December 2014 - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom
Graphics by I Teach! What's Your Superpower? and Glitter Meets Glue Designs
As the year is coming to a close, I thought it would be fun to take a look back on the best blog posts of the year! Despite not being the greatest blogger as of late (sorry about that!!) I had some really fun posts this year, if I do say so myself! I have ordered these by the number of views on each post.
Annotation Tips with Ideas by Jivey
With Ideas by Jivey
Organizing Math Stations with Ideas by Jivey
Organizing Math Workshop Stations

Two voice poems with Ideas by Jivey
Two Voice Poems


With Ideas by Jivey
I hope you enjoyed this look back, and maybe even found a post you might have missed!



I can't believe that December 7th was my last post. I have been a very bad, bad blogger!! One of my goals for the new year is to take more pictures in the classroom and blog more- so hopefully, this blog will get more love! :o)

I'm linking up today with a fellow Georgia Peach- Teachery Tidbits, to share my Top 10 Insta Pics!
To get this information, I visited a website called Iconosquare (only because you have to pay for the app on your phone to get all access, plus, I blog from my computer) - it takes a few minutes for the site to gather all of your statistics but then, it gives you more information than you could probably ever want to know! LOL 

(You follow me on Instagram, right? @ideasbyjivey)

So, without further ado, here are my top 10 pics based on likes and comments!
With Ideas by Jivey
1/28/2014- Tagged by @collaborationcuties - I'm trying to GET HOME!!! We didn't release early and the traffic is insane. I have a good inch of snow on my car! that is #widn - how about you @pinkadotselementary and @elizabethsupan?
Oh yes, that was the start of Snowpocalypse, 2014!
With Ideas by Jivey
6/15/2014- Sooooo excited to unveil this in the VERY near future!! It's been a work in progress for a long time! #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #tpt
I started this product during the school year and finally finished this summer! You can get it here if you haven't already!
With Ideas by Jivey
4/3/2014 - I mean really. There's just no need to be ugly and rude. #tpt #netiquette #nastygramshurt #feedback
Feedback is soooo important to sellers- we want to make sure what we've created is helpful and useful... but there certainly is a way to leave constructive criticism without being hurtful and nasty! I sure do appreciate all of the wonderful, supportive, loving followers that I have gained this year!
With Ideas by Jivey
7/12/2014- My first wedding shower was in Vegas with 9 of my best bloggy friends!! How awesome is that?! Thanks to @headoverheelsforteaching and@collaborationcuties for coordinating such a fun time!
As if being in Vegas wasn't awesome enough, I had my first wedding shower, too!! :o)
With Ideas by Jivey
11/9/2014- So excited to share the big news- and technically, it's now Sunday so I can share it! I reached a new #TPT milestone! To celebrate, I'm having a sale on all of my mentor sentence products AND a daily exclusive freebie! #celebrate #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteachtoo
Reaching a milestone in 2013 was awesome- reaching yet another milestone in 2014 was something I never dreamed would happen! I had so much fun celebrating this one, too!
With Ideas by Jivey
10/26/2014- Look who is in the #tpt newsletter?! Yippee!!  #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #ideasbyjivey
Totally awesome! It was a great surprise to see myself in the TPT newsletter! You can still download this freebie!
With Ideas by Jivey
9/26/2014- #todayisaid ...was there a full moon?? Becauuuuuuse whoa.
What a day. #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
Ha! Yeah, this one was a treat. We had been learning about explorers and the reasons they explored... so she decided to spread her own treasure.......
With Ideas by Jivey
7/30/2014- Treats for Meet Your Teacher Day tomorrow!  #smarties #byesummer #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
My kids loved their little treat- you can download this freebie from my store to use in your classroom, too!
With Ideas by Jivey
7/23/2014- Well, at least I made a dent... Also, I just got rid of my teacher desk. It was just a catch all for crap anyways!! So now I need to redo shelves and I suppose I'll have to get a teacher toolbox!!! #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers
You know teachers love seeing other teachers' rooms- guess that's why this pic was #2!! 
With Ideas by Jivey
1/1/2014- It's been QUITE a magical trip!!!! :) #disney #foundmyprince
It's really no surprise that this picture was my #1! :o) Our wedding will finally be this year, probably late spring!

You can go link up with Natalie and see other teachers' top 10 pics, too!

I really enjoy making visual plans, it just takes a while to do them this way... for this reason, I haven't posted any since October! But here they are for this coming week... click here or either of the images to download the PDF with all of the clickable links! There are quite a few freebies in this week's plans!
Visual Plans Including Freebies with Ideas by Jivey
Visual Plans Including Freebies with Ideas by Jivey
Yes, this week is the week of the dreaded interims... my students will be tested out by the end of the week! We have four district assessments (interims) and they also will have their End of Unit Colonies Test!

We have been reading The Sign of the Beaver for the last couple of weeks. This is one of my favorites to read with the kids, and they love it, too!
With Ideas by Jivey
I was able to get a class set of the books through Donors Choose a couple of years ago. We read each chapter together and then they work on the activities from my Novel Unit with their partners. I love having a class set because they all go back and find evidence to prove their thinking! It's GREAT!!

We are using the book, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, for the mentor sentence and writing mentor text this week. It is a mentor sentence freebie in my store! It actually happened after World War I, so it's not a colonial Christmas story, but it still lends itself to our historical fiction writing unit, as well as being a sweet seasonal story.

I hope you all have a great week this week! :o)

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