Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Do you use Technology? You have a chance to be a WINNER!!

I have returned from my mini vacay and I wanted to share with you the post from my blogger exchange partner. If you remember, my partner was Jayne from Smart Kids. She wrote a post about all the goodies I sent her if you want to see it. Also she gave me a shout out about my new product, thanks Jayne!

(You can win it if you keep reading...)

How is everyone doing? I will be attending a Title 1 workshop today... one that I don't even know if I got in to. It was said that the office was calling those who didn't get into the workshop, I didn't get a call so I am hoping that I am on the list. They had to turn a lot of people down because they were only hoping for 450 but got over 600 teachers requesting in... I guess that is the response you get when you offer teachers a STIPEND to come learn how to help their students better. So I have that for 2 days until about 5pm. Plus we have our school retreat on Thursday. I know I will just be plain exhausted by the time Friday rolls around.

Don't forget about The Polished Teacher and her HUGE giveaway...

Plus I missed my Clutter-Free Classroom post yesterday but make sure to check out her posts, hit refresh so you can grab some Flash Freebies!
There is also a linky party going on now: Teacher Week @ Blog Hoppin'. Yesterday was Let's Talk About Me. How many times do you really get to talk about yourself when the school year rolls around? Well now is your chance to tell about yourself to the bloggers of Blogland and read about other teachers as well. Check out the schedule too so you know when to link up!

I just finished that STEM workshop last week and I have been looking for ways to incorporate it more on a kindergarten level in most of our upcoming SOLs. How do you incorporate STEM? (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Do you teach the other parts of the word STEM, other than science and math? I am looking forward to introducing my students to more of the engineering side of STEM this year while incorporating science and math too.

**I will choose a random winner on Friday, leave a comment with your email and the answer to this question: Name a technology that you use in your classroom but it has to be something that DOES NOT need to be plugged in... I will give you a hint, think of materials in the classroom. So I bet you are wondering what you are trying to win, huh?? Well if you can name one technology that you use that DOES NOT need to be plugged in or hooked to electricity, I will give the winner a copy of my new product, Farm Detective: Sight Words Edition. (see pics at top of post)

 I can't wait to hear about all the "technology" you use in your classroom. Have a great day and the rest of the week... Enjoy1


  1. We use NEOs in our classroom. My firsties are able to take their AR tests and practice their math facts as well as typing. They are pretty neat. They do not plug in.
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties


  2. In our classroom we use Flash Masters to practice math facts. They run on batteries...yay!

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  3. We use hand held responders to review or assess our students in Math!


  4. Technology (from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia[1]) is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal, handle an applied input/output relation or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, including machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures. Technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include ae construction technology, medical technology, and information technology.

    We use scissor in my classroom. I also use a rekenrek during math instruction. I have a large one if front of the class they each have hand held ones.

    Nice Question!

  5. I use hot dots with the puppy pen-or I should say my kids do-:) kindercards@gmail.com