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Monday, July 1, 2013

It's a GIVEAWAY! {and of course it is Monday...}

Since I don't make those super spectacular units like some of you fine folks, I am hosting a giveaway for The Quietest Classroom Pencil Sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies.  I respect you all highly, and I would never endorse a product I didn't love.  I LOVE this sharpener!  I received one (the one pictured above) at the beginning of last year.  I didn't have a single issue with it all year.  NOT ONE!  Not only did my 21 students use it multiple times a day, but the teacher next door started sending her students over when her electric sharpeners bit the dust.  That's a lot of sharpening on a daily basis with NO ISSUES!! :)  Did I get my point across?

If you would like to celebrate with me, please enter to win!  There are two required entries:
#1 - You must follow my blog using either Google Friend Connect (over on the right side) or Bloglovin'.  Either are perfectly acceptable; however, if you follow using Bloglovin', you MUST "like" this post on there. Got it? 
#2 - You must like Classroom Friendly Supplies on Facebook.  
You will be able to enter today through Monday, July 8th at 11:59 EST.  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday, July 9th!  Good luck and thanks for entering!

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Monday Made It
It wouldn't be Monday without a Monday Made It!

Vistaprint: I ordered the postcards from the first made it of the summer.  They came in the mail Saturday.  They're OUTSTANDING!!!  I've added two pictures below (one is a close up).  I also ordered something for my team and myself that I SO want to share, but I want it to be a surprise (and they read my blog).  :(  {You'll just have to wait, ladies!!}  I also ordered an iphone case.  Who knew you could do that on Vistaprint?


I'm not thrilled with the quality of the phone case.

Misused Words Poster: I saw this on Pinterest and I loved it, but it was not so pretty.  I just played around with fonts, colors, borders, and backgrounds until I found something I liked.  I'm going to make a poster of one of these using the poster printer at school.  If you would like it, it's free on my TpT!


Classroom Jobs: Finally, I think I'm going to have classroom jobs next year.  Does anyone else have jobs at the 5th grade level?  I just think it would make things run a little more smoothly...  If I have a person designated to answer my phone when it rings, I won't be send students to the hospital for staples in the head (true story this past year).  Ya know?  I have a list of jobs I've compiled, but I'm not sure how I want to post them in the room.  I don't want to take up a huge amount of space, and I don't have a free bulletin board to use.  SUGGESTIONS??

My jobs include: Captain (one per pod), Messenger, Homework Checker, Librarian, Operator (phone), Classroom Custodian, Line Leader, Caboose/Electrician, Teacher Assistant, Paper Passer, Pencil Sharpener, Bathroom Monitor (boy/girl), Door Holder, Hand Sanitizer, Table Washer/Waiter (wash lunch tables and get the snack), Substitute

Should I add, change, or remove anything?

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30 comments:

  1. Love your blog! Those postcards are a great idea! I'm also a fifth grade teacher and your newest follower :)

    I have classroom jobs. They do help out a lot! I have students pass out papers, collect homework, make sure my computers are turned off, among other things... it really does help out! We the money system so it also pays to have a job ;)

    - Amanda
    http://myshoestringlife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for your comment Amanda! I'm glad to know jobs still work with 5th graders! The money system - is that school-wide, grade level, or just your class? We have a different school-wide incentive, and I"m not sure I can take on the money system this year. I've wanted to try it since student teaching, but that's a big step! :)

      Thanks again,

      Leslie

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  2. Those posters are so cute! I'm loving that phone case also. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas!

    Krista
    Stellar-Students

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  3. Cute posters! I entered your giveaway!

    EmilyK

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  4. I LOVE those pencil sharpeners!!! I bought one last year and loved it...it's so quiet and it just keeps on working :) I had other teachers coming into my room to use it too.

    I'm an NC 5th grade teacher too, and you're newest follower :)

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    1. They are pretty amazing! :) Where about in NC are you?? Thanks for reading!

      Leslie

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  5. Happy Blogiversary, Leslie!! And I adore your makeover...you are motivating me to make my tweaks!! I will keep looking at your blog when I need the motivation...it's one of my summer goals, but I know it's a big job!

    I fake-entered your giveaway (I'm not on FB), but I also think it would be better for a classroom teacher to get that pencil sharpener anyway... But I may have to get one some day!

    For your jobs, how often will you change them? I've posted them on the back of a door before (This was when I taught first. I changed them every day and even the kids could remember their jobs better than me!). If it's not too often, I suppose you could put it up on your smartboard and run through that during morning meeting...? Just a thought.

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I was thinking about changing the jobs every Monday. I couldn't keep up with anything more frequent than that! I thought about the back of the door, too. I'm just not sure *how* I want to do it... what I want it to look like. I can't have anything boring in there. :) Pockets with popsicle sticks? Card or something with clothespins? ... Once RAMtime starts, I won't have time for a morning meeting. (I despise RAMtime because of this...)

      Thanks for your input! :)

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  6. Thanks for the super helpful word chart, It will be perfect in my classroom!!

    Amy
    The Resource(ful) Room

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad it will be useful! :)

      Leslie

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  7. You are inspiring me to start using Vistaprint. Your postcards look great! As for classroom jobs, I use them in 6th grade and they went grade last year. I have a post on my blog about the chart I made called iHelp if you are interested. Have a great day!

    Jamie
    Sixth Grade Tales

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    1. Thanks! I'll check it out! :)

      Leslie

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  8. I love your postcards!!! What do you use them for? Before school starts next year? Im curious to know.

    -Jessie
    Lil Bit Country In the Classroom

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    1. Well, we don't receive our class lists until right before or on the day of Meet the Teacher Night. So, my students know they have me before receiving the postcards, but I live in a VERY low SES area. It's not uncommon for our students to have never received mail before. So, yes, if I can get it to them before school starts, great! If not, it's a nice surprise after school starts. Either way, they get excited about receiving mail! :)

      Thanks for reading!

      Leslie

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  9. Google connect button is not showing. I put that I follow by Bloglovin, (and I do), but I also put by Google (I was going to do that as well, but it doesn't show up, so I told a "story" on my entry.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

    Sorry, it just showed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!

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  10. Happy 1 Year Blogiversary! Your blog design is so cute :) The post cards and phone case turned out great. I've used Zazzle before, but didn't like the quality of the phone case either. Have you seen the websites that offer 'design/monogram your own Otterbox case'? I want to try it!

    Happy to be following you :)

    Wendy
    Read With Me ABC

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    1. Thanks! I have seen the personalized Otterbox cases, but they're SO expensive!! However, I guess you do get what you pay for... :) Thanks for reading!

      Leslie

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  11. You should do a classroom economy with your 5th graders!! The students LOVE it... especially when they get their weekly paycheck.
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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    1. I've thought about doing a classroom economy, but I don't think I"M there yet. You know? I think I need another year or two before I want to battle that!

      Thanks for reading!

      Leslie

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  12. 24/7 Teacher Amy Harrod

    I just loveeee all these giveaways! I hope I win!!!

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  13. I posted my classroom jobs on a long poster hung from yarn on the side of a filing cabinet. I used a clothespin with each student's name on it and moved them down every 2 weeks (actually it was one of my jobs for a student to move them and announce the new jobs). I find that every two weeks works well and is not as much of a burden as weekly. I'm happy to email you a picture of my poster if seeing it would help (I don't have a blog).

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    1. Anne, I would love a picture of your poster! {missrsroom@gmail.com}

      Thanks!

      Leslie

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  14. I like the design of the phone case. What don't you like about it/Would you recommend one? Thanks,
    Rachel
    La Señorita Creativa

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