It's another Linky Party! Wahoo! (I may love these WAY too much)
Anyway, this Linky Party is brought to you by Kelley at Teacher Idea Factory
These are my "Rockin' Resources: Things I Couldn't Live Without"
1. Spelling City
Spelling City is this fabulous little website for (you guessed it...) spelling words! Registration is free and virtually painless (there is a paid version as well, but I'm quite fond of the free version thankyouverymuch). It lets you upload and save your own spelling lists. From there, the kiddos can access your list and play games to help them practice. I *Love* using this site during Daily 5 for Word Work :)
2. Teachers Pay Teachers
I do not say this lightly--I could not LIVE without this site. (A bit dramatic? Ha. I think not.) All you teacher folk are so darn creative and wonderful. I only WISH I had half the talent you have at creating all these wonderful resources. My kiddos love them, I love them. I salute you of teachers pay teachers because (let's be honest) you keep my classroom running :)
3. My Sub Tub
I saw this idea online--looking back I CANNOT for the life of me remember where--but it really has put my mind at rest. This is a tub that's created specifically for those days when you wake up with some version of the Bubonic Plague (or some other dastardly, ridiculous illness), cannot make it to school, and didn't have time to come up with detailed sub plans (as a type-A personality, the mere THOUGHT of this happening chilled me to my very core--No time to write detailed sub plans?!?! Inconceivable.) **ENTER THE SUB TUB** This little guy has everything necessary for a sub to run the classroom for the entire day. I got the actual materials inside the tub from Clutter Free Classroom's TPT store...here's the link. If you have time to read her blog, you should because she's GREAT. To read more about how I set it up, click the "Ideas That Have Worked" tab :)
Pinterest, i.e. the "Pandora's Box" of it all :) Pinterest is, in my opinion, the ultimate resource. It's how I find the best blogs, the best projects, the best ideas for teaching, life, and/or anything else in this world. If you are not on pinterest....WHY?! You need to be. That is the end of my service announcement. haha
Speaking of Pandora's Box....PANDORA! I love this sight and, to be honest, so do the kiddos. I have a few stations on pandora that are nothing but great instrumental music; classical and otherwise. I like to play it while the kids are getting settled and doing their morning work before the bell rings. It gets them to settle in, focus, and get ready to learn. Love me some Pandora :)
Well, there you have it! My Rockin' Resources!