Sunday, December 30, 2012

What's Ahead in 2013?

Michelle at Making it as a Middle School Teacher aka Making it (and smiling) had a great idea for a link up party, as we all prepare for a new year to begin.    You'll notice that the oh so common weight loss and organizational goals are both prominently featured on my list of resolutions!


If you have questions about anything coming up for me, my blog-room door is always open.  I feel like I've actually already made so many more goals than I can possibly list in these little bubble-spaces. Ha!

What do you expect the upcoming year will hold for you?  I'd love for you to tell me about it in the comments below, even if it's later in the year when you have news that you can share!

Happy New Year!



Saturday, December 15, 2012

Soaring Through Secondary Blog Hop - Today!

One intermediate-senior blog hop wraps up and another one is starting!  It looks like Samiyah is my giveaway winner, and I'm arranging the prize with her via email.  Congrats, Samiyah!!

I love, love, love that so many new high school and middle school teachers are joining the teacher-blogger community, and I'm so excited to share some of these new (and not-so-new) blogs with you. It's always seemed like a struggle for those of us who teach higher grades to find new and exciting (balanced with tried and true) activities and lessons to use in our classrooms. I think in the Soaring Through Secondary Blog Hop, hosted by Teaching High School Math, you'll find something interesting to download (please don't forget to comment, after looking over your new resource!) or to follow for future creations!





Other teachers in the Blog Hop include:
Science in the City
Science Teacher Resources
Live, Teach, Create
Miss Math Dork
Mrs. O'Donnel's Room
A Lesson Plan for Teachers
Night Light Lessons (spanish resources!!)
Life on the 4th Floor
and PoetGrl

And now, on with the goodies!  I've got a gift for middle & high school French as a Second Langauge teachers to easily make & give to their students.  It's a set of 4 bookmarks with a holiday theme.


I included one for Christmas, one for Hannoukah, a Kwanzaa version and a "read over the winter vacation" version for students that do not celebrate any of these holidays.  Print them on cardstock, cut them out, laminate and trim again for a useful but cute trinket for your students this week!


For 24 hours only, as part of the Soaring Through Secondary Blog Hop, I've also changed a paid item to a free one on TeachersPayTeachers. Please enjoy my printable Accent posters for your classroom or computer lab!  I'd love for you to rate it if you like it, and suggestions are always welcome as well! (Note that you will not be able to leave a rating comment after I change the price back to $2 tomorrow.)



I hope you enjoy it!  Please be sure to check out the next blog, which is Miss Math Dork!


Thanks for checking out our blog hop, and Happy Holidays to all!


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

12 Days of Gift-mas Lives On!

I've stopped sharing my Christmas oral chain activity for free since my day of the blog hop is over.  I hope those of you who grabbed a copy enjoy using it this year, and for years to come!  Just a tip - you may want to take a little extra time to laminate the cards once you've printed them... it will save you money for ink down the road, and definitely you'll be glad that the activity is ready-to-go in the future!

Remember that the giveaway contest is open until the end of the day on the 13th of December, so you still have time to enter if you didn't already... and pass the Rafflecopter giveaway link to your French teacher friends!  They'll thank you, I'm sure!  (We are always the last to know, it seems, doesn't it!?)

One last thing... be sure to check out the other foreign language teacher coming up in this middle school blog hop!  I don't know yet what she's offering, but I've personally bought some of her materials in the past & I know it will be good!


Monday, December 03, 2012

12 Days of Gift-mas Blog Hop: Day 3

I'm SO excited to be a part of this fabulous group of teacher-bloggers. I hope you were able to check out Addie Education's post for Day 2!  It's not too late to join her giveaway, even if you did miss out on the holiday freebie!

Where ELSE would you expect to find me nestled for this fantastic teacher collaboration? C'est ça, exactement!  Three French Hens coming your way....


I have a brand new holiday-themed French product which I'm really proud of, and I'm offering it as my holiday gift to you. This challenging communication chain activity will allow your students to practice describing Christmas vocabulary old and new.


J'ai... qui a... Christmas French activity



It's free today only! Download your copy now through this Google Drive link or by clicking the product image. After midnight on the 4th of December, if you're still interested, you'll have to visit my TPT or TN store to buy a copy instead!

And so now, on with the other holiday goodies!  You can download a few other holiday-themed freebies from my store as well, if you haven't already. I have a set of four printable bookmarks which you can gift to your students, two puzzles and a huge multi-option winter-themed bingo package complete with calling cards, word wall cards and enough unique combinations for even your biggest class!

      

         


Last but not least, my first Rafflecopter giveaway is down below! One lucky teacher will win $25 worth of products from my store! They could be for your own use, or what a fabulous thing to pass along to a new French teacher on your list! Remember I WILL need to collect an email address from the winner, within 48 hours of the December 13 end of day contest closing!
(Since I'm still trying to keep up with the "big girls & boys" in this blog hop, I won't make you cash it all in at once... you are allowed to wait & see what I add to the store over the coming months!)

I hope you enjoy my holiday gifts to you, and please remember to visit the other middle & high school bloggers throughout the 12 Days of Gift-mas! Tomorrow, head over to Mrs. Orman's Classroom to see what she has to share with our middle and high school friends!




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