Sunday, November 4, 2012

Teaching Bag Freebie!

Happy Daylight Savings Time!  I really enjoyed my extra hour of sleep this morning.  I also found a great freebie today on one of the blogs I follow, Teaching Maddeness.  Grateful Bags is giving away one teal and orange Maggie Tote Bag (a $126) value!  Click here to go to the blog post I saw so you can enter for a chance to win too!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kindergarten Common Core

I was looking at one of my favorite blogs and came across her post for the new Kindergarten Common Core State Standards book! Teaching to the new Kindergarten Common Core Standards can be intimidating but a teacher reviewed the book saying"What a great resource for ALL the Kindergarten common core standards! I love having them all in one workbook. And the interactive Table of Contents makes using them a breeze. Thank you for making the job of teaching all the standards easier." Thanks Linda for such a helpful review!

I went to the website to check out the book for myself. I downloaded the sample and saw that it was full of activities and worksheets to use to assess the new Common Core Standards for Kindergarten. It also helps that the clip art is adorable and are from one of my favorites, Scrappin Doodles.

 Make your own blogpost and you can earn your free copy too! Just the follow the directions by September 16, 2012! I can't wait to use this wonderful resource. I might convince my sister to get the 1st Grade version too. 

Thursday, April 16, 2009

So long, farewell...

It's time for me to say goodbye. This class has been very interesting. I am by no means tech savvy but I am more aware of technology options to use in my classroom and in my daily life. I have already created a Wiki site for my staff to use, but that no longer exist because the university has decided to use Blackboard as the resident assistants form of communication! I have used multiple other techniques that I have learned in this class with my other class projects. I feel comfortable in my technology abilities but I still need to learn the ropes of using a Smart-Board. So long, farewell...

iMovie is Finished!

My iMovie is finally finished! What a relief. It took me multiple attempts until I finally had my final project (with still shots). Then, I saved it as a DVD. Turns out I was supposed to save it as a QuickTime file. I was nervous I wouldn't be able to fix it but the people who worked at The Studio were very helpful. I now feel very comfortable making an iMovie. I want to make an iMovie for my family for Christmas presents next year (cheap but sentimental). Overall, I would say if you have someone who as the time to walk you through how to use iMovie go for it, but trying to figure it out on your own is very difficult. Now, I just need to find out how to use Imovie with vido footage which I plan on doing this week for another school project. I will see how much more challenging the video footage is to work with compared to still shots.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wiki Wiki What

I recently finished updating all of my Wiki entries.   I think the Wiki will serve as a good resource when I am out in the teaching field, but I am not sure how long I will have access to the Wiki.  It was a little frustrating updating the Wiki because so many people had different ways of organizing the Wiki and I was trying to change as many entries to fit the style Dr. Obannon wanted, but people would go back and change my edits, so I just tried my best.  I think it would be a good idea to break up the Wikis based on professors to help solve that confusion or organization.  Just a thought! Wiki Wkiki What!?!

Friday, April 10, 2009


I turned in my Excel project on Thursday.  I chose to do use state capitals.  The children have a state listed and they need to type in the capital for the state.  If the answer is right "Good" appears and if the answer is wrong "Uh-Oh" appears.  The sheet is a great interactive way to assess students.  Creating the Excel document did not take a long time either.  I think I will use this idea often in my classroom.  I took a screen shot of my Excel document as a visual aid!


I have become very frustrated using iMovie.  I tried using the version at the BEC and the version on my laptop but I am still having trouble.   It is good Friday so the library was closed so I will have to wait until Monday to get help on this project.  I cannot wait to turn in the iMovie because of the stress it has caused me.