Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hermit Crabs, Countdown, and a Giveaway!

Place some hermit crabs in a box for students to observe and see what rapt attention really looks like on a first grader! LOL I so wish that my students were this attentive to everything I teach.

On to the countdown! Well, first of all I will admit I am a bit jealous of all those lovely teachers who are already out of school for the summer.  I have 10 working days left, 9 of those are with students, and 4 of those student days are only half days, they have dismissal at 11:30 for the final 4 days of school.  YAY! I will say however, that I do appreciate going a little later than other teachers, because when they all start school in August, I am still enjoying my time off, and I get to snag all their fabulous back to school ideas to get ready for my classroom when I return in September.  

I have a long list of work planned for myself over the summer.  Since I tend to put off the "not-so-fun" work and do the "creative artsy" kind of "work" first, I know I'll spend a bunch of time playing around with fun new graphics I have been stockpiling...then I'll eventually make something useful with them. Any other creative procrastinators out there? For example, at this moment I should be working on report cards--instead I'm dreaming of creating things over the summer, I'm blogging, I'm thinking of going to sit outside in the sun, which we haven't seen in a while around here, and I'm well, not doing report cards! LOL  

Onto the giveaway.  In honor of my final days of the 2011-2012 school year, I'm hosting a giveaway. 

It's easy to enter, all you have to do is follow my blog, my TpT store, and add my TN shop to your favorites.  Leave 1 comment telling me you follow all 3. The winner will get their choice of one of my GIANT packs of sight word games valued at $15.00...

and any 3 NWF games valued at $3.00 each!  
Stop by my shop to choose the games you'd like!  The winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator on Friday, June 22nd.  Enter up until 9:00 PM EST on Friday, June 22nd.  The winner will be announced by 10:00 PM on Friday, June 22nd.  Good luck everyone!