Thursday, July 30, 2015

350 TPT FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!

 
I can't believe my TPT store now has 350+ followers! 

I feel so blessed and humbled by your support and wanted to THANK YOU by doing a giveaway.

Here's what you can win:

 Everybody loves gift cards!  
This would be perfect for the upcoming Love Back to School TPT Sitewide Sale.  
Use it to purchase those items that have been on your wish list!

A teacher can never have too many stickers!  
You will get 2 different sets of alphabet stickers, a set of correcting stickers 
and a set of glittery reward stickers which I found at the ever famous Target Dollar Spot.

I always had to have a set of these markers to make my anchor charts. 
The colors are so bright and they smell nice too! 

Paper Mate Flair Pens are a definite must for teachers!

Everything Krista from Creative Clips makes is awesome.
This set of her colorful jumbo weekly planners is also included!


All you have to do to win is complete the Rafflecopter below
(leave a comment telling me what they best part of being a teacher is).

A winner will be picked on Monday, August 3rd.
I will email the TPT gift card and mail off the other prizes that afternoon
(U.S. and Canada addresses).

THANK YOU again for your support!
Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Follow Frenzy

I'm so glad I decided to take part in the TPT Seller Challenge.  Not only did it motivate me to take a better look at my store and improve my products, it allowed me to discover and make some connections with some awesome teacher bloggers and sellers.

I had the opportunity to work with the sweet and helpful Megan from MegaSuper ESL on the third challenge.  Stop by and check out her store.  Her monthly emergent readers are great for your ESL and early readers.  You can also follow her on Facebook.


Here are some other newly discovered teacher bloggers and sellers... 


Laura from Kinder Kraziness
Diana from My Day in K
Amanda from First Grade Garden
Heather from Kickin' It With Class
Cherilyn from Mrs. Harrison's Hive

...and three of my favorites who I've been following for a while now.


Hilda from M&M Bilingual

Stop by and check them out some time!

Who are some teacher bloggers and sellers you have connected with?

Monday, July 6, 2015

MAKE YOUR MASTERPIECE

Hi everyone!

It's TPT Seller Challenge Week Three - Make Your Masterpiece!

My students LOVE going to Word Work station and Work on Writing station.  
So for this challenge, I decided to create a product
that would be perfect to add to one or both of these stations.

Back to School Vocabulary - Write & Wipe Cards and Printables


Your students will enjoy these back to school themed write & wipe cards and printables.  Along with building their vocabulary, your students will practice their reading, writing and handwriting.  They also get to draw and color, which they all love to do!


There are 24 colorful write & wipe cards included in this pack.

The kids can practice writing the vocabulary words as many times as they want to (fine tip dry erase markers work best).  I always encourage my students to say the name of the letter as they write it and then say the word when they're done.  For example, b-u-s, bus!  I tell them that doing this helps their brain remember better! Oh, and don't forget to remind them to use finger space between each word. :)
A great way to keep them together is to punch a hole in each card and hang them on a binder ring.
I included a cover for the set of cards.


You will also find 24 printables in this pack.

There are several things the students will do on these printables.  First, the students can either color the word or rainbow write the word using three different crayon colors.
Color the vocabulary word








Rainbow write the word using three different crayon colors.

Then, the students can practice writing the word two times with a pencil
and two times with a marker.

Finally, the students will write a sentence using the word and draw a picture to match their sentence.
Just excuse my drawing, I'm not the best artist!
The finished product
More samples of the printables

If you think you'd like to add these Back to School Vocabulary write & wipe cards and printables to your Word Work and/or work on Writing station,  it will be 50% off for the rest of the week or you can enter below to win a free copy!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now it's your turn to show us your masterpiece! 
Click on the picture below to link up.

http://sparklinginsecondgrade.blogspot.com/2015/06/tpt-seller-challenge-week-3-make-your_29.html

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

JULY CURRENTLY

Can you believe it's already July?


Listening - I LOVE watching cooking shows!  I especially love the competition shows - Cupcake Wars, Cake Wars, Donut Showdown, Top Chef, etc, etc.  I think Chopped is top on my list because these chefs have no idea what ingredients they will be working with.  It's amazing what they come up with!  Oh, and The Pioneer Woman...how can i forget her.  Ooh, ooh and Giada de Laurentiis!  I can go on and on.  Let's just say if I wasn't a teacher (well, stay at home mom now), I'd be a chef!

LOVING - I've always wanted one of these planners so I finally gave in and bought one (thanks to my TPT earnings)!  I've only had it a few days and I am loving it!!  Now that I'm a life planner owner, I am starting to discover that there are plenty of serious planner extraordinaires out there.  Just go to Instagram and search #erincondrenlifeplanner or #planneraddict and you'll see some pretty amazing planner layouts!

https://www.erincondren.com/

THINKING - One can never have too many flair pens!  Since I have a new planner, I NEED a new set, right?

WANTING - I really, really want to attend the TPT Conference in Vegas!  I just had my sweet little man this past February so it's just not in the cards this year.  My husband says I can go next year for sure!!

NEEDING - Not much to explain here!  I haven't had a mani and pedi in months!!  I'm hoping my hubby will agree to watch little man so I can run away for a little because I desperately need it!

ALL STAR - People think I'm shy and quiet when they first meet me, but if you really get to know me, I'm an overall happy person and I like to have fun!  I know it might be annoying to some people, but I love to smile and laugh and sing and dance and get silly and just have fun!  Oh and when my sister and I get together, it's on! 

Keep smiling because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about! - Marilyn Monroe



Now it's your turn to link up with Farley!