Sunday, April 27, 2014

We all know that teachers have magic powers.  From eyes in the back of our heads to super-sonic hearing, we are a talented bunch, I tell you!  But this time of year, spring fever has hit, and with the end of the year in sight, we all need a little extra magic to keep us going!  So, in the next few weeks, I’m joining with my favorite intermediate teachers to put a little extra magic in our lessons and keep students engaged.

Credit goes to these talented graphic & font artists: Krista Wallden, KG Fonts & CC Fonts.

We will be swapping resources that will be just what we need to keep our students engaged during the final weeks of school.  We want to share our finds with you in a fun way – a 2-part blog hop giveaway!

Today, we present Part 1, with each blogger introducing the resource they selected to keep their friends engaged and learning in our final weeks together.  Then, over the course of the next two weeks, we will be using these resources in our classrooms.  On Sunday, May 11, we’ll be back to report on how well these resources kept our students engaged!

I am honored to be joining with this fabulous team of teachers, and I'm excited to be paired with the amazing Nicole Shelby! I have purchased and use several of Nicole's products in my classroom.  My favorites are her Interactive Reading and Interactive Language Notebooks.  My students love these! When I saw Nicole's new Flippin' Through the CCSS: Flip Flaps for Reading Notebooks-Grades 3-5 I knew this was perfect for some "Hocus Pocus" to keep my kiddos focused these last few weeks of school! This product is amazing (just like everything else Nicole creates), and I can't wait to share it with you on May 11! 
Flippin' Through the CCSS: Flip Flaps for Reading Notebook
Don't forget to enter the giveaway below, and take time to visit each of the fabulous bloggers below! 

Now to the giveaway!  Here’s what you need to do:

Stop by each blog below to check out the resources being swapped.

Enter to win the resource that is featured at each blog in the raffle below (the same raffle is at each blog, so you can just add to your 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.)

One winner will receive the entire set of resources being featured by ALL collaborating bloggers!

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 


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Finally, don’t forget to stop back in two weeks!   On Sunday, May 11, we’ll all be back to share with you how the magic went in our classrooms!  Oh yeah, you might want to know that that there will be a SECOND GIVEAWAY, too!  Until then, enjoy the magic and happy teaching.  :)


  1. I just found you through the product swap you're doing. I teach 4th also and am always excited to find another 4th grade teacher to follow. Looking forward to seeing how you use this product in your classroom!

    Ladybugs Lounge

  2. Thank you so much! I'm so excited to have you following me!