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Favorite Things Giveaway Winners :)

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Congratulations Jen P. and Kimberly C.! I'll be emailing both of you shortly :)
Thanks to everyone who entered...I'm thinking about making this a monthly favorites giveaway..sound good? :)

Giveaway Winners-Soon!

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Hey y'all! Just wanted to quickly write a post to let y'all know that I will announce the two winners of my favorite things giveaway tomorrow. I know I promised today, but it has been a super busy day and I won't be able to get to it 'til tomorrow! :) 

These are a Few of My Favorite Things- GIVEAWAY!!

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It's summertime=the greatest time EVER, so I thought a giveaway would be a great way to kick off summer! I've collected a few of my favorite things to give away to two lucky winners. Two other prize winners will be able to choose one item from my TpT store. :) Here's what I'm giving away:

Let's start off with the non educational goodies-the beauty goodies!

Soap and Glory's Hand Food Hand Cream- the stuff is the BEST hand cream you'll ever use and it smells AMAZING!!
B&BW's Malibu Heat Body Lotion- a new favorite for summer!
L'Oreal Nail Polish in Bubble Trouble 
B&BW Candle in Pink Sangria- LOVE this scent!!

Now let's get into the educational goodies!

Wiggle Eye Rings- Perfect to use as pointers for small group reading. I told my kids these little creatures loved to look at words while they read, so they worked extra hard to keep their finger on the words as they read. These little guys were a huge hit in my classroom!

Who doesn't love Scentos Markers??? My 1st graders loved when I check center work with these. My 5th graders better get ready because I love some smelly markers! :)

As I was shopping for the markers, I came across this scented jumbo eraser!! What?? I've never seen these before! How fun! :)

Scented notepads-need I say more??

Let's first talk about the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. I absolutely LOVE this series and one of the things I'm going to miss about 1st grade the most is this fantastic collection of books. Year after year, my kids fall in love with these two funny characters. They are perfect for reader's theater. My ONLY problem with them is that the majority of these books are not AR. A few are, so I was always on the hunt for them. I found this one (which is AR!) about a week before I decided to request to move to 5th. 
The other two books are also AR and are perfect for beginning independent readers. I use to be a snob about the Biscuit books and the branch off Pinkalicious series, but I now have a new found love for them and they worked extremely well in my 1st grade classroom later in the year during AR time. 

*** Since I'm having this giveaway on my Life in Fifth Grade blog as well, if an upper grades teacher wins, I will substitute the picture books for more appropriate literature :)

Two winners will win a mixture of my favorite things, while two 2nd place winners will receive one item from my TpT store. 
Here's how to enter:
*Become a follower of Life in First Grade (if you aren't already)
*Become a follower of Life in Fifth Grade (if you aren't already)
*Like Life in First Grade's Facebook Page
* Follow me on Instagram (msleslieann01)

Super simple! Giveaway wins Sunday 6/16 and will be announced Monday 6/17! Good Luck!! :)

4 Types of Sentences-Winners!

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Annie-Leave me your email and I'll send you the unit. Thanks for playing y'all! :)

4 Types of Sentences-My 1st Upper Grades Product!

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I've just finished and uploaded my very first literacy pack for upper grades. This one is on the 4 types of sentences: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory. Here's a little preview of what all is included in the common core aligned unit:

Click the picture to check out the unit

Want to win it? Leave a comment below and I'll randomly pick 2 winners tonight! :)

Target Dollar Spot- Book Bins

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I've been searching high and low for book bins/magazine holders for reader's workshop. I was having trouble finding some that weren't so outrageously expensive. $5 might not sound like a whole bunch, but when you need around 20, it adds up. Imagine my surprise when I found these in the Target Dollar Spot for a whopping $1!

These will be *perfect* for storing our interactive notebooks. My kids will have lockers that they put their stuff in, but I'd like to keep their notebooks in the classroom so I can look through them each day. 

Have you found any great discoveries in the dollar spot recently?? I'd love to hear them!

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