Friday, February 27, 2015

"Read Across America" Dr. Seuss Camera App

Crazy Cute!! Have you seen this app? With "Read Across America" and our district's celebration of "Nevada Reading Week" all coming on Monday, I couldn't have discovered this app at a better time!

  Isn't this super cute? 
Create fun Dr. Seuss photos with your students next week! There are about 15 different designs to choose from and you can even change the background color and add a frame!! 

The app is super easy to use! You can drag and adjust your image to fit perfectly. Then, email the photos to yourself and print! 

The app only works on the iPhone, not the iPad, and is $1.99, but well worth it!  

Click on the app icon to be taken to it in the itunes store.

I'm excited to send these home next week with each student as a keepsake for "Read Across America 2015."

My school kicked off reading week today with a pep rally assembly and all the teachers dressed as superheroes!! Here's my outfit!

Here's my girls being all silly today and one of my students holding my red cape up behind me! While I hate this picture of me (long day, last hour, bad hair day, belly-LOL), I just love all of their goofiness! They got such a kick outta my outfit and called me Super Woman all day!!! Such a fun day! :)

What do you have planned for Read Across America next week??

Thursday, February 26, 2015

March In A Click!!

March is just a few days away, so it's time for "March In A Click." Prior to the first of each month, I post a clickable document with links to the top activities I will be doing in my classroom during the upcoming month. All you have to do is click on the activities to be taken to the activity source!

This is only an image. You will be able to download the clickable document below. 

I'm relieved that March offers a little break. I love all of the events and celebrations in February, but it is a busy busy month. All I have for March is St. Patrick's Day....of course, and a fun one.....the welcoming of spring, and World Downs Syndrome Day. 

Like last year, we'll be using my Leprechaun Kit for a secret Leprechaun visit and making Leprechaun pudding. We're also going to make the pots of gold and the Leprechaun hats.

The first day of spring is March 20th, so we'll do a couple of spring crafts on that day. We will make the coffee filter butterflies and the pom pom caterpillars. 

And please remember to honor "World Downs Syndrome Day" on March 21st. The campaign this year is again "Lots of Socks." Last year we all wore lots of crazy socks that were donated and purchased. This year I am going to buy plain white socks and let the kids decorate their own socks for this event!!! I can't wait. They will love it!

I hope you find these activities helpful and that they can simplify your planning. Download the clickable document below to access each resource in a simple click!! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cooking Up Chinese New Year & Exclusive SPED Teacher TpT Sale

First off, I'd like to share a couple of exciting events from my classroom last week! 

We made pancakes!!

And for Chinese New Year, we had fish, rice, noodles, and citrus for good luck and prosperity!!

We had lots of fun eating with chopsticks!!!

We made Chinese wall hangings that mean good luck in Chinese!

We ended on Friday with a game of Four Corners and Musical Chairs. I think Musical Chairs may be their all-time favorite! 
A SALE!!! 
Have you heard!?
Teachers Pay Teachers is having a site-wide sale and giving you an additional 8% off of all of my products...already marked 20% off!!!

Just click on the image to visit my store and see my rock bottom prices!!! Don't forget to enter the promo code "heroes" to receive your additional 8% off!!
Here are some other fabulous special educators that are also having sales on products you may be able to use! If you're a special educator and have a TpT store, feel free to link up your store!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Top 10 Tips for New Teachers

I was honored to be introduced and included in a project "The Ladders" is working on! The Ladders is a comprehensive career resource for professionals. In addition to assisting professionals with locating jobs relevant to their profession, they also offer career advice, and have asked me to put together my top tips for a new teacher just entering the workforce. 

Starting your new career and walking into your classroom for the very first time can be pretty scary! It's that moment you've worked so hard to reach.....and it's what?! 

Hopefully these tips will help!!!

I hope these tips will ease your mind and provide you with some tools to help you prepare for a great first year!!!

Good luck on your new adventure!!