Fantastic News #1 – After 4 consecutive nights of insomnia, my body finally caved in and I slept for 8 HOURS! It. was. amazing.
That’s not the fantastic news you were expecting, was it? 🙂
Fantastic News #2 – The materials for my next giveaway finally came today! That’s right – it’s time for another giveaway!! Sponsored by…..
|A LAKESHORE GIVEAWAY!!|
Last year, I was in my local Lakeshore and I found their interactive game software. I was very hesitant to try it – Would it be too easy? Too hard? What if my kids didn’t like it? The sales associates at their Marietta store were so helpful!! They assured me I was getting a great product – they had just spent a day playing all of the games on their own! 🙂 They even helped me pick our the best games for my kids.
Peeps. My kids LOVED these games. My kids loved these games so much that I was able to talk my principal into buying four more for my entire grade level. Yesssssss!
Do you want to know the best part??? I have THREE of these babies to GIVE AWAY!!!! Yahoooooo!!!
|Carnival Context Clues: Grade 1-3|
|Nonfiction Plinko: Grades 1-3|
|Vocabulary Game Show: Grades 1-3|
These games are totally interactive and work with both SMARTboards and Promethean/ActivBoards. I found my kids were the most engaged and had the most fun when I broke them up into teams and had them play in groups of 3-4. The Vocabulary Game Show was their favorite – think Jeopardy – and they begged to play it all the time. It was easy to play frequently because you can click “end” and declare a winner at any point in the game. They also loved the Plinko game, and we always played boys vs. girls. 🙂 Our order for the games like Kooky Carnival (in the giveaway) came early this summer. I cannot wait to play these with my new kiddos.
Don’t have an interactive board? The kids can also use these on individual computers and play in pairs. How awesome are these games???
I was playing around on Lakeshore’s website tonight and I was SHOCKED by the number of free resources. If you click on the free resources tab on their homepage, you can search through their lesson plans, hands-on projects and printables. I even snagged a bunch of back-to-school activities to use during the first few days.
Now for the giveaway part!
1. Follow this blog! Leave a comment to tell me you are a new/old follower.
2. Blog about this giveaway! Leave a comment with a link to your POST. 🙂
3. Go explore their free resources. Leave a comment telling me about one new idea you found! Be specific!
4. Add my blog (button) to your Sqworl or Blogroll. Leave a comment with a link to your Sqworl/Blogroll.
The giveaway will CLOSE on Friday, August 19 at 11:00 p.m.. I’ll announce the three winners on Saturday, August 20th. I’ll give the games out to the winner in the order they are listed on this post.
Good luck and a BIG thank you to Lakeshore for sponsoring this giveaway!!