Monday, August 4, 2014

What I'm Working on and A Sale

So, I was hoping to get these pretty word wall cards and headers done for the big TPT sale, but it might be a few days.

I'll discount them if they don't get posted before the sale ends.  Everything in my store is 20 percent off and then if you use the TPT code:  BTS14 , you will get an extra percentage to total 28 percent off the sale price.

Happy Monday everyone!! (If you click on the photo below, you'll be taken to my store!)
Oh!  Here's a free printable banner for your classroom.  Click the photo below to be taken to the download page!!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Free TPT Sale Banner

Hi fellow TPTers and bloggers!!  I know that many of you are teacher sellers at TPT so I thought I'd create a free and simple banner for your store.

It's FREE.  Just click on the banner to download!  The big sale is August 4th and 5th, this Monday and Tuesday.

EVERYTHING in my store will be 20 percent off including bundles.  Thanks for following and/or purchasing my items.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two for Tuesday

Well, I haven't blogged in awhile due to a health scare but it turns out that I am going to be fine  ~ just have to lay off the caffeine and stay hydrated.

So I am celebrating my return to the teacher blogging world by participating in the Two for Tuesday link up.

You can get my Apples Emergent Reader Plus activities for half off the original price.  It has quite a few different activities including apple graphing, writing a cinquain, an apples emergent reader and more.

This item is geared toward Kindergarten or First Grade.

The other item that you can get for half off just for Tuesday, July 29, 2014 is my Four Squares Sight Word Practice Bundle.  This is great for classroom teachers or intervention teachers because it includes all 5 of the Dolch lists and several ways to practice each word.  It's already discounted because it's a bundle but you can get it for half off the original price for today only!

This is a K - 3 item.

Happy Tuesday and Happy Back to school season!!
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

I'm Back!!

My computer went on the fritz at the same time I had a very scary health encounter.  The computer has been fixed and is now working.  I felt so out of touch for the past month or so.

On February 12th, I went to work feeling a little tired, and on the drive to work my heart started to act strange~very scary thing to happen while driving.  So, I ended up taking a trip to the emergency room via ambulance and I've had quite a few tests done and maybe more coming up. 

The good news is that the problem doesn't seem to be life - threatening at this point.  I've given up caffeine, chocolate, soda, fried foods, pizza, and quite a few other things so as not to make the problem worse.  And I'm exercising to make my heart stronger even though we haven't located the exact cause the symptoms yet.

I had planned to post a new Letter Formation product in my store right when all this happened.  Luckily, my files were fine even though some things needed replaced on my one and only computer.  So, I will be working on that product to finish it up ~ hopefully this week.  I'm making health my main priority though so I'm not stressing about finishing it.

I did promise to send a free copy of this item for a FB follower that commented and I will still do that.

If you have your health, your family, a safe place to live, and food to eat, you have just about everything that matters in this world!!

This health scare has definitely put my priorities in perspective!

Thanks for reading this.  Hoping spring comes soon to Ohio. (What a winter we've had)
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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Letter Formation/Penmanship

My first graders in reading recovery and my second grade intervention students are really struggling with letter formation.  I feel like they are so concerned with how to make the letters, that the content is often lacking.

So, I decided to start making some letter formation products.  I have a new product that I will be posting later tonight.

But you can see the cover here and click the picture to go to my Facebook Page and leave a comment on the post.  I think I actually posted it twice so leave a comment about handwriting/penmanship on either one.

I will draw two names randomly to win the packet, which is approximately 40 pages as of right now.  You can print the pages and complete as is or laminate and cut out and put the "cards" on rings with similarly formed letters.  Three activities for variety/differentiation.

**Please make sure to check back to my FB to find out if you are the winner or just leave your generic email address with your comment so I can email you the item.**
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Underground Railroad ~ Freedom Quilt Codes

Last year, I posted a link to a video about the quilt codes that were used as part of the Underground Railroad.  It's hard to believe that I have never heard of these.  Maybe I did but I just forgot?  This is something that may interest your students because you can combine history and art.

Here is the link to that post with the video:  Quilt Codes

There is also a TPT product to go with this video.  This is not my product.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Currently Link Up!!

I've decided to link up with Farley over on Oh Boy Fourth Grade.  My answers are below.  It's been icy here today.  We got just a bit of precipitation overnight and supposedly more is on the way this week.  What a winter it has been.

I am still listening to Acoustic Sunrise.  If you are a music lover and like popular music, you will love this show.  It's three hours of music that is not digitalized ~ just voices, guitars, pianos, and the like - one of the highlights of my Sunday.

If you want to link up with Farley, just click on the currently graphic below to learn how!!  Two truths and a fib answers follow below.
It's true, I was so skinny as a baby that everyone called me tweety bird.  That's a funny tidbit about me.  Think I did this wrong and did two fibs and one truth ~ oh well!!  I do NOT live in a big city but a small town of about 25,000.  I NEVER wanted to be a hair stylist.  I tried to cut a person's hair once and it turned out horribly.  lol
Happy February everyone!!

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