Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Magnificently Marvelous Merry Follower Giveaway

If you enter the K/1 giveaway, you will win the following awesomely  amazing items!
If you enter the 2/3 giveaway, you will win the following awesomely  amazing items!

If you enter the 4/5 giveaway, you will win the following awesomely  amazing items!
10.) Winner's Choice by Janet Rainey
11.) Math Task Cards --- Multiplying Fractions at the North Pole

Please note that there are three separate giveaways.  You may enter all three!

Enter the 2/3 Giveaway!

Enter the 4/5 Giveaway!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A few organizational ideas. - Juliana

   Things like classroom space, grade level, students in class, curriculum, whether you are teaching all subjects in a self-contained classroom or if you have more than one group of students in your classroom. Each teacher has to find what works for them. I want to show you what works well in my classroom. Hopefully, you can take one or two ideas and modify them to fit your needs.

1. Student folders: Each student has a file in my class. I store them in a file cabinet. I use this for conferences and meetings where information about the student is needed. I include information that I think is important or relevant to use in conferences (e.g., behavior reports, assessment for beginning of the year, absent notes, a sample of their best (and sometimes not so good) work. Be careful not to put every single thing in here. Think conference time!

2.Community supply area: Students have their personal materials but I also keep an area when, in case of emergency, can take out and keep working.

3. Copies for the whole week: There are many different ways you can modify this, depending on your classroom space. I use this crate to put all of the student copies I need for the week.

4. Keeping a dairy (that is a voice memo diary): I wish I had time to write a school diary and remember what I did the first week of school, but once you start teaching, it is almost impossible to sit everyday and write in a diary, there is simply too much going on.
    That's why I decided to record it as a voice memo on my phone. I try to do it everyday after school as I am driving home.  I record a voice memo about the things that worked well and things I should probably change. When I get a little bit of time (usually on the weekends) I download the voice memos into a folder on my computer. When summer comes and I'm preparing for the new school year, I refer back to what needs to change and things I can start getting ready in the summer.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

So Thankful and Two {yes! dos! 2!} Freebies!!!

Hey there teacher friends,
I have been MIA... life is busy y'all!! This is just a  short post with two freebies that I have for you.
If you have purchased my  MClass Reading 3D units, you might be interested in a Guided Reading lesson plan format. I usually schedule my GR groups for about 20 minutes each and I do not meet with each group daily! This is the lesson plan that I created for my lessons.

Lesson Plan format click here!

AND... if you have purchased my "Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey Mini-Unit" this is the perfect writing activity to go with it!!!

Turkey Opinion Writing!

 Nite Nite!! Love you guys!
Laura :)
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Friday, November 8, 2013

I'm So Thankful! Blog Hop and Giveaway!

We are celebrating all that we are thankful for and that includes teachers!  We want to show all of you how much we appreciate you.  Teachers do so much and this is our time to give back and say thank you!  Thank you for following!  Thank you for participating!  Thank you for collaborating!  Thank you for sharing!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Join us by hopping through each blog and gathering lots of Thanksgiving and autumn freebies.  In each freebie you will find a picture of a pie with a word on it. That word will tell you something that teacher is thankful for.  Record all of the words on your recording sheet and follow each blog along the way so that you can enter the amazing giveaway at the end!

You may start anywhere along the hop, but if you would like to start at the beginning you may go here.  This is also where you will go in the end, for the giveaway!!

You have made it to blog stop number 7!

Turkey Trail- A Math and Thanksgiving Trivia Board Game 

Turkey Trail is an exciting way to review grade level math standards and learn a bit of Thanksgiving trivia along the way! Students race around the game board with Thanksgiving character game pieces, roll the Turkey Trail dice, solve a variety of math tasks, and answer fun trivia. The first player to reach the finish line wins!

This product includes:
Teacher prep, directions
Turkey Trail Game Board
Turkey Trail dice template
8 game pieces, Thanksgiving themed
20 math task cards
20 Thanksgiving Trivia cards ( answer sheet included)

This is the most fun you'll have in math class during November! 
Thanks for looking- Happy Thanksgiving! 

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Now hop over to the next stop on your journey:

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Friday Special!! Buy One Get One Free!!

Hi guys!
Laura here to announce the new Friday special from the chicks at TLH:

Oh yes you read that right! We are doing a buy one, get one free OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE from our stores. This is what you do:

  1. Buy the item of your choice from each individual store.
  2. Leave feedback on the item you purchased with the item you wish for free (from the same store) AND your email address.
  3. We will send it to you in a jiffy!!
Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! You better stop by our stores to grab some great products!!! We are having our Friday special in all our sales on Friday November 8th, 2013! Just sayin'!

Happy Shopping!!!

Laura G.