Sunday, July 31, 2016

Back to School Sale

I am so excited for the Back to School Sale.. what about you?  What is on your wish list?
All of my products will be on sale for 20% off August 1st-3rd.  On August 1st and 2nd, if you use the code BESTYEAR it will be a total of 28% off... WAHOO!
Here's to the best year ever... that's how I feel each and every year and that keeps me going and keeps me happy.
Here are some of my products that I have loved using in my classroom and some "best sellers" in my store :) Click on the pictures to view the descriptions! :)
Fourth Grade ELA Common Core Pack Healthy Unit for K-2
Figurative Language Pack5th Grade Common Core Math Pack
First and Second Grade Nonfiction Close ReadsThird Grade Common Core Math Pack

I wanted to share some great anchor charts I created for my students, inspired by Lucy Calkins - many parts of her readers and writers workshop have helped me become a better teacher this past year.  These two posters were used for early learners and ENL learners to help learn the process of reading comprehension and strategies like "Turn and Talk."

 I love this Anchor Chart I pinned on Pinterest from The Brown Bag Teacher on Small Moments... Her post on Narrative Writing is a must read :) Personal narratives is a great unit in Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop.
Narrative Writing: Launching Writer's Workshop in 1st Grade. Love the ideas and anchor charts in this blog post!:
After connecting with this post, it got me thinking about creative writing and what I do in my classroom... small moments.  What if I could find some photos that are "small moments" that children can turn into something "bigger?" Details, creativity, and imagination..
I just finished a product for grades 1-3 - Creative writing with photographs.  I have used these a lot with my first graders last year, and this type of activity helps children more about themselves as a writer while using their imagination and digging deeper with descriptive words.

I hope you enjoy and you are enjoying getting ready for Back to School.  Happy Shopping! XO

Sunday, July 24, 2016

TPT Sale, Giveaway, and Freebies

Hello everyone.. it's been so long since I've blogged. How has life been for all of you? I know many of you are in your new classrooms or getting ready to head back to school.  In New York, we go back to school at the beginning of September, so I am right about in the middle of my summer vacation right now.  I wanted to share some freebies with you that I have used for my tutoring this summer -
For my going into 4th grade student, these products have been awesome!-
From Fifth in the Middle, her close reading packs are so enriched with interesting topics.  Here is a sample close reading of Martin Luther King, Jr.
FREE Martin Luther King, Jr. Close Reading
From Math Tech Connections, this great Bookmark Book Report freebie can be used for fiction and nonfiction (two types included) - enjoy!
Bookmark Book Report Fiction and Nonfiction
For my going into second grade tutoring students, these products have been so helpful.
From Read Like a Rock Star, I love this close reading product - perfect for readers that are leaving first grade :)
Take a Closer Look: Close Reading for 2nd Grade FREEBIE
From Brittney Marie, there are Reading Comprehension passages on different levels for you to try with your kiddos.  My students love highlighting in different colors the text evidence that they find. 
Reading Comprehension Passages Sample Pack
I hope you enjoy those freebies!
I have my TPT store on SALE 20% off of EVERYTHING as many of us start thinking about Back to School and heading back into the groove.  The sale will be from 7/24-7/26 :) I also would like to do an appreciation giveaway - if you are a new teacher or would like to add to your teacher binder, I am giving away 3 copies of my Teacher Guide Unit - Please enter the Rafflecopter below!! Giveaway will run until 7/28 :) Thank you so much for your continued love and support!  Happy Shopping and Back to School!
a Rafflecopter giveaway