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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It All Adds Up!

A poster similar to this has been floating around Pinterest lately.  It caught my attention and piqued my interest, so I just had to create a colorful version for myself.  The message is just so powerful!

One of the reasons this poster attracted me is because I am fascinated by the value of words.  Monetary value, that is.  One Dollar Words have been a part of my enrichment program for years.  They work exactly like the charts above, except they assign cents to the letter values.  The goal is to find words worth exactly $1.  That's a difficult nearly impossible task.  So, I created clues for my students.

They absolutely LOVE $1 Words.  I run a friendly competition between classes and the enthusiasm is unbelievable.  As a result of that enthusiasm, I have written over 400 clues for the words.  And, I loved every minute of it.  If you're interested in $1 Words, check them out here.

If you would like this poster for your classroom, it's FREE in my TPT store and TN shop.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TPT Back to School Boost Sale

Have you heard?  TPT is hosting a 2nd site sale in August!  It's a Back to School Boost sale on Wed., Aug. 20.  Everything in my store is marked down 20%. Use promo code BOOST to get an additional 10% off.  Everyone can use a little boost getting back to school.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back to School Sale on TN

It's about time, teachers, for a Back to School Sale on Teachers' Notebook.  

  • 8/9 - 8/12
  • 25% off EVERYTHING in my shop
  • 10% extra discount from TN
  • enter to win the sweepstakes

Get just what you need to start the year off right.  My shop features everything elementary.

Check out these products for Back to School:


Saturday, August 2, 2014

It's Back to School Time

It's About Time, Teachers, to go back to school...

... and the clock is ticking!

You can get ready for a great school year quickly and easily if you shop the TPT Back to School sale.

EVERYTHING in my store is 28% off for the sale!  Plus, my sale is extended; you can get 20% off on Sunday, Aug. 3, and Wed., Aug. 6. So, if the site is slow, has technical problems, or you just don't like standing in line at the check-out, 
you can shop before or after the big event.  

Just to be clear, the 28% off is only available on 8/4 and 8/5, the actual sale dates, as TPT offers an additional 10% off to shoppers using the promo code, BTS14.  

Start creating your wish list now!  I hope to "see" you at the sale.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Caldecott Books + Critical Thinking

Because I love Caldecott books and critical thinking skills, I combined them into a set of fun products -- Story Sleuths.

Here's how it works:
  • Read a specific set of Caldecott books to your students.

  • Post a set of clues that describe 1 of the books.

  • Students have 1 week to submit a guess as to which book is described.
  • On Friday, winners are announced and given a certificate.

  • A new set of clues is given on the following Monday.
  • Play continues in this way for 4 weeks/unit.

Story Sleuths are designed for K - 4 classes.  They are CCSS aligned.  Originally created for use by an enrichment teacher, librarian, or art teacher, they are readily usable by individual classroom teachers.

Students involved in Story Sleuths exercise many levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.  At the same time, they enjoy great literature, learn about artistic media, and participate in collaborative problem solving.  Better yet, they love these units!

Best yet . . . all Story Sleuth products are now on sale for 30% off the regular price.  Hurry!  They won't be marked down for long.

Even the bundle is on sale!!