Monday, November 30, 2015

TpT Cyber Sale!

Get ready for the HUGE TPT sale that will start Monday and run through Tuesday, December 1st!!! My ENTIRE TPT store will be 20% off and you can use the promo code SMILE to get an additional 10%!!!  My cart is loaded up!!  This sale makes for some great savings! 
Here are some new items and a Winter favorite!
Just in time for the movie later in December.

 A Winter favorite with students!
Happy Shopping!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving is Right Around the Corner!

Everyone is shopping this weekend for Thanksgiving goodies and looking forward to those yummy treats on the table!  The short workweek and long weekend is appreciated by teachers everywhere.  Here are a few last minute activities to use with your students if you are still looking for something.  Each one was developed to be fun, yet include an educational twist that students need.  My students do not receive much in the way of grammar before they come to me, so I use my Love Letter To My Favorite Thanksgiving Food as a fun way to incorporate prepositions and a bit of descriptive language.  Students write about a favorite food of theirs that is on their Thanksgiving table using prepositions to describe the food.  I've noticed several anchor charts on Pinterest boards about describing food, so this is definitely something that most teachers are doing anyway.  Why not let kids put thier own funny twist on it!
My students learn about narrative and descriptive writing in the beginning of the school year.  Around this time of the year they need a little refresher.  I designed my Thanksgiving Stuff Your "Selfies" as a way for them to write about how they became as STUFFED as they are!  The product includes silly names that students receive based on their birthdays.  For instance, your new name could be Ginger Custard Gobbler!  The activity requires students to think about their new Stuffed name and then write about how they came to be.  Students create and color a Stuffed "Selfie" of their new persona!  Students love this activity and the finished products look great on a bulletin board. 
I also have some fun Thanksgiving Would You Rather...? Questions that I put in a cornucopia and let students pick one out.  They think it's fun to reach into the cornucopia, think about and answer the silly prompt, then share it!


Have a GOBBLIN' GOOD Thanksgiving with your family and friends!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

National Candy Corn Day!

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day!  Stop by my store for some last minute ideas. 
They are certainly sweet and corny!
Have a deliciously sweet day!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

"Franken" Fun and Some Dollar Deals!

Happy Friday!  Halloween is quickly approaching.  My students LOVE this time of year.  Our classroom is decorated with tons of Halloween themed student works of art.  All have something to do with academics, so a "win-win" for teacher and students!  One activity my students love each year is our -Franken- "Selfies" activity.  Students create Franken Name based on their birthday date. They create/draw a selfie of themselves.  Then, they write about how they actually came to be the Franken Monster they are.  Loads of fun and lots of giggles! 
I also have a few Dollar Deals for the day.  Take a look around my TPT store to see if it's something you've got on your wishlist!
Have a "Franken Fun" kind of weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Freaky Friday Dollar Deal!

Frights, delights, and Freaky Fridays!  I have decided to join in on the Freaky Friday Fun!  The Halloween item below will be marked down to $1 for Friday 10/9 only, so get your "freak" on to snatch up this "spook"tacular deal. 

  Looking for some sweet treats for your students?  Here are 25 “sugar-free” bookmarks that encourage the love of reading.  You could leave a bookmark on the desk of each of your students along with a little plastic spider ring or a Halloween eraser.  The bookmarks could also be used as class party prizes. Just put them in a cauldron or Jack-O-Lantern and let students pick one out.
Just click on the link below! :)
Be sure to visit next week for more Halloween fun!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Boo! Happy October! New Products and a FREEBIE!

 Happy October Everyone!  Many of you have been back in school for weeks or even months now!  Many people love October - the falling leaves, the crisper air, pumpkins, acorns, apples, and of course Halloween!  I have several fun, new Halloween products to share with you and a freebie too. 
 First up is a new Halloween product called Halloween "Count"down Task Cards.  Students can have fun "count"ing down the 13 days 'til Halloween with these frightfully delightful task cards. 

 For a bit of Halloween d├ęcor, I have two sets of posters for your classroom bulletin board.  Each poster contains a character education message delivered by a Halloween monster, animal, or symbol. Here is a sample from the Halloween Monster "Words of Wisdom" Posters product. 
 Too cute, right!!??


Here is a sample from the Halloween "Words of Wisdom" Posters product.  This particular poster is great advice for reading teachers to display as well!  The link below will take you to this product. 

For you math manicas,  try out these Eerie Exponents Task Cards.  There are 28 frightfully delightful task cards to work with.  I just love the graphics in this product!  Click on the link below to take a peek at it. 
And for you football fans... here ya go.  An awesome freebie that combines onomatopoeia and the fun of football.  Please be kind and leave some wonderful feedback if you download.  It is so appreciated!  Just click on the link below.
Have a fantastic week!  Thanks for "swinging" by.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Secondary Back To School Giveaway and a Sale!

Welcome!  Glad you visited my blog.  I'm so excited to be a part of a great TPT Back to School Giveaway!!!  Yes, many teachers are returning to the classroom in the next couple of weeks!  Some generous secondary teacher-authors on TpT have gotten together to give you an awesome giveaway! :)    I have linked up with the Language Arts Classroom and Julie Faulkner, as well as over 100 TPT secondary teacher/authors from multiple subject this is going to be BIG!  Make sure to enter between Sunday, Aug. 2nd- Saturday, Aug. 8th. There are several prize packs up for grabs!  Stop by The Language Arts Classroom to enter.   
    The winners will be announced on Sunday, Aug. 9th!  While you're at it, stop by the other blogs who have linked up, and check out their back to school teaching tips and resources.  Take a look below at all the prizes and amazing teacher/authors who are a part of this!  Here is the group that my Language Arts product is in.
Good Luck!
Additionally, Teachers Pay Teachers is also having its Back To School Sale starting Monday 8/3 and continuing through Tuesday 8/4.  My entire store will be on sale for 20% off during that time.  I have lots of new products to check out!  TpT kicks in another 10% off if you use the code provided.  That's a whopping 28% off!  Fantastic savings for teachers!!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Two For Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!  Swinging by once again this Tuesday to say hello and to let you know that I am linking up with Cyndie from Chalk One up for the Teacher for Two for Tuesday. Two of my TpT store products are currently marked down 50%.  You can find them by clicking the links below!


Both items are currently marked down in my TPT store and will stay that way until midnight Tuesday! I hope you will swing by and scoop them up at this fabulous price!

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Product! Pin It To Win It!

My colleagues and I are always looking for new ways to make teaching grammar fun.  This Interjection Tear-A-Tab Activity does just that.  Students have the opportunity to get up and move about the room as they tear-a-tab to create a writing piece using the interjection on the tab. This activity allows for differentiation as well.  Students can decide to write a story, paragraph, or sentence based on their interjection.  Completed work can be decorated and hung on a classroom grammar bulletin board.  If you'd like a chance to win this product,  just pin it to an appropriate Pinterest board! The product is designed for upper elementary students. 

Interjection Tear-A-Tab Grammar Activity
Good Luck! 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Hello everyone! Swinging by once again this Tuesday to say hello and to let you know that I am linking up with Cyndie from Chalk One up for the Teacher for Two for Tuesday. Two of my TpT store products are currently marked down 50% You can find them by clicking the links below!

Both items are currently marked down in my TPT store and will stay that way until midnight tonight! I hope you will swing by and scoop them up at this fabulous price!

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Shark Week Fin-Atics!

Cue scary music...It's Shark Week!  Shark Week is great time to learn more about these fascinating creatures.  Whether you love 'em or not, they are quite interesting!  Take a "bite" out of the price - This set of Shark Task Cards is 10% off today!  Click on the link below. 
This is great supplement to your shark unit, animal unit, or for your early finishers who want to "chomp" on some more knowledge!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two For Tuesday! Half-Price Deals!

 Hello everyone! Swinging by to say hello and to let you know that I am linking up with Cyndie from Chalk One up for the Teacher for Two for Tuesday. Two of my TpT store products are currently marked down 50% You can find them by clicking the links below!
(Great Summer fun!)
(A little snowy fun for TpTers in the winter part of the world!)
These fun items are currently marked down in my TPT store and will stay that way until midnight tonight! I hope you'll swing by and grab them at this fabulous price!
Happy Summer!

Monday, March 30, 2015

March Madness

March is definitely a month filled with madness.  State testing filled up over a week of our month.  Then trimester grades were due.  Conferences were a part of this month too!  Eeek!  Good thing Spring Break also falls in this month to balance out some of that madness.  Baseball Spring Training games are a bonus.  Another fun part of March is the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  I have created a fun March Madness Math activity to review some math skills for my students.  You can find it in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  Here is what it looks like... 
My sporty students are going to love this one!
Happy Spring and Happy Easter!
Thank you for swinging by.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Math and Mythology

My students LOVE mythology!  They find the stories fascinating and I love the conversations the myths bring about.  Mythology is a great way to teach lessons.  Here are two new products that incorporate mythology along with a bit of math.  I like to use these as early finisher activities.  I also use them as a single station when we have our mythology stations set up. 
 Both are newly posted in my TpT Store.

  Add 'Em Up!  Mythology Math Activity (Version One)
   Add 'Em Up!  Mythology Math Activity (Version Two)

There are TWO fabulous giveaways happening right now!  Two of my bloggy friends are celebrating.  Deb Hanson from Crafting Connections is celebrating a milestone... 5000 followers for her TpT Store! CONGRATULATIONS, Deb!  Kelly Malloy from An Apple For the Teacher is also celebrating a milestone!  CONGRATULATIONS, Kelly!  Stop by each of their blogs to join in the fun.  I have happily donated an item to each of their giveaways!!


Thanks for swinging by my blog!!