Saturday, May 2, 2015

Rockin' Giveaway!

I'm SO excited. 

Here are a few of the reasons why:
- State testing is OVER
- My blog looks FAB thanks to Blogs Fit for a Queen
- My Instagram has over 1500 followers

So many reasons to celebrate!! So, I've partnered up with AMAZING teachers for a ROCKIN' Giveaway to celebrate and say THANK YOU to YOU!! WOOT!

Fabulous, right??
That didn't even mention the $50 TPT gift card! WHAT WHAT!!
I 'll get to the phonemail giveaway in a minute. First, I want to tell you a few ways I rock out in the classroom!

How do you rock out in the classroom? 
No I'm not talking about rock music. Or mohawks. 
I just mean the awesome things you do day to day to engage your little learners and save your self from going crazy :) 

I work very hard to keep my students engaged. I try to create a rigorous yet FUN learning environment. Basically, YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION THEN WE CAN HAVE A GREAT TIME! It's hard getting kids to pay attention though... 
*Enter the Tricks* 
Here are a few of my faves: 
--->Bingo Dots: (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out my post here. It's pretty awesome if I do say so myself! )  
--->Songs & Rhymes: I have a song for everything. Place Value. Numerators and Denominators. Multiples of 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s. Rounding. Measurement Conversions. We sing quite a lot! At the beginning of the year, the kids looked at me like I'm nuts when I bust out my math jams. You know, they're too cool. All it takes is one to jam-out without inhibitions and the rest are hooked!! Seriously!!  My kids literally BEG me to play the place value (it's pretty snazzy) and they're multiples of 6-9 are fantastic! Check out their skillzzz here!
--->Student Strategies: I try to make my classroom a place where we ALL take part in the teaching. I'm not the only one that knows what's going on. Kids are SMART. And sometimes they put together something that is so smart!! So I name a strategy after them!
Example: Recognizing fractions equivalent to 1/2... As I was teaching this, I had a student who piped in with, "When a fraction is equal to a 1/2, the numerator is always half of the denominator!" You may think DUHHH, but to my kids (and this student who just had a major light-bulb go off), it was an a-ha moment! So now whenever we notice a fraction equivalent to 1/2, we talk about the "*insert student name*'s Strategy"! I have about 5 kids with strategies named after them in each of my classes. It makes their day AND gets other kids working extra hard to put together some awesome thinking so they get a strategy named after them!
--->Candy: DON'T JUDGE. Kids flip for a jellybean. Yes, a jellybean. As in 1. I always have a bag of marshmallows, a bag of jelly beans and maybe a little something chocolate (more for me than them... oops) on hand. Moral in your room down? Kids looking sleepy? Rattle those jelly beans (I have them in a glass candy container), shake those 'mallows and you will see little hands shoot in the air! Boom! Can't give out candy? Again, CHECK OUT MY POSTS ON BINGO DOTS! Or give out a chex! Or a peanut! Kids love food!

There are THREE prizes.

First up: A prize pack for my K-2 Peeps!

Next up: A prize pack for 3-5! 

And.... A $50 TPT GIFT CARD!!!

If you love these prizes, you need to get as many entry points as possible... SO GET TO ENTERING!! GO!!

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