Rockin' Resources!

Monday, May 28, 2012
Kelley over at Teacher Idea Factory is hosting a super fun linky party. She wants us to blog about the five resources we just wouldn't be able to survive without. I have had so much fun reading everyones posts and I just couldn't wait to link up.  (I also have a wish list about a mile long now from reading about so many great resources...hah!)

My top five resources:

1) My ELMO and projector. Gosh.. I love my ELMO and I don't know what I would do without it. I think back to the overhead projectors we had in elementary school and I am so thankful my school is fortunate enough to provide all of us with more advanced technology.

2) Clickers... I love my class set of clickers. We use these quite often and I love them because it allows me to see quickly whether or not my class is catching on to a topic. I can also go back and look at who missed what question and what questions were missed the most... love them!

3) Blog world... I would not have survived my first year of teaching without all of the amazing resources out here in blog land.

4) Behavior Clip Chart... When I got my job in November, the first thing I knew I had to create was a clip chart. I love my clip chart and I really think students respond to it positively as well. They know they can clip back up even after they have clipped down so their day isn't ruined on one negative decision. ( I don't have a picture... sorry! It is like all of the other ones you've seen on Pinterest though. hah!)

5) My classroom library... I started building my library before I even had my classroom and I am constantly looking for new books to add to my collection. I believe that each classroom needs a good library and I have seen the advantages of having my own personal library this year. My students loved being able to run to the back of the room to pick out a book. I also loved that I could closely monitor what my students were reading and I could give them suggestions from my library.

Now you know my favorite resources, I want to know yours! Go link up with! =) 


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to join in on the linky party! Those "clickers" have come up a couple of times now. I am going to have to check into those :) Thanks again and congrats once more on surviving that very first year!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  2. I agree- blog world is a great place to be in! We've used clickers in my school & the kids absolutely go crazy over them. I love how quickly of an assessment it is.
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. I have one of those oldie goldie overheads. I'm pushing for an Elmo. I'd use it all day long.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. I have seen so many different clickers now that I am going to have to be doing some research. I had clickers my first year of teaching, but they did not work well and I lost them when moving positions. Do your clickers work well? Ours had problems staying connected. Thanks for sharing.
    Special Teaching in the Middle

  5. That library looks so organized! I would love to have that one day :)

    Apples and ABC's

  6. Hi! Just came across your cute blog. I will be a first year teacher in August. I was wondering how you categorize your books? Thanks for the help!
    * Jamie