Sunday, October 21, 2012

Super Hero Sunday

Sound the trumpets. . . it's time for my second installment of SUPER HERO SUNDAY.
Super Hero 1 is one of my favorite first grade blogs.  Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits is fantastic.  She not only shares great ideas with tons of pictures but she also shares her lesson plans with us every week.  I've pinned so many great math, reading and writing ideas from her blog.  This year I would really love to do her classroom pet idea with my kiddos.
Super Hero 2 is Nicole from Rowdy in Room 300.  This is one of my go to kindergarten blogs.  This week my kinders used Nicole's Fall Ten Frames worksheet and it was perfect.  Not only does Nicole share great ideas but she also creates and shares her own fonts for FREE.  Yes, you heard me right font-a-holics. . . FREE FONTS that are super cute.
Rowdy in Room 300
Super Hero 3 is Lori from Teaching With Love and Laughter.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading Lori's blog.  She is soooooooo incredibly talented and is seriously one of my ALL TIME favorite blogs.  When I see a new post from her pop up on my blog roll I immediately head on over to her blog.   If you are looking for blogging tips, common core ideas, reading, writing and math ideas, be sure to check out Lori's blog.
Well there you have it, in random order three of my blogging Super Heros.  If you haven't started following them yet. . . what are you waiting for??  Well I'm off to spend some more time with my real life Super Hero, my MOM.  SHINE on everyone! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Super Hero Sunday

Well it's time for my very first installment of (insert loud super hero echo type of voice)  SUPER HERO SATURDAY

I know, I know. . . when I talked about having a day to feature my blogging Super Heros (click here for post) I thought it would be called Super Hero Saturday but thankfully Saturday and Sunday both begin with the letter S so I can fudge my post a little bit this time.

Super Hero 1 is the very FIRST blog that I ever followed.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Mrs. Parker.  I started following this blog back before I even knew what following a blog meant.  Back then I just knew Mrs. Parker had some really great ideas and showed lots of pictures of her classroom.  The look of her blog might have changed from back then but the content is still FANTASTIC.  Mrs. Parker's blog is still one of my go to blogs for all things kindergarten.
Kindergarten Blog 
Super Hero 2 is one of my favorite blogs to check out when I need a good chuckle and a great idea.  Kelley is so super talented and always puts a smile on my face.  Her Rockin' Resources Linky Party is still one of my all time favorite ways to find new stuff for my classroom.  The ideas that come out of that Factory of hers are so original and creative. Because of her blog, my kids will be participating in a Pen Pal exchange this year that I'm so excited about. 
Sour Apple Studio
First Grade Blog
Super Hero 3 actually got me to make a meal this summer using asparagus for the very first time. . .no seriously, I cooked a meal WITH ASPARAGUS.  Susan is so over the top fabulous and her blog is amazing.  I have pinned so many things from her that I'm thinking of creating a board just for T.G.I.F.  I just purchased her Creating an All About packet and I can't wait to use it in my class.  I'm also going to be passing out her inventive spelling freebie to my parents at our upcoming conferences.
First Grade Blog
Super Hero 4 is one of the sweetest bloggers out there.  Michelle has so many great ideas that she uses in her classroom.  I just started using her 10 Frames Fall counting activity with my kids and they love it. This summer I emailed Michelle to find out where she purchased this super cute dry erase board and she offered to mail me hers for me to borrow for my class. . . see what I mean ~ how nice is that.
Kindergarten Blog
Super Hero 5 is another super sweet blogger who I actually met (click here for previous post).  Caitlin's blog could be renamed "Caitlin Smiles" because she was so upbeat and positive and is willing to share so freely.  If you are looking for some great common core activities for your classroom this is the place to check out.  Because of her blog my kids are going to be learning All About Bats for the next few weeks ~ how cool is that?
Kindergarten Smiles
Kindergarten Blog
Well there you have it, in random order. . . five of my all time favorite blogs.  If you haven't visited these blogs go check them out, I PROMISE you that you won't be disappointed.  Be sure to check back next Saturday (or Sunday) to see a list of some more of my Super Heros.  
SHINE on everyone!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Currently, Made It ~ October

Seriously. . .am I the only one who is freakin' out that it's already October???  The one bright spot is that it's time for two fun linkies (double the pleasure, double the fun).  Thanks to the fun and fabulous Farley here is what I am currently up to.
What are you currently up to??  Click here to join the party.
Now it's time to show you what I've made for my class so I'm linking up the the super sweet Tara for her monthly Monday Made it (Wednesday edition)
The beginning of the school year has been so CRAZY for me.  We have had a ton of changes happening this year so things have been a wee bit bumpy to say the least.  I know a lot of my teacher friends have been feeling the stress so I made this little gift for them to start out the new month.  Hopefully this little reminder will help to keep us focused through the chaos.
I've shown you mine so now show me yours click here to link up with Tara.  I can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to.

Be sure to swing by on Saturday for my Superhero Saturday (click here to read my previous post).  This week I will be spotlighting some of my favorite primary blogs.  Well I'm off to do my rule of three.
SHINE on everyone.