Spring Fresh Ideas!

Can you smell it?  Summer is so close, my students (and I) can smell it!

So if you're like me, you're looking for some fresh ideas this spring to get you through the homestretch.

Here in Florida, we have about 6 weeks left.  We're testing right now and I just know that my students are going to have 
"I'm done-itis" once the testing is completed.  

To try and avoid that trap, I am on the hunt for anything new that will keep my students' attention.

One thing that has worked for me in the past was to have students make a book of their best work (or sometimes some new work like the narrative below) using a publisher like Blurb.  

Even though you can make each book for under $10, sometimes students' money is tight due to end of year field trips, yearbooks and the like.  In those cases, I have just used our school's book binding machine.  Students and Parents just love seeing their work bound!

Other times, I have ended the year with an engaging novel like The Giver and then really worked the Socratic Seminar.

Talk about some great discussions!

This year, I am feeling like I may need some more help with fresh ideas so I was really happy to be a part of this:

Click here or on the image above to see the Catalog!

Inside, there are TONS of great ideas and resources for every grade level just in time for the Spring "What do I do now" feeling I always get!

AND the Middle School Mob is celebrating over 500 followers on their Facebook page with a $100 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card Giveaway!  

So you can peruse the catalog and then hopefully win a gift card to spend on your new finds!

But Hurry!  The Giveaway ends Sunday 4.24.16!

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