Blackline vs. Color

Blackline or Color: That is the Question!
I know some of you prefer blackline to color, much less expensive!
So...I decided to create my sight words games in blackline, as well.
I've completed the first one. 
Here it is: Click the cover to go to TpT.

I'm working on a blackline GOBBLE! and ELFED!
I blogged about them here.

And, because I'm in the holiday spirit...I'm also working on these:
CRUSHED! A Lovely Sight Word Game 
POT O' GOLD! A Lucky Sight Word Game
HATCHED! A Chicky Sight Word Game
Maybe even HOORAY FOR THE USA, too!

Back Up Those Files
On another note, some of my sweet bloggy friends have lost their files recently.
Needless to say, they were very upset!
One of these friends had her files saved on jump drives, but the drives corroded!
These two precious ladies reminded each of us to back up our files every way we can.

I thought I'd share that with you.
I've had mine on jump drives, but just recently decided to give Dropbox a try.
Just a little bit more security! 
It's SO hard to remember to save everything, but I'm determined to do better!
Back up your files, my friends! Happy Weekend!


  1. What a great reminder, Laura, about backing up those files. As you know, I am one of those unlucky people to whom you are referring. Listen to Laura, everyone! You could easily be next!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. Excellent advice, Laura. I think I'll try drop box.
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  3. I just ran across your blog and I'm super excited, because I'm one of your newest followers!

  4. I just decided to try Dropbox too!!! After hearing about Lori loosing her stuff, I got nervous!

    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  5. I love my Dropbox account! It is so nice to not have to take my flash drives back and forth! Enjoy it!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  6. I heard first hand about Lori losing her stuff from her sister who is my clustermate. It reminds me of what happened to me several months ago. My jump drive didn't get corroded, however, my adorable little 2 year old got ahold of my jump drive and decided to hide it. I totally freaked out! We finally found it several weeks later behind the couch. Needless to say, I have started using Dropbox.

    The Teacher's Backpack

  7. Drop boxes are the safest way to go! I always get nervous with my jump drives. I am enjoying your blog.. came over from the The Teachers Cauldron!

    I am your newest follower! Come visit me at


  8. Great and cute blog! Thanks for the add!!! Im now following you!
    Flying Into First Grade

  9. This is great thanks! I'm your newest follower!