Anyways! I wanted to share some exciting news with you all! First I have recently won 2!!! Giveaways!

The first one that I one was ...

I won this from an AWESOME illustrator named Elizabeth Dulemba. If you click her name that is her link to her website. She has a blog that she posts very regularly including free coloring pages!! This is actually her friends book that she offered as a giveaway! I cannot wait to receive it! From what I have heard and read, it is super book!!

The other giveaway that I won was from the Teaching Blog Addict Blog!!!

I am very excited to win this because I am responsible for teaching a short RTI Math period in the mornings. I think that this will fit quite nicely within that time! Last year many of my students struggled with their times tables so this will be great!!

Another thing that I am SUPER excited about is the postcard exchange!

I am on the look out for some cute Augusta, Georgia postcards for my class. I know that my students will be super excited about this!! They are currently looking for a few more states to complete the 50 state exchange! If you see your state below then click on the picture to link back to Primary Graffiti's blog who is helping organize this.

Lastly, what I wanted to post for the night was a THANK you for following my blog. I know that I started at the end of the school year and I haven't really been posting. However, I promise that once I am set back on "school mode" my posts will be more regular. I am even going to create a classroom blog this year!!!

So for those that currently follow, and those that will soon follow- I am hosting my 50 (plus) follower giveaway!! You could win a $15 gift card to my most "favoritest" store!

How can you win?? Complete the following for ONE entry each! Make sure you comment for EACH thing that is completed!! That is a total of 8 chances!!!

1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow my slowly, but surely TpT store!

3. Blog about my giveaway! (send me the link)

4. Shout it out on facebook! (send me the link)

5. Put my super cute blog button on your bloggy roll!!

6. Tell me what you ALWAYS do on the first day of school, I don't mean like fill out information cards. I want something good! :)

7. SEE BELOW FOR NEW ADDITION!!! :)

You will have until July 12, 2011 to get this done!

Thank you again for following me! :)

Happy Fourth of July!

****Totally adding one more way to enter!! I have a lot of FREE items on my TpT store!! If you download one of them and provide feedback I would be greatly appreciative and would allow you to have 2 entries!!!!!***

****Totally adding one more way to enter!! I have a lot of FREE items on my TpT store!! If you download one of them and provide feedback I would be greatly appreciative and would allow you to have 2 entries!!!!!***

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On the first day of school, I ALWAYS read Brown Bear Brown Bear. Then we sit in a circle and do our own version - example - John, John who do you see? Then John answers I see Julie looking at me. Then it's Julie's turn and on we go. Helps with putting names to faces (for me AND for the kids!) :o)

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I accidentally hit delete instead of publish on my phone... So this is an entry for

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ReplyDeleteOn the first day of school, I always read a funny book to my students and introduce myself by showing them pictures of my family, favorite books, and then we make a snack mix!

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and I still love your 25 ways to use reading power point! I can't wait to show it!!

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I downloaded your 25 Ways We Use Math Everyday powerpoint!!! Fantastic resource

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I rated your activity "25 Ways We Use Math Everyday" activity..4.0! I love it!!

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An activity that I do every year as an icebreaker and to build a sense of community on the first day of school is get out a ball of yarn. I start by holding the loose string and tell the students my name and something important about me. Then, while still holding the yarn, I toss the ball of yarn to another student. We repeat this process until everyone gets a turn. At the end we discuss how we are a web of friends and what happens to the web if somebody lets go of their string. It creates a classroom community from the get go. The students are always fascinated by the web they create!

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ReplyDeleteLife with Mrs. LI love to read First Day Jitters. I'm not sure that is as appropriate for fourth grade as second. I also love to have a me bag with artifacts in it. I bring in five things that represent me and see if they can guess what each represents. Does that make sense?

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At the beginning of each year, I always read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to my students and make a class book. It's a fun ice breaker for the kiddos...and seeing a face with a name, helps them get to know their new classmates! Check it out here: http://misseberhartsclass.com/classroom_books.htm

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I teach kinders so at the beginning of school we always do a scavenger hunt on "Meet the Teacher" night to get to know our classroom and friends better. They love it!

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On the first day, we always read The Kissing Hand. I then put a smiley face and a heart on their hand to look at when they get nervous. Puts a sweet smile on their face!

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The Apple Basket TeacherThe first day of school I always end the day with reading 'Sick'by Shel Silverstein "I cannot go to school today said little Peggy Ann McKay, I have the measles & the mums..." and I tell them that I hope they won't feel that way this year, that they'll WANT to come to school each day!

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ReplyDeleteI always read "Lunch Bunnies" on the first day of school. It's a great story about first-day nerves, procedures and making friends.

ReplyDeleteOn the first day of school I always have my students pop balloons (with their backsides!!) and answer a question about themselves that they find in the balloon! We really have a great time laughing as we try to bust open the balloons and it is great getting to know eachother. I like to film the whole thing and add it to our end of the year movie.

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I am a new follower to your site! I too am looking for a great way to handle conduct/discipline in a departmentalized classroom.

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