So here is my list of the top 5 things that I couldn't live without:
1. All things Apple - I heart all things made by Apple. My phone, ipods and especially my macbook (or as I like to refer to it. . . my baby). This year I was so obsessed about getting an ipad for my classroom that my principal finally just let me use hers during the day to get me to stop bugging her.
2. My document camera - Seriously, where has this been all of my teaching life???? If the building were about to burn down this would be one of the first things I think that I would grab on my way out the door.
Jack Hartmann - Thank you, thank you, thank you Jack for teaching my kids how to count, write and read all year. You can find a link to his website here. BTW notice I call him Jack because he came to visit our school a few years ago so I feel like I can be on a first name basis with him.
YouTube - Our school district FINALLY lifted the ban on YouTube and I haven't looked back since. My kids love watching the little short clips that I can find there. They make a great hook to use for your writing in common core.
Nicky Folders - Thank you to Jenny from Luckeyfrog's Lillypad for reminding me about these folders on her linky party items. A friend introduced these to me last summer and I love them. I convinced my principal to purchase them for my grade level this year and they were awesome. Hands down one of the best purchases we made. You can find a link to their site here.
Well thanks for reading my list. I'm heading on over to the party to check out some more great ideas.