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Monday, February 23, 2015

Saving One Classroom At a Time Linky

 

I've anxiously awaited news of the upcoming TpT sale {hello making maternity plans more fun!} Some of my blogging buddies and I want to help you find "heroic" products that have helped others in their classrooms. Feel free to link up and share your heroic product too!

We've worked hard this year on becoming better writers. Part of that includes varying the type of sentences that we construct. We've been using parts of my Super Sentence Bundle throughout the year to learn about and review simple, compound, and complex sentences. I was so happy to hear that other classrooms have benefited from this pack too.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Super-Sentence-Bundle-1233338

Click the image above to see this bundle for your self or click here to see other ELA products.

Wednesday is the big day! Don't forget to use the code: HEROES to save an extra 10% on your purchases.


Be sure to check out the rest of the linky for other heroic products {I know my cart will be overflowing soon!} Feel free to grab the graphic and link up your product too.  Link to a blog post that contains one heroic product and feedback, use the graphic if you so choose. Please no direct links to stores or products. Be sure to include the linky button and link back to this post so that I, and others, can find even more heroic products!




Monday, February 16, 2015

Gearing up for Relay Recess

Last year the Relay for Life committee came together in a truly AWESOME way: Relay Recess.

One of the 4th grade teachers is big in the country Relay for Life. She and her mother headed a group to bring the relay to my school. Couldn't have went better. The event was a great way to get kids involved with a cause that affects almost every family: cancer.


The duo is back at it again, gearing up for another Recess Relay this coming May.  Even though it's only February I've already had student's ask about the relay and when it will return. I'm excited to see everything they and the rest of the Relay for Life committee come up with! Here is a brief look at some of the events that took place last year.

All week, students bought feet for a quarter each and they were placed around the school. In just a week, 4th and 5th graders had accumulated over 1,300 feet... over $600! Crazy!

In the afternoon, we moved and grooved around the walking track around the playground. Music was blaring. Students had decorated luminaries that were placed around the track.



In the middle of the track were six stations that talked about health and cancer related topics: such as the importance of wearing sunscreen, exercise, the importance of a good diet, and cancer prevention practices. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome!

Survivors, including two of my family members were asked to come and join in. My niece was able to walk with her aunt and great grandma throughout the afternoon. It was neat to see.




The two winning homerooms from the fundraiser (one for each grade) were able to have their homeroom teacher "sumo wrestle" our principal. It was hilarious. {And the teachers won!}



I'm truly looking forward to what all is in store for this year. For more information on Relay Recess please check out this website from Relay for Life. Be sure to check back in May to see this year's festivities!



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