Whew! So glad to make it past the
Every month I choose 2 names from the follower list. These 2 followers each get to choose any item from my TPT store. The winners are... Molly Wiard & Sarah (from the fabulousfirstgrade-sarah). Congratulations! Please email me with the name of the item you'd like. Please claim your prize by March 31st. If you want to increase your chances of winning exponentially (Statistics slipping out - it's final week in the Statistics class I'm taking. Pray for me!) then check out my TPT store. If you leave a comment on a free or paid item then you are entered in the monthly drawing. Psst! I'll let you in on a little secret...there were 19 #'s to choose from at TPT and 146 on my blog. I'll let you figure out the probability. :)
To choose the winners, I just use a random number generator. They are free all over the internet. That started me thinking about our classroom name selection. I used to use the Popsicle stick in the can idea. If you're looking for a more "techy" way to do it, there are lots of great tools. Here are a few of my favorites:
2 are free and online and I found a really great option for ipad/iphone. It's .99 cents, but well worth it!
*The Random Name Selector by Primary Technology - I like that this one has sound effects and a timer. It could be projected so the students can see the list. I'm envisioning using it for teacher conferences (during writing workshop) so they know they are on the "list" and how much time they have to meet with me. It would also be great for my ipad rotations so I could get rid of the timer. We have 2 ipads and I currently set the timer for 6 minutes each rotation and then an extra minute (so they can wrap up what they were working on). I definitely want to try out this option.
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