Friday, April 26, 2013

End of Year Blog Hop and Giveaway

We've all experienced the almost-the-end-of-the-year restless class syndrome. One strategy I've used successfully to get students to focus and finish strong is to pass out raffle tickets for doing well (getting a certain score on a pop quiz, participating in a class discussion etc...). I also give out tickets after reviewing each student's grade sheet, and making a plan for the rest of the year.

The raffle takes place the last week of school, and I display some of the prizes early on to motivate the students. I keep an eye out all year for interesting prizes, and have found they don't need to be expensive or fancy--a plate of Rice Krispie treats was the first to go last year. It's worth it to ask for donations from local companies--many are happy to oblige.

 It's also always a good idea to introduce fresh material at the end of the year. Below you will find a blog hop and giveaway (April 27 - 30) where you can win a plethora of free classroom materials, a $35.00 Amazon gift card, and an additional three products from Lessons from the Middle TPT store.

The product I am donating for the giveaway is a set of 20 figurative language posters. Click here for a freebie sneak peek at the product (5 free posters!). Below are all the participating blogs where you will get great end-of-the-year ideas and the giveaway information. Good luck!

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Little Lovely LeadersAddie Education – Teacher Talk
The Teacher Wife2PeasAndADog Blog
MissMathDorkComposition ClassroomThe Teaching Bank
An Educator's LifeNumbers Rule My WorldThe SuperHERO Teacher's Adventures and Advice!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the freebie! I'm your newest follower.
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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  2. Love this giveaway! I am your 100th follower!!!

    Rae
    Mindful Rambles

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  3. I'm glad you like the freebie. It's my favorite because my daughter did such great artwork for it. I'm now following both of your wonderful blogs also.

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  4. I love the freebie! Adorable artwork. Your daughter is super talented. Thanks for sharing! I found you through the giveaway/blog-hop. I'm your newest follower!

    Mandy
    Caffeine and Lesson Plans

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