Sunday, February 3, 2013


It's that time again for "Bloomin' Blogger Sundays!" But first, I have a FREEBIE to share!

My students really struggle with adding word endings. They aren't sure whether to add 'es' or 's', when to change the 'y' to an 'i', and when to double the consonant before added 'ing'.

So today I made these word ending posters to hang in my room to help them. I am going to print them on cardstock and laminate them for durability. Feel free to download them {here} and use them in your classroom. If you download, I'd love for you to leave a comment telling me how you organize your clipart. I really need some help with this and how to keep track of who to credit. 

Visit these blogs to link up your FREEBIE & get lots of other FREEBIES!

If you read my'll know what I'm talking about......
I finished my Para Interview ?'s. I am sharing those as well, in case any of my special education teacher buddies can use these. It is in MWord format so that you can edit the questions to meet the interview needs for your classroom. You can go {here} to get the interview ?'s. 

One last thing before your Bloomin' Blogger Sundays tip.......
First Grade Fairytales is hosting a 300 follower giveaway. She's giving away books, a $25 Amazon gift card, and "The Awesome" pencil sharpener!!! Congrats Kelly on 300 followers just since July!!! Go {here} to enter!

Now onto..................

Since I started blogging I have seen a couple of people asking how to link up with Farley's Currently, which was also a question I had when I first began blogging. Yesterday, when I saw another blogger on Farley asking this same question, I decided what a great idea that would be for today's how-to post! 

What you will need:
Oh Boy Fourth Grade

Step1: Go to Farley's "Currently" post. You can go to February's Currently by going {here}

Step 2: Right click on the BLANK Currently that Farley will always provide, and click >copy image. 

Step 3: Open up a blank slide in ppt. Change the slide to portrait view. To do this, in the ppt. toolbar, click
Then, just below to the left, 
>slide orientation, and change to portrait (These directions are from ppt. version 2007, so if you have a different version, steps may vary). 

Step 4: Right click on the slide, and click paste. 

Step 5: Your blank Currently should now be on your slide. You will need hold down your cursor and drag the image to fit the entire page. 

Step 6: In toolbar click,
>then just below to the right, click text box.
>click on the image where you want to type your text, your textbox will appear, and you can begin typing your Currently. 

Step 7: When you are done with your Currently, go to the ppt home button in the top left hand corner and click 
>save as PowerPoint presentation

Step 8: The save as box will appear. Choose,
>where you want to save your Currently
>name your Currently
>in the "save as type" drop down menu, choose jpeg
>click save and close your Currently.

Step 9: Now go to back to Farley's Currently post and link up. 
If you do not know how to link up, let me know & I can assist you with this. 

Good luck! Hope to see you on Currently! If you link up with the help of my directions, be sure to mention "Bloomin' Blogger Sundays" & paste my button on your post so others that may need help can find me! 




  1. Thanks so much for stopping by, for your sweet comments, and for the shout out!! I'm excited to be your newest follower, too! :) Since you have all these tips, I'd love someone to tell me how to do the blog roll ---> I keep seeing to the right on everyone's blogs. Love it! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

    1. You are very welcome Kelly! Thanks for your comment! Per your request, I will feature how to do a blog roll on my "Bloomin' Blogger Sundays" next week!


  2. Oooh, thanks for those instructions on how to do the Farley currently linky. I haven't done one yet, so maybe I'll try it today.

    1. Good luck with your Currently Liz!! Let me know how it goes!

  3. I didn't really keep track of clipart at the beginning, because I never thought I would need to! Now I add the artist's name in the name of the file and then I have larger folders to hold things like backgrounds, each holiday, school, sports, etc.

    Thanks for these posters!

  4. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH thank you for explaining the how to do the currently so well. I finally figured it out! Whew! I need a technology add on to do this blogging thing!


    Loving Literacy

  5. Thank you for sharing "technical" info for all of us newbies on your Bloomin Blogger Sundays!

    1. You are very welcome Kim! I am learning all of this myself, so I figured as I learn it, I might as well share it with others!! Thanks for following.


  6. Traci- Thank you so much for sharing. I am sure to keep these directions some place save for the March currently. Again, thanks for sharing.
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

    1. Glad you found this helpful! You know you can always just refer back to my blog if you lose your directions. :)



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