OK...first of all...if you are like me, you forgot to buy something during the sale. I do it EVERY year-I promise myself I will be organized enough to get everything in my card ahead of time, and it didn't happen. (Believe me, I spent plenty thought!). In case YOU are like ME, I extended my sale one more day. I can't get you the "bonus" discount from TpT, but my store will stay on sale one more day.

But I wanted to do more...I had to do something FUN to kick off the school year. I know all of us are SO stressed--so let's make sure to take some time out over the next weeks to "play" a little! Here's how this will work...

I have several days in a row with something FUN and special just for you...while these days are going on, I am going to have a HUGE giveaway going on as well. This giveaway is a great chance for me to say "thank you" to all of you for following me, for sharing my ideas with your friends and coworkers, and for continuing to be encouraging and supportive of me and my lil blog!

This giveaway is also going to be my final big push to get people signed up for my newsletter--and the first issue will be coming out shortly so this is my chance to get as many people on board now as are interested so they don't miss the back to school edition. So...here goes! Click the image below if you missed the first sign up for the newsletter. It's a way to get 3 entries into the giveaway! I am really excited for this new way to interact with my readers, offer best practice teaching ideas, exclusive freebies, classroom tips, special deals not advertised anywhere else, and more! You even get a special freebie just for signing up!

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But I wanted to do more...I had to do something FUN to kick off the school year. I know all of us are SO stressed--so let's make sure to take some time out over the next weeks to "play" a little! Here's how this will work...

I have several days in a row with something FUN and special just for you...while these days are going on, I am going to have a HUGE giveaway going on as well. This giveaway is a great chance for me to say "thank you" to all of you for following me, for sharing my ideas with your friends and coworkers, and for continuing to be encouraging and supportive of me and my lil blog!

This giveaway is also going to be my final big push to get people signed up for my newsletter--and the first issue will be coming out shortly so this is my chance to get as many people on board now as are interested so they don't miss the back to school edition. So...here goes! Click the image below if you missed the first sign up for the newsletter. It's a way to get 3 entries into the giveaway! I am really excited for this new way to interact with my readers, offer best practice teaching ideas, exclusive freebies, classroom tips, special deals not advertised anywhere else, and more! You even get a special freebie just for signing up!

So...without further ado...Here are the details for the giveaway! You can enter in as many ways as you want--none are required. If you want to share daily, you can come back and do that...it will give you more entries! Share with friends on email, on Facebook, on IG, or on Twitter.

Seriously...I'm pretty excited about the prizes...so I'm thrilled to be able to give prizes to FIVE winners...here are the prize packages!

- One winner of a new Kindle Fire HD
- Two winners of $50 worth of your choice of Sit Spots
- One winner of $25 worth of your choice of Sit Spots and $20 from Teachers Pay Teachers and $20 from my store
- One winner of a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card plus $20 from my store

I hope you stop back all week to find some more back to school fun each day! There will be teaching tips, freebies, sales and more!

(A remember, raffle entries are moderated and entrants not following rules will be disqualified)

First, I have to say I love your ideas and products!! The Thinker Tasks are my favorite by far, and the best part is my students loved them too! I am going to really work to add more writing across all subjects (that's my big "try" this year), and a simpler try is Mind Boggling Math as a part of stations. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

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ReplyDeleteI am going to be trying an entire new schedule! So excited to be going back to school yet sad summer is coming to an end.

ReplyDeleteThank you so much for sharing. You inspire me every time I read one of your posts!

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ReplyDeleteI absolutely love your products and ideas!!! I am changing up my math stations this year to incorporate a math writing rotation!

ReplyDeleteI am going to try Spiral review Homework for my Math classes

ReplyDeleteI purchased so many of your products during yesterday's teacherspayteachers sale, and I'm going to incorporate so many of your ideas. The one that I'm most excited about is the Thinker Tasks. I teach a 4th grade Gifted/ESL cluster classroom, and these will make fit perfectly in my curriculum. Thank you so much for the excellent products & strategies that you share.

ReplyDeleteThis year I am planning to try more blended learning in my classroom. I am excited to do this because I think it will help me to differentiate for the different needs of my students and make learning more student centered.

ReplyDeleteI love this idea Meg! I can't wait to read your other posts to see what they will hold! How fun! This year I'm going to try to differentiate more- that's not really new, but it's something I want to do more of. I am also going to try close reading!

ReplyDeleteI'm going to try to incorporate centers in my class.

ReplyDeleteI'm going to add in more "tasks" with math-where there are multiple ways to solve it and students spend time sharing their ways to solve it.

ReplyDeleteI am going to add more projects to my social studies classes this year, with more presentations where the students will do more of the research and then teach the other students what they learned! Also, I am hoping to add literacy centres to my balanced literacy rotations. (That's 2 things!)

ReplyDeleteLove your stuff! Going to use the dollar math deals for stations. Plan on getting more of your fraction items too.

ReplyDeleteI am planning to use exit slips on a regular basis!

ReplyDeleteI am planning on doing number talks this year! I will also be doing science interactive notebooks :)

ReplyDeleteI am planning on doing number talks this year! I will also be doing science interactive notebooks :)

ReplyDeleteFirst year teaching so everything is new :-)

ReplyDeleteFirst time co-teaching in ELA (new assignment). :p

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ReplyDeleteI'm going to be doing a new Geography Unit.....Yours!!!!! :) I'm also going to be trying Morning Meetings.

ReplyDeleteI purchased your "Number Sense with Number Lines" toward the end of last school year. I plan on using it a lot this school year. My kiddos really need continued reinforcement of number sense. It is so critical to have a solid foundation for higher level skills. Thanks for the giveaway!

ReplyDeleteThis school year I will be student teaching at an International Baccalaureate School in the Fall. I will be trying many new ways of teaching as I learn the IB teaching style!

ReplyDeleteI'm going to be trying a student led classroom, as well as having students set goals and track their learning. We'll see how it goes!

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Smiles and SunshineI'm looking forward to implementing Lucy Calkins Units of Writing; our school K-8 has buy-in!! Yay for Writers' Workshop!!

ReplyDeleteI am going to try to keep up with my classroom website! I'm going to schedule it in one day a week, as soon as I see our new schedules for the year! :)

ReplyDeleteThis school year I'm teaching math for the first time. I was previously the special education teacher

ReplyDeleteI am going to work harder to implement math workshop on a daily basis.

ReplyDeleteI tried to click the link to sign up for the newsletter... But it just took me to the picture. Hope I haven't missed out :(

ReplyDeleteAshDNae--just look in the upper right corner of this post and you will see the sign up. Enjoy! :)

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