Monday, May 4, 2015

What Works

I am so excited to be linking up with some teacher bloggers to show our appreciation for teachers!  We are sharing some tips, tricks and having a great giveaway!
All teachers know that everything doesn't go as planned.  Life happens, schedules change and when it does you can suddenly need something to fill time or to keep your kiddos occupied.  I try to keep slideshows with Nonsense words ready on my home screen on my computer that is hooked up to the interactive board.  These are great for keeping kids occupied but still learning.  You can do this with math facts, sight words, fluency sentences and more! 

It's the end of the year so you may be trying everything in your bag of tricks to keep behavior issues to a minimum.  You can add this to your bag of tricks!Use these forms to promote good behavior.   

Write a students name on the slip and wait until the end of the day to reveal who it was!  I only reveal it if the person was on their best behavior, you can up the stakes by giving a little prize away with it.  If the kiddo on the slip didn't have the best day, you can simply say that you won't reveal the name and remind the kiddos to always be on their best behavior.
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Now here is a great chance to win some prizes!  What a wonderful way to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!
Just take a look at everything you could win...One lucky reader will win this entire prize package!!!
Prize Bundle #1 Includes
PLUS....$140 Gift Box of Fabulous Teacher Supplies sent to you from Amazon
We aren't finished yet....take a look at everything a second lucky winner will win!!!
Prize Bundle #2 Includes
PLUS....$140 Gift Box of Fabulous Teacher Supplies sent to you from Amazon
Be sure to enter both rafflecopters for a better chance at winning one of these amazing prize bundles!

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You won't want to miss out on all the other great secrets being shared by successful teachers!  Be sure to check out all the other great posts below.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

If You Give a Teacher...

The iTeach First blog along with the other iTeach blogs are having a great giveaway to kick off Teacher Appreciation!  You can win a variety of gift cards...if you win here are some ideas on how to spend them!  These are some of my favorite teaching supplies.

 Astrobrights paper is also a must have!  When there is no time to color but you still want your interactive notebooks to "pop" just use some of this paper!  Love it!

Scotch Laminator & Pouches- Nothing is more liberating than being able to pull out your own laminator and have something laminated at the last second... everyone knows when you need something laminated fast that someone has let the roll run out!

I love these Liquid Flair pens from PaperMate.  I just happened to come across them in the clearance section of Office Max.  I need all the colors!
This card stock is a steal.  I order it off of Amazon.  A package of it has 200 sheets... the latest price was just under $7.  It's great to stock up for next year and get ready for some great new stations and centers! 

Head on over to the iTeach First Blog to enter to win all of these giftcards!  What a treat for some lucky teachers!  Just click the image below!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Rhyme to Read App Quick Giveaway!

I am excited to be able to share with you some more free downloads for the awesome app "Rhyme to Read".  If you haven't heard about this app, it was developed by teachers who have experience teaching kids to read.

 My students love gradually increasing their reading level.  As they move up in the book levels, they see the same characters and some of the same words which gives them confidence and a boost while they read!

To win a free copy of this app, all you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below!  This will be a quick giveaway and 5 winners will be chosen on Friday!   

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