Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Back to Work, 4 Giveaways, and 3 Winners

Well, it was back to work for me yesterday. We had a planning day, which isn't so bad. Today we had inservices all day long, based on the book, Classroom Instruction that Works, by Robert Marzano. It's not an interesting read, but it has a few good points (and a few bad ones). We aren't finished yet, so I will leave my final verdict until later. It sounds like lots more work on top of what we already do, which always causes me stress. 

The children return tomorrow! I'm interested to see if 2nd Graders seem to mature as much over Christmas Break as Kindergarteners do. In K, you can definitely notice a difference! For many of them, things all of a sudden seem to click, which I find amazing. 

I'm okay with being back at work, but those early mornings are killing me!

Now, I have 3 giveaways to announce! Two of them include products of mine!

 Mrs. Kelly's Klass is having a 200 Follower Giveaway! While I'm posting about her giveaway, I also HAVE to mention one of her products that I bought yesterday.

 January Math Journal Prompts for 2nd Grade is an excellent resource! I was at a loss for what to have my students put in their math journals, and this gives a problem each day for them to solve. The prompts come 6 to a page, so I only had to print 3 pages per prompt. The problems are mostly concepts I've taught already, so it's great for review!

Fantastic First Grade Froggies is having a Mega 100 Follower Giveaway! She has 5 sets of great activities donated by TPT sellers, including me!

2nd Grade Pig Pen is celebrating her 1 year blogiversary by giving away her entire store to one lucky winner! She has great prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well!

Here's another one for you! Rockin' Teacher Materials is giving away flash drives full of resources! This link will take you to the 2nd grade giveaway, but she also has giveaways for K-5!


THANK YOU to everyone who helped make my 100 Follower Giveaway a success! It was my first giveaway, and I think it went well. Here are the names of the winners:

PreK-2 Package
Janine N.

3-6 Package
Sara V.

7+ Package
Ellen P.

That's all for tonight! Here's hoping my 7 year-old son cooperates when it's time to get ready for school tomorrow! :)



  1. Lori, I have to say the hardest part of going back to work is waking up to the darn alarm clock. I would much rather wake up on my own. Fingers crossed your morning is smooth sailing tomorrow!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  2. Hi Jaime!

    If I woke up on my own, it would be about 10 am! :) Thanks for the well wishes, but unfortunately, he was very difficult this morning. He had a good day at school though! :)


  3. I had the same hopes that my 2nd graders would have matured over the break, but they are exactly the same :) I found your blog from the flash drive giveway and am your newest follower.
    Literacy Spark