Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rockin' Resources Linky!

Wowzers...I can't believe (or yes you probably can!) how busy we teachers can get throughout the school week.  I had such HUGE expectations for this little blog when Priscilla and I started it almost a year ago.  Well.... I am happy to say I am going to give blogging the ol' college try and really set aside time to share my daily classroom happenings and teacher inspirations.

So, why not start big and begin the rejuvenation with a Linky Party :)Kelley over at Teacher Idea Factory has begun a great Link Up for all of those teacher resources you can't live without.  Here are some of my favorites from this year:

Lesson plans and resources for your SMART Board - SMART Exchange
I am a zealous Smart Board user and visit this website to download {FREE!} ready to go activities. It is super easy to search for certain concepts and I like the option to select multiple grade levels too!

View Student Browse

Discovery Education's United Streaming.  My school district has a subscription and we can instantly stream tons of videos...all kid friendly! Nope, no worrying about inappropriate ads or language, this is an easy go to for instructional videos.


Music! I love to sneak in Heidi's Songs, Jack Hartman, Intelli-Tunes, Dr. Jean and random itunes selections into our day.  It is such a fun way to jazz up-no pun intended :) to smooth transitions or energize a boring concept. Plus, I just had a dance loving class this year....they would work their little hearts out for a 1 minute dance party!

Apple ipad...
Okay this one is kind of cheating, but I recently found out I will be the proud owner of 3 new ipads for the upcoming school year and I KNOW I will use the heck out of them. I can't wait to discover what a great resource this is going to become!

cartoon graphicsJennifer


  1. Thank you oh-so much for joining up with the Linky! Your resources are wonderful . . . especially that part about Intelli-Tunes :) I love your whole PB&J theme. Those little bread pieces make me smile. I am following you two. Thanks again!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

    1. Kelley, Your website is fantastic! I am so glad you are following us...there will be more to come, we promise!

  2. Hey there- I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower!! I love music too! HeidiSongs is one of my favorites! I look forward to reading more from your blog!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. Thanks Lisa! I am on the look out for more fun music to incorporate next year! I can't wait to hop over to your blog!

  3. Cute blog! I just started following your blog and look forward to reading your posts. Congrats on your iPads! We have a few iPads too and here are some of my firsties favorite apps:
    MathSplash (you can choose a variety of grade levels)
    Futaba CG (weird name, but up to four players and covers lots of content)
    Hope you will stop by and check out my blog when you get a chance!
    Candi : )

  4. Candi thank you so much for following and the recommendation on the apps. I hope to get them before the start of school though! I plan on blog surfing all next week- my first week of summer- and yours is is on my list of go to's! Thanks.

  5. Where do you teach in Idaho? I teach in Kuna...where all the lice live if you saw the news last week. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  6. I teach in Idaho Falls..but my parents live in Kuna, what a small world!