Thursday, June 27, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Linking up again with Cara from The First Grade Parade to share a Throwback from last summer.

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It's another one of my "Just Pinning It" posts. I added some extra comments in purple.

Not quite sure if I'll turn this into a weekly thing but I was Pinning(v.)  today. I've actually not been on Pinterest in over a week. Not sure if you believe me or not but there were actually no withdrawal symptoms. I'm shocked, too.

So, here are a few of my most recent pins.
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1. Remind 101
Send a mass text or email to parents without divulging your phone number.
"Pajama Day tomorrow"
"Permission Slips Due"
"Field Trip Thursday!"
This app was awesome. About half of my classroom parents signed up for it last year, and so did I to make sure it worked. You can send out all kinds of reminders. This was great for field trips (where you need special clothes, a lunch, special shoes, etc) and tests. I'll be using it again next year. There's an app too--and you can schedule them in advance. Oh..and it's free. 

2. Daily 5 Rotation Cards

I ended up making a digital presentation for my D5--but I began the year using these because I loved the looks of them. 

3. BookRetriever
(I haven't downloaded this  yet, but I plan on it. I just really like that I can add levels and print labels)
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This is the Classroom Library Company's accompanying app for managing book borrowing between teachers, parents, and 


It allows you to scan, level, and inventory your entire Classroom Library as well. There's even a handy label printing function that allows you to print through a wireless connection! We have over 178,000 titles loaded with as much reading level information as we can find. We're constantly updating Guided Reading Levels, Lexile, Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, DRA, and Reading Recovery and we are adding more every day
I did spend my 99cents on this--I was unhappy--left negative feedback...and the creator emailed me the next day. They've made some improvements. Once the school year started I didn't have time to level/inventory my library. I let it go by the wayside but maybe this summer I'll pick it back up. 

4. Dollar Store Photo Album
I'm going to put flashcards into a cheap photo album....POOF...instant dry erase flashcards

I keep forgetting to get photo albums!!!

5. Spiral Bind books

I had my D5 book bound last summer. Fabulous. I plan on bringing some of my other books (Daily math, Daily writing, etc) to Staples and seeing if they can do it with those. I've used one Daily Math book for 5 years and the spine is wearing anyway. 

What was your favorite pin this week?

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4 Replies:

Sara Soucy said...

The spiral bound books is a great idea! Do you take apart the book or does Staples? I think may need to try this!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Miss Cosby said...

@Sara Any office supply place that has a copy center should be able to do it. I went to Office Max and Office Depot because they were closer but they were unable to do it (but normally do). Staples has a big paper cutter thing that cuts the spine of and will hole punch and spiral bind it relatively cheap.

kheila dunkerly said...

Thanks for reposting that for all of the new bloggers like me! I love that ap for parent contact...going to check it out!
Two Friends in First

Sara said...

I have used Remind101 for two years and LOVE it! I have never thought of spiral binding my books but need to find the nearest Staples ASAP! Thanks for reposting!
Polka Dot Kinders

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