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Just Can't Live Without

          Traci, over at Dragonflies in First, is hosting a Linky Party for the top 3 classroom items that you couldn't possibly liveout.  Hop on over to her blog to see her top 3.
There are so many things in my room that I use all of the time, so it is hard to choose....Let's see I think these 3 items are pretty important:
1.  My timer:  I use my timer all of the time, everyday!  Some times it is for the kids to keep track of how much time they have before sharing.  A lot of the time it is for me!  I need it to keep me on track so I do not run over time.  My reading students stream in and out all day on a 30 minute rotation.  I have to really book it to get my lesson completed in that 30 minute time frame. :(
2.  Books:  That may be too obvious, but I MUST have lots of high quality and engaging literature in my room.  The students who come to me have not always had those wonderful moments with books.  So it is my job not only to teach them to read, but to also get them to love books!
3.  Smartboard:  Okay, maybe I could live without it (I didn't always have one), but I don't want to teach without it anymore!  Using the Smartboard is so interactive and fun.  Just makes your lessons come alive.  I am always learning new ways to teach using it and the students just think it is so cool!


  1. I wish I couldn't live without a document camera, but alas, I don't have one. So sad.
    Forever in First

  2. Thanks Lori for linking up Lori.

    I'm still trying to fall in love with my Smartboard (well, ENO board). I'd love to hear how you use yours.

    I'm your newest follower.
    ♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

  3. Oh, I got the message about the linky party button error. What kind of error were you getting when you tried to post it? I want to fix it, but I'm not seeing an error on my end.
    ♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

  4. Traci, when I was first linking up, your button wasn't showing up(most of it was like a gray box over it). But then when I was on to comment, it was there. So it is probably fine now! :) Thanks for following!
    Tammy, I don't have a document camera either, but have heard they are great to have.

  5. I love my smartboard!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!! i'm a new follower!

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

  6. Can't live without items...Ditto! And, I was finally able to join blog...guess site was busy! Thank you for joining mine! :) Ann Marie @ Innovative Connections!


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