CAFE conference an another blog award

So pumped after attending the CAFE conference yesterday with the Two Sisters. Many things clicked for me and I think I'm going to have a great year teaching my kids to be better readers. I am so excited about my goodie bag of freebies which included; 2 books, a check-a-roo, mini write-a-roo whiteboard (love the size),  and a free year subscription to their website. A great surprise since mine just expired. If you can read my writing on the little white board in the picture I now added some new must haves to my back to school list. I must get some of these dry erase crayons. They are absolutely AWESOME! The write-a-roo white board is a perfect size for a small sentences and a little response to books. I must get some of these for my guided reading groups. They also gave us a graphic novel which reminded me I wanted to get some more for my class library. My students love the Ricky Ricotta Robot Series. I definitely want to get some Baby Mouse books.  Do you have any other suggestions for graphic novels that 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade students love? The most exciting thing about the conference was learning about the digital pensive that is coming out in August.  It is all web based and can be used from any laptop or ipad or android device. I'm sure I can handle doing the digital pensive much easier than the paper pencil one. Really looking forward to trying it next year. Be sure to go to The 2 Sister's Website to sign up for free tip of the week where they will post updates.  It is suppose to come out in early August.

Now for my blog award.

I've been nominated by two lovely bloggers for the Liebster Blog Award

Thanks to  Tammy Flickinger at Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

and Teacher in Training  for giving me the Liebster Blog Award

The Rules:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to at least 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

These are the bloggers I am nominating


  1. Love the the 2 Sisters!!! Check the Target Dollar Spot for the "skinny" whiteboards - they have a 4 pack, I believe, with lines.

    Congrats on the award!!

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know about the whiteboards. I will be at Target soon and will check it out.


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