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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

It's a Caligals Give-Away Blog Hop & Color-Coded Classroom Compulsion!

I'm So Excited To Be Part Of This Amazing Give-Away:


Find out more about how you can enter our huge Give-Away
after reading about this
FUN idea for using SitSpots to organize your centers:

I Love To Color Code EVERYTHING

Each day, the students at each colored table get to go to certain color-coded centers when they finish their table work.  They rotate through the centers each week:
 On Monday, the Red Table goes to the Red Centers. 
On Tuesday they go to the Orange Centers. 
On Wednesday, they go to the Green Centers.
 On Thursday they go to the Blue Centers.
 And on Friday they go to the  Purple Centers.  

I use these brightly colored SitSpots to color-code my classroom centers:
These 3 Purple SitSpots show students, who have a purple sign at their table, which 3 centers they may play at.

I place a special colored sign on each table and I rotate the signs each day so the children know exactly which color centers they will go to.     
Today, the Purple Table gets to work at Orange Centers
because they have the Orange sign on their table. 

I LoVe using my new SitSpots to label the centers by colors.  I can change the color of a center very easily, yet the SitSpots stay in place, even when the custodian vacuums!   Here is what some of the other centers look like with their SitSpots clearly identifying their color.
RED CENTERS:
 
Red Centers include the Science Magnets, the ELA Writing Center...
... and the Social Skills Home Center
ORANGE CENTERS:
The keyboard is an Orange Center.
The headphones allow the students to create music
 without disturbing the class.

The Computers are both Orange Centers, So is the SMART board.
GREEN CENTERS:


Math:  Leprechaun Gold Shop where students buy jewelry.


The Listening Center is a Green Center.  So is the Puzzles & Games Center.
BLUE CENTERS:
The classroom library is a Blue Center.  So is the painting easel and the
science Sink & Float center.

PURPLE CENTERS:

Purple Centers include everything on and under the counters.  
Assigning daily centers eliminates over-crowded centers and encourages students to try all of the centers.  So, are you lovin' these SitSpots yet?  

 And just think of the possibilities:  

You can write on these, so number lines would be a natural, right? You know, the kind the kids can hop or jump on when adding or subtracting across the number line on the carpet?  

 You Can Find SitSpots By Clicking HERE:

Just look at all of the cool shapes & colors these come in.


So here is what you have been waiting for:

Now's your chance:
Nine of us Cali Gals have teamed up with SitSpots to bring you a
SitSpots Blog Hop and Giveaway.
Just follow the bouncing blog buttons at the end of this post to hop to your next SitSpot-sational idea. 
You can enter to win on any of our blogs, but you must comment on all 9 for your chance to win a class set of 32 SitSpots!
Don't worry, we're keeping it easy...Think Spring Break!

Just head to the Rafflecopter below for up to 21 chances to win.
That's right...Lucky 21!
Plus, the winner will be announced on
Monday, March 17th ~ St. Patrick's Day.
Lucky!

With dozens of designs to choose from,
you'll have a ton of fun spotting up your classroom space just like us.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't want to wait to see if you're one of the lucky 9?
 Well, guess what?
 SitSpots has a deal just for you:

Enter Coupon Code CALIGALS14 during checkout on their site and
save 25% OFF!
This offer expires March 31, 2014.

Still not sure? SitSpots offers a FREE sample before you purchase.
Just head to their site to request your complimentary SitSpot today!

Ready for your next creative Cali Gal?
Head over to Kelley's amazing blog.
Just click HERE or on the image below.
  Sour Apple Studio
to see their SitSpots in action and
remember to leave a comment to win.
Good luck!

111 comments:

  1. I love all the ideas for use of these spots!! These a great! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That is a great idea for using them to label center areas. I also have my room color coded into center areas! Would love to win a class set!

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  3. So cute! I have been looking for something like this and I love all the color choices!

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  4. Love these! I saw them last year! As for Spring Break - it's still a month away for me, so I'm not thinking of it yet. At least, trying not to!

    What I Have Learned

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  5. I love these - all of these. I would dearly love them. I can think of a million uses. Spring break means spring cleaning for me.

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  6. Wow! These are very, very cool! My ideal Spring Break would be someplace warm up in the mountains with a good book. I would love to take long walks and go fishing every chance I could! Maybe I will make that happen this Spring Break! It's only 2 weeks away!!

    Jordanbailey17@gmail.com

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  7. Spring break is usually spent enjoying the spring weather that hopefully will be here in Central NY. Our break is at Easter time.

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  8. I can't wait to try these! For spring break I would love to go back to the Oregon coast where I got married last summer! :)

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  9. I hadn't thought of all of those great ideas for using Sit Spots! I'd looove to have a set!! :)

    Breanne
    breannesimons@gmail.com

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  10. This is a great idea! My spring break spot would be a comfy chair with a good book!

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  12. Spring Break...someplace without snow! :)

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  13. These sit spots are fabulous! I would love a set!
    I am a track coach so my favorite place to go over spring break is to the track!

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  14. These sit spots are AMAZING and so colorful! My favorite Spring vacation spot it typically my patio or my couch. I don't travel as much as I would like but if I could it would definitely be to some place warm and sunny!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Megan

    A New Box of Crayons

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  15. I bought these recently and love them! They get used mostly for sitting spots, but occasionally I change it up and do some type of game with them either with vocabulary words or math facts. I'd love to have a set just for our games. My favorite Spring break spot is my house so I can relax and recover from the business of the weeks before. :)

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  16. I would love to use these with my firsties! My favorite spring break spot would be a beach somewhere but I'll be hanging at home instead :)

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  17. I want a stop sign for a line up spot! Way cool!

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  18. Hi!

    Can't wait to try this product! Thanks for sharing about it. I wonder how it will hold up in a kindergarten class. My favorite Spring Break spot is right at home here in Florida. My break ends on Friday. eek!

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  19. Two more weeks until Spring Break. Hopefully, our midwest weather will be great! LOVE these spots!

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  20. We don't get a spring break, but I will say Florida!

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  21. I was able to give a set away too. . . but I didn't get any for myself. . . boo hoo! You can read my blog post if you want. http://2ndinline.blogspot.com/search/label/SitSpots
    I'd love to be the winner of this set.
    My favorite spring break spot is Clearwater Beach, FL. . . it's right on the gulf and oh so perfect!
    Patty

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  22. My comfy chair with a pile of books next to it! Still snow and mud here at that time.

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  23. These would be so amazing to have. Next year I will be a first year teacher at a private school and they do not have the money to afford carpets for each classroom. These would be so perfect. I would absolutely love to win this gift. Oh, and Spring Break....definitely Florida.

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  24. Sit spots look awesome!! I need to have them in my classroom!! I am going to Mexico and can't wait for spring break!!

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  25. I love just staying home and relaxing with my family.

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  26. I went to Antigua a few year ago and it was amazing! This year I just want to be somewhere warm after this long and terrible winter! :)

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  27. You are brilliant! I would not have thought about center assignments!!!
    XOXO,
    Katie
    Teacher to the Core

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  28. I like to go to Florida for Spring Break and spend some time on the beach.

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  29. these spots are awesome! i would love to be able to space my students out more on the carpet :)

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  30. For spring break, I love anywhere that includes a beach!
    I loved reading all of the great ideas y'all have come up with for using Sit Spots in your classrooms! I'd looove to have a set!! :)
    rsworrel@gmail.com

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  31. I love the idea of color coding your centers!! So neat!

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  32. My favorite Spring break spot is at home with my kids.
    I'd like bright red and bright green circles.
    Thank you for an awesome giveaway.

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  33. These are awesome! I would love a set of these!

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  34. I got these when I saw her in Vegas. I love them. My advice is to get something not pointy. I have stars (they maybe suns in the brochure). My points don't stay down as well after vacuuming. I've had mine on the floor since the beginning of the year. They are still in their spots, just the edges are starting to fray up a bit. I love them and had others order them and love them too.

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    1. Spring break spotify!! So many spots to choose from.

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  35. My favorite spring break spot is wherever my family is...either hiking in the Sierras or relaxing on the couch. Even a day of snow boarding at Heavenly if we still have snow is great!

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  36. Spring break will be short this year! Too much snow!

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  37. Perfect timing as I have to give back my borrowed carpet at the end of this year! This will actually fit all of my kids and the washable factor is irresistible!! angelashaw63@gmail.com.

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  38. My favorite spring break spot it my house! I love being able to sit around and relax!

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  39. My favorite Spring Break Spot is at the beach!

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  40. These look wonderful!!! So many uses!!!! My favorite Spring Break place (or pre Spring Break depending on when it falls) is Savannah for St. Patrick's Day. We go every year and it's always so much fun!
    Julie

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  41. I am trying to give 9 different answers on all the blogs:) I know the question is "FAVORITE" spring break destination, but I almost always spend spring break in my classroom (sad, I know). However, I once went to San Antonio…and that was a blast! The River Walk, Sea World, so much fun:) Fingers Crossed!
    SynonymRolls&AntonymMoments

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  42. My favorite spring break spot is Maui.

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  43. LOVE these.... great ideas :) TY for sharing.. :)

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  44. My ideal Spring Break spot would be somewhere warm on a beach...however by break will be spent doing homework for grad school :)

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  45. love these!!! california is awesome!

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  46. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to get these. :o)

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  47. Sit Spots look super fun! My favorite SB spot is a BEACH!

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  48. I would love to win a class set of these! Thanks for the chance.

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  49. I want to spring break anywhere I can hear the water! I need to relax and I love these sit spots!

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  50. Super cute idea! I attended your session on Friday of the SoCal conference. You were amazing. I loved it!!! Thank you.

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  51. A warm, tropical beach that is preferably quiet!!

    reddstrang@gmail.com
    thereddishbrowncrayon.blogspot.com

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  52. My favorite place to lay in the sun and forget about the never-ending snow in Indiana is Treasure Island, FL. I have been going here for 15 years with my family. SitSpots would be such a great addition to my classroom management plan in my classroom as a new teacher! :) I never would have thought to use them the way you have in your classroom--so clever!

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  53. Can't tell you hoe much I love these. I have a set for my students to line up and I am craving another set for my carpet time. They are awesome! Oh I love a nice cold pool on a hot hot day.
    Mels
    Ms. K/1 ELL

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  54. Lots of great ideas for Sitspots!

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  55. spring break is next week :o) love the cute shapes and pretty colors!!

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  56. My favorite Spring Break spot would probably be any beach with white sand and beautiful, clear water!

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  57. love how you use sitspots for coding centers

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  58. Love these! I like to be in sunny Arizona for spring break!

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  59. My favorite spot is at home with my family and fur babies. Relaxing and playing.

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  60. Love being at home for Spring Break!

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  61. I love spending my Spring Break at the beach watching my kids play.

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  62. Love being anywhere away from school and thinking about school for a week!!

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  63. I'm not going anywhere warm for spring break... winning a set of SitSpots would really help me feel better about that!

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  64. I've been using electrical tape, and it peels off too easily. I would love to use sitspots!

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  65. Really?! They all look cool. would love them all!

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  66. I would love to have a set of these!

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  67. These look amazing! Already ordered a sample to see if they'll work on my carpet!

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  68. My favorite spring break spot is the Gulf of Mexico beach in Florida. Thanks for the chance to win these SitSpots. They're fabulous! klewis@umasd.org

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  69. The sit spots look like the answer to my prayers! Fav spring break spot is Disneyland!

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  70. Wow! These look awesome!! Can't wait to try them!

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  71. Oh, and my favorite Spring Break Spot would be St. Augustine, Florida...culture, history, charm, beach, golf!!!

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  72. These would be so useful in my classroom!

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  73. And I like anywhere with less snow than here in Minnesota!

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  74. My mind is already working on ideas on how to use them in my classroom!!

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  75. Spring Break - my house/yard, NOT commuting!

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  76. Love these spots! My favorite place for a break is anywhere on the California or Oregon Coast.

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  77. This is such a fantastic idea! Spring break for me is anywhere that isn't white!

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  78. What a stinking creative way to use these! I would have never thought to use them for center identification. Thank you for sharing!

    As for the Spring Break question… definitely a beach! I can never get enough of the sun, sand, and surf :) thanks for the chance!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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  79. I love to visit anywhere hot but the Caribbean would be my favorite!!!

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  80. The beach, any beach!!! I love the spots!!

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  81. Love these Sit Spots! What a cute and useful idea! Spring Break to me would be anywhere that has sun, surf, sand, and lot of warmth.

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  82. These sit spot ideas are amazing!

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  83. I can not wait for a set of these or spring break!

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  84. I absolutely love this! I am currently a student teacher and will be a first year teacher this coming fall in Texas. I am starting to collect "classroom stuff" now so that I am not running around like a chicken with its head cut off during August .. well, at least not as much! :) These are a must have!

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  85. I love how you grouped your students by color and how everything at their table is that color! I also love the spots! What a great idea!
    First Grade Shenanigans

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  86. My favorite spot is Sedona, AZ

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  87. These are fantastic!!
    My favorite spring break spot is Mexico - the weather is always warmer than in Syracuse!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  88. Oh my goodness...you are never too old to learn something new! Where were these spots when I first started teaching ?????????? I am as old as dirt and I love this ! This will pop my centers out! Great ideas! First grade rocks...even after 35 years!

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