Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (On a Wednesday)

Hello, friends!

I'm linking up with Courtney from Swimming into Second for her Top Ten Tuesday linky.  Yes, I know it's Wednesday.  But, I'M THE BIRTHDAY GIRL!  So, I can link up on a Wednesday if I want to. ;-) To celebrate my birthday, everything in my store is 20% off.  If you've had your eyes on anything, go ahead and grab it while it's on sale.

Number 1: Promethean Board

My Promethean board was broken for 1 week last school year.  It was so hard to find activities where I didn't use my board.  It's crazy to think of how much I use this thing.  LOVE it!

Number 2: iPad

I carry my iPad with me everywhere.  It is my behavior management system (Class Dojo) and it is a great way to engage my kiddos. 

Number 3: Scotch Laminator

My laminator may be a newer purchase, but it is one of the best school purchases that I've ever made.  I LOVE how thick the laminate is.  I also love how easy it is to use!

Number 4: Activotes

These little gadgets are so much fun to use.  My students love to use them.  They are a great way to assess students easily.

Number 5: Post-It Notes

I use post-it notes for everything!  Love these little things!

Number 6: Books, Books, Books
I don't have a classroom picture of my library up yet.  I love reading, and try to incorporate a book into everything. 

Number 7: Pinterest and TpT

Where would I be with Pinterest and TpT?  It's where all my inspiration and great classroom ideas comes from.  It's made me a better teacher!

Number 8: Class Dojo
Class Dojo is a WONDERFUL management tool.  All I have to do is pull Class Dojo up on the Promethean Board or the iPad and all my students get quiet.  It really has changed my classroom.  

Number 9: Markers
I love to write in markers.  Crayola has always been my favorite go to maker.  

Number 10: Iced Coffee
I love me some iced coffee, but I don't have ANY places to get coffee on my way to work.  There are coffee places near my work, but it would take me an extra 10 minutes or so to get there. Those mornings that I NEED coffee, my lovely co-worker brings me some.  Love her!

I hope that everyone has a great day!  

Lots of love,


  1. Hope you have a fabulous birthday!!!!

  2. Happy birthday Jeannie! Thanks for linking up! I LOVE iced coffee! So good! I try to get up earlier some days just so I can get some iced coffee on the way to school.

    Swimming into Second

    1. Thank you, Courtney! I've got to make myself get up earlier. Thanks for the fun linky!

  3. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)

  4. Hi Jeannie,

    I LOVE your list!!! I think my list would look very much the same except I didn't know about Dojo until now so THANK YOU! I am jumping over to google to learn more about that next! Thanks for sharing!
    Laura ~ First Grade Spies

    1. You'll love it! :-) My students love earning points.