Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Grants, Grants, and more Grants

   I am in a constant search for new grant opportunities for my classroom and students. In my search for grants, I found an amazing site for teachers. Grantwranger is a website with grants organized by grade, subject area, or deadlines. The site has grants for beginning grant writers up to advance grant writers. I hope this helps more of my teaching buddies find grants for their classroom. Please share if you have any sites with grant opportunities for teachers.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Free Downloads!


                I would much rather download my teacher books, instead of having millions of teacher helper books around. While shopping for new electronic books, I ran across free downloads and wanted to share with all of my favorite teaching friends. Scholastic Express has over 40 free downloads. The downloads range from K-8th grade and include grammar, reading, science, and social studies. I hope these are helpful!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another Great Resource for Teachers

         Make Your Own 

     There are a lot of great sites to make your own handouts and worksheets. Below are some sites to make and print your own handouts and worksheets for FREE! (Our favorite)

Testing Modification Chart Generator

         I hope these are helpful! Please share below if you have any sites with free printables. 


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Calling All 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Teacher Bloggers!

     Lorraine over at Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies is hosting a linky party for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade teachers. I am always looking for upper grade teachers in the blogging world. Follow the link from the image and join the teaching party.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bing and Donors Choose

                   Bing is providing a great way to earn Donors Choose gift cards. All you need to do is sign up for Bing Search  and use the search engine. For each search you complete you receive points. When you reach 500 points you can then redeem the points for a $5.00 gift card for Donors Choose. You can use the gift card for your project or others. A great opportunity! Go here to sign up.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Great Free Site for Readers


        On this free site you will find the texts of classic works of English literature. Writing from authors like Lewis Carroll,  Jack LondonMark TwainCharles DickensVoltaireand many others. This site is a great resource for any classroom. I hope you find it useful in your classroom. 


Monday, March 5, 2012

Award and a Linky

I've been given this award by Patty Rutenbar over at Second in Line. Thank you so very much! 

The rules say that I have to highlight five other new bloggers and pass this award on to them. I am a follower of so many blogs. I enjoy learning so much from so many different bloggers. The blogs that I have decided to highlight are: 

  1. Think, Wonder, and Teach

  2. Elementary Matters
  3. Tales from Outside the Classroom
  4. Simply the Classroom
  5. The Ramblings of a 5th Grade Teacher

 Now those new bloggers must follow these directions and keep the warm fuzzies going. Good Luck and Have Fun!

The goal of the award is to spotlight up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers. The rules are:
  1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
  2. Thank the giver and link back to them.
  3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
  4. Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
Now for the linky! 

 If you'd like to do this too...go to Oh Boy! Fourth Grade and grab your own copy and link up!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Test Freebie

                  I am sure all my teacher friends are rushing around trying to get their lovely babies ready for "The Test".  My students will be taking their last Discovery Education Assessment this coming Thursday. We are off on Monday and Tuesday, so that only leaves me one day to review before "The Test". I have created a review Power Point that can be used to review for a reading skills test for 5th, 6th, or 7th grade. I plan to use it to hand out tokens exchange for the correct answer. At the end of the class, students with at least 15 tokens get a piece of broccoli (candy). The students really try and pay close attention when they know broccoli is up for graps. I hope this helps in your prep time for "The Test"