Pool Party Blog Hop

Who doesn't love a celebration?  Now that I'm out of school for the summer, I'm ready for all kinds of fun.  I'm helping Celeste over at The Education Highway celebrate her birthday.  But guess what?  You'll be the ones getting some goodies.  There are also 3 contests to enter & chances to win lots of prizes!
My store is on sale June 8th and 9th!   Check it out here:  The Chocolate Teacher

I have so many products I love to use at school!  After teaching 22 years, I've narrowed down what I really like to use.  I wrote my first DonorsChoose grant a little over a year ago.  One of the items I got with the grant  were Giant Magnetic Place Value Blocks.  I love these!  I keep tens and ones on my board at all times and use them constantly to demonstrate place value, for comparing numbers, to show one more, one less, etc.  They are great!  

Last year I also discovered the Papermate Inkjoy pens.  These are my new go-to pen!  They come in loads of colors, but I tend to use my 2 favorite colors- pink & purple!  They are soooo smooth to write with.  I also love the Flair pens, but the Inkjoy win out for me!  

Another product I love are clip magnets.  I buy a new set every year, so my collection is growing!  Well, I do tend to lose some or they break (I don't want you to picture me as a hoarder with 100 magnets)!  I usually buy them at Lakeshore, but couldn't find them online.  Here are what I'm talking about from Amazon.

I use these a lot.  I daily use them to hang anchor charts up on my front whiteboard where the kids are sure to be able to view them. I hang notes on my metal doors where they'll remind me who's changing their home-from-school  routine that day.  I have them all around my room!  
There are so many uses.  I love them!

Here is one of my newer freebies I made right before school got out.  If you're teaching summer school, this would be a fun game to get your kids up and moving.  My class loves to scoot or write the room!  This activity keeps them engaged and moving.  A win-win!

Here's the link (check out my other freebies while you're at my store).

Giveaway time!  

There are 3 giveaways going on.  On giveway #2  I am giving away one $10 winner's choice.  If you win, you choose $10 worth of products from my store!  Rafflecopters are below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Celeste put together an ebook of all the contributors with links to each of them.  Check them out- you may find some new sellers you really like!
You can click the picture to be taken to a download of the book.
Let's continue this party!

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  1. My favorite movie is Jurassic Park so I am really excited about the new movie!! My favorite summertime dessert is ice cream! I am reading tons of new books this summer!! I think that answers all three :)