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QR codes, BUCK talks... and winners

I wrote this last night
BUT I am coming back in and linking up to my really good bloggy bud.... TARA

oh my what a first week back...
well it was really half a week
BUT good gravy it felt like an ENTIRE WEEK
my bootay is still hurting from sitting on those wooden chairs in the library

one of the things that keeps our PD fun
is this activity where we wrote 3 interesting facts about ourselves... BUT they had to be hard...
well I guess they did... mine are...
well every transition our RTI genius... really she is... she pulls a few facts  and reads them and we have to guess who it is...
we have learned a lot about each other
I really look forward to the facts being read...
I would tell you mine... THEY ARE GOOOOOOD... BUT
none of mine have been called out yet... NONE (insert sad face)

ONE of the best trainings so far was our QR code training
I really never made one or bothered with them...
I have a qr reader on my phone because of TARGET but never thought about using it in my class
YEAH YEAH YEAH... I have bought some qr code stuff on TpT... BUT I have never made any
during the training we were asked if any of us have used QR codes in the classroom..
I raised my hand because I have BOUGHT some off of TpT and I used them in the class...
well I was identified as an expert on QR codes...
note to self... be careful when you raise your hand

sooooo we were learning and doing and testing our qr codes... just simple things
words and pics and some youtube videos...
WHEN it happened...
we got homework
you have to make a QR code that will link to a video
that introduces you or your grade level to your new kiddos

I was NOT happy... WHAT???
I had a room to get ready... I have things to label.... I got schtuff to do PEOPLE... and
making a QR code that links to a video WAS NOT ONE I had on my list...
I looked... NOPE it wasn't on there... and I have a lonnnnnng list
BUT now it was...
and NOW I am glad it was...

I went home and for hours worked on an animated version of myself...
with my voice and all kinds of do dads...
I wasn't really that happy with it...
so tonight I changed it...
and I am Happy Happy Happy

WELLLLLLL... I decided to post it on my BRAND NEW board outside my classroom... here it is
 NOTE... this QR code is the old one... the new one
will link to the video below

I {PUFFY} heart LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

I need to thank my good friend Charlotte for telling me about CHATTERPIX!!!
head on over to her blog and tell her HI!!!

if you look in the corner of the bulletin board... there is a frame
the frame has ribbon and clips... I have made a few more QR codes
they have pics of me and my fam and my favorite things...
and they will get clipped in the frame tomorrow...
I am kinda in LOVE with this board...
I can't wait for my kiddos to scan my QR codes... and
I can't wait to show you what else I have planned for Meet the Teacher Night...
I have gone a little CRAY... but I am super excited!!!

***** squirrel *********
if you saw my last post... I had a contest...
and we have winners...
I already sent the winners their prizes...
but I thought you might want to know...
so here the WINNERS ARE

a Rafflecopter giveaway

and well that is it...
back to the classroom tomorrow...
or should I say back to the wooden library chairs
more training... fingers crossed my facts get read tomorrow!!!



  1. Buck is seriously great! Your bulletin board turned out great and you should be proud! :) Hope you have a great week ahead.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  2. A talking Buck is AMAZING!!!! He had personality before, but now, holy cow! Or deer? Lol

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  3. You and Buck crack me up....that was hilarious. I still say the 3 pups need a code now...come on Farley!

  4. That was hilarious! Loved it! :)

  5. Totally cracking up at Buck! Love that you are already having fun back to work. See you Tuesday!
    Jennifer Smith-Sloane

  6. That is awesome - I love the way the board looks, and such a creative way to do it. I have been hearing all about QR codes since January! I suppose I need to get myself ready to make some!

  7. SO glad to hear about ChatterPix! Now to think how to use it... hmmm... Thanks! Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

  8. Totally love that video! I am going to bookmark Chatterpix!


  9. I am still giggling about Buck. Too Funny! I think your kiddos are going to love the bulletin board! What a clever way to use QR codes. I have hopes of using them in my newsletters to link with pictures from the week. :)

    Funky in Fourth

  10. Buck cracked me and your bulletin board is original and creative!
    Now, I'm off to add Chattepix to my favs : )

    The Third Grade Learning Spot

  11. May I ask where you got the border? Thanks.

    1. the gray wavy boarder is from my local teaching store... Learning Zone.

  12. HAHA! Your video and Buck are the best!!!! Too fun! Thanks for linking up friend! We have those hard chairs too and they hurt after sitting so long:/ Your bulletin board needs to be in my kitchen(a smaller version)! It is too cute!!!! Hugs for a happy day!
    4th Grade Frolics


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