Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dot Day!

Sign up now and celebrate Dot Day! International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”.

Monday, April 21, 2014


MobyMax is the first and only completely integrated curriculum and teacher tools system. MobyMax combines curriculum resources like placement tests, adaptive lessons, progress monitoring, and IEP reporting with teacher tools, such as Clicker (a student response system), Vibes (a behavior management system), Messenger (a communication system), The Wall (a social wall for homework assignments and class communication), and motivational features (badges, games, and contests). The integration of curriculum and teacher tools increases teacher effectiveness while saving you hours each week!

MobyMax is for all students. Moby's adaptive curriculum creates a unique, individualized education plan for each student, allowing gifted students to progress as quickly as they like while simultaneously ensuring that remedial students get the extra instruction they need. You've never experienced differentiation like this in the classroom.

Free Non-fiction Articles and Questions!

Newsela is free for students to explore a world of nonfiction and test their comprehension. Updated daily with real-world news from major publications, students can participate in conversation about the most urgent topics of our time, all while becoming stronger readers.

Each article is common core aligned and have five different reading levels available.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Great find from April Gamble

Reading Rockets is a website that deals with RTI (Response to Intervention) which helps struggling readers with fluency, vocabulary, and other reading concepts.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Adding to your favorite web browser was just made easier by Rebekah Hollar!

Imagine having your entire bookmark collection in one place. Access it from your home desktop, office laptop, airport lounge or using our optimized iPhone interface. Get started today by clicking here!

eBook find from Rebekah Hollar

Tumble Book Cloud Junior offers an array of eBooks including graphic novels and read alongs.  You can access this resource through the Davidson County Public Library Here!, also you do not need a log in or password.

  1. Click "Online Resources"
  2. Then "Resources" to access Tumble books for grades 3-8 or grades 6-12.
Along with this great resource there is a "Common Core Portal" tab at the top to access aligned reading lesson plans with the books the website offers.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

IZZIT.ORG! Great find from April Gamble!

!zzit provides more than 300,000 classroom teachers and homeschoolers with engaging educational videos and teacher resources promoting critical thinking skills.

 Izzit.org also offers teachers free DVDs for each year of teaching as well as much more!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Teacher's Lesson Planner find from Melissa York!

https://www.erincondren.com/ offers many custom paper products. One of the best finds is a teacher planner that can be found here!

*Sales on planners usually run in May*

Reflex Math Grant from April Gamble

Reflex Math allows student to independently work on mathematical fluency- addition/subtraction and multiplication/division.

You can register for a free trial here! 

Also, you can register for a grant here during the grant window. Open to teachers grades 2-8.


Adopt-A-Classroom from April Gamble

Adopt-A-Classroom.org partners donors with teachers so you can have funds to purchase critical resources and materials for your classroom.

By registering, your classroom will be posted on the Adopt-A-Classroom.org website available for donors to select. When adopted, you will have full discretion to purchase items that meet your unique classroom needs.

Register Now!  

Friday, February 21, 2014

4 Terrific Classroom Library Makeover Tips Written by Dr. Linville!

Now is the perfect time to give your classroom library a facelift.  The books you took great care to shelve by genre or place in labeled bins in August have likely found new homes in nooks and crannies around the room or are simply MIA at this point in the school year. The meeting space rug is soiled, the book doctor basket is full, the beanbag has more duct tape than beans, and the plant that once gave the space that special touch has failed to survive the drought. Sound familiar?

Read more at http://ncaee.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Scan Your Classroom Library!

This app helps you to scan your classroom library, keep it organized, and also allows students to check out/ return books!

Digital classroom library

Awesome Brain Break Website!

Science brain breaks that your students will love!


NCAEE Region 5 Conference

Prepare to be motivated, inspired,and energized! Kathy Bumgardner is the keynote speaker for this year's Region 5 NCAEE annual spring conference. Dinner, networking opportunities, informative breakout sessions, CEUs, and door prizes round out the conference. Come join us for a wonderful evening with fellow educators!

 Date and Time: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 4 to 8 PM

 Featured Speaker: Kathy Bumgardner

 Location:  School of Education, High Point University
                  795 University Avenue
                  High Point, NC 27262

NCAEE conference information 

Review for Reading in the Wild


40 Book Challenge

40 Book Challenge find from Megan Hall! 

This 22 page packet is a combination of reader's notebook ideas taken from the research of Fountas and Pinnell, Beth Newingham, and the Book Whisperer.  This product is a 40 Book Challenge to be recorded in a reader's notebook (standard composition book).

This packet includes:
Links for recommended resources
Teacher Instructions and tips page
Photos of student sample books from my class
Cover page or title page of composition book
Reading Requirement Genre Tally Sheet
Weekly accountability log with parent signature and more
Books I Plan to Read heading and Genre Overview
Characteristics of a genre
Reading Log Checklist
Response Entries Instructions
Student Example of response letter to teacher
Possible Topics List for letter
Reader's notebook rubric -- One page with Outstanding, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory. The other rubric scale matches my other criteria charts ranging from Exemplary to Beginning.
Two Book Talk Templates for oral presentations

40 book challenge TPT

Artful Storytelling

Storybird is an interactive website where students can create, read, and share visual stories.