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Five For Friday: Productivity and Pin It to Win It!

Well, after four days off last week for ice and snow, we had our second full week of school of 2014! Yes- we have only had 2 weeks with five days in them... it's getting hard to work five days in a row, I tell you! ;-)
So... here's what we were up to this week!
I tried something a little different with a math game my kids used this week. I usually teach the whole class a game either through my small groups or with us all sitting in a circle... but on Monday, I pulled 4 of my "middle kids" in a small group and taught them how to play. Then I made those 4 kiddos my "captains" and they are in charge of teaching the game to the others!
I shared about this game on Wednesday- check the post out here

The Educents Bundle is also still for sale- 14 products for $10.99! BEST DEAL EVER! :o)
We started our geometry unit this week! I created an interactive notebook set for geometry that we began using this week:
You can pick up the unit in my TPT store!
We have also been working on our Sound Unit. Some of the concepts are so hard for them because of the vocabulary, so I created an interactive notebook set for sound, too!
And, just as Groundhog Day lasted FOREVER in my room, my Valentine's Day activities that I had planned last week got pushed to this week, too! We finally got to do the lesson I shared at the beginning of the month with two articles about chocolate.
We did some close reading this week with these two articles. We figured out the viewpoints of each article (one at a time of course) and they had to find phrases or sentences that supported the author's viewpoint. Once we had finished with both articles, they used a graphic organizer from my February and March Themed Reading Graphic Organizers to give a summary of both viewpoints.
This unit is also in my TPT store, and since it is halfway through the time you can use them, they are half off!
Many of you know that the products I create for TPT are for me and my classroom first. Obviously, you can tell I use what I create by this post. :o) I would love to give away some of the units I made this week... let's play...
Pin any of the images in this post or from TPT of the product (or products) you'd like to win, copy the URL, and paste in comments! (Each comment counts as an entry, so if you want to enter for all three of my products I used this week - from numbers 2, 3, and 4- leave three different comments with the different pin URLs!) Please make sure you leave your email address if you're not a blogger. I will choose one winner for each product on Sunday! :o)

27 comments

  1. I would love to win the geometry notebook.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/93590498480386144/
    kmhteacher@yahoo.com

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  2. This would be perfect for my sound science unit! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90564642480826789/

    Rosie

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  3. This is perfect for my geometry unit! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90564642480826793/

    Rosie

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  4. When I was younger, I thought fractions where the scariest things in all of math. Your math centers make fractions seem not so scary after all!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/222928250279174412/
    jigandreeldancer@yahoo.com

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  5. I have mistakenly believed that graphic organizers had to be boring! Themed graphic organizers are brilliant and very cute! I want to make graphic organizers available to my students whenever they feel they need them. Having the same exact ones all year long is nothing short of mind numbing. I would love to have your themed organizers in my room!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/222928250279174463/
    jigandreeldancer@yahoo.com

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  6. Would love to win the Interactive Sound Notebook!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/97953360619659200/

    Kate :)
    McDee's Busy Bees

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  7. Your new products look amazing! It just wears me out looking at all your hard work. :) Love the chocolate close reading activity!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/237142736602777839/
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  8. This chocolate lesson was AWESOME in my classroom! My students ended up turning it into an opinion paragraph with the help of your organizer. They also loved coloring in the picture when they were done! Thanks for making my students happy and my life easier! :)
    Theresa
    Pinkadots Elementary

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  9. I both applaud and admire all of your hard work. Your products are fab! :) Love the geometry interactive notebook! Here is my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/424323596113558780/

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  10. You are making me feel bad about how unproductive I was today!! Wow, all of these look amazing. Here is my pin http://www.pinterest.com/pin/381328293421123709/

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  11. Love your interactive geometry notebook! Hope to win this one!! Here's my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/319966748498489926/

    tinysmiles34@gmail.com

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  12. All your interactive notebooks are awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!!

    Here's another pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/319966748498489956/

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  13. Great ideas! Love the interactive notebooks! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/322851867009590637/
    mrs.yonemura@gmail.com

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  14. Love your ideas!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199565827212281386/
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  15. This will make geometry so much more interesting! Thank you.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199565827212281389/
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  16. Sound can be fun! Thank you.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/199565827212281393/
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  17. Wow, you sure are a well-followed and loved blogger - look at all these comments! Any way, I pinned your American Revolution product because I live in Massachusetts, and Patriot's Day is a holiday here which means I'll be doing a lot with the people mentioned in your packet. Here's the pin:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138415388521750392/
    Thank you!

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  18. I teach K but love to come and read all your wonderful ideas! Your kids are so lucky to have you. Great post!

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  19. I would love to win the Geometry Interactive notebook.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2533343515012239/
    mrsruffin924@gmail.com

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  20. I'm all about graphic organizers and yours are always so creative!!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/351773420866286334/
    kcndn4@netscape.nt

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  21. oops-typo in my email address...sorry! kcndn4@netscape.net

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  22. Wow, you have been very busy creating and implementing your products in the classroom!

    I would LOVE the Sound I.N. - we're starting our science chapter on Sound on Monday! Talk about perfect timing :)

    Here's my PIN: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/212443307396935132/

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  23. Love this geometry interactive notebooking activities.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/279786195574799043/
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Ursula

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  24. These organizers look terrific.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/27978619557479905
    Thanks.
    Ursula

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  25. I would love to win your February/March Reading Response/Graphic Organizer sheets!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/450360031459537419/
    Thank you!

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  26. Love the Geometry task cards. Here's my pin
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/51158145741373152/
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    ♬Kay
    On the Trail of Learning

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  27. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/327214729148542013/

    love these!!!

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