Wednesday, August 20, 2014

the BOOST is here

Teachers Pay Teachers has graciously decided to have a one day back to school sale! They're calling it a BACK TO SCHOOL BOOST:

Everything will be on sale in my store TODAY only! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Back to School BOOST!

Teachers Pay Teachers has graciously decided to have a one day back to school sale! They're calling it a BACK TO SCHOOL BOOST:

Everything will be on sale in my store Wednesday, August 20th so start wish listing those items now! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ThrowBackThursday: Teacher Tool Box

Last year I created my teacher tool box- and I absolutely LOVE it, still, over one year later. So I thought I would resurrect my old blog post about how to make it, and I am putting all of my teacher tool box labels on sale for today only (links are at the end of this post!) 

Oh where to start??? I have tried LOTS of things the past few days...but I'll stick with my TEACHER TOOL BOX! I know there's a lot out there....and I was inspired by my friend Jessica over at Literacy Spark...

I bought this from Lowe's:

It is a Stack On 18 Drawer Storage Unit. I wanted to get one like Jessica's but of course the Lowes I was at had a limited supply- and it took me asking three different people and finally pulling up what I wanted on my iPhone and showing it to someone before I finally found the right aisle to go down!

To make this would be long story short (yes- I had other "hiccups" like lack of printer ink, cardstock, etc.) Here is my finished product:

First I had to make my labels. Literacy Spark (Jessica) has made hers for sale.  In all different colors, too! But of course I couldn't find that tool box, so I had to create my own stuff. I will add more colors later on, but for now here is the orange and turquoise that I used.   Now I have 8 different colors at my TpT store to choose from!

Besides buying the "tool box" from Lowes, I needed a color printer, white card stock, double sided tape, scissors, and the labels. After creating and printing the labels I cut them out:

After cutting, I applied the double sided tape to the FRONT of the label on each end. 

I then placed the label into the drawer, pressing the double sided tape inside the drawer so it would stick properly. 

Then I put the drawer back into the tool box. Repeat 17 times and then you're done!

If you like what you see and want to make your own let me know! I used orange chevron with a turquoise box around the text, but I can make any color combination you want! 
The orange/ turquoise combo is in my TpT store here for fifty cents. You can email me at for specific color combinations/ specific labels and I can create them just for you!

Click on the picture below to take you to the product:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Two for Tuesday- 50% off sale!

So sad but true...which is why I want to start participating in Two for Tuesday every Tuesday! I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune. 

This means I put TWO of my Teachers Pay Teachers bundles on sale for 50% off! 

The first bundle I am putting sale is my Parts of Speech Task Cards bundle. It is normally $6, but it is only $3 for a limited time! You get 173 task cards covering 6 types of speech, plus an answer key to go with each set. Ideal for students first grade and up to reinforce identifying a specific part of speech in a simple sentence. Everything can be printed in color or black and white. I recommend printing on card stock and laminating for durability. Great for SCOOT, small group, work stations, review, etc. 
This bundle includes: 
24 basic nouns, common & proper nouns
24 action verbs, and past, present, and future verbs
24 adjectives
24 adverbs
24 pronouns
29 prepositions
24 mixed practice (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs)

The second bundle I am putting on sale is my Prefixes Bundle. It is normally $10, but now it is just $5! It contains a plethora of printables and activities covering dis, mis, pre, re, and un. I used in my second grade class, but can be used with first graders learning about prefixes, and older students to reinforce vocabulary skills. Also contains quizzes and answer keys! 

Happy Tuesday! 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back to School BUNDLE giveaway

My Back to School giveaway ended a day early...but congratulations to Kickin it in Kindergarten for being the winner! If she does not reply to the email I sent her within 24 hours then I'll choose a new winner. 

Since it ended earlier than expected, I'm doing another giveaway, this time for my Back to School BUNDLE (regularly $2 at TpT)  It is great for grades first through third, to keep those kiddos busy the first week of school, as you run around organizing supplies, filling out transportation tags, keeping track of the mounds of forms the kids are turning in, etc.

Enter to win below, and if you win I will EMAIL you the Back to School Bundle. If you already follow me on Bloglovin' then all you need to do is enter and tell me the name you follow me as. Good luck! 
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Back to School task cards FREEBIE

I am giving away a set of 19 back to school task cards- they are printed, laminated, cut, and READY TO GO- no assembly required! I used these as time fillers during the first week of school and gave out stickers to those who answered correctly. You can also play SCOOT, put them in work stations, etc.- get creative!

All you have to do is enter the giveaway below. If you are the winner I will contact you Monday, August 11th for your mailing address, and the set will be mailed to you the day I receive your address. (Disclosure: This set does not include a printed recording sheet. I can email you the recording sheet if you win. I will also not share your mailing address with anyone, nor will I use it to stalk you.)

The giveaway closes on Sunday, August 10th, at midnight. (Central time) 

Good luck, and stay posted for more 'READY TO GO' task card sets from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. 

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

4, 3, 2, 1....BLAST OFF {to school sale}

It's that time of year when the teachers are just as anxious as the students to start the school year. What most students, and parents, do not realize is that most teachers have already gone back to work. There's classrooms to be set up, lessons to be planned, curriculum to learn, data to assess, copies to be made, and a long, long laundry list of 52,000 more things to do. There is also a ton of money spent, by teachers themselves, in preparation of school starting. 
Which is why Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing their annual back to school sale. It is also why I have put all of my back to school items on sale, as well as my $5 and $10 bundles. The sale is August 4-5 only, so start searching for those must-have items now!

I'm going to be doing some back to school giveaways in the near future, so stay tuned. 

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