Saturday, February 21, 2015

Weekend Warriors: Favorite Books!

Happy Saturday!
I'm back with my Weekend Warrior girls to share some of my favorite books with you!
Plus I have a super giveaway for you! :)

I didn't have any trouble choosing which books to share with you....
I had trouble narrowing it down so I didn't have too many! ;)

These are some of my favs!

I could keep going!
There are so many books that I love reading to my kids!

Now for a little giveaway!

What are some of your favorite books?
Leave me a comment telling me and then enter through the Rafflecopter to win a $10 TpT gift card!

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Stop by my Warrior friends' blogs for more read-alouds and more chances to win!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

FarFaria App {Giveaway!!}

Hi friends!!
This year, I am very lucky to have a class iPad.
I'm always on the lookout for new apps to keep my kids engaged and learning.

A few weeks ago, Zach from FarFaria contacted me to try out a new app.
Let me tell kids love it!

The FarFaria app is a digital library, filled with SO MANY books.
The app has a Common Core-aligned leveling system, so it's really easy to choose books at each child's reading level.

FarFaria has many different magical lands to choose from.
Each land has different books and reading adventures!

Obviously I wanted to try the app out right away!
I gave it to one of my kiddos during morning work time.
Ever since, the first person in the room begs for the iPad!
They LOVE it!

The kids can choose "Read to Me" or read on their own.
When you select "Read to Me" the words are highlighted as the story is read.
The reader can turn the page when they're ready.

You can also save books to "My Favorites."
If you're not online, you can still read the books you've saved as a favorite!
Read in the car, at the park, on the way to practices, when the power goes out.... anywhere! :)

Look how cute these two are reading together!

After reading a book, the kids can choose to take a picture for a "photo finish."
If you're looking for an app to get your kids excited about reading, this is it!! :)

The app is free to download.
You should totally check it out!!
Without a subscription, you can read one book a day.
With a subscription, there are over 900 books to choose from!
Any kid could find books that interest them! :)

Guess what?!
I'm giving away a 3 month subscription!
Enter through the Rafflecopter below!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Classroom Loves!

I'm linking up with my friends over at Primary Powers for this super easy link up!

This shelf keeps me nice and organized!
Plus it's pretty to look at. :)

My kids love our Word Work center.  
I think it's mostly because of the hats and cones they get to use!

GoNoodle is the best!!!!!

Link up your own loves over at Primary Powers!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Star Reader {freebie!}

Happy Monday friends!
We are on snow day #4.  
No more snow!!!

Over the last few weeks, I've been having a "Star Reader" read to the class every day.

The Star Reader gets to choose a book from their book that they've been working on!
Then they read it to the class!
Everyone claps when they're done.

It's adorable!
The kids LOVE IT!

I never tell them who will be reading until it's time. 
I tell them I watch for who is working nicely during center time.
So it's always a surprise and they BEG me to tell them who it is!

It makes me so happy to see my kiddos so eager to read. 
They have become such confident little readers!

After the reader reads, they get this little certificate to bring home. :)

It's a freebie, so hop over and grab it!

I included a few different color choices, plus 2 b&w versions!

Have a happy week!