Friday, July 11, 2014

Dollar Day Sale July 11th

You asked and you shall receive!
Today's deal of the day...
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/All-About-Adjectives-1180682
 
This is an amazing unit that I used to introduce adjectives and then to review and expand  on types of adjectives.  My kids loved the activities and I liked that there were pages I could use to assess the skill.

for ONE DOLLAR for TODAY only!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dollar Days at The Resourceful Apple


Its Dollar Days here at The Resourceful Apple.  Everyone loves a good sale and I am all about that!  Each day I will post an unit  that I have put on sale for $1.00 over at my TpT store.  The sale will last for that day only! 


Since I am posting so late today, I  am putting these TWO units on sale through tomorrow for ONE DOLLAR each!  Click on the picture below to take you to that product in my TpT store.

                      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Jellyfish-Fun-Long-e-spelled-y-and-ie-680996   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-and-Spelling-Patterns-Three-Blind-Mice-Long-i-silent-e-580973

What would you like to see on sale on OVER THE WEEKEND?  Check out other units at my TpT store and leave me the name of your favorite product (no bundles please!). 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tammy-Wathen-the-Resourceful-Apple

You can also check out my other DOLLAR DAYS deals on my FACEBOOK page.  Make sure you follow me so you don't miss out each day!
 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blog Birthday Giveaway and Sale


Come join me as I celebrate my bloggy birthday! I can't believe I have been here at The Resourceful Apple for TWO years! I have published over 200 blog posts, have interacted with hundreds of teachers through blogging and Facebook, and have grown in my practice.  Thank you for joining me.

 
As a thank you to you,
 I have put my ENTIRE TpT store on sale for 20% off!
Just click on the picture below to check out the sale.
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tammy-Wathen-the-Resourceful-Apple
 
Several of my bloggy friends have joined in this celebration with a fun, back to school GIVEAWAY! I am so blessed to have met these FABULOUS ladies through blogging. They INSPIRE me to be a better teacher! 
 






 

Thanks for joining me in my bloggy birthday celebration!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: End of Year Gifts

 
I am linking up with Christina
at Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday.
Today is my FIRST day of summer vacation and I am so excited:)

http://www.secondgradesugarandspice.blogspot.com/2014/06/wordless-wednesday-june-11th-almost-in.html

I used my Silhouette for the first time
to make personalized teacher water bottles.
 
 
What is your favorite end of year teacher gift to give or get?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - {Memory Books}

 
I am linking up with Christina at Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday.

http://secondgradesugarandspice.blogspot.com/2014/05/wordless-wednesday-may-28th-im-excited.html


Question of the week:
Do you make memory books, videos or slide shows/cd's
for the end of the year?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bright Ideas: Alternative Seating


I am beyond thrilled to join  Bright Ideas Link Up this month.  It is so refreshing to see what works in other classrooms and you can be sure I will be taking notes on super tips for next year!


Throughout the years, I have taught primary grades and also have been the inclusion class where students with IEP's have been in my room with the support of another teacher.

I have noticed that more and more students have difficulty paying attention.  I have students with sensory integration, ADHD, and ASD.  I have first grade students who just can't sit still.  I have learned that students need different things than they did 18 years ago when I started teaching.


This year I have jumped in with both feet to find alternatives to the traditional desk and chair that most students spend the majority of their school day in.  I have always had my students moving and actively engaged, but they still had a hard time sitting during instruction.


Stuents have the opportunity to sit on the carpet.  This usually occurs at Ipads, Read to Self, Read to Partner and with Math Centers in addition to whole group instruction.



I was introduced to stability balls several years ago by an OT who serviced one of my students with sensory integration.  It was always in the back of my mind, and this year I took the plunge and received a class set of balls through Donors Choose. 


Most students are able to focus more as they are able to get their wiggles out with the movement the balls offer.  I have to say the balls are not a fix all.  At times, I have switched students to a chair and students have the opportunity to in the morning to switch a ball for chair for the day. 

 
 
 
The students also have the opportunity to stand and work.  I have opted out of using my desk this year and students work there standing up during Daily 5 Reading and Math.  I also have  students who have a hard time sitting and at times they stand at their desks. 
 
 
 

These are a few of the ways by students are able to work through out the day.  I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences. If you enjoyed this BRIGHT IDEA, please consider following me on BLOGLOVIN' or FACEBOOK for more tips and ideas. 

For more Bright Ideas from 100 other bloggers, please browse through the link up below and choose a topic or grade level that interests you.  Thanks for visiting!