Seat Sack Giveaway!!

This year, I've decided to try out seat sacks.

Yes. We have desks. But I LOATHE how messy and "shoved" with papers they get. I don't know how. They just do.

AND, I do a lot of turn and talk activities within my groups.  There was always the question of "who goes first?!" every time we were doing an activity.

SO, these seat sacks act as a 2-for-1 for me!

ONE: They help us organize. They keep their clipboard, pencil box/bag, book stick, Spelling Journals, and center folders.

TWO: They act as an easy way to turn and talk.


I got mine from The Seat Sack Company. They are a really good thick material and hold up strong. I got two different colors, blue and green... to match my room, of course!

This is how  have it organized... I altered the two colors in my groups... BUT, every group is organized the same way. I actually have it so that all my 1A kids are blue, 2B kids are green 3A kids are blue, and 4B kids are blue. These are Kagan Team building "team jobs" assignments. I actually didn't write their names on the name tags given, but only because I wanted the sacks to stay at the same desk as my kids rotate around the room.


If you don't do Kagan, just make sure you alternate them all starting at the same "person."



When I say it's time to "turn and talk," my kids know to turn their chairs and sit knee to knee. And then I'll say "Green first!" and they know who has to start without even thinking twice.  What I like about how it's organized is that when they turn and talk and they are sitting next to someone from the other group, it's the opposite color! So they don't have someone right next to them reading or talking at the same time.


Good news for you!! The company has graciously offered to giveaway a class set!!  Just enter below for your chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway





14 comments

1stgradefireworks said...

Thanks, Jen! Pinned & Shared! Love the TURN & TALK advice! :) Wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

amiebuzza said...

These would be so great to win! We do a lot of turn and talk in our room and I never tell them who starts first, just whether they should talk to face partners or shoulder partners. I'm sure that the same person tends to start first and do most of the talking. This will help me to make sure that doesn't happen!

Melissa B. said...

These would be great to store our interactive journals! Very cool!

Barbara said...

These would be awesome! I have one storage cabinet in my room. These would definitely help with organization!

Lynn Montgomery said...

I would love to have those in my classroom. What a great way to solve sooo many problems!! I shared it on Pinterest and FB.

lowens said...

LOVE these! Hey, what is it that is sitting on the front edge of each desk top? I have not seen these before.

Jen R said...

Here's the post where I talk about the Name Tag holders.
http://theteacherscauldron.blogspot.com/2014/08/new-behavior-system.html

Roxane Fox said...

These would be a great addition to my class. My mom made some for my class put they just are not as durable. I would love to have a class set.

Holly said...

Oh my gosh - I am SOOOOOO crossing my fingers for this!!!!! I switched from desks to tables and would absolutely love if I could win these for my classroom. I've been wishing for a money tree...now I'm wishing to find some luck! HA! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a set of these!!!!! I've heard only good things about this company!!!!

Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Rose said...

I love these!!! I love what you did with your turn and talk! I shared on Facebook!

susan said...

Shared on Twitter ~ https://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/514240520407613441

Krystal said...

Pinterest!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/109141990945159246/

klg7911@gmail.com

Speck said...

Thanks for the chance. Shared!!

KinderTeacher said...

Awesome giveaway! I shared this on Facebook and pinning on Pinterest!

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