Wingding of a Blogiversary!



This blog is one year old?  How can that be possible?  Well, that definitely calls for a celebration!!

Graphics not on bloggers' buttons were purchased from Misty at Bees Knees Design shop -https://www.etsy.com/shop/beeskneesdesignshop


Thank you to Alison at Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin' for making this button and also to each of the above bloggers who donated their products to this celebratory giveaway!

I have learned quite a bit this past year - from getting all the tech down (mostly - still working on Instagram) to making new friends and finding ideas that helped me become a better teacher and person.  Honestly, to me blogging is the best professional development ever.  Plus, it's just plain fun for me to read all the other blogs as it's kinda like shopping - I like to look around and see what's out there.  :)

Now, onto the Wingding!



Prize Pack #1


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Prize Pack #2


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Prize Pack #3

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Pack #4

a Rafflecopter giveaway




And finally, what's a wingding without a party favor?

So here's yours...several fun ideas to use to get your year started in middle grades or middle school!


Click on the image to get your party favor!


Thanks for stopping by - hope you've had fun!


40 comments

  1. YAAAAAAY! Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for inviting me to participate! Super fun stuff.
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  2. One new thing I plan on doing in my classroom this year is to use more Whole Brain Teaching methods for management.
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  3. What an amazing giveaway! I am planning to implement an Article of the Week where students practice close reading and citing evidence to support their opinions!

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  4. Yay!!! :) Happy Blogiversary my friend! I have really enjoyed getting to know you and am looking forward to the next year ahead! :) Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day! :)
    Ana
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

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  5. I am changing A LOT, due to coming in mid year last year to teach.

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  6. Congrats! One new idea I want to implement is use cloze reading with my kids. I have heard so much about this and am excited to put it into place! Thanks for the chance to win some great new things!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  7. One new writing idea I want to implement is to make talking journals with my students later in the year. My goal will be to use them a couple times a week and to comment back to them at least once a week. This is a great way to communicate through writing with my students. Thanks@

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  8. I am going to try the 40 book challenge from The Book Whisperer.

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  9. I want to get my students to write book reviews for our classroom library.

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  10. Congratulations, Lisa!!! Thanks for letting me be part of the celebration!!

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  11. I want to do a mystery word of the week this year! A greater focus on vocabulary. :)

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  12. I made a teachers toolbox!

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  13. For writing... Still looking for new tricks!

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  14. This year im teaching a new grade. I am ditching the childish themes and changing my policies.

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  15. For discipline, im trying the word noise on the board for volume control.

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  16. Happy Blogiversary! I'm trying to curriculum map writing this year, so I'll be a better teacher at it-we'll see how it goes! We're also going to be focusing a lot more a data this year-new and improved! Hopefully it will go well!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

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  17. One thing I want to add in this year is doing Number Talks. For organization, I'm going to have my kids put tabs in their INBs. For writing, I'm going to try doing an Essay of the Month--I think having a "schedule" will help me make sure I fit it in and stay on track.

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  18. Something I plan on doing differently this year is to become more organized with my stations. I am going to get my task cards organized.

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  19. I am going to try to gamify my classroom this year.

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  20. One thing I am going to do differently this year is teach a whole new grade! Can't wait to get started!
    Sidney

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  21. One thing I plan on doing this year is using a haiku page

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  22. An organizational idea I plan on doing this year is keeping a data binder

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    1. One discipline idea I plan on using is the economy system in my class

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    2. A writing idea I would like to use is Power Writing

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  23. I want to try Teaching in Room 6's Paragraph of the Week, and if it goes well, maybe her Essay of the Month!!!

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  24. New Idea this year - math centres!
    New Writing idea - writing math journals!
    New Organizational idea - cubbies for middle school kids. We'll see how that goes! ;)

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  25. New idea this year- Math Interactive notebooks! Hope I win one!!!
    New writing idea- Integrating writing with science by doing a unit on our class pet
    New Organizational idea- I got free display boxes from Dollar Tree and spray painted them to hold books

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    1. Discipline idea- I read "Time To Teach" over the summer and loved it! I plan on using their "refocus" idea
      p.s. I am Emily Newman for all my followings/likes

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  26. I'm planning on doing Daily 5 with CAFE (CRAFT actually).

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  27. I'm using student cubbies/lockers for the first time. Hopefully this keeps desk clutter to a minimum.

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  28. I am hoping to really "pretty" up my room this year and more it a more inviting classroom. I have know to be a little disorganized (LOL) so I'm working on that this year!

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  29. This year I am teaching reading in a new school whereas last year I taught math!

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  30. One new writing tool I would like to use this year are the Mentor Sentences. I think they are wonderful. I plan allowing most of my students to stay after school to do their reading homework. My school is a neighborhood school. For discipline, I will use labels preprinted in English and Spanish to put in agendas about classroom behavior and work (good and not so good).

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  31. Congratulations! This is a great giveaway! One new thing I am implementing this year is interactive notebooks. For discipline, I think it's really important to maintain communication with parents. I have a behavior log that my students take home daily.

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  32. Congratulations! This is a great giveaway with a lot of awesome prizes! New this year? Everything...I'm changing from 4th grade math to ESOL.

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    1. New organizational tool- Just updating my toolboxes to match my new rooms :)

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  33. Guided math! Something I am soooooo excited to do this year!

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    1. For organization I am moving to group supplies for most items, especially interactive notebook supplies.

      For discipline, I think my team is moving towars a grade level economy system.

      For writing, I signed up for pen pals! So excited!

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  34. Happy Happy BV to you! Great "wingding" you shared! Organization-INB and lots of table bins for supplies always work well. For discipline-clear guidelines and Fun Friday reward time. Thanks so much! :)

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