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We all know teachers are magic, but it seems that this time of year, our magical powers need a little extra umph and a maybe even an ABRACADABRA to get us to that last day of school!  So, I teamed up with some amazing intermediate bloggers to create some magic of our own!  You may recall that a couple of weeks ago, we joined forces to swap some of our favorite resources, armed with the goal of putting a little extra magic in our lessons and keeping our students engaged during these final weeks of the school year.

Credit goes to these talented graphic & font artists: Krista Wallden, KG Fonts & CC Fonts.

As promised, we’re all back today with Part 2 of our blog hop giveaway – the big reveal – viola!

During this "magical" swap, I was able to swap resources with the fabulous Jennifer Findley!  I tested out her awesome Math Boards and the results were just as I had suspected they would be!  My kids were ENGAGED and ACTIVELY learning with one another.  I heard great discussions throughout my classroom, geared toward how to approach each task.  




The ease of use is absolutely wonderful!  All that you have to do is print and go!  I chose to work with Jennifer's colored-option boards, so I printed them and allowed my kiddos to choose a set of cards of their choice.  She also gives the option of printing in black and white, which I can totally appreciate!  



There are so many ways that you could approach her Math Boards; whole group. small group, partners, individual center work, and more!  I decided that since it was the first time my students had seen the cards that they would feel a little more confident with some extra support from a buddy, which is exactly what I did when I partnered them together.  

So what do you need?  Jennifer suggests using a deck of cards, but taking out the 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace, and Joker cards.  If you don't have a deck of cards, she includes some printable number cards for you...so no worries!  The kids will interact with the cards during various tasks, whether it be to create a decimal, or a number problem.  This was a really enjoyable activity for my students!  So, do you wanna see how things went?  Okay, take a look for yourself! :)








So, would I recommend this resource...YES!!!  Thank you, Jennifer, for allowing me to give it a shot with my kiddos. :)

Now to our second round of magic giveaway!  We decided to switch things up a bit by having several winners this time around!   In fact, 14 classrooms will receive a little magic for their own classrooms!  Each of the blogs featured below will be giving their prize to a different winner!

So, perhaps you want to know what MY winner will collect!  Whoever is drawn as the winner from my blog will receive
an ULTIMATE TEACHING BINDER OF YOUR CHOICE FROM MY STORE!! I currently have 7 themes to choose from!

Here's a look at my Black and White With Pops of Color Theme:

This was a best selling item on TpT!  I think you'll agree that it's a GREAT way to get your classroom organized!


Here’s what you need to do for this giveaway:

Stop by each blog to read about all the magic that has been spread around classrooms near and far!

Enter to win each blogger’s resource using the raffle below.  Each blog is showcasing the same Rafflecopter, so you can just add entries as you go! 

While you are at each blog, if you’re not a blog follower already, sign on to follow!  (You can earn bonus entries for following all blogs once you unlock the additional entries.)

Again, a total of 14 winners will be named!   Each blog will award a winner.  That individual will receive the prize listed at that blog!

Here’s the list of blogs to visit: 
Swap Stop A
Teaching FourthTeaching with Blonde Ambition

Swap Stop B 
Fifth in the Middlehttp://thebrownbagteacher.blogspot.com/

Swap Stop C 
http://iheartrecess.blogspot.com/http://middlegradesmaven.blogspot.com/

Swap Stop D 
http://crafting-connections.blogspot.com/http://www.theteacherstudio.com/

Swap Stop E 
http://createteachandshare.blogspot.com/http://teachingtoinspirein5th.blogspot.com/

Swap Stop F 
One Lesson at a Timehttp://www.commoncoreandsomuchmore.com/

Swap Stop G 
Photobuckethttp://www.thesciencepenguin.com/

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Well, friends, here’s the blogosphere sending a little magic your way this May! :)

1 comment:

  1. Such amazing activities!!! I am super energized just watching your students learn!! Fingers crossed!!

    Susan
    LopezLandLearners

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