Hi all! I wanted to tell you about some neat pens I was
contacted to review by Shoplet.com. I
love good pens and this review was right up my ally! Shoplet.com is a great online store that has
lots of office supplies as well as other items. It is a great place to shop
Highlighter Not only is this
highlighter erasable, but it was perfect for reading through and marking things
I didn’t want to forget!
B2P Gel Rolling BallI think these
are the neatest pens ever! I love the 0.7 fine point and all the cool colors. They
write so smooth! Not only do you get a great pen, but when you buy this product,
you are going green since they are recycled!
BeGreen B2P Bottle Gel Rolling Ball Here is the same pen above but it is in
black. How many times do we have to fill out papers and sign them with a black
pen. Well, look no further. This gel pen just glides across the paper!
I remember a few years ago there was a yahoo group called, teachers bargain basement. This was a great site for teachers to post things they had for sale. I really miss it! Well, now I find myself going to ebay and looking for things to buy for my students. If you have items for sale on ebay, please leave a comment so we can check them out! I do have a few things that I have on there and things I still need to post, so in case you are interested, let me know! I am really trying to downsize things! Can't wait to see what you all have up for bids on ebay too! Here is my link I also wanted to share a fantastic giveaway with you! I have my fingers crossed just like everybody else that is entering!
I just have to tell you about some books that I was able to review with my students. When I got the email from Tara, I JUMPED at the chance and I am so glad I did! The company, Hameray Publishers, has done it again! They have a full set of materials in the Letter Buddies classroom set that you can go enter and possibly win on their website. I was able to select the books that I wanted to review. I went back and forth debating which set to ask for and finally settled on the Letter Buddies Starter set. Can we say JACKPOT? Here is what was in my package!
The Letter Buddies Starters titles are used in correspondence to the Letter Buddies Letter Books. Using the same vocabulary, the Starters places each word within the context of a sentence. This is a great way to reinforce what students learned with the Letter Books. (24 Titles)
One of the things I absolutely LOVE are the wonderful non-fiction pictures. I also love that the sentences are written with one line and some have two lines....in the same book!
Extension activities are included at the end of each book. I will probably send use them for students to read at home and I was thinking I could make up a little booklet for the students to write their answers and extend their learning. I do not think you would be disappointed with this set of books. My students have loved reading them during self-selected reading time. They are perfect for beginning readers and will be great for struggling readers who need a bit more help with letters and sounds.
Oh my goodness, I have to tell you about the goodies I got in the mail from the fabulous people at Shoplet. I have loved Sharpies forever, but I am so excited to share some of their newest things with you!
First up, the Neon Sharpiesare fantastic! My students love for me to check their papers with these markers because they love the colors! They are just as wonderful as the other Sharpies you have grown to love. They fit perfect in my hand and are not too heavy! My only complaint, if there was one, is I wish they did not bleed through on papers that are copied front and back. Yuck. However, I learned some wonderful news....they are coming out with a set of markers that will not bleed through the paper! Yay!
Also included in my review package was the Sharpie Premium Pen. Now let me just tell you, this pen is a dream and it fit perfectly in my hand too! I wrote thank you notes to students that purchased a book for our class from the Book Fair. I was so excited-I have found a pen that writes smooth and does not smudge! Wow, great pen without a doubt.
Hi friends, Today has been such a difficult day for me! My dad has Parkinson's. He was diagnosed in 2008. This is a HORRIBLE disease but I do have to remind myself it could be worse. My mom called me at 9:30 this morning and his blood pressure had been so low that the doctor's office said she needed to call 911. Well, she didn't know what to do....so I am like I am getting in the shower, call them and I will be right down there. Lucky for me they live approximately 3 minutes away. My daddy is 76 years old and has never been to the hospital before so he was scared to death-bless I can take almost anything except to see my daddy cry! We followed the ambulance and got there around 11:00. They did all kinds of tests on him and they all turned out great-ekg, ct scan, blood tests and urinalysis....however, they did have to put in a cath so hopefully that will help him and the meds will be tweaked. We were home around 3:45 so it was such an emotional day. We will follow up with a urologist this week. All we can do is pray. If you believe in the power of prayer, please remember him! I know this posts sound so pitiful me but I do love my daddy for sure! I am a daddy's girl from way back! Here is a picture of us at a wedding of close friends. He looks great but his blood pressure just is all over the place so that gives him trouble. He also has the tremors in his right hand but they have been using botox to help with that.
My sister, Mom, Daddy and Me
My sister, Mom, Daddy, Me, Johnny-my hubbie, Meg-my neice, and Zackary-my nephew
Now I also wanted to share some great news. There are so many fabulous, generous and wonderful bloggers out there that are having giveaways for us teachers! Yay! I love to win things for my classroom!
Lisa from Growing Firstiesis having a fabulous giveaway! You need to go enter for sure, right now! There will be 5 different things for you to enter!