Jennifer’s Favorite Things… and a GIVEAWAY!

“I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad…”

Yes, that is me right about now singing along with the Sound of Music song as I’m writing this blog post. But enough about that, lets get onto what you are here for!

As 2017 draws to a close we are sharing just a few of our Favorite Things and have a giveaway to share with you as well! Check it out before it ends on December 18th, 2017.

My Favorite Holiday Activity

While there are very few holiday activities that I have loved over the years, one that comes back to me time and time again is holiday baking. I can remember so many times as a child with my mother making multiple batches of fudge over a double boiler, my dad making a huge batch of Chex Mix and then multiple other random goodies made by family over time.

When I first had my own house I knew that I had to do my own baking as well. My students and coworkers always benefitted from this because I knew that I couldn’t keep all the treats in the house!

This year I am joining in on a local Cookie Exchange with some women and I just found the recipe that I’m planning to use and couldn’t be anymore excited. I follow Frugal Family Home on Instagram and she posted these TO DIE FOR looking Peanut Butter and Jelly cookies today that were screaming for me to make them! I mean, who doesn’t love a good Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, these are just in cookie form! (and yes, there are no nut allergies in our group so I’m good). I will be making a few alterations to the recipe- almond flour instead of regular flour and I’m not sure which jam yet… maybe a few different ones.

My Favorite Math Activity


Spin to Win has become one of my ultimate FAVORITE math activities lately. Not only are they easy to implement (same directions throughout), super low prep (only need a copy, paper clip and a pencil) but they are also SUPER FUN!

Recently I was working with a group of students (actually several small groups) and we wrapped up our lesson with a Spin to Win on Adding Decimals (in the Fourth Grade set). As you can see the students were SUPER ENGAGED and working to get their answers out. They enjoyed creating their own worksheet of sorts and were wanting to talk about it non-stop!

Favorite Teacher Tool

And now, because you have seen them in use in my video above, my FAVORITE teacher tool to use is the amazing document holders! I seriously LOVE the fact that I can copy just a few of something on card stock, slip them into the document holders, give some dry erase markers and erasers and POOF! the activity is ready! Super easy and I save paper!!!

And because I love you all SO MUCH, I’m giving away a set of 10 of these awesome document holders for you to use in your classroom! Yes, you heard me right! Not only do you get the document holders but you will also get the coordinating dry erase markers with the build in erasers for you to use for awhile as well. All you have to do is fill out the survey with MULTIPLE ways to gain entry!

Now it’s time to hop over to Mrs. E Teaches Math‘s blog to enter another giveaway! 

Giveaways end on Monday December 18, 2017 at 8PM EST!

106 thoughts on “Jennifer’s Favorite Things… and a GIVEAWAY!”

  1. I have 4 preps this year and your materials are some of my go-tos to help keep my sanity!! My 6th and 8th graders love the solve and snips!! These document holders would be awesome to win!!

  2. As I’m preparing for my student teaching, it is amazing to watch different videos and read about different experiences. Thank you for this.

  3. I’m very excited to see who gets these dry erase pockets, I want to invest in a set but I’m not sure if I’ll love them! I use wet erase markers lately and I’ve fallen in love!

  4. I am so excited about this idea!! It is a wonderful! Your spin to win activities are great and I never thought to use a document holder for them!! Hopefully I win this so I can have some to start me off 🙂

  5. I’m always excited for your giveaways! I have been thinking of buying a set of these pouches so I hope I win this set! Thanks, Jennifer, for all your materials!

  6. I actually requested to get the dry erase sleeves recently from my admin because I have 7 periods and could really use not having to make so many copies for my math stations. My favorite thing really is the scentsy I have in my room. LOL, Most of my students are middles school boys, need I say more? 🙂

  7. Hey Jennifer! Exciting giveaway. I’ve bought so many INB resources from you over the years. I learned all about INBs from you! Thanks for this 🙂

  8. Thank you for posting about the Frugal Family Home instagram account. I visited her Instagram and Pinterest and loved it! Thank you

  9. You are the reason I started using Interactive Notebooking in adult education. It is not common in my field, but I felt it would be an ideal way to get adults to pay attention to their own learning styles as well as make their notes their own. I have learned to be very flexible in using templates (right now I have very few students who want to cut/paste, but they are willing to color-code, underline, highlight, etc. They are adults, so they take notes the way they find it most useful. Win-win! Your Thanks for participating in the Holiday Blog Hop!

  10. I purchased “Spin to Win” for 7th grade. My students enjoyed the subtracting integer practice! I love the FB group you started for 7th & 6th grade! The ideas are great!

  11. Love spin to win, task card graveyard, and so many other of your products I learned about in a training session! I’ve been using page protectors instead of these awesome document holders and would love a more durable product to use! My students are loving math workshops, I’ve started calling it Workshop Wednesday!

    • Stephanie,

      I am so happy to hear that you love so many of the things that I have created! These document holders are HANDS DOWN AMAZING and you will wonder why you ever used page protectors and went through the hassle of cleaning them over time.

      So happy you are enjoying Math Workshop! Workshop Wednesday sounds like a blast!


  12. Those eraseable pockets have been lifesavers! I would love some more for my classroom! Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway and I love your blog!

  13. I have been using your 7th grade Interactive notebook now for 3 years, love it!! I would love these markers and protectors to go along with the activities I do with my classes. Thanks for everything!

  14. I work with High School math intervention students and do not have a classroom of my own. Every resource I will use for the day has to travel with me from room to room. This set would be an excellent addition to daily must-haves.

  15. I love your products and your giveaways! We have 3 1/2 days left before Christmas Break! We are i-READY testing, MAP Testing, and F & P Testing. Just get me through these last few days! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Enjoy your time off, we have earned it!


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