Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sign Up Genius

 I used this to create a Parent Teacher Conference Appointment Page.  I built a Sign Up page with available appointments. Then I sent the link for it to parents using the Remind App.  Parents have been signing up daily.  Love it!


  • Use a simple wizard to build unlimited, free sign up sheets
  • Choose from hundreds of professionally designed themes
  • Upload your own image or logo to use on your sign up sheet
  • Enter hundreds of dates in an instant using our recurring wizard
  • Flexible page formats for dates, RSVP, or non-date specific sign ups
  • Collect payments for sign up items or donations
  • Every sign up contains a comment field for custom responses
  • Watch video tutorials to easily create a sign up
If you are not using the remind App you could send it to parents by email.  You may want to send the Remind App to their phones with a note that it will take them to the Parent/Teacher Conferences Sign Up.  If all that fails, then I would send home a Parent/Teacher Conference Notice with the link to the sign up page.

Safe Share TV

Safe Share TV is a safe way to watch and share Youtube videos.  Just copy the youtube link and paste it into  Safeshare.  Then it will generate a safe link without inappropriate commercials.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk

This is an activity I use with my Jack and the Beanstalk Persuasive Writing Packet.  You can purchase the packet on Teachers Pay Teachers: Crazy For Cupcakes

Friday, November 6, 2015

Community Helpers Close Read Lesson

Here is a Social Studies Lesson that includes a Close Read (CCSS) about a Community Helper.  Have kids read the following passage Fire Fighters Are Community Helpers on their chromebooks.  Then have them complete the Comprehension activity below and the extension Spot the Fire Dog.  This passage was taken from Readworks.  A great site for close reading passages.

                Fire Fighter Close Read Comprehension

                           Spot the Fire Dog