Sunday, January 6, 2013

Fifty Follower Freebie

I made a new game today to use as we are heading into FCAT crunch time. This is an excellent game for practicing reading, math, and science common test taking vocabulary. Play matching or memory - 3 sets of reading cards, 2 sets of math cards, and 3 sets of science cards (16 matches per set). Use in a center or just for review when kids finish work for fast finishers. Or, send sets home for practice. Directions for use as a center and for teachers to make up are included.

You can purchase this game at either my Teachers Notebook store or in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. However, the first two people to comment below with name and e-mail address will be the lucky recipients of this game to use in their classroom. I will warn you - I may not get to you until the weekend as I have a super busy week on tap.

Also, don't forget about the tablets for teachers giveaway going on at Teachers Notebook until January 31. You can enter once each day.

Happy Fifty Follower Freebie!

Tablet for the Teacher Giveaway / My Birthday / Gotta Go Back, Back, Back to School Again

Teacher's Notebook is giving away a free iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, or Nook HD. Click the picture on the right side of my blog to go there and enter. The contest runs from January 5 to January 31, and you can enter daily. If the winner comes from my blog, I could win one too!

My birthday was Friday and I celebrated by taking my niece to Universal for the day. A little cold and rainy, but we enjoyed ourselves (except a little sad because my aunt couldn't go as she was hurt from falling at Universal the day before so she stayed back at hotel to rest). My niece loved getting to ride The Mummy five times - she is a little roller coaster fanatic. Then we rode ET two times (this is her favorite ride there). We also saw Shrek and the Beetlejuice show. Then we went back and picked my aunt up for dinner at Don Pablos. When I lived in Orlando, this was one of my favorite places to eat so I was super excited to find one since I know most have closed. We had a wonderful dinner and then drove back home Saturday. I wrapped up the celebrations with dinner with family and friends at Olive Garden - what a fun night!

I am so exhausted today - the break went by WAY TOO FAST! I am looking forward to seeing my class tomorrow, but I could really use like 1 or 2 more days to unpack, do laundry, clean up, and rest up before going back to work. I go back to both jobs full swing tomorrow.

Hope everyone going back Monday is able to find the alarm not too disturbing when it goes off in the morning - for me I know it will be a Starbucks kind of day - and thanks to the many gift cards I got for Christmas and my birthday - that's not going to be a problem! :)