Wednesday, August 10, 2016


The Back to School Bash 2016 has been so much fun! Thank you to everyone who has joined us this year.'s not over yet! We have one final chance for you to win! When we say win, we mean WIN BIG! Anyone needing some updated technology for your classroom? I give you the B2S Bash Grand Prize...

Yes! This is real life!
Yes! This could be in your classroom very soon! 

But you have to enter first! Here's how you do it: 

1) Begin the insta hop by locating @stepintosecondgrade on instagram. You will want to begin with Amy so that you collect the letter tiles in order. Each blogger will link to another letter. Click on the letter and hop to the next location. As you hop...

a) follow each blogger 
b)  collect each letter

The letter tiles look like this....

2. The letters will reveal a question. (Don't worry...the letters go in order so you don't have to unscramble a thing!) 

3. Once you have figured out the question, hop on over to any of our blogs to enter the Rafflecopter to win! You will be asked to answer the instaHOP question! 

You only have 24 hours to enter, so go get your hop on! ;) 

 Yep! That simple! So have you finished your hop? 

Enter below: 


  1. I will use the technology for both my intervention classes and general education classes. I see students answering QR code scavenger hunts, playing Kahoot, FINALLY having a tech center...they could perform surveys and make presentations during our statistics unit...The ideas are SO numerous! This would be a dream come true!
    -Kristen Cruit

  2. I will use the iPads for small groups (nearpod) for group work (creating community projects and products) and for Augmented Reality projects!

  3. I will use technology for small group and as a center station. In special occasions I may use them for class projects, games, etc. There's so many different ways!

  4. I am so excited about integrating more tech in my classroom and school! As one of the youngest teachers in my school I often teach my coworkers new ways to use more tech in their classroom. I just led a team to a nearby Google summit, so I have so many ideas about how to use these iPads! I having my first graders use Class Dojo this year, I love the new classroom stories and I will also have them encouraging each other by giving positive points. My kiddos will also be communicating with classrooms around the world with Seesaw! (Promise I'm almost done) We just got an awesome new math curriculum and it comes with a ton of apps and online material that would be an awesome center for some of my low nuggets. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Jacqueline Zientara

  5. Joining a school district with a 93% poverty level was exciting for me because I knew this is where I could make the biggest difference. Winning this technology for my kids would be awesome! The possibilities are endless! :) QR codes, centers, listening to stories, and even giving these students free time on the IPads for earning a certain number of dojo points would be such a motivator! :)

  6. I would use the the technology in my special education Kindergarten classroom. I would specifically like to incorporate them within our stations so when I am teaching small group, students are still engaged with a highly academic task. The applications you can get are amazing and would encourage my students with Austin to focus on the work in front of them. I would also like to use with the SMARTboard, I have some students who are visually impaired and it would assist them in seeing the SMARTboard better if they could follow on a personal screen in front of them. Their are lots more ideas I could fire off but these are the first that come to mind!

  7. I will use technology to during my math and language times. We currently have access to programs like IXL, but lack the technology to fully use the programs since we are a Title 1 school.

  8. I will use the technology for both my intervention classes and general education classes. I love watching students be engaged with QR code scavenger hunts, playing Kahoot, and FINALLY I'd have a technology center for math and reading. The ideas are endless! This would be a dream come true.
    -Paige Troutman

  9. I will use technology for small group and one-on-one reading,

  10. *I'm not sure I entered correctly the first time, so here goes :)
    I teach French immersion so I will use technology for sight words, reading apps, anything and everything to reinforce French phonics and to make sure those kiddos have a good strong French knowledge base! Also, Lucy from @forfrenchimmersion has been creating some fantastic French digital resources and I'm really looking forward to trying them!! I'm also trying to teach my kids about digital citizenship and online safety, and what better way to do that then with actual technology!
    Thanks for the giveaway contest!! Happy #B2SBash16

  11. I'd like to use more technology in small group instruction, to engage students, and to utilize math and language arts apps.

  12. I would use technology in my small group instruction. There are so many wonderful apps that could help my students. For those who are struggling with fluency, I could use apps that read to them to help them get lap time reading and hear those models. I could also use Discovery education on the iPad.

  13. Just realized I did all of that and the contest is overeally! I would've loved to use them for stations :(