Indiana Goes Back to School Blog Hop

Want some back to school freebies, ideas for back to school activities and the opportunity to win a $75 gift card of your choice?  You have come to the right place.  Indiana bloggers are having a Back to School Blog Hop!  A great big thank you to Stacy at Teaching Ever After for sending you my way!
My freebie for you is my Name Jar.

There are so many activities you can do with student names!  You can use the jar to draw names at random for responses, classroom jobs, or to put students into groups.  The Name Jar can also be used during workstation time or for early finishers.  Students can put names in ABC order, take photos of students and have them match names with photos, pull out a name and write a letter to that student, pull out a name and come up with rhyming words, make words from the letters in the name, or pull out several names and write a story using those students as characters.  The list goes on and on!  I've included an editable sheet for you to add your students' names.
You can download the Name Jar for free at my TpT store!
Need an activity to do during the first week of school to get to know your students and build community?  My Getting to Know You Jar is a great way for you to get to know your students and for them to get to know each other!
This jar includes 40 getting to know you questions, an interview sheet in case you want to use it as a workstation activity, and a label for your jar.  You can preview it at my TpT store.
Want a $75 gift card to use for back to school clothes or to buy items for your classroom?  Head over to Brenda at Primary Inspired for your chance to enter!
Now click on the Blog Hop button below to move on to your next stop and see what Amy at Math, Science, Social Studies...Oh, My! to get her freebie!


  1. Thank you. Your stuff is adorable! :)

  2. 1. I love both of your products. I will definitely be using both in my new classroom.
    2. Love your layout.
    3. Yay for Indiana Bloggers. :)

    Happy Saturday.

  3. I am still bummed that my name jar got stolen at the Blogger Meet Up. I will have to put it on my wish list!:) Love your freebie. I gave you some feedback!


    1. Lol!! Thanks for the feedback!!

    2. I'm totally responsible for that haha, but I can't wait to use it!! It's all ready for my small groups!! :)

      Aimee, I love the Name Jar!!! I'm getting that one ready for this week too!

      Nicole :)
      All Things Apple in 2nd

  4. I just love your jar activities... so creative and unique! Thank you for the freebie!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  5. Love the Getting to Know You Jar ideas!

  6. Thank you so much! I love these products and am having so much fun with this blog hop! I love your creative uses with the name jar! I have an overflow of mason jar due to my pinterest addiction haha (did you ever put "mason jar' into the Pinterest search? lol) I am happy to be a new follower. I hope you can stop by my week long linky this week to share your ideas and products!
    The Teacher’s Chair
    Share the Bloglovin’!

  7. Great! I love the MANY ideas for using the students' names! I have my "go to's" but I'm excited to have new ones!!!