Sunday, January 18, 2015

Interactive High-Frequency Books: 100 Pennies a Piece!

Since we're getting ready for the 100th day of school, I'm fixated on all things 100. All of my interactive books are on sale for 100 pennies a piece. 

Just click here to see all twelve books. Prices good until my 100th day of school...Thursday, January 22.

Each book contains:
* Directions for the teacher and student.
* Word/picture cards so students can build the phrases in the book. Use the cards in a small reading group or center.
* Pages for the book.



Here's a picture of my kiddos working on the Frosty's Five Buttons book.





Get out your pennies while these books are a buck!
 

 


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Teaching Word of the Year

I'm a fan of Christine Kane, president and founder of a company called Uplevel You. I'm sharing one of her recent blog posts that contains a pretty cool little tool for finding your word of the year. Only I'm proposing you give it a teacher twist.

After using the ideas to create your personal word of the year, how about spending some time thinking about your classroom? Here are some ways to apply her ideas to your teaching.

If you put your word into action daily, what would be different for your students?

What would be different for you?

In what ways do you already apply this word? 

What keeps you from living out this word in your classroom? Where do you get stalled?

What practices can you put into place to keep this word working?

If you made a craft project with your word, what would it look like? 

How can you display your word in your classroom so that you keep your focus until May?

I believe you can create new outcomes in your classroom just by taking this time to contemplate changes. Set your intention and give it your attention! For more inspiration, watch one of Christine's older posts that has a video.

Let me know if it works for you. Feel free to share your word and reasons in the comments.

Happy New Year!
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

I'm the ESGI Elf for Giveaway Day Four!


The holidays are a season of giving, right? In this spirit, the wonderful folks at ESGI are bringing you TWELVE days of giveaways! It doesn't even matter if you've been naughty or nice (wink, wink). If you're a preschool or Kindergarten teacher, you have been a helper all year long and deserve to win one of these amazing prizes! Some of Santa's elves in this holiday giveaway are...Heidi Butkus, Kim Jordano, Palma Lindsay, Lil' Ole ME, Crystal Radke, Mary Amoson, KinderLit, Deanna Jump, Kathy Crane, Kim Adsit, DeeDee Wills and Dr. Jean Feldman!

How to enter:
We're already on day four, but you already still have plenty of chances because giveaways continue until December 12th. Each day ESGI will be awarding a $25 credit to the prize partner of the day's store and a FREE 1 year subscription of ESGI. On the 12th and final day, you can win a sleigh full of ESGI subscriptions (up to 10) and some great products from Dr. Jean!

To enter, all you need to do is sign up to receive the ESGI e-newsletter. For extra points to improve you chances, tweet #esgi12daysgiveaway once per day, follow ESGI on Pinterest, post one of the giveaway ads on Pinterest, and like ESGI on Facebook.

That sounds like a lot, but all you really have to do is start clicking on the entry form below.

And just in case you aren't familiar with ESGI, you can start a 60 day trial by clicking here. This time of year, you're going to need the 400 hours that ESGI gives back to every teacher that joins!

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Friday, November 28, 2014

12 Days of Giveaways from ESGI


The holidays are a season of giving, right? In this spirit, the wonderful folks at ESGI are bringing you TWELVE days of giveaways! It doesn't even matter if you've been naughty or nice (wink, wink). If you're a preschool or Kindergarten teacher, you have been a helper all year long and deserve to win one of these amazing prizes! Some of Santa's elves in this holiday giveaway are...Heidi Butkus, Kim Jordano, Palma Lindsay, Lil' Ole ME, Crystal Radke, Mary Amoson, KinderLit, Deanna Jump, Kathy Crane, Kim Adsit, DeeDee Wills and Dr. Jean Feldman!

How to enter:
Sign-ups open today, November 28th. Giveaways will begin December 1st and end on December 12th. Each day ESGI will be awarding a $25 credit to the prize partner of the day's store and a FREE 1 year subscription of ESGI. On the 12th and final day, you can win a sleigh full of ESGI subscriptions (up to 10) and some great products from Dr. Jean!

To enter, all you need to do is sign up to receive the ESGI e-newsletter. For extra points to improve you chances, tweet #esgi12daysgiveaway once per day, follow ESGI on Pinterest, post one of the giveaway ads on Pinterest, and like ESGI on Facebook.

That sounds like a lot, but all you really have to do is start clicking on the entry form below.

And just in case you aren't familiar with ESGI, you can start a 60 day trial by clicking here. This time of year, you're going to need the 400 hours that ESGI gives back to every teacher that joins!

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Be sure to come back on December 4th when I get to be the ESGI Elf for the day!


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Black Friday Wishlists


My friends and I have posted our TPT wish lists. I'm all about MORE clip art, so tops on my list are the fairy tale sets by Creative Clips.


The holidays are fun, but they are also a great time to engage your kiddos in some thinking. If you want a unique science unit on force and motion, take a look at Santa's Sleigh. 

The gingerbread man is on the loose again. This time your sweeties can catch up with him by using some higher level thinking and writing. See Thinking about the Gingerbread Man: Smart Charts and Writing Frames. 

All items in my store are 20% on November 28th!
To see more wish lists and join the giveaway, visit The Primary Pack!
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