I'm not the type of person who enters every.single.giveaway. However, when I have the time and feel like it, I enter the giveaways I'm interested in! I'm not the luckiest person but I'm starting to feel luckier. You might remember over the summer when I won an amazing giveaway through Shasta Anne. I won a Clarisonic Pro!! I still use this thing every day and I love it...it makes my skin feel so smooth and clean and I can't believe I got it FREE!
Well back in December I entered a giveaway on Amanda's blog, One Extra Degree. Amanda is a fellow teacher and was giving away an assessment recorder. I figured this would be PERFECT for me since I teach intervention. In the mornings, I teach small group reading intervention and this recorder will be perfect to help kids build their fluency. I also plan on using it with my third graders during running records. That way, we can discuss the results and they can listen to how they read the story. I received the recorder in the mail earlier this week and I can't wait to put it to use at school. I have a feeling the kids will think it's really cool, too!
You can see a post on Amanda's blog here that tells about the recorder and she even uploaded a recording she made! I might be able to use this to make podcasts with my kindergartners for our class website!
Thanks so much, Amanda....I am very excited to use this new technology resource in my classroom!