Five For Friday ...including a BIG announcement! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Five For Friday ...including a BIG announcement!

Here we go with Doodle Bugs Five For Friday! It's a {little} later than usual, but I made it on Friday at least! :o)
 I got my new sofa! YIPPEE!!
Ignore the mess, and the old couch on the wall in the background. It will be taken away tomorrow! I LOVE the chaise the best...
We were able to "play TAG" in our writing this week! The kids did an EXCELLENT job!! (If you missed Tuesday's post, read more about it here!)
We worked on inferences some more this week, and we used Mandy Lopez's Making Inferences Task Cards and played SCOOT with them- my kids LOVED it! They asked if we could play SCOOT every week. I told them maybe... (which means yes!) hee hee!
I have about 3 weeks left to get my Donors Choose Project funded for Class Sets of Extended Texts... and my BBB Catherine over at Brown Bag Teacher donated and TOTALLY made my day! This week was not an easy week, despite it being a four-day-week, and I was in a sour mood when I got home today... then I got this:
...and it just really brightened my day! I've said it before and I'll say it again, the blogging community ROCKS at sharing, and most of all, SUPPORTING each other! :o) 
Okay, okay. You came this far.... I suppose I should tell you my "BIG" announcement...

This happened...
So... this is happening:

And you are gonna LOOOOOOOVE it!! There are FIVE rafflecopters, and there will be SEVEN winners!

You could win ten awesome products from my ten of my BESTEST Bloggy Buddies.

Or, you could win some AWESOME papers, frames, and clip art from seven of my very favorite designers!

Orrr, you could win four of my favorite mentor texts, plus Jeff Anderson's latest book!

Orrrrr, you could be one of THREE winners of all four of my Mentor Sentences Units!

Orrrrrrrrrr, you could win THE best, most fabulous, PINK pencil sharpener!

So what are you waiting for?? Click the button above, or click the tab at the top of my blog to enter for these fabulous prizes!

Have a great weekend! :o)


  1. Congrats on 1000 Followers! I love the new couch...I wish I had thought to buy one with a chaise last year, but I was being budget conscience...

    We'll be playing Scoot this week-I hope they like it!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  2. Wow, wow, wow! Congratulations, friend. 1,000 followers is such a HUGE milestone and you have worked so hard for it. Go you!

    Also, thanks for sharing TAG. I had never heard of it, and like that it provides a more structured approach for student-led feedback. In 5th grade we write ZERO pieces (boo) and focus solely on On-Demand. So, I will not be able to use TAG as much, but it will still be a great tool when we start picking apart our on demand products!

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  3. As per the "2 before, 1 after" guideline for linky parties, I hopped on over to check out your link up - and BOY was I in for a surprise! So excited for your hugemongous giveaway!

    Miss White's Classroom

  4. Eeek! I read my name in your post then had to re-read it to realize it was actually MY name.. and I was SO excited! I'm SO glad your kids liked the activity and SO glad you shared it with others. Thanks so much! :)


  5. Congratulations! I'm excited for you.

    I love your couch it looks great.

    I played Scoot with my kiddos this week and they loved it too. Isn't it great when a simple game is something they really enjoy?

    Hunter's Teaching Tales
    Find me on Facebook

  6. Yay jivey!!!! Congrats!!! Love the tag idea too!!!


  7. Congrats on the 1000!! :0) I need to play Scoot with my kiddos.


  8. YAY!!! I can barely contain my excitement for your AMAZING giveaway! You so deserve it friend!! :) Love you girl!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper
    Love that couch and the chaise!

  9. Congratulations on your HUGE milestone! Can't wait for your giveaway!

  10. Congrats on 1000 followers! We haven't played scoot yet this year but last year it was great during intervention time. I could have six teams playing with task cards just right for them, and we'd all scoot around our own teams.

  11. 1000 followers!!! WOW, and Congratulations!!!
    I love your blog and your great ideas.

    THANKS you for sharing,


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