Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gingersnaps Brag Tag Giveaway!

Have you ever seen the brag tags from Boost Promotions?? They are ADORABLE, and kids LOVE them!! My friend Ginger from Gingersnaps is giving away 100 brag tags!! Head on over to her blog and enter her to win!! Just click her button below! :) 

Saturday, February 9, 2013


This year at my school, we have been learning about all these new and fun websites and apps we can use in the classroom!! Recently, my students wrote some AWESOME research papers on a person from the American Revolution! They LOVED it!! We decided to do a little project on the computer to accompany our research papers when we put them on display! We went to an awesome website called WORDLE!! Wordle is a website where you can create beautiful word clouds!! Now, I realize that many of you probably already know about this fun website, but I just want to brag on my students for the amazing job they did on their Wordles!! Here are some of their Wordles based on their American Revolution figures!

Aren't these AWESOME?!? I am so proud of the hard work my students put into these word clouds! Check out the website at WORDLE!!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

TpT Super Sunday Sale Game!!!

Are you ready to shop until you drop AND play a FUN GAME?!?

It is SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, and some bloggy friends and I are hosting a TpT SUPER SUNDAY SALE GAME!!

Here is how it works so you can start playing:

If you plan on shopping today, check out some of the awesome items below to see if you can win our TpT Super Sunday Sale Game.All of the resources posted below have a hidden letter in them. You can find the hidden letter on the 2nd page of the resource. All the letters will spell out 49'ers or Ravens. So, for example if you buy my Mixed Numbers Concentration/Matching Cards, you will find the secret letter "N". If you buy Kathie's Reader's Companion for Enemy Pie, you will find the secret letter "E". Collect as many letters as you can, and then root for your favorite team! After the game, check to see if you have enough letters to spell out the winning team! If you do, be the first to post your name, e-mail address, AND the items you purchased that spell out the winning team on Kathie's blog post (Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher). Within 24 hours, all of the sellers listed below will e-mail you one free item from their store!! How awesome is that?!? Follow the links below and check out all the items that have hidden letters!! Only the items on this linky qualify!! Have fun friends!! This is so exciting!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The 3 Branches of Government in 3D!!

Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA lately! I have been SOO busy!!! I have missed blogging!!! 

I have a SUPER FUN craft today for you to make up for my absence! We recently studied the government and how it was structured after the Revolutionary War. I have always liked teaching the 3 branches of government, but this year it was way more fun for my students this year! Take a look at the FUN craft my students made to help them remember the jobs of each branch of our US government!

It was super fun and super easy!! We took brown lunch bags I purchased at my local Wal-Mart, and the students wrote US Government on the front. These are the "tree trunks". Then, each student cut out 3 green cloud looking pieces from construction paper to be the "leaves" or "branches". I teach 4th grade, so my students had to write a description of each branch of government (1 per piece-Judicial, Executive, Legislative). If you are not sure your students can handle taking the notes, then you could definitely type them up and have the students cut them out and glue them to their "branches/leaves". :) They glued their "branches" to their bags and VUALA!! You have a 3D graphic organizer! My kids LOVED this craft! Next year, I think I am going to do one branch of government per day and give my students some type of souvenir to put in their bag to help them remember that branch! 

I hope some of you can use this in your classroom! :) 

Also, tomorrow is the SUPER SALE over at TpT! My store will be 20% off with an extra 8% off from TpT! Just use the code SUPER at checkout! :) 

(Thanks Ashley Hughes for the ADORABLE button!!)

Just click on the button above to head on over to my store to shop! :) 

HAPPY WEEKEND friends! It feels GOOD to be back!! :)