Monday, May 2, 2016

The Classroom Clique LOVES Teachers

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! One of my favorite weeks of the year. I love how PTAs, parents and students show teachers how much they mean to them!

AND I love being able to show my appreciation to all the amazing teachers out there as well! My friends at The Classroom Clique are all pitching in to show how much we LOVE teachers!


We have all come together to share a useful tip, a fun freebie and you can enter to win a great giveaway! (Wouldn't you love a little TPT cash to spend at the sale tomorrow and Wednesday??)


This is an oldie, but a goodie. A couple of summers ago, Teacher Toolboxes were all the rage, and of course I had to have one! It is one of the best organizational tools I have ever used and I literally use it every day.

I bought the tool box from Home Depot (I think it was $19), and I used a template to create the labels. I found some cute stickers in my scrapbooking stuff, and voila! My teacher toolbox was born.


My tip is: find a way to organize your things! This works really well for me and my students know this is MY stuff. They have their own bins with things they need, but this is just for me. As my dad used to say, "Mitts off!"


First up, a fun end of the year freebie for you! I love using the 3-2-1 graphic organizer to get a quick read on information students have learned, but it also works great as a way to reflect or look forward. It gives me great information and doesn't take kids very long to write. It's a great way to gather their feedback!

Click the picture below to grab this end of year freebie!


Last year, one of my students wrote her 3-2-1 on paper, and you can see what she said below. It made a tough year worth every minute to read her reflections on the year!



To further show our appreciation?? A giveaway! You can enter to win by hopping through and finding all the words to the secret phrase. We will choose three winners! One will win $50 to TpT, one $30 to Target and one $15 to Starbucks. You will just need the following word to complete the secret phrase to enter:


Once you have all the words, hop back here to enter the phrase for your chance to win!

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Happy Teacher Appreciation week!! I hope you get showered with all the love and appreciation you deserve for working hard for kids every day!