Monday, February 24, 2014

Are you ready for a sale?

I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin for the Three Million Strong TPT two day SALE!

It's a huge celebration sale!

All the products in my store will be 20% off. Use the promo code TPT3 to get additional savings at checkout.

This is a great time to stock up on products for the rest of the school year. I already have my wish list ready!

I have two new St. Patrick's Day products you'll want to check out.

St. Patrick's Day Activities is a packet of activities to learn about and celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

It has non-fiction and fiction writing activities, posters, booklets, and a craftivity.

I created some fun St. Patrick's Day literacy and math activities for the week of the holiday. {Of course, your students will be practicing lots of skills as they work thru the activities.}

You'll find games, writing activities, measurement, graphing, addition, subtraction, St. Patrick's Day notes, incentives, and more!

Your students will create their very own unique St. Patrick's Day monster. These make a fun bulletin board display for St. Patrick's Day writing activities.

Happy shopping!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Funday: March School Stuff

Are you getting ready for March? I am! I just returned from a trip to Target with some special new "school stuff."

I went there to buy a Yoga mat (decided to take a Yoga class), which I bought. But, I also ended up with some extra school things. Does that ever happen to you?

It was so much fun finding such great finds for my March collection of activities. I read that Molly at Lucky to Be in First and Deirdre at A Burst of First are premiering Sunday Funday. So, I'm linking today to share some of my "Sunday Funday" finds.
One of the first things I do when I enter Target is head straight for the dollar bins. I always tell myself that I'm going to walk thru just in case I see something (never intending to purchase anything), but it never fails . . . I just can't resist all the school stuff I "absolutely" need. Ideas start to filter through my head and resisting the purchase is a lost cause.

So here's what I bought:

We'll be celebrating Read Across America Day. I bought some boxes that I decorated with reading graphics. They make great surprise boxes for the students - boxes of brand new erasers and pencils. 

I  hand out new pencils {The children LOVE new erasers, too.} at the beginning of the month. It's such a great motivator for getting down to business with assignments. The books above are small hard-covered notebooks with blank writing pages. 

Had to get this book bag for extra copies of the children's favorite Dr. Seuss books.

Love these bags! 

I have them pinned on the walls throughout the classroom. I'll use the bags for St. Patrick's Day and March activities. 

I put the weekly job name cards in one bag. I'll use another one for review vocabulary and sight words. Each Monday we raffle off the prior week's morning messages. We'll use one of those bags for the student names. The children earn Be tickets for positive behavior. The Be tickets are drawn from a bag for special prizes. I plan on putting some surprise gold coins and St. Patrick's Day stickers in the surprise box.

Thanks to JC Sweetpea Designs KPM Doodles, and Melonheadz Illustrating for the graphics.

I'm looking forward to some fun March activities. How about you?

Check out Lucky to Be in First and Burst of First for more Sunday Funday activities.

Happy fun Sunday,