Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Not-So-Amazing-Race/Website FREEBIES Galore!

What up bloggy friends! Long time no post….. But, we’re back! And we’re living it up BIG in Grand Rapids this week! We’re here for the MACUL Conference and Lisa’s sticking around for MRA! Big time PD hours hereJ.

It was quite a road trip! Three cars left our school district at the same time…. Except, we stayed back to socialize for 40 minutes… Surprise, surprise! Well, once we finally hit the road, we needed gas – and in true GPS fashion we found a gas station in the deepest corner of the roughest neighborhood… BUT! Gas was cheap! So, win? We also met a sweet lady who was having a great day! She shared her saucy story with us and the gas station attendant—since this classy establishment only took cash! 

WELL, we were finally on the road! It took us 2 hours to go 40 miles… TRAFFIC, accidents and TRAFFIC! At 7:30 we gave up on driving and decided it was dinner time. Unfortunately all of Novi decided it was also dinner time and headed to the same restaurant. After an hour and 15 minutes our meal was served (our waitress informed us our soup was holding our order up – really?!). 

As we walked out of dinner, the other two cars arrived in Grand Rapids…. We, however, were only 40 miles deep in a roughly 300 mile road trip. Worst. Amazing. Race. Team. EVER! BUT, probably the most entertaining! 

We’re here though and made it through our first day of MACUL! We attended a great session featuring resources for Interactive Whiteboards! This session was hosted by the fabulous Pirate Truger. She has compiled 45 fun websites for your classroom’s interactive board! All websites are free! Her site can be found here:

We’ve been playing at since we got back!! This is website designed for ages K-5 and allows you to access content by grade level. We found activities that were supportive across the curriculum!

This is a picture of sight word Bingo (I can’t wait to share with my crew!). 

On the left panel, she has broken additional resources into Promethean options and SmartBoard options! There really are many resources to take advantage of!

We'll be back more frequently! Enjoy your Friday and have fun playing on these sites!! We are!!


Kara said...

Welcome to Grand Rapids - glad you two finally made it! Hope you continue to have a great time at the conference and that G-Rap treats you well :)


Sandy said...

Thanks for the resources!!! I really appreciate it! Have fun!!! :-)

Holly said...

OH my goodness - I'm so jealous. I would KILL to go to that conference. Two of our teachers went last year and came back and shared amazing stuff with our staff. Maybe next year. They actually went for a free....some grant or something.

Share more, share more!!!!!

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Tammy said...

Thanks for the resources!

❀ Tammy
Forever in First

Jennifer said...

Woohoo! I heart new resources!
Rowdy in First Grade

Lori said...

Thanks for passing on the resources! Enjoy your PD time!
Conversations in Literacy

Kelley Cirrito said...

Thanks for all the great websites! I can't wait to use these in my classroom!!

Molly said...

Lisa and Beth,

I nominated you for an award! Come to my blog to check it out!

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A Teacher's Treasure said...

These are such great resources!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Traci said...

Hi... I'm your newest follower. :D
Just wanted to let you know that your blog button isn't working. It looks like you have a space in the code that shouldn't be there, between "made" and "in".
Don't know how I haven't seen your blog before....but I'm here now. :D
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Patty Rutenbar said...

I hope you had fun at MRA and Macul. . . I was at MRA on Saturday and Sunday. . . we probably were at some of the same sessions. . . isn't that funny and we didn't even know to look for each other!! I'm sure you learned lots and got all fired up to finish the year strong!
Second In Line

Heather Mathews said...

Cool stuff!! I came over to check you out and am a new follower. Come see me at


Danielle said...

Fabulous resources. I am your newest follower. Please stop by my blog sometime.


Michelle D. said...

Just stopped by to check you out. Great ideas . As always, thank you for sharing!

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Ms. Rachel said...

Hey ladies,

haven't heard from you in awhile, hope all is well.

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Amber P. said...

Where have ya'll been? Hope ya'll are doing ok! :)

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Holly said...

Girls - I'm thinking about you! Hope all is well...jump in so I can stop worrying!

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Jessica said...

I am just checking in! Hope everything is well with you both. You are being missed in the blogging world. :) Also I left you guys something special on my latest post so come check it out.

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