on the iPad. The stories can be used by students independently, whole group by showing it on the projector, at your teacher table, in centers, with a parent volunteer -- lots of possibilities!

Happy Reading!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I am back

Sorry to have been missing in action for so long. I am no longer teaching second grade, but instead I am a reading coach this year.  I am excited about my new position and will post more soon, but for now, I am asking you to head over to the Bubbly Blonde at to help her friend Tiffany.  Tiffany was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  If you show some LOVE and donate $20 to help with her expenses, you will receive over $200 worth of units from Teachers Pay Teachers. Most importantly, you will be joining others to help this very special person.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Teachers Taking Care of Teachers

Crystal over at Kreative in Kinder is organizing assistance for the teachers in need due to the devastating tornadoes that caused widespread destruction across 5 different states.  Head on over to her site to see how you can pitch in and help. I cannot even imagine what they are going through, but I know we all have treasures in our closets and other ways we can help our fellow teachers. Thanks, Crystal for organizing this.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade is having a Linky Party to celebrate over 1,000 followers. She is giving away not one, but two of the most amazing pencil sharpeners ever! The best part, this pencil sharpener is amazingly q-u-i-e-t! Head on over and link up!