It's so sad that we're getting to the point in education where teachers are mandated to use a teacher's manual and made to read every word out of it to teach. I went to college for 4 years for you to tell me how to teach? No! Where's the creativity? Where's the engagement? It's not there.. We are required at our school to use the basal every week for our students' stories and I try so hard to supplement as much as possible. This week and next week we are doing a two week Chocolate Unit as a class because we received a RIF grant and this unit was one of the activities we wrote about doing. Anyways - long story short - I about cried today when I saw my kids faces loving all of the chocolate activities we did all through reading. THIS is what teaching and education is all about. The learning and engagement that took place today was incredible. Knowing that we were going to have these two weeks to have fun - I planned my chocolate unit to include as much fun as possible. I've made a chocolate chit-chat unit and I love it! Everything is based from the book Chocolatina by Erik Kraft. So as my first GIVEAWAY
I would like to give two lucky winners a copy of my Chocolate Chit Chat Unit (25 pages of centers, games, word work activities, etc.).. as WELL as my fraction unit which includes 5 fun fraction activities! They are both on TPT here.
Here's what to do for the giveaway:
1. Follow my blog
2. Follow me on TPT here.
3. Blog about this on your blog.
4. Leave a comment about your favorite fraction activity and leave your e-mail in case you win!
The Giveaway ends Thursday at midnight and a winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on Friday.
I really don't want to seem like a copy cat - there are so many awesome giveaways out there these days. I'm just really excited about these two units and just want to share them!! Happy Tuesday!