Everyone put your hands in the air becaue I have reached 50 followers!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only do I have a fabulous new background, but now I will be planning a giveaway. I have a few ideas in mind but haven't made up my mind just yet. Have a fabulous week and stay tuned!
Thank you to Michelle at The 3am Teacher for my beautiful new background! I was going to link up for flashback Friday but my internet was down on Friday. Tonight while I was blog stocking browsing, I was so excited to not only find a free background but its CHEVRON! I have a huge slight obsession with this pattern:) Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Michelle! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!
Head on over to Primary Possibilities for a 24 hour give away! A team of teachers have created this blog and are almost to 500 followers! I dream of the day when I am hosting a 500 follower give away! I am almost to 50 and I already have a few ideas in mind for a little giveaway!
Mrs. Browning from Darlin in First is holding a giveaway to Very Jane for Chic Teacher Tuesday! She is so stinkin cute and she blogged about my new favorite store! Go and check her blog and giveaway!
I am so excited to find a Arkansas Blogger and even better she is just a few miles down the road to a neighboring school district! We are suppose to be rivals but I am still really excited! Check out Heather's blog Sensational Seconds! She has a fabulous giveaway for a personal laminator from My Binding that you should totally check out.
Have a fabulous Friday! I will be linking up with a few different linky parties this weekend so stay tuned!
I don't know about you but on Friday afternoons I am pretty drained and busy reflecting over the week as I am preparing for the next week and a pick me up can be so wonderful!! I had a parent email me Friday afternoon and tell me how much it meant that I allowed her child to share about a passing of a very important pet. Needless to say this was very refreshing and encouragement to continue my system of sharing! Last year I had several students who wanted to share so I created a sign up sheet where 5 students a day could share during snack time. They are only allowed to share once a week and must sign up during morning work/jobs. I have laminated two sheets of papers with the days of the week and the numbers 1-5 on each day.
Snack time works perfectly because it allows the students a break from morning work yet gives them a focus that is peer driven. Students may show or tell an object or share a story. My students this year have very quickly adapted to the Sign up to Share system and with a PA system in my classroom it is even more success full than last year!
Something Good from Home: Mr. Livers is a HUGE Razorback fan so our weekends are spent traveling to games and spending time with friends and family and it's one of my favorite times of year! I could probably work all weekend the first few months of school but football games and tailgates are a great reason to take a break and have fun! I'm trying to come up with a recipe for Alabama vs Arkansas game....anyone have a suggestion?