The Wait is OVER!!!

I am soooo excited! The wait is over and I can announce....That Educents now has their own online marketplace!!! 

Come check out my new store HERE:) Don't forget to follow me! 

One of my favorite products is my Minute to Win it FREEBIE!

Every year I do this with my students during the very last week! They always have a blast! Check out my last years blog post HERE! I warn you...there's a ton of pictures:)

Next...there is an awesome, amazing, one of a kind giveaway to celebrate this very special occasion! You could win a $50 Edubucks gift card for EVERY GROUP you go visit! 

And I tell you, there are a lot of us! There are so many ways to win multiple times! I wish you all good luck! 

Welcome to my new store! Please check back often because I will be having special deals there time to time that you won't find anywhere else!

Personal Word Wall {update}

One thing I have wanted to do for a very long time is update my personal word wall unit

Many buyers asked if I could add some clip art to each page so their students could recognize the letters. 

Well, I finally added the clip art and I am really happy with out it turned out! Here's a look at one of the pages! 

If you already bought this, please go back and download the updated version. 

Would you like to win a copy? Leave a comment with your email and I will pick a winner tomorrow night! 

Happy First Day of Spring~giveaway!

I can't believe it's the first day of spring already! Life has been so busy lately I can't seem to get ahead. I thought moving to Hawaii would mean my life would slow down! 

Anyways, I am enjoying my last day of spring break with some cleaning and a little work here and there. I mean, I have to get things done before Monday!

What is your favorite thing about spring? Head over to my FB and IG page for a chance to win my Earth Day Activities unit! I will be picking a winner later this afternoon!

Happy first day of spring!

Chinese New Year and a Sale

Happy Wednesday friends! I hope you are having an amazing week so far. Today is a quick post about two things I really want to share with you all!

First...have you heard? It's a super Teachers Pay Teachers sale!
I am so ready to shop, plus empty out my wishlist! 

My store is on sale to make it 28% off! Don't forget to use promo code HEROES to get that extra 8%!

This past week was Chinese New Year. My class celebrated by watching this video first.

Then I passed out blank sheep I bought from Pamela Kennedy! Let me tell you...this lady is talented! Best dollar I ever spent! I WILL go back and buy more. My boys and girls who normally scribble did not! They did some of the best work I have ever seen from them. Even my SPED kids worked really hard. It seemed to be super calming for them.

While they were coloring, we listened to some Chinese music!

I am so impressed with my class! My principal took their art and put it in the art gallery up in the office! 

What fun things did you do for Chinese New Year?

Facebook to Communicate {a Bright Idea}

Welcome to another Bright Ideas blog hop:) I am so glad you stopped by. 

Maybe my idea isn't something new, or that "bright" but I have found using Facebook in the classroom has had a HUGE impact on my parent communication! I mean, almost everyone has a Facebook account...right? 

I created a page under my own personal Facebook account. What I really like about this is that I can switch from my personal to my class easily! No logging out and logging in to a different account. When I post on the page, it posts as Mrs. Roller and not Tonya-my personal one. 

What do I use it for?
-quick reminders for events

-requests for certain items. I really love when I say, "We're out of paper towels!" and I have some at the end of the day:)

-pictures of our work

-videos of activities

-shout outs


-parents can communicate with each other

Parents have commented how they can love they can be "right there" in the classroom as I can post right away at school! They think it's awesome to see daily updates about what's going on! 

Do you use Facebook in the classroom? I'd love to hear how you use it! If you don't use it in the classroom, give it a shot! I think you will be impressed!

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Have a great Saturday!!!

Are You Read for Some Football??? {sale time}

Happy Saturday Friends! I hope you're off to a great weekend! What are your plans? I don't have big ones at all...hubby is working all weekend:( I plan on going to the gym, the pool, doing some work around the house and a little creating from my to-do list!

I will watch the game on Saturday on my own couch...probably while I do school work! Since it is Superbowl weekend, it's a great time to through a sale! My TpT shop will be 20% off! 

Thanks to my girl Corinna from Surfin' Through Second for making this super cute button:)

I will be back this weekend with a post about what I've been up to in the classroom and a few new items I hope to make!

Using Padlet in the classroom~a bright idea!

Welcome to another Bright Ideas blog hop!!! 

I am super excited for this one because I use my idea all.the.time!

Have you ever heard of Padlet before? 

If're in luck! This absolutely FREE and easy to use tech tool will be a hit in your classroom and your students will LOVE it. I promise:)

Padlet is one of the easiest ways to collaborate and communicate with your students! 

First create an account. You will have a dashboard that looks like this!

Click on create new padlet. Once you do, you will see what looks like a blank space with a side bar on the right. 

The bottom icon is the modify wall button. Click on that!

Once you click this button you will be able to add your Title, description, and change your portrait. I always find an image that matches my title. 

Next, I would make sure I change the layout of the responses. I recommend grid. I like to see the nice clean and organized boxes. When you choose free form, they get all over the place, often on top of each other. I don't like that.  Can we say, OCD??? 

Then when you are ready, you want to export your Padlet. I choose the embed one, copy it and paste it into my class Weebly website. This makes it super easy for the kids to respond. 

Once you have it embedded, you're all set! 
DONE and DONE:) 
Your students can now respond to your topic! 

Here is an example of one I did just Thursday night! I gave my students an assignment to watch a MLK short video. Then they had to post two things they learned and one question they still had. I used this for my lesson on Friday.  You can check it out HERE on my classroom website!
Once it is posted to your website of choice, all the student has to do is double click somewhere on the blank space and a box will come up. There will be a space for your name and your response!

 Now it is your turn to try! 
I want to know how YOU will use this in YOUR classroom? Leave a comment on the padlet below:) 

Created with Padlet

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Have a fantastic weekend!!!