Friday, June 7, 2013

Five For Friday and New Product

It's Friday and time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to look back at my week!
1. I finally packaged one of my oldest creations! It's my Mastering Multiplication Facts Incentive Program! It's a fun, quick, and easy way to get kids excited about memorizing their multiplication facts! Once they pass all their facts they graduate from multiplication! 20% off this weekend only!
2. I'm starting my "Weekend Warriors" Club for my neighborhood next week-not sure if I like the name, so if you can think of something else let me know! All families agree to babysit on either one Friday or Saturday evening from 6:00-9:00. This doesn't sound so special does it? Well, if there are eight families, then you have off for seven weeks! And, it's free! The hosting family has to provide dinner, snacks, and entertainment for the kids. It would give other couples a chance to have dinner, go to the movies, or do NOTHING! I'm very excited to launch this in my neighborhood!
3. MOVING TRAIN! All aboard! I wanted to share an idea that we use at our school when someone moves classrooms. It's a very quick way to move rooms! At a specific time on post planning all teachers are called to a classroom of a teacher who is moving to carry as much stuff as possible to their new classroom. With about 20-25 people helping, it only takes a few trips for each class move! They just place it in the exact spot they took it from the old room to the new room (drawer to drawer, cabinet to cabinet, shelf to shelf)! Voila!
4. Well, Tropical Storm Andrea greeted me on my first day of summer vacation! Enough said!

5. I'm only 5 away from reaching 300 followers! I'm so excited that my little blog has almost 300 followers! Thank you so much for those who follow, read, and/or comment! I'm a better teacher because of all of you! I'd like to have a giveaway and wanted to see if any of my BBBs would like to donate to my milestone! Please complete the form below if you're interested. :O)
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**Don't forget to link up tomorrow for Spark Student Motivation Saturdays! What are you motivated to try next year or what do you do to motivate your students? It can be anything you've tried or are going to try! What motivates you as a teacher? Let's get motivated together!
Off to play some kickball!!! 


  1. Loveeee the babysitting idea! Wish someone came up with that in my neighborhood 10 years ago.

    24/7 Teacher Amy Harrod

  2. Wow...the moving train is an awesome idea. Whenever someone has to move, it can literally take a week to get it all done. I love the idea of everyone pitching in! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  3. Your babysitting idea is awesome - enjoy all your date nights. Sorry that your holidays are starting out with such yucky weather :( Congrats on being so close to 300 followers, you are a great bloggy friend!

  4. I love the babysitting idea! I am going to need to remember that when I have kids! Congratulations on having almost 300 followers.

  5. I love your neighborhood babysitting and school train ideas! It is nice for husbands and wives to get a little time together without the kiddos. Moving classrooms is awful! After a long school year, that is the last thing anyone wants to do. Having thoughtful coworkers to help makes it a lot easier. Congratulations on almost reaching such a great milestone!

    Foreman Teaches

  6. Yay!! Congratulations on 300 followers!! I love your neighborhood babysitting idea. That would be just wonderful and I'm sure the kids look forward to it too! The moving train is amazing too!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  7. Love the neighborhood idea and think of the fabulous memories the kids will make together. :). Sounds like fun.
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  8. I love your moving train idea!!! My first year I had to switch classrooms and I made about a million trips between my old and new room! I wish we thought of that!! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  9. I'm moving this year and I wish we had a moving train! :( Instead I'm just haphazardly packing boxes just to move them 4 doors down the hall! Aargh!

    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason

  10. It rained here ALL DAY LONG!!! Indoor recess is never a great idea the last week of school!!!
    Tamra and Sarah

  11. The babysitting and moving ideas are FAB! Although all of my kids are already out of the house. I guess someone could babysit our dogs-all 7 of them. :)

    Would I be able to give away a giftcard for the giveaway? Like an amazon card or something? Since I haven't really learned how to make all the cutesy stuff yet? :)


  12. What a great idea for moving a classroom! That would be a huge help to someone having to switch rooms!
    Conversations in Literacy


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