Friday, April 18, 2014

Giveaway of Smartboard/Promethean Board Games for CVCe Words!

My Kindergarten students are obsessed with the song "Super E" from YouTube!  I can't wait to start a unit on CVCe words with them!  In the midst of making homemade spinach ravioli, I made 5 games that focus on a Super E/Magic E ending for the Smartboard and the Promethean board. 

Super E / CVCe Find the Picture Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!Super E / CVCe Sentence Arranging Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board


Super E / CVCe Middle Vowel Sounds Game for Smartboard or Promethean BoardSuper E / CVCe Word Shapes Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board


Super E / CVCe Word Value Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board


Super E / CVCe BUNDLE of 5 Smartboard or Promethean Board Games


Now for the giveaway... I've been hard at work making homemade spinach ravioli.  I made four trays like the one below (and less than last year!)  Guess how many I made this year!  Whoever has the closest guess to how many I made by 10:00 tomorrow morning wins!




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More Spring Smartboard Games & a Quick Giveaway!

In my classroom, I teach the core part of phonics in the morning, then review our new topic (and previous topics) at the end of the day after snack.  It's nice to have Smartboard games that the students can manage independently... and of course, it helps if they're cute!

I've been hard at work making phonics and phonemic awareness games for my students and I have SIX new games to share with you!


Spring Beginning Blends: "bl" and "br" Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!

Spring Closed Syllables Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!

Spring Ending Blends: Spelling CVCC Words for Smartboard or Promethean Board

Editing Spring Themed Sentences for Smartboard or Promethean Board

Spring Themed Ending Blends Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board

Spring Themed Middle Vowel Sounds Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board


I also added these games to my Spring Smartboard/Promethean bundle if you want to save 40% on all 12 Spring themed games I currently have up for sale.

Bundle of Spring Themed Smartboard and Promethean Board Games - 14 Games - Save 40%


Now of course, for a quick giveaway.  I'm making my grandma's famous spinach ravioli again this Easter.  Yesterday, I made the stuffing and dough, and today I'll start making a million tiny ravioli (okay, not a million, but last year we made 723 ravioli... yikes!)

Anyway... how long did it take me to make the spinach stuffing?  I rounded the time to the nearest 15 minutes.  Whoever guesses correctly first will win all FOURTEEN games!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

How to Easily Resize Pictures in Microsoft PowerPoint or Word

This is one of my most used tricks... and I'm sure it will quickly become one of your favorites!



Here is the poll:
And, of course, here is the tutorial!


For next week's poll, I'll add a Blogger option: how to put pictures side by side on blog post. 

 You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
 Download this tutorial here! 
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring Smartboard Games & Milestone Sale!

Happy spring!  (Well.. not so happy spring if you're inside battling an infection like I am.  Ugh!)  Anyway, I have an exciting announcement... I finally hit a major milestone on Teachers Pay Teachers!  Check out this blog post to see me... I'm number 7!

Teachers Pay Teachers had a few recommendations on how to celebrate the milestone, including throwing a sale!  Check out my store tomorrow through Wednesday to get 20% off all of my interactive e-books and smartboard games!

Here are some of the items that will be included in the sale!

Butterfly Themed CVC Words Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!

Earth Day CVC Words for Smartboard or Promethean Board!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Sight-Words-Smartboard-or-Promethean-Board-Game-Frys-First-100-Words-1180458

Ladybug Themed CVCe Words Game for Smartboard or Promethean Board!

Spring Themed CCVC Words for Smartboard or Promethean Board!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spring-Themed-CVC-Words-Game-for-Smartboard-or-Promethean-Board-1179211



You can save 40% (plus the addition 20% of the sale!)  by grabbing all of these games as part of a bundle.  I will add new games to this bundle as I complete them so this is the best deal this will ever be!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bundle-of-Spring-Themed-Smartboard-and-Promethean-Board-Games-1194248

For ONE lucky follower... I will give all of these games to you for free if you can guess which children's movie I just watched! Be sure to leave your email address... the first person to guess correctly will get all eight games!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to Organize Your Professional Development Documents Digitally

Over summer break, I attempted to clean off my bookshelves and found that I had accumulated an ENTIRE BOOKSHELF full of paperwork from PDs.  I had all intentions of digitizing it but wasn't really sure how.  Over the next few months I played around with a few options and really love the one I ended up with.  Come Christmas break, I cleared off that entire shelf and now every piece of paperwork is digital!

Are you ready to clear off your bookshelf and organize your PD notes in a much more effective manner?  Let's do this!





First things first, download Evernote so you can follow along.
organize your paperwork and notes from professional developments



organize your paperwork and notes from professional developments

organize your paperwork and notes from professional developments

organize your paperwork and notes from professional developments

Not too bad, right?

 You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
 Download this tutorial here! 
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

For next week's tutorial, I'll be adding the option for how to easily resize pictures in PowerPoint or Word.