Thursday, March 31, 2011

Videos on Super Cool Foldables!

I couldn't wait until next Wednesday to share this. The main site for the ladies in these videos is
These videos demonstrate how to make "Person Books", story gloves (which are my favorite!), circle cubes, and stretch books! These are wonderful!

Hope you enjoy!

Person Book

Stretch Book

Story Gloves

Circle Cubes

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wonderful Website Wednesday

I am known in my school to be the "website girl". I am always sending teachers or my instructional coaches websites I run across, so I have decided that every Wednesday I will post one or more wonderful websites! Some you may have heard of and some maybe not. Either way the information is getting out there.

One wonderful website I came across while making my plans for review week (review forstate testing...arg!) is Study Jams. It is absolutely free and very similar to BrainPop! This website is full of math and science videos. I watched a few: photosynthesis, combinations, solar system, water cycle, etc.. Love it! I can't wait to watch one as a transition into a review game.

Another website I am absolutely in love with is There are amazing videos of teachers k-2 and 3-5 teaching reading and writing. I love to see how other teachers "teach" and the language they use.

So here is the link for k-2 reading K-2
*muy importante- scroll on the VoD box on the right hand of the video description, then go up to your internet tools and the pop up blocker thingy might come on...hit the X. THEN go back down to the VoD box and click again.

Link for 3-5 reading 3-5
Link for 3-5 Writing 3-5 writing

So I hope ya'll have a wonderful Wednesday! If you have any other website suggestions, please feel free to post them!

You Know You're a Teacher When...

Linky Party!
Abby over at The Inspired Apple is having a Linky Party!

1. You love the smell of crayons, Scotch tape, and sharpened pencils.
2. You're saving paper towel rolls, medicine bottles, and egg cartons because you know you can find SOMETHING to use them for.
3. You're sitting on the floor in the children's section at Barnes and Noble reading through piles and piles of books.
4. You can multitask like no other!
5. You can eat lunch in 5 minutes.
6. You can wait all day to go to the bathroom.
7. You feel the urge to get onto children misbehaving at Wal-Mart.
8. You get excited about a new Sharpie color.
9. (borrowing this one from The Inspired Apple) You get excited when a Scholastic book order arrives! (OH how I get excited!)
10. You buy certain products because they have box-tops.