Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day - hope you all had a beautiful Wednesday. Continue to INSPIRE! You rock!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

And the Winner Is...

Thanks to everyone who entered my 200 Facebook Followers Giveaway. The contest ended at midnight last night.

I'm happy to announce that Jordan Piacenti is the winner of my giveaway. Happy Shopping at TpT. You won a $10 TpT Gift Certificate.

Thank you for supporting, and following, me. This was so much fun that I feel another giveaway coming on VERY soon.

Blessings and happy teaching!

An Emotional Week - TGIF

It's sure been a great (and emotional) week for me over here at Positively Passionate About Teaching!

First off, we completed our state testing. Can I get a "woot, woot?" Our third graders completed their STAAR Math test on Tuesday and the STAAR reading test on Wednesday. Four hours of testing each day was mentally draining on everyone.

Since testing was over, I could then announce the news that I am moving to 5th grade (same building in our school). The really cool thing about that is I'll have the kiddos that I had in 3rd grade last year. What made this so emotional for me was when they found out, I had children knocking me down with hugs, kids running to me to verify the news, and parents texting me that afternoon to see if the news was true. Wow! Great day! Children can make us feel so needed, special, and remind us of WHY we do what we do as teachers.

I'm excited about this new venture. I've taught third grade the past 2 years, but in my 18 years of eduction, this will be my 11th year to teach fifth grade. I just love that age. I started my career in 5th grade, and it feels good to be heading back to my roots.

Thanks for letting me share! Exciting things to come!

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Blessings to all and happy teaching!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cute, FREE Tags For State Testing: Your Students Will Love this Goodie

If you're looking for a cute and FREE (yes, FREE) goodie to give your students at state testing time, look no further. I found this yesterday and loved it. The cute tags say, "BLOW that test away. Make your mind POP with good answers."  Just punch two holes in the tag and slide in a tasty Blow Pop. 

Here's the finished product. I'm pretty pleased with how cute they turned out!

On the back, I added tape across the stick just to secure it.  I also wrote a personal note: "I believe in you. Love, Mrs. Boo"

A HUGE thank you to Meghan Farmer for this FREE product. The link to her store is below. Be kind if you download and leave feedback.


Happy Easter!

Wishing you a glorious day! Happy Easter!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Sale - My Entire TpT Store 20% Off!

HOP on over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store on Easter. All items will be 20% off (no coupon needed). 

Happy Easter and blessings to everyone! 

Click on the image to enter!

Enter My First Giveaway - Good Luck!

Wow! There were many entries on the first day of my very first GIVEAWAY. Be sure and enter! 

Positively Passionate About Teaching hit 200 fans this past week. To celebrate, I'm giving away a $10 TpT Gift Certificate (I know we can all use that)! Feel free to share this GIVEAWAY with others. Thanks for all your support. 

Enter now thru 4/25. Good luck!

200 Facebook Fans Giveaway: Enter HERE!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Today's Quote - TGIF

Hope you all had a wonderful Friday. TGIF!

Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend!


$10 TpT Gift Certificate Giveaway - Enter Now

My very first GIVEAWAY is now LIVE! Positively Passionate About Teaching hit 200 fans on Facebook this past week. Woot!

To celebrate, I'm giving away a $10 TpT Gift Certificate (I know we can all use that)! Feel free to share this GIVEAWAY with others. Thanks for all your support. 

Enter now thru 4/25.

$10 TpT Gift Certificate Giveaway: Enter Here

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Great Video - Enjoy!

If you've not seen this, you're in for a treat! You'll definitely be calling, or thinking of, SOMEONE afterwards.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Be Sure and Enter This HUGE Giveaway

Teacher Tam is having a HUGE PreK -3 GIVEAWAY on her blog. I'm happy to be a part of this giveaway. My Spring Themed Grammar Task Cards are up for grabs in this giveaway. To view my task cards , click HERE

Enter now and GOOD LUCK to everyone!

Be sure to HOP on over to: Enter Giveaway HERE

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Be Sure and Enter this Giveaway from The Speech Space

The Speech Space is having a Giveaway! Woo hoo!  I'm so happy to be a part of this. My new product "Context Clues with QR Codes" is up for grabs (along with many other fabulous products).

Be sure and enter.  Click here (or on the photo) to enter: The Speech Space

Share this with others and good luck to all!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

I Thoroughly Enjoy Watching My Students

Isn't it just fun and fulfilling to sit back (just for a second, of course) and watch your students get into the learning that you've planned and organized for the week? I love it!

For those of you that know me, you know I absolutely LOVE vocabulary and teach it daily. I feel that kiddos just can't get enough of it. Look at any test, ACT, SAT, and vocabulary is one of the main concepts tested.

This week, I've enjoyed watching my children complete their work. One particular favorite of mine is pictured below (2 boys filling in their Vocabulary 4 Square). LOVIN' it! They are finding the meanings of words, using the words in sentences, and giving a synonym and antonym for each word.

The Academic Vocabulary that's in this picture is a FREEBIE in my store. You can download it by clicking here: FREEBIE: STAAR Vocabulary Resource

Hope you've had a great week as well! What are some of your favorite things you observed?


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Great Incentive to Get Homework Turned In

Do you have trouble getting your students to turn in homework? The answer is probably YES!

Well, our principal just implemented a new (and great) way to get homework turned in. On Fridays, she has a drawing and calls out the lucky winners over the intercom. To earn a ticket in the drawing, you have to turn in your homework for that week. The students now look forward to that Friday afternoon announcement.

The winners can pick from a variety of prizes, but two of my students' favorites are "Sit in the Principal's Chair For the Day" and "Eat Lunch with the Principal. She will then have lunch with this group of children.

Sometimes it's the little things that spur children. Look how comfy one of my students is in the padded principal's chair. I almost wanted to take it away from him.  :)

Principal's Chair for the Day

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

FREE April Fool's Quiz -Happy April Fool's Day!

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Well, it's that fun day when many silly pranks occur. I'm a little nervous about what my kids are going to pull today. LOL!

I will be giving "the quiz" (you know the one) where you are supposed to read ALL the questions and directions FIRST. If you do, you'll notice that you're not supposed to do anything but put your name on your paper.

Click here to download this FREE quiz:

Hope you have a fun day!