Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I Heart Blogs!

I would like to give a huge thank you to Mrs. Zrihen over at A Teacher’s Treasure for bestowing the “I Heart Your Blog Award” upon my blog. I am so thankful for her kind words about my blog.


There are many blogs that I heart! Here are ten that you should really check out:




Clutter-Free Classroom


Castles and Crayons





1. Give the "I Heart Your Blog "Award to your favrite Top 10 Blogs that have touched your heart and inspired your teaching by listing them on your blog.
2. Contact that person and let them know of their heartfelt award.
3. When you receive the award,
copy and paste the graphic onto your
blog and give a shout out to the person who nominated you.
4. Spread the LOVE by passing the "Heart Your Blog" Award on your Top 10.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Snip It!!


If you are using Windows 7, I hope you have discovered the Snipping Tool. I really have no idea how I ever lived without it. This tool allows you to easily take a snapshot of anything that is on your computer screen. You can save the snip as a picture to your computer or copy it to your clipboard. You can even add annotations to your snip. Check out how to use it it here on the Windows site.

How do I use it in the classroom?

1. Screen captures to use in interactive flipcharts. I just snip, copy, and paste right into my flipcharts.

2. Snip parts of websites I want to share with my students and save as a picture.

3. Piece tests together on one page using snips of questions.

4. Create screen shot tutorials for my class or staff at my school.

5. Create picture collages for writing activities.

The possibilities are endless with this little tool!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

My First Award!!!


A huge thank you to Brittany over at A Day In First Grade for giving me a Versatile Blogger Award! You should definitely check out her cute blog. I am so honored to have been recognized in this bloggy-blog-world by such an awesome teacher. I have really enjoyed sharing ideas and reading all the wonderful blogs out there since I started this little ol’ blog this summer.

Along with accepting this award, there are a few rules to follow. Yay! I love me some rules. Here they are:

*Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
Thank you tons Brittany!

*Share 7 things about yourself.

1. I am starting graduate school in two weeks, and I am quite nervous and excited at the same time. I will be getting a Masters of Education in Classroom Leadership. It sounds so fancy!

2. I love to decorate! Spray paint is my absolute bestie.

3. I am addicted to Tervis Tumblers. I think my husband might intervene soon.

4. I absolutely love teaching the history of the great state of South Carolina, and I love seeing my students enjoying learning about our state.

5. Football season is my favorite time of the year. Although my husband and I pull for rival teams, we still make it work. “We interrupt this marriage to bring you football season!”

6. Dinner conversation at my house usually consists of talk about some sort of technology gadget. I am blessed to have a husband who shares my love for technology. We have decided that instead of stick figures on the back of our car windows, we should put two iPads (mom and dad) and two iPod touch (2 boys) look-alike stickers to represent our family. We are pretty geeky around here!!!

7. Zebra print is my favorite pattern. It just keeps creeping into my house. I have been on the lookout for a zebra print chair to go in my living room since last Christmas when I saw one at Ross and didn’t buy it. Ugh…

*Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.

Jack of All Trades

3rd Grade’s A Hoot

Fourth Grade Frolics

Michelle’s Math In The Middle

Lesson Plan S.O.S.

Third Grade Rock Star

It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages

Technology Rocks, Seriously

Shepherd’s Shining Stars

Yearn To Learn

I Heart Teaching Elementary

The Teaching Thief

Create Teach Share

Cardigans and Curriculum

Dots N Spots

Check these blogs out. I promise you won’t be let down!