Sunday, June 28, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
This week, I am putting my whole Seasonal Poetry Collection on sale! I love using these for fluency practice and working with words. They can be used as a whole class activity. The pictures below show me using them with the document camera and projector. They are also great for individual reading. I have my student glue a copy of the poem into their poetry notebook after we've worked on them together. They keep the poetry notebook in their book bag for read to self time. I've also had them bring the books home at certain times during the year to read the poems to their family. Poems are such a fun way to practice reading! There are often many new & familiar words. The repeated readings help them to build fluency and gain confidence. I 100% recommend adding poetry reading to your daily literacy routine. :) This set is 50% off for this week only.
The linky below has some of the other stores that are participating in this week's sale. Check out the links or search TPT for saleabration to find other great deals.
Have a wonderful week!
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Ahhh!! Summer is finally here! Days of rest, relaxation,....and SAVINGS! Now is a great time to start organizing and planning for the next school year. I'm moving from 1st to 3rd grade so I have LOTS of planning to do! Why not save on the products that you need?
I've teamed up with a great group of teachers to offer you savings all summer long. Each week we will put a different item on sale. The item will only be on sale for a week. The next week each of us will choose a different resource from our store to offer at a discount. You can search TPT for saleabration to find all of the items that are on sale for the week. Or...click on the linky to see some of the items that are on sale.
Thanks for joining us on this Summer Saleabration!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
|Flowers from a student - he said it was his mom's idea!!|
My youngest son was just a bit shy when he started 4 year old kindergarten. I should have had a clue from his brief experiences at preschool. He was just going a few days a week to a morning program. There was only one other boy in the class and if that boys was absent my little one would not talk and would try to spend the whole time under the table. I wasn't planning on sending him to a 4 year old kindergarten, yet alone an all day one, but when I was offered a job at the school it seemed like the perfect opportunity. I'd be at the same school as both of my boys. Surely, that would make the transition easier for him. Oh, that first year! He would go out to recess and just sit on the curbing while the other students played. A few months into the school year his class was combined with another class and they had a new teacher. He totally clicked with this teacher - - it might be that she was a little more like me. He finally started to come out of his shell and make friends. And, it was nice being at the same school! I was even able to check on him after nap time and if he wasn't awake I would carry him around for a bit to get him to wake up. (Moms, you know what it's like when your kids get a loooong nap and then won't sleep at night!) I'm so grateful for the teachers who encouraged him and all the teachers who still work with my boys to help them succeed.
I have a discount to share with you in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Feeln, a Hallmark company, offers a subscription service for family friendly movies. They have a wide variety of movies including Hollywood blockbusters, classics, Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, kids series and original short films.
They have a special offer for teachers - you can get 50% off the subscription price! It is already a very reasonable price when you compare it other services. Just enter the code 0515BlogConnie when you get to the screen that shows the subscription prices and it will make the annual price only $11.99! Click here to subscribe. *Expires May 9, 2015.
I love the idea of this service. Keep in mind that everyone has a different idea of "family friendly" so please preview the movies before showing them to your students or family. I like to use Kids in Mind to review unknown movies.
One of the series that they feature is Liberty's Kids, which is recommended for ages 8-14. There are also several animal and nature shows. I was excited to see that they have the Jack Hanna movies. They have some classic kid series like Madeline & Paddington Bear. Today, my 1st graders watched an episode of Busytown while they were eating lunch. That one might be a bit young for most of them, but some of them really liked it. I have one student who loves the Busytown books.
Feeln is available online and on certain devices (Roku, AppleTV, Xbox, mobile phones & tablets and some Samsung TVs & blu-ray players).
Feeln is sharing a short movie with you this week in honor of teachers. It is about a teacher who is retiring. This is near and dear to my heart this year as we have several teachers retiring who have been a part of the school for a very long time. I can't imagine them not being there next year! Enjoy this heart warming story that shows the impact that teachers make in so many young lives.
Thank you, Teacher!
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Have you checked out the new Teacher Treasure Hunter magazine? It's a free, quarterly magazine with teaching tips along with beauty and fashion finds. If you enjoy it, please keep scrolling down in this message and enter the giveaway! By entering your email address, you will be notified of the next issue and we will start to build the subscription list that we need to keep the magazine going. Plus, you could win some awesome markers & washi tape!
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*Because of shipping costs, this giveaway is only open to those who have a mailing address in the contiguous United States.
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Saturday, April 4, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Exciting news! Educents has added storefronts to their marketplace. They are known for being the go-to deal site for teachers. They feature teaching products and downloadable curriculum that is offered at a bargain price for a limited time. I always thought of them as a groupon type of site for teachers. Now, they've added stores. This means that Educents can be your go-to place to find any curriculum you need. So, if you are looking for something to help you with teaching adjectives to your 1st graders you don't need to wait for a special deal. You can go to the stores and search for your specific needs.
Here are 3 things that you really should do so you don't miss out any Educents deals!Watch the Clock freebie! This game will help your students practice telling time to the hour, half hour & quarter hour. Students take turns being the time keeper. They get to watch the clock and announce the time when the clock matches their printed clock. A tip that I've learned for this game is to not start "clock watching" until there are only a few minutes left. You don't want them to spend the whole time watching! Just set a timer for a few minutes before and give the chosen student a warning that it's time to start watching. The kids love playing this game and get so much authentic time-telling practice! The cards are very versatile. There are so many games and activities that you could do with these clocks. So, download the whole set today!
2) Follow my Educents store! Just click on the heart at the top of the store. I'll be featuring discounts and deals that you don't want to miss. If you like Teacher Treasure Hunter products or have been wanting to try them in your classroom, then this is a great way to find out about new products. I'll also be participating in some of the Educents deals which offer bundles at big discounts.
3) Enter the Educents giveaway! You could win $50 credit at Educents! Wouldn't that be a fun shopping spree? Good luck!
Educents Marketplace $50 in Edubucks Giveaway #10 - Kinder & First Grade Stores