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Brainy Apples: October 2012
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Idea for Word Wall

We all know how important incorporating word walls are into our daily activities. Students in grades K-5 all benefit from learning how to utilize this important tool. Most of the time teachers purchase already made word walls with the letter cards and word cards. Some teacher would rather make their own. I have done both. This is the last word wall I created and I have been using it for years. Instead of the traditional letter cards, or letters with familiar objects or animals that begin with that letter, I decided to have flags from around the world. Not only were they fun to make, but my students LOVE trying to figure out each country. It really motivates them to get on the computer and do a little research to figure out the countries each flag represents. I have also found it to be a great time filler for those early finishers. They hop on the desktops in the classroom and dig to see who can find out all the countries first :) Do you have any good ideas for your word wall you would like to share?

Flash Sale! 25 Followers!

In honor of gaining our 25th follower, 2 Brainy Apples promised to have a 24 hour flash sale of 25% off our entire store......being new we can't figure out how to discount our store 25% because it isn't an option in the drop box. So we are having a 20% off sale for 48 hours in hopes to make up for it :) Visit us at We will be adding a few new items this weekend, so be sure to check us out!

Thanks to all our followers for helping us get off to a wonderful start!


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Our purpose is to "Inspire an Educator's Mind and Spirit."  Being educators ourselves, we are all too familiar with the obstacles that come with this profession. Throw in a new curriculum and.......let's just say we have to be a support group for each other! We want to provide fellow educators support with the upcoming implementation of the Common Core State Standards and motivate all educators who choose this selfless profession. 

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