Monday, July 22, 2013

Picture Books and Vacation

I'm baaaack!  Sad to say that...just joking!  I was on vacation for the past 3 weeks, so yes it was hard to get back to reality, but I am ready!  I had the most relaxing vacation, with no worries in mind! It was lovely!  My family and I spent time at my brother and sister's lake house, then headed off to South Carolina.  We visited Charleston and Hilton Head.  It was my first rained the whole time in Charleston, and only for a few days in Hilton Head...I know, I can't complain!  I will include a few of my vacation pics below, after my picture books that I found. While I was on vacation I went shopping of course!  I found a cute Storybook shop and couldn't resist going in...that's definitely the teacher in me! ;)  Anyways, I found a couple of books that intrigued me and thought you might want to check them out as well.  The first one I went ahead and bought and the others I figured I could find on Amazon.  "The Day the Crayons Quit" is a book that inspired me to create a bunch of products for my TPT store.  The other books did as well! The products will deal with learning about colors, letter writing, mapping, friendships, etc....STAY TUNED and look back often to check those out! Take a look at the books I found below!

"The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt

by David Elliot

by Bob Staake
Back to my relaxing vacation... I didn't take pics of the lake, but I did take a few pics of Fort Sumter and Hilton Head.

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter...go check out the website for Fort Sumter.  There is a lot of interesting information and things for teachers.

Hilton Head
This is the home where we stayed, well the back of the house.  It was in the Sea Pines Resort Area.
My brother's coworker owns this house.

This is the house from a distance.  I took it on the path to the ocean.  We were 3 houses down the walking path, to the ocean.  You could still hear the ocean at the house.
I love, love the Spanish Moss in the trees.
The ocean...huge waves.  The guys all went deep sea wouldn't believe how many sharks are in the area!

My niece, Kate could not get enough of the water. She loved every bit of it.  At 1 years old, she sure is adventurous!  My brother would take her in the ocean and she loved the waves.  We couldn't get her off the beach! Too cute!

My niece and I...not sure why I wore a long sleeve shirt! LOL it was over 80 degrees the whole time we were there! I love that weather.
My niece again...sorry I love her!  She is such a big girl now!

Ready for the beach!
So relaxing!

Refreshing drinks!
One last look at the ocean...
There you have it...well these were the only pics I had on my phone...there are tons more on the camera!

I wish you all a relaxing summer break...soon school will be starting and we will be back in the swing of things!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

How to Record your Screen and Voice using Quicktime Player

Have you ever wondered how people record their voice and screen at the same time?

Well...I created a "How-To" video to help you out!

What do you think? Are there others ways to do this?

Don't forget to follow my blog on BLOGLOVIN!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Record your Screen and Audio using Quick Time Player and Bloglovin

Have you ever wondered how people record their voice and screen at the same time?

Well...I created a "How-To" video to help you out!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Freebie and To Do List Linky

I am linking up with Lorraine over at Fabulous First Grade Froggies for her To Do List Linky.

Here it goes:

1. Finish creating TPT products for the beginning of the school year.

2. Create a new classroom website on blogger (we use to have ours on iweb, but some of us are making a new transition into blogger...shouldn't be much trouble since I already have one.

3. Send my teacher planner off to have tape binding put on it.  Can't wait to get organized!

4. Laminate and cut out my new Chevron Classroom Decor Set.

5. Laminate and cut out my new "I Can Write" bulletin board set.

6. Map out my schedule, look over my long range plans, share my "Back to School" Packet with my teammates. You can find the packet here...

7. Rearrange my classroom.

8. Go to Bradburns: I need fadeless bulletin board paper...I am sure I will find more things to buy!

9. Organize my Word Work Center.

10. Print off beginning of the year letters, all about me, folder cover, wis list, etc....more to add to this list later for meet the teacher night!

11. Create my class wordle and frame it again!  I thought it turned out cute last year and my kids loved trying to find their names...gonna do it again!

12. New curtains??? Hmmm?

13. Makeover my bulletin boards (math board, calendar, writing board)

14. Sit down with team to look over my long range plans that I looked over, first six weeks plan, beginning of the year plans, etc.

15. Number my coat hooks and mailboxes with my colored chevron theme. Switch around my coat hooks?

16. Clean out my closet and shelves.

17. Revamp my listening center.

18. Read all about the new phonics program and read the new Lucy Calkins writing set.

I think this is a good start so I will stop adding to my list of you have similar things to do?
Since we are alreading discussing the beginning of the year to-do list I thought I would give away a free "to-do list".  I created this to help you start checking things off your list!

Go link up!