Meet My Friend, Alley! (And don't forget to enter the giveaway!)

I would like to introduce you to a new blogging friend today!  Alley is a fourth grade teacher in Utah, and she is currently working toward earning her Master's Degree in Gifted and Talented Education.  She is finishing up her third year of teaching this week.  Alley teaches all subjects, but she says her favorite subject to teach is reading.  She has a 1:1 Chromebook classroom, so she intends to write several blog posts related to how she integrates technology into her classroom lessons.  Some of her favorite things about teaching include coming up with hands-on ways to learn, incorporating movement and music into her classroom, and helping her fourth graders develop a love of reading! 

Alley is brand-new on the blogging scene, and I am so honored that she chose to write her first blog post about using some of my main idea resources in her classroom!  (Click HERE to read her post!)  I especially like how she used the main idea task cards as a formative assessment that guided her in placing students in groups for additional small group instruction based on the skill they were struggling with!  I hadn't thought of that possibility before!

I am giving away my Main Idea MEGA-BUNDLE of activities as a way to encourage Alley as she begins her blogging journey!  Please take a moment to check out her blog and then hop around and view her other sites.  Then, enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post for your chance to win!

Alley is also giving away one product from her TpT store (up to a $5 value) to the Rafflecopter winner.  She has several task cards to choose from, plus some other great items!  (I can see where she got her blog and store name... everything looks super-engaging!)  Here are just a couple items:

I am really looking forward to reading Alley's blog posts in the future and finding out what is going on in her classroom! 


  1. You are so kind and helpful! I hope this new blogger gets a lot of followers from your blog post!

  2. Deb, thank you so much for this! I cannot tell you how much it means to me to have a teacher I look up to so much helping me out in this way. You are incredible and inspirational!

    1. You're welcome, Alley! It truly doesn't seem like that long ago that I started on blogging, and I can think of several people who have encouraged me along the way. You'll enjoy getting to know the teacher/blogger community- it's full of energetic and creative teachers just like you! :)

  3. I agree, Deb! Very kind of you to help Alley. I'm her newest follower. :)

  4. This is exciting. I look forward to getting to know her and her blog! ;)