Monday, 23 July 2012

Rockin Resources

I want to share my top 5 resources I use in my classroom, which is a linky with Kelley at the Teacher Idea Factory. Just wondering if coffee counts as a resource - pretty sure it doesn't, but it should, for me it's a resource, but I didn't count it in my top 5.
Here are my top 5 Rockin Resources...
The Time Timer, one of the best inventions ever! The reason that it is so great is cause the kids can see and in bright big red too, exactly how much time is left. I knew I would like it the minute (no pun intended) I laid eyes on it and it has not let me down. It comes in 3 sizes, but I have the jumbo, which is the only one that beeps 4 times as opposed to just once for the smaller ones. One of my best purchases EVER!
My thin tip sharpies - love them! And I actually put the black one on my kids supply list. I like them to have one of their own, it's good for tracing over titles in stories (in good copy) and they are great for tracing over words when writing a comic to make the letters stand out.

When all else fails, electricity is very important. Sharpened - immediately!
I'm addicted to post-it notes. I love them and have pretty much started a collection. I know I should probably get out more, it's a weakness, but I love them. 
So, I bought this arrow through Scholastic, it is magnetic, I just stick it on the chalkboard, I have 3 of them. And they are oh so handy, I use them for so many things, mostly though when I just want to draw attention to something.


Now you know all my resource secrets. If you have time, link up with Kelley and share yours. I'd love to see them.

23 comments:

  1. I can't get enough of Sharpies!!...and post its are a MUST!! :) Great resources!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. Hi Leslie,
    I found your super cute blog on the Newbie Blog Link. I nominated your blog for an award. Stop by to pick it up.

    Wendy
    4th-5thgradehappiness.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you so much for linking up with us! Your list is fab . . . especially those colorful skinny tipped Sharpies. I only have the thicker ones, so these are definitely getting added to my Back to School list!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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    1. Thanks Kelley and I am excited about your giveaway, I just entered:)

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  4. Love you blog and your theme...please head over to www.tootsieandteed.blogspot.com and be my friend. I think you'll like my theme too! Thanks!

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  5. Oooooohhhhh, I didn't know you could buy a pack of all thin tip Sharpies. They are going on my list! It takes so little to make a teacher happy. =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Yes, teachers are easy to please and we love to hunt and gather don't we? I'm on my way over to your blog right now:)

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  6. I forgot about how much I LOVE my timer. I just started using it this year and I don't know how I lived without it before. I just found your blog through the linky party. I'm looking forward to reading future posts.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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    1. Thanks Stacy. I am loving that little star in front of your name - so cute:)

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - Yours is so super cute & I am your newest follower! :) So, the timer? WOW! I need one..like now! Where do you get it?? And, sharpies & post-its are a must! :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  8. Leslie,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! You are most welcome for the freebie! I love your blog design! I have that pencil sharpener. It is so hard to find a good one...I think they make the pencils so cheap now! I am your newest follower!!!
    Christa

    sweetlifeofsecondgrade

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  9. First, I love the blog design! Precious!
    Second, I needed to get a timer, and you've convinced me to get that one. Are the beeps annoying? I love that it's visual. Great post!

    Sarah
    Miss A's Kindergarten

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    1. Hi Sarah. The timer is fantastic and the beeps are perfect but you have to get the big one, the smaller one only beeps once and often my kids didn't hear it:)

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  10. I love Sharpies too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower. Love your blog design...sooo cute.
    Tammy
    Primary Paradise

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  11. I love your blog design! I'm a new follower and have nominated you for an award! You can pick it up at my site:
    Spottedaroundtheschool.blogspot.com

    Cheryl

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  12. I just awarded you a blog award, so please stop by to grab it, and check it out. :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  13. I just bought those arrows yesterday! I have so many plans for them. I think they will be fun for the classroom in lots of ways.

    I love your groovy blog, by the way. :)

    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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  14. Hello! Just wanted to let you know that I just posted a link to your BLOG on my site...and also want to nominate your for a blog award! Hop on over and pick it up! Love your fun and resourceful site!

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  15. Hi Leslie:) I really enjoyed hoppin' around your blog. I just nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog" award so come on by to pick it up. I am trying to become one of your newest followers but Google is doing something weird tonight, it won't let me join anyone's blog! I promise I will come back by and join up with you. I look forward to following you!

    ~Rachel
    Teaching with Z

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  16. I love all your great find and this linky is on my to-do list:) Your blog is super cute and I nominated you for a blog award! Stop by to pick it up:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  17. I got the same spinner. I moved to a new room & the magnetic board is in the back of the room. :( Thinking of getting a pizza pan from the dollar store to keep in the front of the room. I could make paper templates to go on it.

    Stop by soon.
    I am having a Give Away - Stop by & Enter to Win.

    :)
    Tamera
    http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  18. Leslie, the timer looks really neat and easy for kids to understand. If you have the time, I'd love it if you could stop by my blog.

    Your newest follower,

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    http://teachingwithsight.blogspot.com

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