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Monday, June 10, 2013

What the Teacher Said

Having been a teacher for more than 30 years, I've said a lot.  But that's not what this post is about.  This post is about what teachers have said about my products.

My teaching passions are many, but chief among them are materials that promote critical thinking and problem solving.  My appetite for this was first whetted wwwaaaaayyyyy back in my second year of teaching when I attended a state conference on gifted education.  It was there that I was first introduced to the  critical thinking activity, Hink Pinks, and their cousins, Hinky Pinkies and Hinkity Pinkities.  

 My enthusiasm for Hink Pinks et al. has never waned.  Indeed, I have used them with every class from 1st grade to 5th. It takes a little more prompting to get 1st graders to combine syllable constraints with synonyms, but there is nothing more rewarding than seeing that "lightbulb moment" when a little one gets it.

You can see examples of my Hink Pinks et al. by going here.  Several of them are free! If you try them, I think you will like them. But, you don't have to take my word for it.  Here's what the teachers said:

If you would like to check out my Hink Pink et al. products, click here.  By the way, they are CCSS aligned.

Sunday, June 2, 2013


(To the tune of A Bicycle Built for Two)

Freebies, freebies  ♪ ♫ 
Everyone loves freebies.  
They are sublime!        ♪ 
They save you oh so much time!
So go to my TpT store   
Where you'll find freebies galore!      
'Cause if you do    ♫ ♪ 
I promise you    ♪ ♫ 
Will find freebies that you adore.  ♫  

Click here.