Friday, January 17, 2014

Favorite Teacher Giveaway

(A small aside - why hello!  I am alive!  I've just had a slightly difficult year with some behavior kids… They have been zapping my blogging energy, so when I get home, I'd rather not think about their issues anymore than I usually do!  Thanks to Susan at Middle School OCD for getting me off my couch and back to writing.)

I am so happy to join up with Susan at Middle School OCD and Erin at Miss Lifesaver to join their 300 Follower Giveaway!

First, you must go and follow Miss Lifesaver and Middle School OCD!  

Go.  Now.  I can wait.

{hums patiently}

Are you back?  Oh good, then we can continue.

They are hosting a fantastic giveaway that features a scavenger hunt, where EVERYONE wins and a grand prize package full of wonderful items.

Graphics and Fonts by Confetti Graphics, The Learning Site, Lovin' Lit, and Shelia Melton

I've included my Literature Circle Guide as part of the grand prize.  It helps you prepare for using Literature Circles in a middle school setting based on my triumphs and failures!

I've also included some of my smaller items in their Everyone Wins! Giveaway.  There are so many awesome items, that I'm headed off to go and participate.

Favorite Teacher 

My favorite teacher was Mr. Bacer, my 6th grade teacher.  I loved this teacher, he was able to make all our subjects so interesting and it always seemed like he really cared about all his students.  He also was a computer guy and had an account to Prodigy (OMG I'm so old) that we could log onto to the internet during our 1/2 computer time.  The man was obviously a visionary in 1990.  I remember that his class really made learning fun.


  1. OMG! You are not old:). I thought I was the only teacher who the Internet in 1990...while I teaching 6th grade, which makes me old:). Seriously, I can see how much he must have influenced you - super techno project teacher! Thank you for blogging for me:).

  2. OMG! I had prodigy at home when I was REALLY young. I used it to email (was it called that back then?) my cousin in Colorado and THAT WAS IT because no one else I knew had the Internet at home. Haha! And Susan's absolutely right in her comment... he clearly inspired you in your tech-savvyness... yes, that's a word now! :) Thanks so much for being a part of this with us!!

  3. I hopped on over from the "300" celebration and am so glad I did! I am also a middle school teacher and primarily teach students with special behavior needs. I would love to hear what has worked for you and I am more than happy to share my ups and downs too!

  4. Anything School Student IDentity is wonderful job. Because the school toddlers are the pillars of future nations and Best Signs of strength and stability.

  5. Hey Lauren! I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger's Award. I just love your blog and wanted to know that you are loved and missed! :) Check out my blog for more details.
    Loose Shoelaces

  6. Hello!

    I wanted to let you know about a Pinterest contest that Shaw Contract Group, a global commercial flooring company, is running through April 30. The contest, called Design Schooled, is open to teachers, who by pinning their “dream classroom,” will be entered to win a $25 gift card from

    Link to more information about the contest:

    I would love it if you could help us spread the word! We aren't trying to sell anything - our purpose in holding the contest is to research what teachers see as good classroom design. The results of which, we will apply to our product development and share with those who are designing future classrooms. Hopefully, both the contest and the results will benefit the teachers who follow your blog.

    Thanks so much for your help. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you may have!

  7. By my deepest persuasion, you'll get a great mark for your term paper, only if you use


Thank you SO much for commenting on my blog! I read every comment and enjoy listening and seeing your thoughts! :)

 photo email-1.jpg  photo bloglovin-1.jpg  photo pinterest-1.jpg

Link Up!

Life in Middle School
<div align="center"><a href="" title="Life in Middle School"><img src="" alt="Life in Middle School" style="border:none;" /></a></div>


Follow on Bloglovin

Follow on Bloglovin

Follow Me on Pinterest

TpT Store

Blogs I Love!



2012 (1) 31 bags (1) 5 for Friday (5) addictions (1) anniversary (1) appreciation week (1) assessments (2) awards (5) back to school (2) binder (1) binder covers (1) blog hop (2) blog of the week (1) blog tip (1) blogdesign (3) bloggers (2) blogging (3) bloglovin (3) bonus (1) book study (3) book whisperer (1) books (3) bulletin board (1) busy (1) button (1) california (2) CHAMPS (1) christmas (1) classroom (1) classroom decor (5) cleaning (1) clutter-free project (2) common core standards (1) Common Sense Media (1) computers (3) conference (1) covers (1) crafty (1) creative (3) currently (8) day in the life (1) decorating (1) district conference (1) edmodo (1) ELA (2) electives (1) exit slip (1) facebook (1) first day (3) first week (2) foldables (1) fonts (2) food (1) for sale (1) formulas (1) freebie (6) friends (1) games (2) germs (1) gifts (1) giveaway (5) goals (1) grades (1) grammar (1) graphic organizers (2) header (1) help (1) html practice (1) I love May (1) insanity (2) interactive notebook (3) ISTE (2) items for sale (1) joy (1) kinsella (1) lab (2) lablicense (1) language arts (5) layout (1) lesson plans (3) Liam (1) link (1) linky (20) linky party (12) made it (1) made it monday (4) madeitmonday (1) mama worries (1) math (6) math bingo (1) meetup (1) middle school (1) middle school rules (1) moving (5) NETS (2) new job (1) new stuff (1) next year (1) no opt out (1) optimum organization (1) organization (3) packets (1) packing (1) paperless classroom (1) peek at my week (2) pictures (4) pinterest (5) pinterest project (1) plc (2) plot elements (1) pocket charts (1) posters (4) powerpoint (1) printable (1) prizes (3) product review (1) products for sale (2) projects (2) reading (1) resolutions (1) reviewing (1) running (1) sale (2) sales (1) school (1) science (4) seating chart (1) shirts (1) sms (1) social studies (3) Standard 3.2 (1) story mapping (1) strategies (1) Tag (1) teach like champion (3) teacher bag (1) teacher planner (2) teacher week 2013 (2) teachers pay teachers (1) team meeting (1) technology (3) technology tailgate (1) testing (1) tn (1) to do list (1) TpT (4) venting (1) warm ups (1) website wednesday (1) websites (1) welcome (1) whining (1) why me? (1) winner (3) writing (1) yay (2)



Best Blogs for Teachers 2012

Designed by:

Munchkin Land Designs Papers by Amy Teets
Powered by Blogger.
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2012 • All Rights Reserved