Sunday, April 28, 2013

Instagram Craze and #TeacherTalkTuesday

All of you that have been following me through my crazy blogging journey know that I'm a techy girl. That being said, I need to get back into the Instagram thing! Back when it came out I opened an account, took a few pics, and that's where it ended. I've needed a push since then and I think I just found it!!!

My bestie Michelle from Apples and ABC's is partnering with What the Teacher Wants for an Instagram first! #teachertalktuesdays where teachers post pictures with the hashtag to join in on the fun!!

Come follow me and join the crowd!!!

Come follow me @MrsStanford724



                                                    
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Magical Product Swap #4

Here we are again! Can you believe it's time already!?!
If you haven't been around for a swap, let me explain. Plain and simple... two teachers are paired up to share products. They use each others products and then rave about what they loved on their own blogs! Why? It's fun at it gets your name out to a new audience :)


****If you have someone in mind that you would like to be partnered with please contact them (to make sure the feeling is mutual haha), sign up under OTHER and ENTER THEIR NAME IN THE COMMENTS BOX****

We are making it easy this time around :) Click the grade/subject area that you teach and would like to pair with!

Next Swap will be Saturday, June 29 at 7PM EST
Please sign up before May 29!



                                                    
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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Surprise Fun for Facebook Followers!!!

The last day of spring break has brought a slow dark cloud above my head! I have something up my sleeve to make it a bit brighter for you and me. If you are a Facebook follower that is.

Let's just say this surprise will be coming pretty soon (sometime tonight for a short time). Keep those eyes peeled!!!!
                                                    
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Butterfly Life Cycle

May I just start off by saying...
AHHHHHHHH what a wonderful feeling spring break brings a teacher! Just the thought of those two words makes you feel like you've received a spa day on a beach with a drink in your hand....
okay okay maybe we aren't that lucky. I mean for goodness sakes we are teachers, not brain surgeons right?!

Anywhooooooo, I'm enjoying my spring break and I hope anyone else that is off is too!

Well if you're a teacher you know that you can NEVER shut teacher mode off, so while I was on the airplane I created this little ditty! 

It contains 51 pages of common core goodness, wrapped in a chrysalis of love :) 

I hope that you will click the pin to share :)

In this Butterfly Life Cycle Unit you will be supplied with:

- 7 Vocabulary Cards 
which I use for my anchor charts, word wall, bulletin boards, pocket charts, and on a ring to review daily
- a mini book
that you can send home with each child to share their new knowledge with family
- student writing book
to help students transfer what they have learned into writing
- writing rubric
to help students grade what they have wrote
- 2 page metamorphosis poster 
to hang in the classroom or bulletin board for reference
- file folder game
to laminate and keep in an independent area or even send home for some homework fun!
- memory game
a fun way to bring learning to recess or free choice times
- vocabulary puzzle
another fun way to bring the theme into recess or free time
- KWL chart and brainstorming clouds
an easy and fun way to collect data on prior knowledge, wanted knowledge, and gained knowledge (individual and group based sheets)
- can, have, are chart and brainstorming clouds
another great individual activity to gain insight on what your students have learned
- metamorphosis cut and paste
corresponds with the metamorphosis poster and file folder game. Can be used as an assessment!
- metamorphosis labeling
corresponds with the metamorphosis poster. Can be used as an assessment!

It's on sale today!!! Come visit my store for more details!!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Blogging 101: Adding a Signature

While we are on the roll of creating images using powerpoint for things on our blog, why don't we make a cute signature image??

Day 1: Creating an Account {here}.
Day 2: Cutifying that blog with a template {here}.
Day 3: Adding Pages {here}
Day 4: All About Posts {here}
Day 5: Creating a Link to Your Blog in a Comment {here}
Day 6: How to Create a Blog Button {here}
Day 7: Create a Grab My Button {here}
Day 8: Create Media Buttons {here}
Day 9: Adding a Signature



Now for the video tutorial:


                                                    
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