Thursday, March 29, 2012

ABCYA.com A Must Know Site


Do you the website www.abcya.com ? If not, you should.  It is an awesome resource for your students.  It is organized by grade level and subject area to make it really easy to navigate for all ages.  My students love it because the graphics are a lot like video games.  And who doesn't love a site that makes students think while  having fun?  My favorite is the math section, but there are great logic games too.  I usually connect the logic games to making inferences... like think about what you already know to make a smart guess. Be sure to click through the higher grades too.  I found my second graders can do things on the fourth grade level. We used Word Clouds to make a cover for our autobiographies.  Have fun!


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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Grades K-2 Linky Party

Click HERE for an awesome list of K-2 blogs

Everyone knows there are a ton of AMAZING blogs out there and new ones are popping up every day. Kindergarten Lifestyle is hosting a linky party and I linked up!   Check out some oldies and newbies to find some new ideas for grade K-2!  I'm sure you'll find at least a few new blogs to follow.
Have fun...it's quite a list!

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List of Logic Links for Gifted Students

    Having gifted students and regular education students together often leaves me with the task of differentiating most of my daily teaching.  I am constantly searching for resources to help add to the depth and complexity of the common core standards without accelerating my students too far ahead.  A Great Day To Learn is a site I recently stumbled upon.  Mrs. Venosdale thinks outside the box to provide authentic experiences for her students.  Here is a direct link to an awesome list of thinking and logic games.  Check her out.


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Saturday, March 17, 2012

One Lucky Kid Freebie

With three boys ages 1, 2 and 4, it has been difficult to sneak in the time to get this blog going.  However I am going to try get some freebies up and great ideas I am dying to share with you.  Here is a preview of more to come.  Since it's already St. Patrick's Day, just file this one for next year!

One Lucky Kid
Graphics from Alice Smith @ Digi Web Studio

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