Monday, July 29, 2013

That Amazing Feeling You Get......

When you WIN something!!!!! I was SO happy when after my Wal-Mart trip, I checked my email and I had a new message from Amy Harrod over at 24/7 Teacher: Amy Harrod - and I WON her Pin it to Win It Giveaway. I won her Close Reading & CCSS Toolkit Reading Response Sheets! It's 100% CCSS Aligned with Graphic Organizers, Strategies, Printables, Lesson Plans..... WOW!!! It's 116 pages of AWESOMENESS!!! Go to her TpT store and check it out!! I am SO excited - this will be the first year I'm teaching Language Arts since 3 years ago, so this could not have come at a better time!  She has some great things on her blog too! Check her out!

24/7 Teacher: Amy Harrod

I'm ready to get started on some more projects for back to school! My list today is to write my kiddos names on nametags (If my list changes -- I will use rubbing alcohol to wipe off the names- my tags are laminated and I'm writing in sharpie!), and create a file box for my writing table. It's an index card storage box where you write commonly misspelled words. Students then look them up on the card rather than asking , "How do you spell......" during a writing assignment. I will start with just the common misspellings. As students have to look up their own words, we will add more! Happy Monday -- especially those of you who started back to school today! 


  1. Thanks for the shout out! You are so sweet! I'm glad you like it!

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    1. Thanks! I look forward to sharing some of your great resources with one of my dearest friends Megan - the librarian at our school!

  3. Rubbing alcohol eh? I may need to try that! I had heard of nail polish remover, but never rubbing alcohol. I'll have to try it tomorrow :)
    Mrs. Wilson's Class

    1. I am obsessed with Sharpies -- I use them on EVERYTHING! I even write my kiddos notes on our mirror above the sink to remind them to clean up our sink area. A little rubbing alcohol takes it right off, but doesn't take away the finish like nail polish remover! I also like to use my Vis-a-vis markers on my dry erase board on things that need to stay up. Write along with it with a dry erase marker - and then you can just erase the dry parts.