Wednesday, June 29, 2016

#2 For Tuesday Linky!

I'm linking up with Chalk One Up For The Teacher Blog to join her #2 For Tuesday Linky!  I couldn't resist - who doesn't like a linky?  

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Here's how it works: Each Tuesday everyone in the linky picks two items from their TPT store and puts them on sale for half price for the day. 

Here are my two products:

Schoolhouse Treasures #2fortuesdaylinky

First I have my Balanced Equations for Grades 1&2! 

Schoolhouse Treasures  math writing  #2fortuesdaylinky

        This is a great activity for your students to understand that the equation symbol doesn't have to be at the end of the math sentence? Included in the product: 
  • a sorting mat for them to sort the equation cards into two groups: balanced and unbalanced equations.
  • directions for the teacher and students
  • a recording sheet 
  • answer key
  • 30 equation cards

       It gets students thinking about how both sides of the equals sign need to equal.  It's a popular item in my store and today you'll get it half price {HERE}!

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    My next item for the linky is my Writing Ideas for the Year!  This is for grades 2-3 and has 25 writing ideas per month!  My students loved this and we used it all year long!  They don't have to write much and I only had them complete 1-2 per week!  You could use it however you wanted to and as often as you wanted to.  Here are the features:
  • 12 months x 25 ideas = 300 ideas total!
  • short, quick ideas for writing such as: make a list of 10 words for fall; use the ten words in a story; Which do you prefer: green apples or red and explain why; and lots, lots more.
  •  The prompts for the month are all monthly/seasonally related.
  • Additional resources are provided such as a blank letter format, directions and a sample acrostic poem (written by me!), blank making words sheet and more.
  • Common Core Aligned
It's very much worth the original price but today it's a total gift to get it half price!  Download the preview to see a few of the pages full sized {HERE}


 Go to TPT and type in the following hashtag: #2fortuesday  to see all the products OR go {HERE} to the link-up page to see everyone who has linked up at once! 

If you have products that you sell, come on and join in the fun!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

School is Out for Summer and Giveaways!

YEA!!! School is finally over for me!  Many of you are already out and a few of you still have a few more days - but the end is in sight!

Make sure to read to the end of the post to find out about a couple of giveaways that I'm participating in!

One of the things we did in the last few weeks of school was SUMMER CINQUAINS!  I got the idea from HERE from Kelly Ganzenmuller on her TPT store.  


I think I found it on Pinterest and thought it was cute and would be a fun activity as it includes a craft too.  (Goodness knows, there isn't a whole lot of permission time to do crafts as often as I'd like to, so if I can find a way at the end of the year to add it in - it's a good thing!)

I started by explaining what a Cinquain poem is and showed them a few examples.  Then I modeled writing my own for them.  Included in the activity is several pages for writing their poem along with the directions and patterns for the sun.  I told them they could write using the topic summer or a summer related topic like swimming, camping, fishing etc.

Here's our results:



We had fun, we learned about Cinquains and we enjoyed a craft activity - win/win/win!  How did you end your year?

Speaking of Summer....You're probably ready to relax with a good read and an ice coffee by let's get to the Giveaway!

I've gotten together with a few other bloggers to giveaway a $35 Starbucks Card!!


Prize: $35 Starbucks Gift Card

Giveaway Organized by: An Apple for the Teacher

Rules:  Use the Rafflecopter to enter.  Giveaway ends 6/23/16 and is open worldwide.

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And...I've joined another group to give away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!  Now you can polish off your wishlist for beach reads or professional development books for the summer!


Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card

Co-hosts:  Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)  The Chocolate TeacherMs. K MathSchoolhouse TreasuresSamson's ShoppeJackie CrewsSliding Into 1st, and The Literacy Garden

Giveaway Organized by: An Apple for the Teacher

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.  Giveaway ends 6/22/16 and is open worldwide.

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Are you a Teacher Blogger or Teachers pay Teachers seller who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your store and social media?  Click here to find out how you can join our totally awesome groups of bloggers!

Good luck with both giveaways!  Enjoy your summer!