Saturday, February 23, 2013

Announcing Winners & Another Free French Printable

Congratulations to the three winners of my Foreign Language, Math & ELA prize packages, which you can see in the Rafflecopter widgets in the post below.  I'm just waiting for the third person to confirm her email address to me, and then the generous contributors will be contacting you directly with their prizes. (Please, if something slips through the cracks, do let me know and I'll send any reminders needed!)

"Un grand remerciement" (huge thanks)to all my fabulous virtual friends and contributors! I couldn't have done this without you... and I mean that in so many ways!

And there's also the BONUS prize which I referred to previously as well.  To generate that winner, I combined the three contestant lists from the Rafflecopter giveaways - in the order in which they appeared - and then used Random.org to select a winner.  A $10 Starbucks gift card is on its way to ....


In a previous post I alluded to a series of "punny" posters coming your way. Well, guess what... it was one of those 10 p.m. ideas that I neglected to record!  I have a big empty space in my brain right now where the plans for that project used to reside.  But I'm trying to live up to my promise!   Here's a printable sign, although I don't think it has the same "zip" as the original one!


I'd love to have your input to help get my creative juices flowing again! If you have a unique French saying you'd like to see on a sign like this, please let me know in the comments below.



Monday, February 18, 2013

Celebrate as Teaching FSL Turns 1!

My Blogiversary (blog anniversary) is this week!  Now, THERE'S a word I did not know a year ago!

I'm so excited to have met my goal of blogging an average of once a week for the whole year. I'm not the most prolific blogger, that's for sure, but I'm proud of my achievement just the same, and I sincerely thank you for sticking with me, or for stopping by recently... whichever the case may be.


I am celebrating by hosting a giveaway, with the help of several awesome teacher-blogger friends and "virtual colleagues".

So, as a foreign language teacher, I know that my colleagues are accustomed to begging, borrowing, and stealing great resources to translate for use in their own classrooms   I'm happy to say that I'm pretty sure those days are finally coming to an end, with the wealth of new and creative materials I've been seeing shared in the French Teacher community as of late. However... since French-Teacher-Bloggers still seem to be a newer breed than some other edubloggers, I'll be offering three fantastic sets of prizes to my fantastic readers.  I've got a Math prize package, a language arts prize package & of course... a French/foreign language prize package!

Without further ado.... you'll find three Rafflecopter widgets below. Enter all three, or only the one that interests you... whatever you prefer. I will also be choosing a BONUS prize winner (non-subject-specific & yummy) from one of the three giveaways using Random.org, thanks to the kind & generous Kim at Finding Joy in 6th Grade. Pop by & give her a little love... she's fabulous beyond words!

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French & foreign language prizes graciously donated by:
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Terri's Teaching Treasures
eTools for Language Teachers
The Traveling Classroom

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Math prizes graciously donated by:
FlapJack Educational Resources
All Things Algebra
Lessons From The Middle
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Language Arts prizes graciously donated by:

The Artistry of Education
Innovative Connections
Addie Education – Teacher Talk
Thinking Out Loud
A Teacher's Idea


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Sunday, February 10, 2013

An ESL freebie (AKA I'm a Guest Blogger!)

Drop by Raki's Rad Resources to check out my first guest blog post - ever!

That's the thing I love about edublogging... so many new things to try, new people to meet. Even after almost a full year, it NEVER gets old! There's always another challenge around the corner to help me learn and grow. I'm offering an ESL freebie - the English version of my True/False questions to accompany the animated Warner Brothers' movie "Ant Bully" over there.



You can also download it directly, here (but I do encourage you to pop by Heidi's blog for some tips and other information to go along with it!)

My hubby has been telling me for months already that I ought to offer this. It's just hard to find time for everything! I'd like to get back to the 7 Habits' way of scheduling and prioritizing my to do list, but I just haven't even found the time to do that yet!

All teachers have overflowing to-do lists, I'm sure.  I'd love to hear how YOU prioritize!

Friday, February 01, 2013

Freebie - Fun Signs for the classroom

The inspiration for this sign came out of a discussion with other French teachers about the often entertaining mis-translations that our students end up with, whether it be through (legitimate) dictionary usage or the (dreaded) online translator. Sometimes, they just seem to have NO idea what they are copying out of such resources!

So this is the first in a series of entertaining 8.5 x 11" printable signs that you might wish to post behind your desk, or to use as a little visual reinforcement for what I just know you feel like you've said a hundred times (this week!)

Freebie Fridays


 To get to a downloadable version of this sign, visit the Teaching FSL store at TeachersPayTeachers.!


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