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Classroom Tested/Teacher & Student Approved

Miss an "episode" of Classroom Tested - Teacher & Student Approved?  Links below:

Fifth in the MiddleEpisode 1:
Parts of Speech foldable craftivity 
Click HERE to read Diane's post!

The Bookish AdvantageEpisode 2:  
-Main Idea & Supporting Details foldable craftivity  
Click HERE to read Molly's post!
Chalk & Apples

Episode 3:
-Plot Elements craftivity
Click HERE to read Kristen's post!

Shearerly Sadler 4th GradeEpisode 4:
-Subjects & Predicates craftivity
Click HERE to read Tobi's post!

Episode 5:
-Synonym, Antonym, Homonym sort craftivity (grades 2/3)
Click HERE to read Nadja's post!

Episode 6:
Context Clue craftivity
Click HERE to read Stacy's post!

Grade 4 Buzz
Episode 7:
Author's Purpose PIE'ED craftivity (for grades 4+)
Click HERE to read Lisa's post!

Episode 8:
Synonym, Antonym, Homonym sort craftivity (grades 4+)
Click HERE to read Melissa's post!

Episode 9: Forever in Fifth GradePoint of View craftivity 
Click HERE to read Stephanie's post!

Episode 10: Synonym Roll craftivity
Click HERE to read Staci's post!

Teaching with TWitteEpisode 11: Homophone craftivity 
Click HERE to read Tara's post!

Episode 12: Figurative Language craftivity 
Click HERE to read Verena's post! 

Episode 13: Perspectives craftivity  
Click HERE to read Susan's post! 

Episode 14:  Multiple Meaning Words craftivity
Click HERE to read Bethany's post!

Episode 15:  Genre Craftivity
Click HERE to read Angela's post!

Episode 16:  
-Similes, Metaphors, & Alliteration Craftivity
Click HERE to read Amy's post!

Episode 17:  
Mood Ring Craftivity
Click HERE to read Diane's post!

Episode 18:  Idioms & Hyperboles Craftivity
Click HERE to read Dawn's post!

Episode 19:  PIE Craftivity
Click HERE to read Jessica's post!

Episode 20:  Let's Make S'more 

Inferences Craftivity
Click HERE to read Nichole's post!
Episode 21:  

-Together We Soared Awards
Click HERE to read Amy's post!

I am offering one of my craftivities for FREE to any educational blogger who is willing to use it in their classroom and then write a post about it on their blog!  Here are the specifics:

- Take a look at my list below of available craftivities.  Pick the craftivity you would like me to send you, and send me an email with your choice.  (Each craftivity will be sent to only one person, so selection is on a first-come/first-serve basis.)
- I will email the craftivity to you.  At that point, I will also add your button (including a link back to your blog) to the list above of "Craftivitively Collaborating Bloggers".
You will use the craftivity in your class and then post about your experience with the craftivity in your classroom.  I encourage you to share how it engaged your students, any comments you heard students make while doing the craftivity, photos of the products displayed on a bulletin board or in an interactive notebook, etc!  I also would appreciate your post linking back to my blog, and if you would like to link it to the product at my TPT store, all the better - but that is optional.
I ask that your post be made prior to April 2014, and I also ask that you email me just prior to posting so I can promote your post on my blog as well.

I look forward to hearing from you!  (If you have any questions you want to email me before committing, those are welcome, too!)
-Character Trait craftivity
-Genre craftivity (for grades 2/3)
-Latin Roots craftivity 


  1. Yep, I'll be the first!!

    I would like the Theme Cupcake Craftivity. Theme is always hard for me to teach so I'd like to give this one a try! :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  2. Christ sent me over! :) I would like the Parts of Speech foldable craftivity. If that one is taken, I'll try the S'mores :)

    Fifth in the Middle

  3. I found your blog from my good bloggy friend Christi. I have LOTS of boys in my reading group and think they would love the basketball Fact and Opinion.

    My Kind of Teaching

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  5. Hi Susan, I sent a message on your blog yesterday...Both are still available, so just email me directly with whichever one you prefer and I will sent the craftivity to you! Thanks, Deb

  6. Hi Deb! What a great idea! I would like to try your Figurative Language Craftivity!

  7. Hi Deb!

    I would like your Point of View Craftivity. Thanks!


    Forever in Fifth Grade

  8. I would love to collaborate with you on this! What a great idea! I would like to use the Mood Craft - that's something that is new for me to teach and my 3rd graders will love the mood ring idea! (You have so many great - ideas it was hard to choose!)
    ღ Diane

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    2. Forgot my email:

  9. I'd love to join you! Could I get the Parts of Speech Stoplight craftivity? That will be great review for my students this fall.
    Thanks! Heather Q

  10. I would love to collaborate with you! I'm really interested in the Cause and Effect craftivity!


  11. Hi Deb,
    I'd love to collaborate! You have a ton of amazing products. It was really hard to choose one. If Synonyms, Antonyms, & Homonyms Sort and Craftivity is available, I'd be interested in that and if it's not available, my second choice would be the Antonyms Craftivity.
    Thanks so much,

  12. HI Deb, I would like in on this action! I would like to try your subjects and predicates craftivity OR the perspective craftivity. You choose the one you would like for me to do OR I could even do both...Thanks for the opportunity to collaborate!!

  13. I'd love to be a part of this. I would do the Cinnamon/synonym activity! It looks so cute! :) I love all your ideas so if you need me to do a different one or more than one, I'd be happy to do that! :)


  14. I'd love to do the Product/Synonyms-Antonyms-Homonyms-Sort-and-Craftivity-Grades-4-and-up craftivity if it's available. Thanks so much for sharing these with us. I can't wait to do it and post about it...looks like fun!

  15. Hi Deb! Would love to give your Idioms Craftivity a try. Looks like a ton of fun!

  16. Hi Deb-Just a follow-up to my previous post...Would love to do the Idioms/Hyperbole blog, but my blog is currently "under construction" and won't be back up for a bit. Thanks for the opportunity though!

    1. Hi there! I would love to have you involved!! Please send me an email at, and then I can reply to send the craftivity over to you.

  17. Hi Deb, I am a new second grade teacher. Taught prekindergarten the last 3 years. Could I try your genre craftivity? I do not have a



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