Monday, March 19, 2012

I {Heart} My New Smartboard!!!

Last year, we had one classroom in my school that had a Smart Board. Each teacher had a designated time when you could take your class to this Smart classroom. This past summer, the intermediate and kindergarten classrooms were installed with Smart Boards. First grade, Second grade, and Third grade teachers were told that we may get our Smart Boards over winter break, after a few fundraisers and our Winter Carnival. So, our white boards were taken down and moved over this past fall to prepare for our Smart Boards {YAY!!!}. However, after we returned from winter break and there were no Smart Boards……….it looked like it would be next summer before they would be installed. My wall looked very sad and empty!

But, in February the Smart Boards arrived at school!! They were installed last week over Spring Break!! I am still waiting for someone to finish installing and hooking the cables up but…… it looks like we are getting close!! My wall is much happier now!! So are my students and me!!

I am so excited to begin using it in my classroom!! I don’t have much experience and would love suggestions. If you have a Smart Board in your classroom, do you create your own lessons? What types of activities/lessons do you use it for the most? Thanks!!


  1. I am quite envious (!!) , but also glad for you that your empty wall is finally filled with the new Smartboard. There are so many lessons out there. Best wishes as you explore with your class. You might find some here at

    First Impressions

  2. It looks exactly like mine! You are going to love it.

    First Grade Delight

  3. A great place to find lessons is the Smart Board Exchange. You can preview lessons and download those you like...and it's free!!

  4. A great place to look for lessons already made by others is the Smart Board Exchange. You can preview lesson and download the ones you like...and it's free!!

  5. I love my smart board. I don't know how I would live without it! I just posted some smart board lesson freebies on my site, come and snag them!


  6. HI Jennifer! I love my SmartBoard. I use it for everything. I make a lot of my own, but Smart Exchange has some great stuff. Congrats and have fun! The kids will love it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower!
    Ms.Smarty Pants

  7. You are so lucky :) I have a document camera that I absolutely LOVE!


  8. Yay you! How exciting! We dont have those yet but like Ashley we have doc cameras and we have mac laptops. Give us updates on how you use it...have fun! :o)
    Q and U stick together like GLUE…or peanut
    butter and jelly.

    A /qu/ phonics unit by
    Vicky Moore
    clip art by: Scrappin Doodles
    font by: Kevin and Amanda

  9. I love my smartboard as well (& document camera)! We use it everyday!!...I'm jealous of your speakers though!! Those look awesome. We just have little ones next to the computer :(

    I'm your newest follower! :)

    Sliding into First!

  10. Enjoy the SmartBoard! I use mine all the time, and get a lot of great ideas from the SmartBoard Exchange. I am your newest follower. Come visit my blog sometime! :)
    Hello Mrs Sykes