Today I am SUPER excited to link-up with some AMAZING bloggers for a SUPER Link-Up and Giveaway! Most of these awesome bloggers are in Colorado, so you know they'll be rooting for the Broncos tonight, and I'll be rooting for them here in Virginia, too! Of course, the great thing about this link-up is that everyone is a winner, regardless of which team you are rooting for! Each blog that is participating will be sharing a SUPER classroom idea and telling you about a SUPER classroom resource that they've created that you can win as a part of our amazing giveaway! What's that? You want to know more about this giveaway? Well, read on to find out more!
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If you're like me, one lesson is likely to include teacher notes, student notes, practice pages, games/task cards/hands-on activities, and homework. That can be a lot to keep track of! Last year, I decided that I wanted to get more organized and keep all of my resources together where they would be ready for me year after year. I wanted to be able to find everything I needed for a unit in one place. So I decided to use binders to organize everything I used for each lesson. I bought a bunch of sheet protectors and binders and worked really hard to put everything that I used in as I used it. This year, prepping for my lessons has been a total piece of cake! All I have to do is pull out my binder for each quarter and my resources are already there, in order and ready to go! When I'm prepping for the week, I grab my binder, head to the copier, pull out my originals, copy them, and put them right back in the binder for next time. I've already got all of my task cards and games in there prepped and ready to go! I'm no longer searching all over for what I need. Plus, when I find something new that I want to add to my unit, it's easy to just grab a sheet protector, slide it in, and add it to my binder where it belongs. It's truly been a game changer when it comes to prepping for my lessons!
My contribution to our giveaway is one of best-selling resources, my Independent Reading Logs aren't your typical reading logs. These are focused on specific reading strategies and skills. I created these more than seven years ago after feeling like the reading logs that students were completing were a waste of my time and more importantly, theirs. It didn't help me to see if students could actually use the reading skills and strategies that I was teaching. These allow me to see what areas students have mastered and which need more focus, which is really helpful when I am planning for intervention. Additionally, my students actually enjoy completing these. That makes them a win, win for everyone! Want to win this resource? They're just one of 18 resources that are a part of both our grand prize and runner-up prizes, which means you have three chances to win! Wondering what else you can win? Take a look at the SUPER prizes below and enter to win!
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Don't forget to check out the other blogs participating in this link-up and see what wonderful ideas they have to share!