Monday, February 9, 2015

Math Learning Center Apps & QR Code Freebie

Our school has recently become 1:1 and the push for technology has become a big part of my teaching life.  I have been searching for apps like crazy and have struggled to find great apps for android tablets.  It seems all the good stuff is for Apple.  I did however stumble across  This is an awesome site even for teachers with limited technology.  If you have computers, tablets or a smart board in your room this is a wonderful site because the apps are available as open web apps. 
I created a QR code table with the apps I have found most useful in my first grade classroom.  This makes it very easy for the kids to just scan the code and come to the carpet to get started.  We used the geo-boards for our math lesson today on congruent shapes and every child had a tablet with the board and every student was engaged!

Click the picture above to grab a copy. My plan is to add this page into my carpet bags for the kids so they can easily scan the code to get started.  I highly suggest you take a look.  I know you will love this site!

Thursday, February 5, 2015


I got the best phone call last night ..NO school due to inclement weather.  The favorite words every teacher loves to hear! On my day off I decided to do a Snow Day Giveaway!  I took some of my best selling phonics units and decided to give all 5 away for free to one lucky teacher. Here is a peek at what you will get if you win.

How to Win
I want to promote my Facebook Page so this giveaway is through Facebook. Go to my page by clicking the Facebook image below.

1.    Like my page.
2.    Share the giveaway with a friend.
3.    Leave a comment under the giveaway with your email.
The winner will be chosen TONIGHT at 9pm!

I also just finished up some great reinforcement activities for vowel combinations.  These will be in my lesson plans next week.  Click on the image to download your freebie! Happy Snow Day!