Thursday, May 7, 2015

Stick It Rubrics

Anyone that knows me will tell you I'm all about convenience. I also like to be consistent, but without convenience it gets hard sometimes, right? This is ALWAYS how a product is born! As I sat grading papers a while ago, I began to wonder how I could make the use of a rubric attached to an assignment easier. In the past I would print out my generic Marzano scaled rubric and staple it to each paper.... now a few of you are probably rolling your eyes thinking, "man this girl can't staple a rubric to each assignment??" Well I mean I can and I did, but why?? 
With these Stick It Rubrics all you have to do is print the template for your post-it notes. I have included a top fed printer version....
as well as a landscape version which will work in a side fed printer. (There's nothing worse than a product that only works for 1/2 of the population, right??)
 Once you have chose the template that works for your printer and printed it. It's as easy as applying stickers. Now this can be a tedious task if you are OCD about things being straight like I am, but after a post it or two you will get the hang of it! 
Once all of the post-its are stuck to your template you are ready to print. Now it's important that you know how your printer feeds. Make sure to send through a test paper to see if it prints on the top or the bottom of the paper. There is nothing worse that getting the paper all set up just to find out you printed on the back of the paper. 
Once you have a few sheets printed you are ready to easily grade your assignments! I plan to print out a bunch this summer and have them ready for all of their assignments next year! 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kid Friendly Website Tents *FREEBIE*

As the year is coming to a close, I've been looking at my classroom organization, management, and how I'd like to adjust it for next year. Over all my class pretty much runs itself, with consistency and set expectation I've come to enjoy routine. There is one thing that still drives me batty each day. TECHNOLOGY. 

Let me preface by saying that I love technology in the classroom, but our chromebook situation is driving me crazy! My students are rotating in and out of a technology station for each subject each day. With the chromebooks I am constantly typing the web addresses on the board or simply excruciatingly typing it for each kiddo. So the other day I came up with this idea...

These simple tents make computer time easy peasy! Teachers can choose what tents to put out each day to inform the students of the sites they are permitted to be on. For teachers with chromebooks, or teachers without the ability to create shortcuts on their computers, website addresses are printed at the bottom of each tent for students to easily type into the navigation bar.
I laminated mine to make them more durable and voila!
 16 Kid friendly, educational, and FREE websites are listed. If you have any additional FREE website ideas leave them in the comments!! 
Grab yours {here} for FREE! 
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Five for Friday

If you missed it, check out yesterday's post about this amazing planner by A Modern Teacher and you could win one for you AND a friend!

I felt like my list this week was never ending! But for the most part I am done, just thanking God this week is finally over! LONGEST WEEK EVER!


We've been thinking about and brainstorming ideas for Mother's Day. This is an oldy, but goody. I'm thinking we will be pulling these out this year! Have I ever mentioned how much paint FREAKS ME OUT!?!?


And these were printed today and examples are ready for Monday! Can't wait to see how they turn out this year for our mommies, aunties, and grandmas!

 Sidenote, but totally awesome at the same time.... TPT mentioned me on twitter today! I love this teaching social media community and thank all of you for everything I learn from y'all!
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Modern Teacher Planner GIVEAWAY!

Y'all I'm so excited! One of my besties, April from A Modern Teacher, has the CUTEST teacher planners! I've already printed mine and I'm slowly getting it put together for next year.

A Modern Teacher

Check out her Happy Day Planner! It's so bright and cheerful, something everyone will be asking you about at the next staff meeting!

The possibilities are endless! I love that it can be as simple as print and go, or you can format everything on the computer and bind it! I chose to use a binder with sheet protectors this year. 

Chosing to print out my planner and put each of my calendars in sheet protectors allows me to write with vis-à-vis. This makes a easy and editable that is as flexible as my schedule that changes day to day. 

Y'all this planner is amazing and includes so many amazing ideas! I have used her sticky notes sheet for a while now and it's pretty much my best friend! I have one in my planner and one beside my computer at school! It helps me organize my obsession (post-its)!

I encourage you to check out her huge variety of planners! (26 in her store!!)

The best part about all of this?? 
April has given me the chance to give 1 2 of them away! (you and your bestie!)                                                    
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You have one week to enter!
Good luck!!
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