Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Fun Alternative to the Vacation Work Packet

Free resource - vacation homework bingo a hands on alternative to the vacation work packet - from Raki's Rad Resources.

Next week we have the week off for Thanksgiving. While I am excited to have the time off, I worry about my students losing all of the momentum that we have built. In order to help them keep their momentum, I am assigning Thanksgiving homework. However, I didn't want to send home a bunch of worksheets. Instead, I want my students to do fun, yet educational things. Basically I wanted them to have a better alternative than watching Cartoon Network and playing Call of Duty on the XBox the whole week. So I created this Vacation Homework Bingo for my students.

Using this Vacation Homework Bingo, I am able to encourage my students to read, write and do math. I am also able to introduce them to educational t.v. shows like Cyber Chase and educational websites like Code.org. The hope is that the students enjoy some of these things enough to do them simply for fun, allowing them to learn and have fun at the same time. The Vacation Homework Bingo also encourages kids to do things with their family, like visiting a zoo or talking to a grandparent. If you'd like to use this Vacation Homework Bingo with your kiddos, it is a free download from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I hope it works well for my class and yours!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Birthday Present Giveaway

Today is my birthday. I turn 34 today. One of the things in my life that makes me happiest (outside of my family) is being able to help teachers with quality resources that save them time and help their students. For the past 5 years, I have celebrated my birthday by giving a present of these resources to my followers. 


Free resources for everybody in my birthday giveaway at Raki's Rad Resources.


It's a very simple giveaway. All you have to do is explore my Teachers Pay Teachers store, choose one item that you would like to me to e-mail you. (The only restriction is that my e-mail service will not let me e-mail .zip folders, so please check the file type before you ask for a present.) Then go ahead and post a comment on this blog post with two things:

          1.) the link of the one resource from my Teachers Pay Teachers store that you would like me to e-mail you
          
           2.) an e-mail address that I can use to send that resource to you. I will not send you anything else, no newsletters (unless you want to sign up for my newsletter here), no advertisements, just your present 

I'm going to White Sands National Park with my family to celebrate my birthday this weekend. I will leave on Friday at 3:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. At that time I will close the comments and send out the presents. Until then, feel free to leave me a request and feel free to spread the word so that all of the teachers you know can also get their present.