Thursday, March 15, 2012

Upper Grades Link Up Party

Just stopping by to let you know about an awesome Linky Party! Lorraine over at Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies is having a Linky Party for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade bloggers! It's a fantastic opportunity for intermediate teachers to link up! It also provides a place where new bloggers and blog-hoppers can go to find great resources for their upper grade classrooms! Be sure and stop by, link up, and visit!

Here's a great example of a time saver that I picked up from a FOSS assessment workshop.  Research has shown that teachers can cut down at least half the time of checking notebooks IF students turn in their notebooks stacked and turned to the page to check.  It is true!  I never realized how much time it takes to actually flip through the pages in search of the assignment!  So now, my students are trained to turn in their notebooks this way!


  1. Found you through the linky party and I'm your newest follower!

    Fun in Room 4B

  2. Thank you for joining my linky! I'm your newest follower :)
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

  3. What a great idea!! I am a new follower from the linky party. Stop by my blog to say hi and join in my 100 follower giveaway!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  4. Hi, I just found you via the Linky Party and I am your newest follower! I love the stacking the journals for checking work! I will have to try it!!! Come and checkout my blog anytime.

    One Teacher's Take

  5. Just found you on the Linky Party...can't wait to stalk you!

  6. Found you through the linky party. I'm your newest follower. :)
    Loose Shoelaces

  7. Hi. I make my kiddies do the same thing in the morning to check their h.w. It definitely makes my rotation between tables easier and faster. I am your newest follower! Come over to visit my blog when you have a chance.


  8. I LIVE by this strategy! What a time saver!

    I found you through the Linky Party. Check out my blog when you can! Can't wait to stalk you ;)


  9. Hi Leslie!

    What a great idea to save time when students turn in notebooks! I am going to have to start having my kiddos do this! Glad to be following your blog!

    Lessons with Laughter