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!


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!


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

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

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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.

  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!

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