Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Summer Countdown, Motivating Notes, Teacher Appreciation, and Giveaway!

Happy Teacher's Appreciation Week! 

I hope you have had a wonderful school year so far. I'm sure many of us can't wait for summer but this year I just don't feel ready to give up my awesome group of kiddos. Anyone relate? 

In case you haven't heard there is a site-wide sale going on at, and my entire store is on sale. Use code; THANKYOU17 to save up to 28% off at checkout. May 10th is the last day so hurry over!

Also, I have a few new resources that are over 50% off the for the first 48 hours (plus the 28% off discount if you get it during the site-wide sale. The first one is a Summer Countdown activity for your classroom. Now that the stress of two weeks of state testing is over, we could use a long summer break to recover, so I made this countdown for my classroom. 

The second resource on sale is Motivational Testing Notes for your students. I recently used these in my classroom for our state testing and I was surprised at how much students appreciated these notes, especially since they had been using to getting snack themed notes. 

More importantly, students were asked to explain their "Why?" and write it on one note with this task. I asked students why they wanted to pass the test and they actually gave awesome reasons and it helped them set some sort of goal for themselves. 

Another new resource that I posted earlier this spring that was a big hit with my students are these DIY Emoji Clocks that we used during our telling time lessons. Students get to choose their favorite emoji, color it in, label the clock, then put it together so they might use it during math practice. I decided to put these on sale as well, at half price, so with the THANKYOU17 code at check out they are over 50% off during this sale!

Looking for some awesome FREEBIES? Check out this link to see 20 different resources ideal for 3rd Grade and upper elementary! Be sure to leave a review.

You will also want to check out this awesome giveaway for a $75 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card organized by Kelly Malloy over at An Apple for the Teacher.  It ends 5/13/17 so hurry over!

Finally, if you aren't on my email list yet you'll want to subscribe to get access to exclusive subscriber freebies. I only email out a newsletter with links to free resources, giveaways, and sales a few times a year since I know teachers are too busy to keep up with lots of emails.

Monday, February 13, 2017

February Favorites and Freebies #resourceswelove

I'm so glad it's February! Fall and the holidays proved to be difficult with family health issues but I'm finally back to share some great free resources with you and an awesome sale! #resourceswelove  


I have shared three favorite items that I love using with my class in February and I've teamed up with ten other teacher-authors who are also sharing their resources. The first two are 50% off thru Valentine's day and the third item is free!  Head over to TpT to check them out using hashtag #resourceswelove or just click the pic. 

I'm passionate about character education and with Kindess week and Random Acts of Kindness also celebrated in Feburary I wanted to have a nice display for my classroom where students could share ways to be kind. This Kindness Counts resource is simple but it also includes a link to great videos and read alouds I've curated on YouTube. 

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The second resource is a fave of mine because I was able to come up with clever puns or plays on words for these adorable Animal Valentine's Day Cards! Adding the scratch-off part is optional but fun if you want students to have a hand in making these to give as gifts. You can also try the free sampler that features just the cat, before you buy.

Animal Valentine's Day Cards

Finally, my last resource I'm sharing is a freebie that teachers love everywhere. My Candy Hearts Graphing Freebie  has recently been updated and it now includes a sorting mat, tally mark collection pages, and math word problems using addition and subtraction. Please leave feedback if you enjoy this FREEBIE!

 Candy Hearts Graphing Freebie

I hope these resources help you out in the classroom and that you have a happy Valentine's Day!

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