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Wow this week flew by! I'm going to be up in my classroom all weekend because Monday is orientation and then the kids come Tuesday. I have a few pictures to share but also a great giveaway and even better deal for primary grades ( K-2) I'd love for you to come link up today.

 I am so happy to be able to do a giveaway for a year subscription to Samson's Classroom ($80 value).  It's one of my favorite websites for learning sight words, spelling words and reading comprehension.  The giveaway will last until next Saturday. If you aren't the lucky winner then you will be so EXCITED because Samson's Classroom has agreed to provide $70 off.The promo code RMN2 (as in "Run Miss Nelson") will give you $70 off a classroom plan until September 1st.



That's only $10 for a full access account . I would totally pay even the $80 because it's that good.





click on the above image to check out the video that explains this wonderful site.

  • We love all of the portions but my favorite portion for my 1st graders is the reading passages.  The reading passages are divided up into different levels.  Students are asked to read a passage and answer comprehension questions about their reading.  If a student answers incorrectly, the program is great about highlighting the area of the passage where the answer can be found.  I like this because it forces students to go back and reread to find the correct answer.  I love that they are actually looking back in the passage to make sure their answers are correct because they want to earn "hammer swings"!  If they miss a question they earn less hammer swings. Hammer Swings are just a fun incentive at the end.  


You should try it out for a free demo lesson.
Click here!
To see the overview click here


This little boy earned a  black belt from Samson's Classroom. He LOVED earning this recognition. Samson's classroom is so wonderful to work with. They sent him a black belt, a certificate and featured him in their newsletter. 



I'm really excited about Samson's Classroom releasing a FREE iPad/Android app this October!!!   It is not an iPad version of the web-based game... it is a stand alone app that will help kids to work on their sight words.  It seems super fun!!  Follow their fb  and tell them I sent you to be entered into the giveaway. You will also get the latest info when the new app releases.


Loved getting my IN A PIKLE bag. Have you signed up for the giveaway?


Still loving these smiles. I have been sending SMILES all across America.





How fun is this place? Parents can hang out while kids bounce.




So excited that my husband built me a storage shelf in my classroom closet. Now I just need to go organize.

I can't wait to find out the buzz on my new students. School officially starts Tuesday. We have orientation Monday. I'll allow the students to use post its whenever they have something they want to let me know about their life.



These are my free photo cards printed as photographs. My friend said it cost her .8 cents. How cheap is that???? 


To enter the Samson's Giveaway visit their fb and "like" them. Tell them Miss Nelson sent you! Leave me a blog comment stating you left them some love and don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are lucky!
Good Luck. Winner will be announced next Saturday.

26 comments:

  1. I sent them some love... kindercards@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  2. The Buzz Board is so cute! That is such a neat idea.

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    1. Thanks Sarah... I hope it reminds me to listen to my kids more

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  3. I commented on the Buzz Board on Instagram! LOVE it! Totally STEALING it!
    Great pics as usual!
    "autumn"

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  4. I really want to order one of those seeds... just looking at that goofy face makes me smile. I think I want a bright lime green one! I'm going to have to add one to my cart as a "Happy Back to School" gift for myself :)

    As always, I love your photos! Today, they make me want to go rent a bouncy castle and just have some FUN!

    Have a great weekend,
    Amanda
    My Shoe String
    Follow me on Bloglovin'

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    1. Amanda I have some more lime green ones. I'd be happy to send it out.
      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great beginning of the year.

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  5. Mr. Nelson the shelf builder! I want my apple seed of happiness back. I've been a grump ever since it went missing! I NEED IT BACK IN MY LIFE!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  6. Love looking at your pics:) Your classroom is amazing and I'm loving the new bookshelf:) That What's the Buzz is just adorable:)))))

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Thanks girl! Miss chatting. Hopefully we will both be able to breathe soon.

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  7. I sent Samson some love (rockingitin3rd@gmail.com). Love your blog and classroom.

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    1. Yay! You will love Samson's classroom. Good Luck to you

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  8. I sent Samson some love and let them know that you sent me. melinda2569@hotmail.com. your classroom is amazing btw.

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  9. I am going to be working with the low reading group in second grade this year. I think Samson's Classroom will be a perfect way to help them learn those sight words. Thanks for the introduction!

    Ashley
    ashley58926@hotmail.com

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    1. It will be perfect! The kids LOVE it.

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  10. And I just couldn't wait! So excited to have all my students put in Samson's Classroom! Can't wait for them to try it. Thanks for the discount!

    Ashley
    ashley58926@hotmail.com

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  11. Mr. Nelson is so handy! Lucky girl!! Organization = happiness (at least for some!) :)

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  12. I think I need a Pikle bag, an enormous bouncy just for me, and half a dozen seeds of happiness! It's been a long week!

    Lori

    Life in Room 24

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  13. Oh I just LOVE that "What's the Buzz" board! I am going to have to think up an owl-saying for one! I feel like it would make the students feel so incredibly special! I also need to figure out what these smiles are! What exactly are they!? Thanks so much for hosting this awesome linky! :)
    ~Lindsay
    Just Keep Teaching

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  14. I am super excited to try this! I just purchased a classroom plan! Thank you for sharing! Such a great deal for $10.

    Katie

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  15. I sent them some love! Not sure if it's too late, but I will probably do the $10 deal. :)
    mahoopingarner@gmail.com
    -Melissa

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  16. I'm excited to try this! I left them some fb love.
    mahoopingarner@gmail.com
    -Melissa

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