Saturday, August 1, 2015

Upper Elementary Back-To-School Blog Hop & Giveaway


Can you believe it's already August? Where did the month of July go?

To help make this month a bit easier for ya'll, a handful of upper elementary bloggers have joined forces to bring you a blog hop with tips and brand new freebies (that aren't available in our TpT stores)! Plus, to sweeten the hop we're giving away $120 in TpT gift cards!

My Back-to-School Tip...

I always want parents to be "in-the-know" and don't want them to feel like they can't contact me because they're unsure how to. After all, a partnership between school and home make a child's education as successful as it can be.

I've always ordered teacher contact info business card magnets from VistaPrint and give them to parents at Back-to-School Night. That way they can hang it on their refrigerator at home and always know our class blog URL, my email address, etc. Well, this year I changed grades (from 4th to 6th), which meant I couldn't reuse what I had leftover from last year. And unfortunately VistaPrint will only let you order in sets of 25...and I have 27 students, some of which split their time between their parents. I really didn't want to order 50 because who knows where I'll be next year (which is no secret at my school - I'm thinking of moving back east after this year).

So I figured, why not just make my own? Easy enough and they're definitely way cuter! All I did was type in my info, print on cardstock, laminate, and I will put a magnet on the back as soon as they arrive from Amazon. {The ones I buy have adhesive on one side, so they're super easy to adhere.}

To download this {exclusive to my blog} freebie, click the image below. I have shared it via GoogleDocs, so please download the file from GD and open in PowerPoint from your computer. The fonts will not show up correctly if you try to edit the file in GD.

http://bit.ly/1MyiQrM



Thanks for hopping by and reading my tip! Hopefully this freebie will be beneficial to you as well!

Enter the Giveaway...

All of the upper elementary bloggers have pitched in to give away $120 in TpT gift cards! There will be 5 winners total - one $50, two $25, and two $10. Good luck!

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Keep on Hoppin'...


Be sure to continue on the blog hop and visit Teaching the Stars for her back-to-school tip and freebie!

http://changingtheworldonestaratatime.blogspot.com/2015/08/blog-hop-welcome-back-to-school.html

8 comments:

  1. These cards are super cute! Love them!

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  2. I've thought about doing this for a couple of years! Thanks for the motivation and the reminder!

    Nichole
    The Craft of Teaching

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  3. This is a great idea and so cute! Very convenient for parents, especially with the magnet idea! Thank you for sharing!
    Tammy
    Literacy Loves Company

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  4. I would have never thought to make them myself! Great tip!

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  5. Okay, I totally make contact magnets for my parents, but yours are SO much cuter!! I can't wait to give mine a makeover this year. :) Thank you for sharing your creativity!!

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  6. Love those contact cards. I'm definitely making some this year!
    Deniece

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