Friday, July 18, 2014

Five for Friday and an Erin Condren Giveaway

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! 
I have an exciting announcement coming up! But more on that later
This FREEBIE is available in my TPT store! 
Do you ever feel like putting your students into partners takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R?! Well this is my solution:
Students find five partners and write their names down (one for each number). That way, when you need kids to partner up, you can say, "Partner three," and students will find the person who is #3 on their list. 
In my classroom, I will assign their first two partners or three partners and then I will let them pick the remaining partners. 
When we first set this up, I will explain it to my students, and then tell them to find a partner. (Not the person I assigned as their number one or two.) Once they are standing with that partner, they will write the OTHER person's name down on their own paper. We will repeat this process for the rest of the number slots. 
My students will keep this in their "Reference" folder. (More on that as I get closer to back to school time!) 

 I've talked about my Welcome Back Bundle a couple times. Now I've taken the pencil welcome banner, as well as the "We are…" sign and separated them. So if you just want one of those, you can pick it up without buying the whole bundle! 

I bought some goodies for my classroom! I'm going to stick to the same blue, lime green and red theme. I love blue and green (don't we all!) and I love the addition of red because then my Texas Tech stuff fits in! Wreck 'Em Tech! 
I started my Instagram (Livin_the_Third_Grade_Dream) a week ago and just hit the 100 follower mark! Wahoo for mini-milestones! (If you scroll all the way to the bottom of my blog, there's an Instagram logo that will take you to my account.)

Here are some other things I've added this week:
(You can click any of the pictures to find out more.)

Drum roll please…
My first Giveaway! I'm so excited to announce my first ever Giveaway for an Erin Condren $25 gift card! 
You can enter many different ways! Follow my TPT store, my (brand new) Facebook and several other ways! 

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  1. I would LOVE one of those planners. I'm happy to find another third grade blogger. I like your bright colors for your classroom, too.

  2. I would love this gift certificate so I can finally purchase a planner for this year. I have been dragging my heels on getting one!

  3. I'm just moving to 3rd Grade...glad to find you at the linky party! : ) I've never had a planner, it would ber great to try one! :)
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  4. I would love to get a planner! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  5. Would love an EC lesson planner for my year of student teaching!