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Buying Better Books

Tabitha Helms

This weekend we started the task of sorting through our walls of books at home and deciding what we had to keep and which ones we would never open again and could pass on. It's hard to decide because eventually we'll be homeschooling and will need some of those as resources. And my big difficulty was not knowing what types of books my kids will be interested in in the future. Who can predict such things? When going through my children's books I decided to keep the "classics" that were known and loved by me as a child. When the time comes and interest develops, we can always invest in books then. 

I recently found out about another book selling site with good prices. It's called Usborne Books. A friend recommended it to me, and I asked her what made Usborne better than Scholastic. I loved what she said! 

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Classroom Sneak Peak!

Tabitha Helms

Only a month overdue, but I finally took some pictures of my 2nd grade classroom make-over! One of the challenges I have with moving up to the next grade level this year is that I'm in the same classroom with a lot of my same students. I really wanted them to have a different experience for second grade than they had last year in first, so I spend *ahem* a lot of money this summer getting new supplies to make it a fun space for us all. Take a look!

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Reading and Writing with Mobile Devices

Tabitha Helms

Although I have been very busy setting up my house since returning from the honeymoon, I carved out some time to attend a couple lectures on writing in the classroom. Most of the content was geared for upper elementary and older grades, so it wasn't quite as helpful for me, but there was still a lot of great information covered. I especially liked this seminar by Jo-Ann Fox because I always love learning about new apps and seeing how to use them in the classroom. Most of these apps were for a classroom that has iPads for the students to use. You can take a look at the slideshow I created to see what was covered and maybe get some new ideas for yourself, just click the picture below.

Reading and Writing with Mobile Devices Slideshow

Reading and Writing with Mobile Devices