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July 07, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

Here’s a post from my good friend at: Bestpractices4teaching Enjoy!

I hear the angels in the background.  I am wanting to belt out the chorus of Handel’s Hallelujah…..I am…..complete.


Every year I loose close to 30-50 books because my students find some way to sneak them out and never return them.  I beg for their return, but don’t make too big of a deal for them because my hope is that they are still being read when they go home.


But now…..NOW, I have found a solution!  BookSource’s Classroom Organizer.



Using an app on your phone, you scan ISBN numbers to put books into your classroom library.  You input your students names.  Then, they can use the computer to type in the ISBN number or key words of the book’s title and check them out.  There is also a way to return the books.


Problem Solved:  I know how to attach lost books with a face!!!


You have GOT to go look at this.  I have used my own kids as Guinea pigs and it works!!!  I could just dance a jig!!!

Fishing For Ideas!

June 13, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

Hi everyone! A few of my blogging teacher friends and I have gotten together to create a little summer fun for you all. Everyone is doing different things. Some are having sales, some are giving away things, some are talking about freebies and more! Make sure to check their links below to see what they are doing!

I am having a sale on my book called “The Complete Common Core for Kindergarten – Outdoor Fun!” It will be 10% off until June 20th. So make sure to check it out here!

Also make sure to check out my new site, Mixminder, that is packed full of freebies for all different subjects like math, social studies and language arts!




Check out this pinterest board where me and my teacher friends pin at!

Top 10 reasons why you should ‘like’ my FB page

March 27, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

I’m joining a linky party by HoJo where I list the top 10 reasons why you should follow my Facebook page.

I really only have 1 reason!

1. Everything I post on my Facebook page is FREE!!!!!!!  Math worksheets, Math games, copywork pages for cursive, math journal prompts, Spanish worksheets, French worksheets and more, all free!

There is not any advertising of my paid products, only freebies that I create for Mixminder.com are listed on my facebook page. So please click on the picture below to follow me on Facebook!

Teacher Tips Linky Party

March 14, 2012 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

My friend Michelle is having a linky party for teacher tips. Here are a few tips I wish I would’ve known my first year of teaching.

For more tips click on the picture below:

And don’t forget to visit my stores at TPT and Teachers Notebook.

Using Dot-to-Dots to Teach French

October 10, 2011 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

One way to help your children practice their numbers is by using dot-to-dots.  They are in most English activity books, or you can download and print them free on the internet.  Just ask your children to count in French as they connect the dots.  Attached to this post is an easy 1-10 dot-to-dot that you can use. 

Worksheets to Help Teach Numbers to Preschoolers

December 18, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized, worksheets

I found a good site with some worksheets to teach numbers in English, but you can still use the site, print out the worksheets and teach your children the numbers in French. It’s appropriate for preschoolers. It’s been helpful for my 3 year old.

http://www.kidslearningstation.com/preschool/practice-counting.asp

I’m trying to look for some more age appropriate worksheets for my 7 year old and 5 year old. If anyone knows of any, let me know!

Calendar for the Month of June in French

June 04, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

Here is a calendar for the month of June in French. You can print this out and hang it on your fridge. Maybe you can put your kids ‘things to do’ on it, so they can see the days of the week and become more familiar with them! Enjoy!

A Road Trip and Learning a Language!

April 22, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Uncategorized

Going on a big road trip? Here’s an idea to get some French or Spanish learning while driving. When I was little we used to have to find things that start with a certain letter, starting at A and ending with Z. Why not do this with French or Spanish?

This is a game that even preschoolers can do because you don’t need to spell. Your child only needs to know the alpabet.
You can play too. It might be easier to play if you’re not the one driving though!

Award Certificate

April 14, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: teach kids french children, Uncategorized

A great way to award your little language learner for their hard work with studying French or Spanish is to give them an award or certificate. Sure you could go out and buy them a trophy and they’d be delighted, but they’ll probably be very happy with a simple certificate too.

Attached are 2 certificates that you can print out for your chidren (Spanish, French). You might think I used big words on the certificate, but when you read it to your child, you’ll see their eyes light up because those big words will impress them and make them feel extra special. You can also make your own if you’d prefer.

You can even print it out before hand and color it in so it looks more fancy. Then you can have a little award ceremony and have your whole family watch as you child receives their award from you!

Spring Break

April 01, 2010 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: Family french children kids learn teach, Uncategorized

Spring Break is here and maybe it is time for you to take a little break too from teaching your children French. Take a few days to rejuvenate yourself. But, wait, you may not want to lose your momentum with your son’s or daughter’s progress in French.

Find some French videos on YouTube or watch a movie that you have using the French track. Disney movies usually have a French track. If you keep up this practice, you have have your kids ask to watch something in French. That’s a great feeling!

Also, if you don’t need a Spring break, don’t take it! Think about what works for you and your family and run with it!

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