Thursday, May 31, 2012

I'm a Guest Blogger!

Welcome everyone! I want to thank you for visiting and I hope that you'll follow to find out more!
I'm so excited to tell you that I'm a guest blogger for the amazing Jeannie at Kindergarten Lifestyle!!
Come check it out:

Kindergarten Lifestyle

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rockin' Resources: Things I Couldn't Live Without!

You only have a few short hours to enter my Just Because Giveaway!!
Winners will be posted tomorrow :)

Have I ever mentioned how awesome Kelley from Teacher Idea Factory is?
Well she's having her first linky party and I'm so excited to join!!

I can honestly say I don't know where I would be without donorschoose and it's amazing donors! If you are one of the amazing people that has supported my students and their projects, I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! I couldn't do it without you!

Our classroom definitely changed since we have had the iPads! My students are able to skype other classrooms, work on individual skills, and are motivated to work towards their goals!

3.) Our Soundlink Speaker
I love to use our bluetooth speaker in many ways!! I have always been obsessed with Dr. Jean, but now thanks to Kelley I have been using intelli-tunes!! Thanks again Kelley :) My students are also calmed by using iHeartRadios numerous yoga and lullaby stations through my phone.

4.) Sight Word Books
As I just posted recently, these books are lifesavers. My students enjoy them and they beg to read them. I feel that they are truly working on much needed skills and I know what specific skills each child is excelling in!

5.) Last, but certainly not least our ball chairs!!!
I can't say enough about these. They give my students the right to move, they really want to sit, they get their blood flowing to the brain, and they are just fun!! Did I mention you don't have to hear the horrible noisy chairs!! LOVE THEM!! You can pin them here!

Well I could go on and on but I will stop there. Thanks Kelley for the linky xoxo

Until Next Time....
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sight Word Practice with an Awesome Keyboard and A Giveaway Just Because!

I'm so excited to share this new sight word practice with you!
This new unit contains 36 pages:
-sight word practice ideas
-bingo sheet
-mystery bottle tracking sheet
-flash cards of all dolch sight words (pre-primer through 3rd grade)

If you don't already, please follow my store! I appreciate all of your support :)
TpT followers will be informed of all sales and new products! Pinners welcome and greatly appreciated!!

Don't have a TeachersPayTeachers account?

and if you've made it this far...
(it's the first time I've used this fancy pantsy thing, so let me know if I messed up)
There will be 3 winners called next Sunday!!

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Until Next Time....
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Mrs. Stanford's First Linky: Good Reads!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can't believe how amazing all of you are and I just wanted to join the linky fun! I've been looking on other blogs and talking about books that I need to read this summer and I'd like to know what you suggest!

Mrs. Stanford's Class

As for my favorites:
I currently own, have read, and will probably read again!
Yes, yes, I know it's summer and everyone wants to relax and maybe not think of school for a few days at least, but I recommend all four! 
Whether you are a new, seasoned, or retired, they will have you laughing and having many "ah-ha" moments.  Phillip Done shares his hilarious true life stories from inside his classroom. Both of his books are easy reading and made me think, "Oh my word I do that too!"

Ron Clark, as I'm sure you all know, is another ammmmmmmazing teacher! His books still make me rethink things I do each day (even outside of the classroom AKA at dinner with my friends haha)
If you haven't read these already I suggest you grab them! I'm not joking when I say you can read all of them in a week, hence the reason I need your suggestions ;)
Now it's your turn....
Don't forget to grab the linky button above (you can even back date the post if you don't want this to be your most recent ... I don't care)and leave your blog post below so that others can find your suggestions too!!
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Summer Bucket List Linky!

Found the cutest Linky Party today on Teri's A Cupcake For The Teacher page. I couldn't resist the urge to fantasize about my summer bucket list, so here it goes....

1) Volunteer!

Every year for the past 9 years I have volunteered one week of my summer to help kids in need at Royal Family Kids Camp. This summer will be no different but I'd love to volunteer even more...

2) Take a roadtrip!

My husband and I plan on taking a road trip to SC for a family reunion and I'd love to visit some college friends that have moved south too! Nothing better than the open road and feeling the wind in your hair :)

3)Start Running!

I was a runner back in my high school days and it felt so good to be so healthy. I want that back. I want to be the person that can wake up before school for a quick run and be ready for the day.

My little Zoey would enjoy this too!!

4) Make my yard prettier!

We've now been in our house 3 years. The first year we ripped everything out. The second year we planted what we wanted. This year I will make sure that everything we planted is where it was intended (OCD) and add more. I want that yard that turns heads... and right now it's more BLAH than anything.

5) Last, but certainly not least.... RELAX!

Whether that means a weekend at the beach, a trip to go hiking, joining a yoga class, or sitting in the sun while reading a good book (or all of the above) I'm going to do it! Soak up the sun and my summer!

Until Next Time,

Mrs. Stanford
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