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Monday, May 4, 2015

What Works: Successful Teachers Share Secrets from their Classrooms

Thank you for joining me as I partner up with Lisa from PAWSitively Teaching and Marissa from Inspired Owl's Corner as we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with a fantastic G.I.V.E.A.W.A.Y and L.I.N.K.Y! Make sure to subscribe to my email newsletter HERE. You will receive a FREE SPANISH prefixes unit just for signing up and joining my email club!

I will be sharing 3 secrets from my classroom that I hope you can benefit from! Read, enjoy, and scroll on down to discover more secrets and . . . . . an AMAZING giveaway!!!

Currently, I am team teaching which means I see my class for Reading/Language Arts half a day, then teach do it all over with my partner's class for the other half of the day. A secret I have for avoiding messy desk is using these plastic milk crates found here. This eliminates the cramped desks and saves space. I wish I could do the Pinterest idea where there's drawers in the middle, but the crates work just as fine for basal books, binders, and school boxes. Another tiny thing that makes a HUGE difference is the duct tape down the middle of the desk. At the beginning of the year, I color coded the class books by AM-blue/PM-orange. Students keep their practice books and journals on their respective side. Easy Peasy :)

I was always struggling to keep a list of brain breaks in the classroom without being repetitive. Then, along came GoNoodle. Do you use GoNoodle in the classroom? I GoNoodle, my kids GoNoodle, and we will never go back! Our favorite right now is of course Pop See Ko 2.0. I find it so cute when they ask, "If we behave, can we play a brain break?" Check it out and I am sure you will love it!

Last but not least, I created these little gems (Interactive Reading Flaps in Spanish) to keep my kiddos engaged when responding to books in the classroom. They love cutting, pasting, answering, sharing, and the retention of skills is higher after the activities are presented in a meaningful way. I have recently bundled the four seasons to make it easier for teachers to save $$$ on the resource for the entire year. Feel free to share my page with any bilingual teacher that might benefit from these! 

So now ..... time for the giveaway and the fabulous prizes you could win! Make sure to enter BOTH Rafflecopters and complete as many entries as you can, so that you can have MORE opportunities to win these A.M.A.Z.I.N.G bundles!!!!

Just take a look at everything you could win...One lucky reader will win this entire prize package!!!
Prize Bundle #1 Includes
PLUS....$140 Gift Box of Fabulous Teacher Supplies sent to you from Amazon

We aren't finished yet....take a look at everything a second lucky winner will win!!!
Prize Bundle #2 Includes
PLUS....$140 Gift Box of Fabulous Teacher Supplies sent to you from Amazon

Be sure to enter both rafflecopters for a better chance at winning one of these amazing prize bundles!

Enter to Win Prize Bundle #1 Here

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You won't want to miss out on all the other great secrets being shared by successful teachers!  Be sure to check out all the other great posts below.


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