Hey, friends! I am so happy that FlapJack has 1,500+ friends now. :)
I'm short on time and creative juices, but I did want to make sure I did some form of giveaway. This will be my final classroom pack giveaway for a while, so I'm going out with a bang! I'm choosing 15 winners who will receive their classroom theme pack of choice.
Hey, friends! Just finished working on some bulletin board sets! I really enjoyed this and wanted to share one of the sets as a FREEBIE for all the monster fans out there. Click the image for your freebie. And if you love monsters, check out my Monster Classroom Decor Pack.
I also have ten different bulletin board sets bundled together at a cost of just $4.50.
Now, I don't want to get too complicated on ya'll, but I would like to share with you about the complex behavior management system called The Mr. Potato Head.
"When you put the potato together, you will have a surprise!"
Alright, that's silly. Let's be serious.
I saw this FABULOUS idea at the Something to Chirp About blog where she uses Mr. Potato Head to motivate students. Every time they do something well, they get to add a body part to Mr. Potato Head. Once he is fully formed, they get to have a surprise of some sort.
Now, I teach two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. So, I went shopping on Ebay and found a pair of potatoes that I just HAD to have. Thankfully, I bid well, won, and just got them in the mail today!
I'm super excited because I will set this up in my room, and although the two classes will be working independently from each other without competition, I think seeing how far each class is getting with their potato will be great motivation for both groups.
If you don't include the feet (which you have to go ahead and put on so they can stand up), there are eight parts to add to Mr. Potato Head. So, I estimate every two weeks I will be surprising the students with something - a snack, choose your own seat, hat day, etc.
So, I've made the sign above in Spanish and English if you'd like to give a shot at The Mr. Potato Head Behavior Management System. (And for the Spanish people, I put an accent on "armas" due to my Argentinian background, and also because it makes the phrase rhyme a whole lot better. Hope that's not a problem).
Just click the image below to download the FREE posters. :)
Ok, thanks to EVERYONE who participated! I appreciate you all. I have five numbers and names here of winners who need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know the exact name they want personalized on the sign and cards.
These winners are:
12 - Manda
23 - Mrs. Paulson
25 - Beth Shavelson
37 - skf10
49 - Brenda Lorenzo
And, I know this is getting riDONKulous, but I have yet another giveaway going on right now at The Green Classroom blog. But look what I'm giving away -
Wouldn't you like one mailed to your doorstep? If so, click here for details.
For a while now, I have had a series of irregular Spanish verb packs that include color readers, fill-in-the-blank readers, and games and activities to practice verb conjugation. I was recently asked to bundle these verbs together....so I did!
While I was at it, I decided to make a fun sorting mat activity to practice all of the irregular verbs that are found in the bundle. And it's gratis, so please click on the image and get your freebie.
The verbs in this freebie are decir, estar, ser, tener, poder, conocer, saber, ir, and gustar. These nine verbs are explored with readers and fun activities in my Spanish Irregular Verbs Fun Pack. Click the image below for more details.
Ok, I'm back with probably my last classroom theme pack of the summer - beach/ocean. Time to work in the garden, prepare my own classroom, do some laundry. :P So, as usual, I have a freebie to start off with - two beach-themed name tags (one for lower elementary and one for upper). Click the image for your freebie.
This freebie is included in a 160+ page classroom pack that includes: