Five For Friday Flashback Freebie Feedback Frenzy!!! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Five For Friday Flashback Freebie Feedback Frenzy!!!

Happy Friday! Only two more Fridays (after today) with kiddos for me. WHOA! Time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and Teaching Maddeness!

I got this great idea from Ms. Beattie in a post of hers a couple weeks ago- I thought it was brilliant! If you are a TPT seller, visit your dashboard and click on View Product Statistics (under your sales history- scroll down, it's under "PRODUCTS"). It will open a spreadsheet showing you how many views you've had, how many people have your product on their wishlist, and also how many votes you've had alongside how many downloads you've had. Here is a snapshot from one of my products:
200 downloaded and only 54 people rated it!! I must say, I love reading your feedback on my products. It makes me so happy when I open my email and it says, "Feedback submitted from Teachers Pay Teachers!" But I had no idea until I looked at this that so many aren't leaving feedback! And did you know, you earn credits when you leave feedback? Who doesn't love free stuff?? :o) I have earned quite a few free things by leaving feedback! (Just think, the more money you spend, the more free things you get! LOL)

Also, let's just be honest. As a TPT seller- the more feedback you have, the more people "trust" your products, which is what we want. No one else knows that item was downloaded 200 times!!

So, Friday Feedback Frenzy is born.

Except mine will last all weekend. :) Today, Saturday, and Sunday, go leave ratings/feedback on anything you've bought from me, and you can choose an item from my store with a price of $5 or less! (This only applies towards feedback left on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday- sorry, no previous feedback counts!) Once you leave feedback, email me ( and let me know your username and item you rated, along with the item you would like for free! It's a win-win-win! (Have you seen that episode of The Office? Hilarious!) You get a free item, you get TPT credits towards ANOTHER free item, and I have more ratings! :o) You might not even realize you have items that you downloaded but didn't give feedback... it doesn't matter when you bought it, as long as the feedback is left Friday, Saturday, or Sunday! And of course, if you feel the need to buy something from me this weekend, make sure to rate it! :o) Might be a good time if you have anything of mine on your wish list- it would be like a BOGO!
Tuesday was Jigsaw Puzzle Day in my ABC countdown. (Click the link if you missed that post!) Not only did they put together puzzles they brought from home, but they also brainstormed what were the "important pieces" of being a 4th grader. Then, they designed a puzzle piece with what they felt was most important. It is my new door display. :)
Our "K-Day" of our ABC countdown was Kindness Day. We watched the Reading Rainbow episode of Boxes for Katje to get a jump on discussion of acts of kindness and generosity. Then, I used Teaching with TWitte's awesome acrostic she made for our Peace, Hope, Love, and Kindness linky to cover my bulletin board. Get them here! I had to take everything down for THE TEST, but thought it would be nice to have some non-academic related things displayed now. :o) And if you've read Wonder, you'll recognize the quote at the top of the board...

My kids also came up with an idea to help others in our school and get other students involved!! More to come on that next week! :)
Yesterday was my 100th post! WOW! 
Thank you to all my followers- you are the reason I keep posting! It's amazing to see how far I've come in such a short time... honestly, blogging has made me become a better teacher. I want to do neat things that I can blog about and will actually be interesting to my readers... and I steal get so many ideas from other great bloggers that have made my classroom more interesting, too!
I tried my hand at making frames this week! (One set was used to make my cute numbers for my Five For Friday today!) You can go get these for free- just click here or the image below:
Don't forget to leave feedback if you download them! :o)


  1. Thanks for the fun free frames! I love that K is Kindness Day for your students- what a great idea. :)
    Learning to the Core

  2. Congrats on your 100 post! I'm so jealous that you only have 2 Fridays left. We have 6 after today. I LOVE Boxes for Katje!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  3. I don't like how TpT doesn't show you all of your downloads, only for paid items. I would love to go back and rate free items, but it's just so inconvenient to find them again. And you don't get any credit for leaving feedback for free items. :( But this is a great idea to get that feedback!

    Fifth in the Middle

  4. I LOVE your idea for the Feedback Friday! I agree that people are more likely to buy something that has feedback. Recently, I've had a lot of sales, but no one is leaving feedback! Wait, maybe I should consider no feedback is better than bad feedback :) I'd love to get the word out too! Thanks for the suggestion! Adorable frames - thanks for the freebie! Enjoy your weekend!

    Lucky to Be in First

  5. I love the Feedback Friday idea! Great way to promote your store and boost those ratings!
    Sunflower Inspirations

  6. Congratulations on 100 posts! What an accomplishment! I LOVE your activity for Wonder. That book was amazing. I really enjoy that quote.

    Eclectic Educating

  7. I agree!! It's amazing at how many people do not leave feedback!! :( Congrats on your 100th post! I'm super jealous you're already on K of your countdown...we're only on D!!!!! *sigh*

    Super CUTE frames!!

    Teaching Maddeness

  8. I love your Feedback Frenzy idea - it's so true how people forget to leave feedback and earn credit! I will have to peruse your store :)

    Thanks for the free frames - they are too cute! I can't wait to use them :)

    Joy in the Journey

  9. So true about TpT feedback...crazy why not leave feedback when you get credits! I love the idea you're doing with your store...we may copycat soon! Congrats on 100 posts! It comes up quick when you're caught up in the blogger world!

    :)Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  10. Love the Feedback Frenzy idea-I may have to do that too! Look at you with your frames! You go girl! Thanks for sharing!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  11. You only have 2 Fridays left?!?! That is crazy!

    I may be super oblivious, but I have never seen the ABC countdown idea. I LOVE it. I am definitely going to try it this year! We are getting close to having 30 days left, so I better start planning.

    Thanks for the borders! They are super cute!

    Compassionate Teacher

  12. Great post! I'm with you on the feedback thing! I'm just getting started on my TpT store and REALLY need that FB to boost my shop. Very frustrating that so many people don't leave it! Especially, when they could earn free stuff! I've been brainstorming ideas myself to get people to leave it, so this is a fabulous idea! Also, agree that blogging has made me a better teacher too!!!

    The Bender Bunch

  13. I am so with you on your #5!! What a fabulous idea for your feedback too. Now I need to check your store again and see what I can add to my cart for a great deal:) Thanks so much!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  14. I love the bulletin board! How far are you into Wonder? We are in the middle of Jack's section!


  15. Just followed your blog. Thanks for the frames!



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