Saturday, August 4, 2012

Giveaway Time!I !

I am back from vacation and I wished it would have been longer!  I really enjoyed the time I had with my family.  On our way home my hubby stopped at IKEA for me in Atlanta.  I wished I would have had longer to wonder around, but we were trying to get home.  The two things that I wanted to stop to get were both sold out. Boo!  

I go back to school on Tuesday!  The kids come back the following Tuesday.  I haven't gotten much done on my To Do List and I may begin to stress out soon.  I know many of us are in the same situation.

While I was gone, I reached over 300 followers, so I am having a giveaway.  I am going to give away a $20 gift certificate to TpT because I know we are all purchasing many things to prepare for the new school year.  The giveaway will end on Saturday.  Be sure to enter!

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Debbie Jacobson said...

My favorite Back to School Activity
is gathering all the new kids together on the carpet and starting to build stamina for Read to Self. They are so excited to become better readers and we really bond over this.

Tori said...

Yay for TpT!! I have like 40 wish list items so this would come in handy! :)
Tori's Teacher Tips
My giveaway ends tonight!

Lori Rosenberg said...

What a lovely giveaway! I love to spend ample time making class books during the first few days of school.

Ѽ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter

Cassandra said...

The first thing we always do is a scavenger hunt so kids can get used to the classroom.

Adventures in Room 5

Storie said...

Congrats on 300+ followers! I love the excitement in the classroom on the first day of school. I actually enjoy teaching the procedures and rules the first couple of days because we do it in such a fun way the kiddos forget they are showing me their best behavior and I can continue to raise the bar from there!
Stories by Storie

Ms. Suellentrop said...

My favorite back to school activity is a power point I create about myself called Find the Fib or Find the Fiction. Students get to guess the Fib or the Fiction statement about me. They are surprised to learn so many things about me!

Sandy said...

I love to have my kids put their last names in ABC order on the first day. This assigns them their number for the year, AND they get to practice ABC order on the first day! :) Plus they love coming up to the SMART board t drag they name over to wherever it belongs in order. :) Your vacation looked fabulous!!!! The water is SO blue! :)

Liz said...

Wednesday will be my first time doing the whole back to school thing, but I've heard it's important to do a lot of community building activities!
Come check out my new blog Teaching in the Valley

Brianne said...

I love back to school scavenger hunts so students can get to know each other and the school classroom/building!!

Amanda MacDonald said...

I love playing getting to know you bingo, Amanda from Adventures in Primary Education

Rachel said...

I would play Find Somewho Game:)

aclark said...

My favorite back to school idea is giving the students a treat with a clever saying the first day or two of school!


Cindy said...

We do Brown Bear activities the first day - it's a book the kids love and feel that they can read it the first day and they love the activities too! :O)


Sara said...

A back to school activity I plan to do when I get my own classroom is a scavenger hunt of the classroom! :)

Miss V's Busy Bees

prec0ci0us said...

Getting to know you activities!! Nice to learn a little bit about who we will be spending the year with!!


Mrs. Goodwin said...

Your vacation looks so fun. Always love the ocean. My favorite back to school activity is a getting to know you signature bingo. I'm a little behind on school stuff too and we start a week from Tomorrow.

Sandra said...

Organizational Binders for the kids! I can't wait to try them out!

Sweet Times in First

Sara Soucy said...

I love to do a scavenger hunt too. It helps them get to know the classroom.

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Stephanie Liuag said...

I love getting to know you activities. It's fun to find out about each other .