ABC/25 is the one organization that I can point to as helping me the most in my quest to create a 21st Century Classroom. They have provided me with $500-$1500 each school year over the past 10 or so years. This money has gone towards purchasing technology equipment, simulations, instructional materials, etc. for my students and the other 5th graders at Westgate! Please click on the link below to load a form in order to make a donation!
Grants received in 2013 provided us with a printer/ scanner and our document camera! Thanks ABC/25!
This website was kind enough to donate a $500 virtual news set for our classroom to use while creating our News Broadcasts. If you know anyone who can use their services, please recommend them!!! We sure do!!!
Creately is an amazing website that allows us to create and collaborate on graphic organizers of all kinds. They have provided our classroom with a Creately Scholarship so we can all work together online for free! Thank you so much Creately!!!
This year, I will be trying out a few lessons from Pearson's new math program called enVision Math. It's ahead of the game by integrating the Common Core standards into its lessons. It also differentiates lessons nicely for all levels and abilities! :)
TCI, (a.k.a. History Alive) has given us a free subscription this year to its online component! We will be doing all lessons online and discovering the many benefits of this delivery model! Thanks TCI!
I can't say enough about Weebly! I use it daily to create this website. It has a wonderful FREE option (which I started with), but paying $50 each year allows you to do amazing things with your students. Just check out the pages to see for yourself! :)
We use SpellingCity.com to practice our spelling words each week. Thanks to the reasonable yearly fee, I am also able to have my children take their tests here as well! This saves me so much time. :)
The search feature above is actually quite good for finding what you need! Type in the one or two words that you are looking for information on, and it will generate a list of every page that mentions that word.