Sunday, September 29, 2013

Five for Fraturday!! :) Clip art, Classroom Blog, & More!

Yes, I can't manage to get in posting on a is my 5 for Fraturday! {I first saw this on Kristin's A Teeny Tiny Teacher & I loved the idea!}

On the left hand side of my blog there is this button:
I think this is a bit of an understatement for me!  This summer as I was trying to organize all of my digital resources, I reorganized my clip art & graphics.  I made a folder in my documents titled 'Graphics by Designer'. This is what the contents look like at the moment:

The folders have all of the graphics sets, in separate folders, that I have by that designer.  All of these I have used the snipping tool to capture a 'graphics preview' of...that document that has the previews is currently 241 pages in length!!! But wait, that's not all!  I have another folder on my desktop that is called 'to add to g by d', it contains all of the new sets I've downloaded and unzipped, but have not yet added to my graphics by designer folder. This is what that folder currently looks like:
Although this may not look like a Lovin Lit folder has 3 sets, Graphics From the Pond has 4 sets, Dots of Fun has 8 sets, and Creative Clips has 20 sets!! As I add these to my 'Graphics by Designer' folder I print out the page of previews & add it to my binder that began as a 1/2" binder & is currently a very stuffed 3" binder!!
Now, Mel Lloyd, from Graphics From the Pond created the 'I <3 Clip Art' Button & she offers FREE clip art for those who display the button! What an awesome deal is that!!! {admit that you are a clip art addict love clip art & she'll feed that addiction offer more of what you love!}
Fitting right in with #1, Tammy from Dots of Fun, reached 700 TpT followers {she's now up to 823!! You go girl!} so she is having a CLIP ART Giveaway!  I hope I win!! So many great designers contributed items! 
My number 3 is a huge praise to God for taking care of Shannon from Technology Rocks. Seriously. & Sweet Blessings.  Several months ago Shannon discovered she had a brain tumor.  You can read more about her journey HERE.  She had her surgery September 17 and she is recovering at home now. Praise God they were able to remove ALL of the tumor and did not damage her facial nerve! God bless you with a full and speedy recovery Shannon...I continue to pray for you frequently!
In my class I have been doing Language Arts journals & Math journals as well as anchor charts.  Here are some pictures of the pages from my journals {I do these on the doc cam & the kids do the same in theirs}

The Antonym & Synonym copied pages are from 

Interactive Notebooks: Flap Books to Enhance Journaling {Reading Workshop}

by Amanda at One Extra Degree.  If you click on the either picture or the title above it will take you straight to this product in Teachers Pay Teachers.

 Now some of my anchor charts from this year:

I have been posting on my classroom blog and plan to post more tomorrow.  

I would love for you to drop by and take a look! Thanks!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Finally Posting!!!

Hello Bloggy World!  Wow, do the days & weeks just fly by!!! I wasn't going to post here until I posted on my classroom blog...finally hit the 'publish' button this morning!  I am going to repost it here.  Part of what took me so long was putting cute little apple smiley faces on all of my kiddos.  I am loving picmonkey for editing pictures.
Here is my post from 'Room 15: The Apple Basket'
We have had an outstanding start to our school year!

Here are pictures of our first day of third grade!

All of the children have a nice apple smiley face for now.  This is how I will post pictures of any students for whom I do not have a permission slip from the parent allowing his or her face to be shown on this site and my teacher site,
I will try to get these permission slips home by the end of this week.

The first set of two pictures is about Character & Setting.  Your child should be able to teach you about the 4 Ws of Character & Setting. The first picture is a picture of our Language Arts Journal & the second is a picture of the 'Anchor Chart' up in our room.  The next two are about Syllables.  Here are a few more:

I will try to make a few more posts in the next several days.  I am sorry it took me so long to post this, but it took quite a while to transform our class into cute little apple heads!!
Look for more Language Arts journal pages & charts, Math journal pages & charts, our 'Flat Stanley' class from back to school night, the class comparing numbers, information about educational apps, information about the world's best pencil sharpener, & pictures of our Compound Subject Rockets & Compound Predicate Rockets!
Mrs. Wilson

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