Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Must-Haves & Tech-Tip

There is less than a week until school starts and just thinking about it makes my head spin. Since today was the first day I could get into my class, I'm feeling a bit frazzled. With most of the decor for my room in place, I decided to tackle the closets, which have been the bane of my existence for the past five years. Looks like I'll be there every day this week.. bye, bye summer!

On to the real reason for the post, it's Teacher Week! As if I needed more of a reason to be attached to my laptop.


I get so many fabulous ideas from you all and I am a list-making fool this week! So many great ideas to try out! So many fab things to buy! In true procrastinator fashion, I have left too many things to be done this week so I am piggy backing Monday & Tuesday's post. Sadly, tomorrow's classroom reveal won't be ready until at least the weekend. I'll just have to drool over your rooms until then!

My must-haves in the classroom are simple...

Let's be serious... this is on everyone's list.
Although according to the source of the image, it's not such a great idea.
They obviously are not teachers.



Duh.
These are my fave for making anchor charts.
 I love the color choices and stock up when they go on sale!

I have upgraded to the Erin Condren Planner this year! Watch out!
Hopefully it will be here soon!!


Finally, my teacher binder is my bible.
{Sorry, no pic!}
 I am re-vamping it and it will be better than ever.
I'll definitely share it when it's finished! :)




Ok, on to my Tech-Tip Tuesday. I wish I had more to share but there's not much technology available in my room, with the exception of a few things..




This machine has drastically changed the way I teach.
I use it for everything from showing the nooks and crannies of a sedimentary rock to showing off student work to enlarging text for read alouds. Yes, we read aloud constantly in fifth grade and this machine helps make it work.



This website is my new favorite math site:


My students can go on to practice their multiplication facts from school or home and I receive email updates with their progress. It is beyond student friendly and the best part? It is FREE!




I also just begged my principal via email, with links and selling points, for an interactive white board or a Mimio {which is portable!!} and I'm hoping that there is some money in the budget. My life would seriously be complete.





1 comment:

  1. Cute blog! I love reading upper-grade blogs! There aren't as many out there!

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