Thursday, July 26, 2012

More Linky Party Fun

I have linked up to Kelley Dolling's Rockin' Resources Linky Party!

According to Kelley 'Here's how Rockin' Resources: Things I Couldn't Live Without rolls. Link up a post highlighting those items that you live and die by in your classroom. With all the back to school hullabaloo going on, I am thinking you could showcase not only items that you currently use in your room, but also items that you recently acquired that you can't wait to use!'

With all that said, here are my current TOP 5 "classroom can't live withouts" in no particular order . . .

One - Computer - My computer is my go to pal! If I need something for my classroom, I can make it, look it up, or order it... all from my computer.

Two & Three - iPad and a communication app called ProLoQuo2Go - This combination gives my students a voice... This has been such a blessing and is all thanks to my hubby giving up his iPad to me so I could use it in the classroom. Thanks honey!

Four - Duct Tape. I use it for everything! I love the new colorful patterns and designs. Is there anything you can't do with Duct Tape???

Five - Camera - We use several cameras in my classroom. A huge shout out to Best Buy for selecting me as one of their recipients of a $2000.00 national grant a couple of years ago. Because of them I was able to get three cameras to use in my classroom, cases, memory cards, and card readers. My students have been able to check them out and take them home with them. They have been to Colorado, Georgia, the Everglades, and a few other places. My students have brought back wonderful pictures to share with their peers and this is very important for those who are not able to verbalize. By the way, with leftover monies after purchasing everything on my list for the grant I had enough money left over to purchase a digital photo frame which we keep on the front counter of our school so visitors can see great pictures of different events throughout the year. And also a Nintendo Wii. Yes, a Wii. We love to bowl and our principal will even come in and bowl with us on occasion.

So jump on over to Kelley's Rockin' Resources Linky Party and join in the fun!!!

And remember to 'Stay Wild About School!'


  1. Thanks for following me! I'm now your newest follower! My school also has a Wii that the students can earn to use, bowling tournaments get quite exciting! Your pictures on your post about yourself make me miss Florida, I taught in Miami for 1 year after college!

    Teaching Special Kids

    1. Hi Mary,
      I do the same thing with my Wii... It is an earned treat for Freebie Friday. They really like it. I had one student who is in a wheelchair, has very limited movement of his upper body, but he would sure try and with a little help holding the controller, he could bowl with everyone else. Glad to meet you and looking forward to sharing ideas!

  2. Hi, I'm your newest follower! I found you through the Rockin' Resources Linky Party. I love all of the technology that you have in your room and congratulations on receiving a grant! I'd love for you to check out my blog when you get a chance!

    Kelly Teach

  3. Yay! Thanks so much for linking up! I just purchased my first roll of FUN Duct Tape - it's checkered! I cannot wait to try it out this year.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  4. Don't you just love the cool colors and designs Duct Tape comes in now?! I love it!

    Your newest follower,
    Kinder Journey


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