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Amazing Resources, Part 2 and a SALE

Here's another quick round up (in no particular order) of some Amazing Resources for classrooms available online.  Best part of all?  They are all free!!

If your class is stuck indoors, no worries!  Hop on over to Adventure to Fitness, and register for a free teacher account.  Mr. Marc guides the class through a dynamic and fun adventure to keep fit while exploring the arctic, the pyramids, or the jungle.  New episodes are added often, and teacher guides are available for each episode.  Be swift, be safe, be adventurers!
With all of the focus in Common Core on nonfiction text, it can be a challenge to find engaging, age-appropriate materials.  National Geographic Young Explorers has put all of their past issues online for free, and students can explore the articles or even have the articles read to them!  
January-February 2012 cover
File storage is a big issue for me.  I spent time as a part-time technology specialist after my first child was born, and my mantra was "Have you backed up your files today?"  Computers crash, servers go down, and flash drives can be corrupted.  I rely on a combination of these systems for anything I would be upset to lose.  I {heart} Google Drive as a backup, but that is mainly where I keep the amazing resources y'all share online!  For my school items, I use DropBox to synchronize a folder kept on my laptop at home with another folder on my laptop at school.  If you are interested in setting up your own DropBox account, which starts with 2g free storage, use this link and we will both get an additional 500mb.
Dropbox home
Charity is at it again!  Charity Preston of The Organized Classroom Blog has started a new resource for K-12 teachers teaching Common Core standards in Reading and Math.  She is even encouraging teachers to submit links to their own resources for specific standards.  These sites are in the beginning stages, so more resources will be added daily.  I wonder... does Charity ever sleep??!?  :)

Common Core Reading Lessons
Common Core Math Lessons

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ - Strengthen your vocabulary and feed the world!  Play the vocabulary game for free, and for each correct answer they donate 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme (  It gets gradually more difficult, gives you an approximate level, and increases your vocabulary.  I've been recommending this site for years with my students, and they have really enjoyed seeing how big a mound of rice they can accumulate on the screen.
Happy Birthday to me!  To celebrate my 38th birthday tomorrow, I'm throwing a S-A-L-E!  Visit my stores for 20% off everything now through Sunday.

Jen's TPT

Jen's TN

Sunday update:
Also, I'm in a couple of giveaways!  Check out Marie's giveaway at The Hands-On Teacher!  It's a fun giveaway to celebrate 200 followers, and you might win my Guided Reading Guide...
Check out Jessica's giveaway at Mrs. Stanford's Class!  It's a 500 follower giveaway, and you could win several items from my TPT store...

Tune in Tuesday for my Bloggiversary Giveaway!!  You could win over 30 teaching resources!!


  1. Thanks for the great resources. I had heard and used all of them except for the Adventures in Fitness one. I cannot wait to use it :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  2. Happy Birthday!!!! I can't wait to see you on Monday! (I will be at the FM tomorrow!) Believe it or not, I started to get a little excited about going back to work (don't worry I will be over it by Monday morning!) I'm heading over to check out Charity's Common Core Math Lessons right now. :)

  3. I'm obsessed with Dropbox!

    Thanks for sharing all these other fantastic resources!

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  4. Happy Birthday!! I love the resources that you shared. I will have to check them out. That Adventure to Fitness sounds especially fun!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Ok, I see you have both, but can you explain a little more about the difference in dropbox and google drive? I am changing schools and will be in need of a way to access my files from both home and the new school. Of course, being a teacher I need the cheapest (free) way to hold the most files.

    Love all of the freebie resources! Thanks for gathering them.

    ~NYTEACHNC (Amy, also from Fuquay area!)

    1. They both work online, but I installed the Dropbox folder on both laptops. All I do is drag a file to the folder, and it syncs online and the other folder. This is pretty helpful since my school's internet connection can occasionally have issues! I think you can now do something similar with Google drive. Try them both out and see what works best for you, naturally. It's neat to meet someone who knows where Fuquay is!! :)

      Hello Mrs Sykes

  6. Thanks for all the great sites!! I can't wait to check them out!!

    Miss Stallings’s Safari

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    Tori :)

  8. I'm your newest follower!! Cute blog!!

    1...2...3...Teach With Me

  9. I'm LOVING these resources. I've used the Dropbox for a while now and I love it! Happy belated birthday! I'm a new follower to your blog :]

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  10. Thank you for sharing all of these resources! I love online resources! I am your newest follower!

    Teaching Joys

    P.S. I love your blog design!


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