Well I had a fantastic day with my kiddies today. They finally got their individual novels for their book clubs and everything is humming along smoothly. They are continuing to enjoy our read aloud and are beginning to understand the purpose of a Reader Response. The highlight? I had a disengaged student who genuinely does not enjoy school, complete the assigned reading and response. He actually asked if he could write “some stuff down” as he was reading! Umm…ya!! You can take some notes if you want. I tried not to look directly at him…I didn’t want to spook him. Anyway, it was a thing of beauty! I take things one day at a time with him, so I know that tomorrow could very likely be a different story. But hey – today was a good day!
On top of that, I introduced a game in math that I created for my students. They LOVED it! They didn’t want to stop playing. The laughs and engagement were genuine. It was so gratifying – totally worth the time it took me to make it. AND it was a practical assessment for me. As I walked around, it was easy to identify who was struggling with the concept and who “got it”.
Because I had such a great day, I’ve decided to spread the joy. I’m having a FLASH GIVEAWAY until tomorrow evening. As a prize, you can choose any product from my TPT Store! I actually just recently posted a few new products, including the game that my students really enjoyed today, entitled, Mine!
Spectacular Spring Giveaway ~ Over $250.00 worth of Prizes ~ ENTER NOW to Receive Your “Virtual Goodie Bag”
I am so excited about my Spectacular Spring Giveaway – hopefully, the first giveaway of many from Lessons From The Middle. I have put a lot of work into this – so here we go!
As I’ve mentioned before, I am lucky to belong to a fabulous group of teacher-authors on TeachersPayTeachers.com. When my fellow teachers heard that I wanted to have my first giveaway to promote my blog, they were more than happy to offer their resources for the contest. What does that mean? Winnings for all! (No…I’m totally serious!)
Here’s the deal:
Follow my blog and fill out the Lessons From The Middle Spectacular Spring Giveaway Form to enter. To “follow me” just click on “Follow My Blog” on the Networked Blogs icon, and then click on the green “Follow” button. You can also choose to follow me via email – your choice. You can do both if you wish;) That’s it!
If you already follow me – THANK YOU! Please just fill out a form to enter.
For more chances to win, Follow Me in my TeacherPayTeachers Store, Tweet about my contest (my handle – @LessonsBlog), share the link and Like Me on Facebook, Pin this blog post or follow me on Pinterest, blog about this giveaway on your own blog – I’d appreciate any exposure you’d be willing to send my way!!! Every follow, tweet, share, pin etc…gives you another chance to win – so feel free to fill out a ballot each time you follow me or spread the word.
Also, please follow the blogs and stores of the generous teachers who’ve offered their resources for this giveaway. You may also enter for every follow of these fine folks.
What’s my goal?
I’ve been putting more time into my new blog and I’m aiming to reach 50 followers of Lessons From The Middle, while sharing some amazing resources with you hard-working educators. (If I pick up more fans along the way of my TPT store, FB page etc…that’s a bonus! Hint Hint…)
The best thing about this giveaway: Everyone wins!
Let’s face it, we all love to enter contests. However, it’s disappointing when you never, ever EVER win anything! I was one of those people who treasured the “participation” ribbon that everyone who ran the race received. So now, I’m giving you, your very own. Everyone who follows my blog and fills out an entry form will be rewarded with a virtual goodie bag of resources from myself and my fellow TPT friends. You’ll each be emailed a package of amazing freebies: Lessons, activities, games and more, for your classroom as a THANK YOU for following my blog! How can you argue with that? You can’t! Oh, but it gets better…
Five lucky winners will receive a bundle of resources, valued at over $40.00, that have been generously donated by some amazing teachers. (Thanks again folks!)
These resources include:
A Piece of Pi: Math Challenges (Grades 6-8) Contributed by: Krystal Mills
Irregular Verb Magic Square (Grades 4-6) Contributed by: Hojo
Alien Text Talk QTR 1 Daily Language Practice~ Grammar, Spelling (Grades 4-12) Contributed by: The Teaching Bank
Verb Tenses: Graphic Organizers and Student Review Handouts (Grades 6-8) Contributed by: Ann Marie Smith
Writing A Fictional Narrative – A Writing Workshop Unit (Grades 4 – 8) Contributed by: Runde’s Room
Projects for Any Novel – Creative and Unique Worksheets (Grades 4-10) Contributed by: Addie Williams
Complete Poetry Unit (Grades 4-8) Contributed by: tchrBrowne
Solving Simple Math Formulas Using a Triangular Graphic Organizer (Grades 6- 10) Contributed by: Scipi
Tiling – 3 and 4 digit x 1 digit Multiplication Puzzles (Grades 3 -6) Contributed by: Heidi Raki
Making Numbers – A Warm-up Math Activity (Grades 5 -8) Contributed by: Teaching By Hart
Class Helpers Sign for French, Spanish or other rotary teachers (Grades 5- 12) Contributed by: Madame Aiello
Aztec, Inca, Maya, Mississippian Civilization Game (Grades 5-8) Contributed by: The Teaching Couple
Not only that, one of these five winners will also be awarded a $25 Amazon gift card to spend at their leisure!
Oh, but I’m not done yet – not even close.
In addition to these five winners, 7 lucky teachers will win a shopping spree in one of the TPT stores listed below! It’s the luck of the draw. If you win a spree from Science Stuff but you don’t teach Science – buy some items and donate them to your school or pass the winnings along to a colleague who teaches that subject matter. Think of it as a random act of kindess!
Shopping Sprees Have Generously Been Offered By:
1) Krystal Mills (ME): http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Krystal-Mills
2)Valerie Young: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Valerie-Young
3) Terri Browne: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tchrbrowne
5) Stacy Mickelson: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Stacy-Mickelson
6) Katie Hoss: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Katie-Hoss
7) Amy Brown: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Science-Stuff
Finally, one lucky winner will receive a $10.00 TPT gift card (donated by TeachersPayTeachers) to spend in ANY TPT store. What’s on your wish list?
So many ways to win – 13 WINNERS in ALL!
Whether you teach middle school or not, every teacher can benefit from this giveaway!
Thanks to the generous teachers who’ve made this giveaway possible. Please visit their blogs and become followers (if you’re not already) as a great big thank you!
What are you waiting for??? Follow me and then Click Here to Enter
I ‘ll be randomly choosing winners with “random.org” and the giveaway closes at 10:00pm EST on March 31st. The winners will be notified by email and then posted to my blog.
Well, that’s it! It’s Go Time. I’m aiming to reach 50 followers. I know you’ll help me do it!
Thanks again to all who’ve made this giveaway possible -all you wonderful teachers and of course, TeachersPayTeachers.com!
Good luck and let the winning begin! So…who wants their goodie bag?