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A Great New TpT-er

I'm all about ANYONE joining TpT, especially awesome teachers I know! So when our kick-butt computer teacher approached me about being on TpT, I was super excited! Not only does she have some awesome lessons (and I would know since I had the room across from hers last year), but she is super techy!

She posts a ton of SMARTboard products! Plus, since we are a city school that uses GO Math and Ready Gen, she breaks down units and puts them into SMARTboard formats! I'm serious, it rocks.

Here is a link to one of her great free downloads, "Ready Gen Unit 1 Module A Lesson 15" and make sure you check out her store Jennifer R Fourth Grade Teacher by clicking HERE.

Happy TpT-ing friends :)

A Note From Speech - FREEBIE alert!

I instagrammed (is this a word? I use it all the time lol)a photo last week of my "a note from speech" printable. It's a great way to quickly make a connection between the speech room and home!

There are 4 notes per page, all in black and white to help with your printing woes :) Each has a three lines that you can check off:

____ had a great session today____ was caught being kind today in speech____ tried very hard during today's session
Check off and write a little note, and you're good to go! It fits perfectly in any speech notebook or folder!

Download this freebie HERE on TpT.

Breaking the ice!

We're fully in back to school mode here, especially with my fiancĂ© starting his new job (change of careers!) as a history teacher this year! I've been trying to "get to know" my new kids on my caseload while targeting their goals. I'm also trying to let the kids get to know each other since I switched a lot of groups around from last year. There are two new activities I'm using this year, "Back to School Apples" (a freebie!) and "Let's Investigate". Of course my other activity from last year, "What My Sunglasses Saw This Summer," still rocks and is still up! :) Here is how I'm using these activities....

Back to School Apples:


For the younger kids, I'm using the Back to School Apples because you can draw and/or write your answers. We started out reviewing what a "goal" is, making the connection to sports, and discussing how it is something we all should work towards. We also discussed what we are excited about…

Back to school, back to school...

Today was the first day back for the city, and boy did we have a HOT day to come back. I realized when I looked at the blog that I've been so lax this summer about blogging, I should be ashamed! I decided to kick off the school year, and my jump back into steady blogging, with a peek into what I grabbed at Lakeshore Learning. My fiancé, who recently changed jobs to teach History, and I waited on the INSANE line at Lakeshore to grab their 20% goods...I, of course, spent over $100. He spent $50. Typical.

Here are the great things I nabbed at the sale! PS, I'm sorry these photos are sideways - it's been a long day :P


Dry Erase Pockets
Last year, I watched in awe at the use of these great reusable dry erase pocket. I kept them in my amazon cart for at least a month, and then somehow time went on and I totally forgot about them. Until now! I am super excited to use these and now that I am not equipped with a printer right next to me like last year, I think this will cut down on …