Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hear-All Assessment Recorder Giveaway, and other things!

Happy Thursday, friends! Kerri here...
I just HAD to share my Katie Bug's Yearbook Cover entry for her school. I think it is so adorable!!
I know if I were the judge, she would win FOR SURE!! Don't you all agree?? :)


Here's an idea for your Spring bulletin board-we made butterflies last week and flowers today from my Rainforest Fun Art and Writing Pack, and these 2 projects are doubling for my April board, since my Open House isn't until June 7th. Yup, you heard me right, peeps! June 7th!! Most of you will be all tan and relaxed enjoying your summer, while I will be all frazzled and neck deep in Open House madness!! Sigh...
Anyway, here it is all put up!


Next week, we will be diving into the making all of the animals in the rainforest, and after that, it's Rainforest Madness until June 7th, baby!




Now, on to the extra-exciting part of this post, my Learning Resources Hear-All Assessment Recorder review!
I was soooo excited when Learning Resources contacted me and asked me to review this AWESOME product. I had NOTHING to record my kids' reading with, and when their generous offer came, I knew this would be PERFECT for my class!


I have been using it for a couple of weeks now, and it is AMAZING!! My kidlets are sooo excited every time they see me take it out, and they ALL want to be recorded while they read. Here are some of the ways I have put it to use in my classroom...
During Accelerated Reader, while I listen to a student read her AR book. I can email her recording to her mom!


During partner reading of our Houghton-Mifflin story. I was helping my low babies read, so I let the Assessment recorder monitor how the other groups were partner reading!


During small reading groups. After my students read with each other, they got to listen to their recording! They LOVED it!!


During my Henry and Mudge Book Club with a small group. They each took turns reading a page and then we listened to it together. THey were AMAZED! And, a little embarassed! :)

This little device is small, compact, and records REALLY well. The voices are clear when I play it back and it is SUPER simple to use! I just plug it into my computer and I can save the files to email to my parents! I think the best thing about the HEAR-ALL Assessment Recorder from Learning Resources is how motivated the kids are to use it, and the fact that it can be my ears even when I am not right there! To learn more about the Hear All-Assessment Recorder, and other great products from Learning Resources, click the links below...
You can visit Learning Resource's FACEBOOK page here :)


You can go to their TWITTER page here :)


And, their YOUTUBE page here! :)


Learning Resources is allowing me to give one of these GREAT products away to one of you, our loyal followers! This is a $99.99 value! How cool is that?! To sweeten the pot even more, Lindsay and I will throw in one product from either of our TPT stores. Are you intrigued yet?? :)
We will be using Rafflecopter for our giveaway because it is THE BOMB-DIGGIDY and so easy to use! You can earn 4 separate chances to win:


  1. Like Learning Resources on Facebook
  2. Become a follower of our blog, or tell us that you already are a follower!
  3. Follow Kerri's TPT store
  4. Follow Lindsay's TPT store
Easy, Peasy Lemon Squeezy, right?? We will pick a winner next Wednesday night, April 25th, so jump on it, Peeps!! 

Click the rafflecopter below to enter...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

30 comments:

amy.lemons said...

Your bulletin board looks fabulous!

Miss Nguyen's Class said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win. I am glad I follow your blog.

missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

sn.nguyen19@gmail.com

Jaycee Weaver and Lohren Nolan said...

I love reading your blog! It is such an inspiration. I just started one and would love if you would go and check it out to help get it going.
totallyterrificteachingtools.blogspot.com

Lohren Nolan

Tchur8 said...

Just found you tonight while birdwalking. Am now a follower! I love the bb! Am heading over to TpT to check it out. Then Learning Resources - wish I would of seen these before doing my grant.

Laura said...

I follow you! Pick me... please!

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Her drawing is Great! (love those flowers, too!!)
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Natalie said...

Of course, I am a follower :)

Natalie
TeacheryTidbits

Kacie Brown said...
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Kacie Brown said...

I was looking for something bright that tied in with my upcoming rainforest unit! Thank you. I'm also excited to learn about those amazing recorders as a bonus! Thanks

Heather said...

I LOVE your blog and all your fabulous ideas! I have been following for quite some time now.

heathernnance@yahoo.com

Kim said...

Love your blog!
kimworthey@yahoo.com

Rosemary said...

I also love your blog, your creativity and cuteness!
Rosemary
rosemarykn@comcast.net

AmberO said...

I have been a follower of your blog as well as both your tpt stores. Unfortunately, not on Facebook, but I follow LR on twitter! Looking forward to the opportunity to win this amazing product, which I plan on writing a grant for this fall if I do not win one! Thanks, Ladies:)

Ashley said...

Love your idea to email the readings to parents. That is a fabulous idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley
Live2Learn

happygirl747 said...

Hi Kerri and Lindsay! I love the flowers and butterflies - so beautiful!! I already like Learning Resources on Facebook, I follow your blog, and I follow both your TPT stores. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a Hear All! I'm crossing my fingers!

Susan
happygirl747@yahoo.com

Veronica said...

Thanks for the chance to win such a great product. I'll be hoping!

Tania Knapp said...

WOW! The bulletin board is amazing!!! I wish I had a bulleting board in my room :(

My Second Sense

Mrs. Richling said...

Great giveaway!! I absolutely love your blog & am a follower!

Lisa
fsuteach81@yahoo.com

Mrs. V. said...

I already follow your blog and LOVE it!

Aimee
aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org

yvonnee said...
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yvonnee said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I follow your blog. I hope I win:) Your contest ends on my birthday.

Ms. Apples said...

I'm a blog follower!

Corinna said...

I am already following:))
Corinna
corgandara@gmail.com
Surfin' Through Second

Paige said...

I am already a follower of your awesome blog! Thank you!
BPaigeMiller(at)hotmail(dot)com

Paige said...

I now like Learning Resources on FB! Thank you!
BPaigeMiller(at)hotmail(dot)com

Paige said...

I already follow Kerri's TPT Store! Thank you!
BPaigeMiller(at)hotmail(dot)com

Paige said...

I now follow Lindsay's TPT Store! Thank you!
BPaigeMiller(at)hotmail(dot)com

aware said...

I'm your newest follower! Thank you for the chance to win.

Sarah said...

All 4 likes done! I love the creativity you both have! I will be staying tuned to see what you roll out for next year. Already making my plans for then...yikes! Thanks!

Sherri-Lynn Hobbs said...

was this contest closed early? It said it would be picked on Wed night (25th) which is today.

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