April 27, 2014

Hocus Pocus, Keep Them Focused! GIVEAWAY

We all know that teachers have magic powers.  From eyes in the back of our heads to super-sonic hearing, we are a talented bunch, I tell you!  But this time of year, spring fever has hit, and with the end of the year in sight, we all need a little extra magic to keep us going!  So, in the next few weeks, I’m joining with my favorite intermediate teachers to put a little extra magic in our lessons and keep students engaged.

Credit goes to these talented graphic & font artists: Krista Wallden, KG Fonts & CC Fonts.

We will be swapping resources that will be just what we need to keep our students engaged during the final weeks of school.   We want to share our finds with you in a fun way – a 2-part blog hop giveaway!

Today, we present Part 1, with each blogger introducing the resource they selected to keep their friends engaged and learning in our final weeks together.   Then, over the course of the next two weeks, we will be using these resources in our classrooms.   On Sunday, May 11, we’ll be back to report on how well these resources kept our students engaged!

I was lucky enough to be paired up with Jessica from I Heart Recess!  I took a look in her store and fell in love with her "Gearing up for the Test: 3-5 ELA Review Game".  With our state tests around the corner, I thought that this product would be a fun way to keep students engaged before testing! Her product includes a board game students can play that reviews the following CCSS reading skills: context clues, theme, main idea, text structure, text features, making inferences, point of view, and character traits. I can't wait to tell you how it goes with my students!

Test Prep: Gearing Up for the Test ELA Review Game for 3-5

Now to the giveaway!   Here’s what you need to do:
Stop by each blog below to check out the resources being swapped.

Enter to win the resource that is featured at each blog in the raffle below (the same raffle is at each blog, so you can just add to your entries as you go!).

While you are at each blog, if you’re not a blog follower already, sign on to follow!  (You can earn bonus entries for following all blogs once you unlock the additional entries.)

One winner will receive the entire set of resources being featured by ALL collaborating bloggers!

Here’s the list of blogs to visit: 

Swap Stop A
Teaching FourthTeaching with Blonde Ambition
Swap Stop B 

Fifth in the Middlehttp://thebrownbagteacher.blogspot.com/

Swap Stop C 


Swap Stop D 


Swap Stop E 


Swap Stop F 

One Lesson at a Timehttp://www.commoncoreandsomuchmore.com/

Swap Stop G 


Finally, don’t forget to stop back in two weeks!   On Sunday, May 11, we’ll all be back to share with you how the magic went in our classrooms!   Oh yeah, you might want to know that that there will be a SECOND GIVEAWAY, too!  Until then, enjoy the magic and happy teaching.  :)


  1. I just found your blog through the product swap you're doing. I love the design! I was just scrolling through some of your posts, and I am definitely glad to have found you. I love the test prep ideas. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)

    Ladybugs Lounge

  2. Aww, thank you so much! I will definitely have to check out your blog too! :)