Show and Tell Tuesday

Hello! Show and Tell Tuesday!
I am so excited to link up with the very 1st Show and Tell Tuesday with Stephanie at Forever in Fifth Grade.  PROPS to you girl for an awesome linky!

So here we go.  These are my Show and Tells.  They are quirky and funny.  Enjoy!
My first show and Tell…
DUH!  The bachelor has started!  I can’t believe it.  I’ve waited so long.  Ben, oh Ben.  Just get rid of Lacy and we will be all good.  Second, ABC why do we have a fantasy bracket for this show?  Come on… Ok, I’ll do it.

My Second Show and Tell is…
SIT SPOTS!  I love them.  Can you hear me?  
My kinders love them.  They are washable, lovable, and they totally transform your room into a color-coded masterpiece.  I have spots for morning meeting, line leaders, & sharing spots.  Awesome. Just awesome.

 My third Show and Tell is…
Interactive Math Notebooks!  Come on people are you notebooking?  Well, we just started our sorting section.  The kids loved it.  I love it.  All is well.

My fourth Show and Tell is…
So, a couple of months ago I completed my weather unit.  It was great unit but what made it amazing were the experiments.  My kinders couldn’t wait until the next one.  This is a picture of the “lets make it rain” experiment. All you need is: a clear glass, water, shaving cream, & food coloring  BOOM.  Magic will happen.

Until Next Time Love bugs!

Favorite Things Giveaway and Blog Hop

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
 Welcome to the 2nd Annual Our Favorite Things Giveaway and Blog Hop!
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Today we are throwing a big, humongous bash to celebrate YOU!    

Last year we blogged about our favorite non-school related things, this year we have decided that we will share with you our favorite school things! 
So here we go:
My FAVORITE APP (so far)

This may not be a well-known app but I do ADORE it.  Doodle Buddy is a FREE app. 
Did I say FREE?
Yup, and it doesn’t stink like so many other lite or free apps.
You can use it in a variety of ways.  Essentially it is a blank slate.  You may use a stylus or your finger to make words and/or numbers.  I have been using this in my math technology center.    

 My kinders LOVE writing their numbers.

There are endless possibilities for this app.  You may write words in a word work center, write sentences, pair up and write questions/answers with partners and that is all that I can think of in one MINUTE.  There are so many ways to utilize this gold mine.
Math: fact fluency practice, word problems, counters, rote counting, explain your thinking problems.
The list is ENDLESS.

Go get it now.

Hmmm… favorite organizational tip, eh?
Well, I consider myself pretty organized.
 Picking just one would be hard.
  I have a couple.
#1  Organize your CRAYONS PEOPLE!
  I use this handy crayon tote from Lakeshore learning.  It has truly kept my sanity intact.  Well.... that is debatable.

#2  Keep track of your anecdotal notes while your read with your students.  I use a guided reading notebook, a short little outline sheet, and jot down ideas, observations, and what we worked on during the week.  This way I can easily access their progress and it keeps me on track.


Some of my favorite things, personally.

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