Friday, July 13, 2012

Fiction Friday - Homework and Fabulous Finds

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with two awesome blog friends, and I am incorporating a homework theme to both of them.

First, my Fiction Friday link up with Amanda at The Teaching Thief is about a book that is sure to get your students' attention.
Here is some of what was written in a review on the Barnes & Noble website:
Trevor Romain knows how horrible homework can be, and kids will see this right away as they page through this book, grin at the cartoons, and smile at Trevor's funny insights.

Meanwhile, they'll discover valuable truths and pointers about homework: “People who say homework is a waste of time don't know what they are talking about.” “The best way to get your homework done without feeling sick every time you see it is to just do it.”

Now, my second link up is with Fun in Room 4B for the Fabulous Find Friday party.
I was loaded with coupons when I headed over to Office Max yesterday.  I had a $5 off $25 coupon, a coupon for 10 free folders when you spend $5, and I also had a MaxPerks certificate for $6 off my purchase.  Teachers can earn points for dollars when they shop at Office Max.  Anyway, here is what I carried out of the store, along with some other items I found at Walmart, and Rogans Shoes (yay!).
From Office Max:  Peel & Stick Dry Erase To-Do Lists
                               Peel & Stick Dry Erase While We Are Away Sheets
                               Microfiber Mini-Mitt
                               Pack of 6 Report Covers to make white boards
                               No Homework Tonight rewards
                               Electric Pencil Sharpener
                               Ten free 2-pocket folders
                               (All of that came to $21)
From Walmart:       Sleek new case for my iPhone $5
From Rogans Shoes:  LifeStride Sandals $15!

I was thinking more about the homework rewards when I got home and I decided to make a sign to post in the classroom for noting who received the awards.  I could just imagine myself handing out the reward, then forgetting who got it, and later harassing tquestioning that student about not having their homework in.  So I made a sign to help my aging memory.  I also made some additional homework reward sheets.  They look like this:
You can pick up the rewards and the sign at my TPT store for FREE by clicking on the sample passes above.


  1. Hi Jane! The homework book sounds so fun!! I am going to keep my eyes out for that one. I know my students can relate, haha! Thanks for linking up.

    The Teaching Thief

    1. Thanks for the comment Amanda. I always look forward to the books you suggest for Fiction Fridays!

  2. Ok, what??? You had me at peel and stick dry erase....
    Thanks so much for linking up:)

    1. LOL! I love looking at all the goodies people are posting on your site!

  3. Thanks for sharing your finds (especially the shoes)! I'm your newest follower.
    Third Grade All Stars

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