Thursday, April 18, 2013

Earth Day

It's been doing nothing but raining cats and dogs here the past few days.  Better yet, it's been raining on and off for the past two weeks.  I love mother nature (cough, cough)!

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, I've created a freebie for you to use in your classroom.  My students will be completing this tomorrow and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do.  For the first part, they will need to come up with a 50 word (Yes, 50 words!) sentence about Earth Day.  Then, students will have to thinking creatively as they slim that sentence down to just 5 words!  They'll love it, I promise!

Enjoy celebrating!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pencil Sharpener Battle

We've all been through it before on a daily basis.  I'm talking about the battle with the pencil sharpener and I've finally WON!

Sharpening pencils has become one of my pet peeves (especially while I'm teaching).  Therefore, my students know that they need to sharpen their pencils during appropriate times.  However, it never fixed any of the problems that I continued to run into.  After my most recent battle, I was DONE!  I decide to try out the sharpener that all the teachers are talking about....the Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener.
SUCCESS!  I'm not joking!  This sharpener produces a sharp point (EVERY TIME) and it's quiet enough that it doesn't bother me if a student needs to sharpen their pencil while I'm teaching.  I even have teachers from other classrooms coming into my classroom to use this new GEM.  

The only downfall that I've found is that colored pencils don't work.  The colored pencil is so soft that the tips break off inside and prevent the next pencil from sharpening to a fine point.  Therefore, we've reverted back to the electric sharpener for those.

I would definitely recommend this sharpener to any of my fellow teachers and for those future teachers!  I have not been paid by the company for any of this, but I thought that an honest opinion may help some fellow bloggers finally win the battle!


Monday, April 1, 2013

Last Chance!

You heard me right and now is your last chance to snag a free $10.00 gift card toward Educents.

Educents is a "Groupon-like" website that will be launching on TOMORROW and providing teachers with daily deals on educational products.

What are you waiting for???  Click on the link below to sign-up and snag your free deal!