May 11, 2014

Hocus Pocus, Keep Them Focused! Part 2

We all know teachers are magic, but it seems that this time of year, our magical powers need a little extra umph and a maybe even an ABRACADABRA to get us to that last day of school!  So, I teamed up with some amazing intermediate bloggers to create some magic of our own!  You may recall that a couple of weeks ago, we joined forces to swap some of our favorite resources, armed with the goal of putting a little extra magic in our lessons and keeping our students engaged during these final weeks of the school year.

Credit goes to these talented graphic & font artists: Krista Wallden, KG Fonts & CC Fonts.
As promised, we’re all back today with Part 2 of our blog hop giveaway – the big reveal – viola!

I was lucky enough to be paired up with Jessica from I Heart Recess! As I mentioned in my last post, I took a look in her store and fell in love with her "Gearing up for the Test: 3-5 ELA Review Game".  
I used this product with my students before our big state tests! As expected, it did a great job of keeping my students engaged.  They absolutely loved the game! They enjoyed being able to review the concepts that we had learned in a group. And as a teacher, I loved that they were reviewing the following CCSS reading skills: context clues, theme, main idea, text structure, text features, making inferences, point of view, and character traits in a group.  I was impressed with the amount of questions Jessica provided for each of the reading skills.  Just look below to see all of the context clue cards! Since my students didn't get through all of the cards (yes, that is how many there are!), I was able to use them as a part of  my whole class review game later in the day.  I highly recommend this product!

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

Now to our second round of magic giveaway!  We decided to switch things up a bit by having several winners this time around!   In fact, 14 classrooms will receive a little magic for their own classrooms!  Each of the blogs featured below will be giving their prize to a different winner!

So, perhaps you want to know what MY winner will collect!  Whoever is drawn as the winner from my blog will receive their choice of a 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade Memory Book! Your students will love reminiscing on the current school year and making goals for next year! :)

Here’s what you need to do for this giveaway:

Stop by each blog to read about all the magic that has been spread around classrooms near and far!

Enter to win each blogger’s resource using the raffle below.  Each blog is showcasing the same Rafflecopter, so you can just add 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.)

Again, a total of 14 winners will be named!   Each blog will award a winner.  That individual will receive the prize listed at that blog!

Here’s the list of blogs to visit: 
Swap Stop A
Teaching FourthTeaching with Blonde Ambition

Swap Stop B 
Fifth in the Middle

Swap Stop C

Swap Stop D

Swap Stop E

Swap Stop F 
One Lesson at a Time

Swap Stop G 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Well, friends, here’s the blogosphere sending a little magic your way this May! :)

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, keeping the fingers crossed for some blogosphere May Magic! Thanks for such amazing activities... they are all so engaging!