Thursday, July 31, 2014

Good Bye July, Aloha August

Can it be possible???  July is nearly over???
I have teamed up with 40 fabulous stores for...
This is a FABULOUS 4 day event that is full of sweet deals, savings and 4 amazing giveaways!
Here's a peek at what you are being treated to...

Each day a new 'deal' will be posted by the 40 participating stores! 
Be sure to visit their Facebook, Instagram and/or Pinterest accounts to find the daily deals and codes you will use in the TPT search engine to find the sweet deals!

(you can also find the codes on the pictures at the bottom of this post)

In addition, you can find the links to all the participating stores well as 4 rafflecopters!
That is right...4 rafflecopters!
Each rafflecopter is for a $50 TPT gift certificate!
Think of all the wonderful resources you could score with that...and just in time for Back To School!
Please visit each rafflecopter and enter!
Each one will generate a winner- and yes- you can win more than 1!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here is a clickable list of all the participating stores!

Be sure to come by and visit our social media sites each day for these reminder posts:

 Enjoy the deals, samples and good luck on the giveaway!
And most importantly, we all send our best wishes for a successful school year!

We would like to give Jennifer Drake a big THANK YOU for organizing all of this and us!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Back To School Blowout Sale 

 I am so excited to announce that is having a HUGE back-to-school blowout sale and we are going to be featured in one of the curriculum bundles! From July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year!

Take a peek into what is on sale! Tell your friends, because there is something for everyone who teaches children in PreK-8th grade!

Preschool Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 72% OFF


   Research shows that multisensory exploration-based activities are best for brain development. Using a sand/water or “sensory” table encourages higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills, naturally scaffolds learning, builds vocabulary, improves strength in small motor muscles, and allows for exploration, observation and discovery. These are just a few of the many reasons to use a sand/water table!!
   Here are some ways to use a Sand and Water table in your room with connections to core objectives.
Letter Identification
Students go "fishing" for letters.
Science Thematic Vocabulary
Students match "hidden" letters with printed vocabulary words.

Science Life Cycles
Students reenact the life cycle of pumpkins.

Sound-Symbol Correspondence
Students match letters they have "fished" for to an alphabet chart.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dollar Deal of the Day for Thursday, 7/24

Mystery Dollar Deal of the Day!
This is a product that normally sells for $6.00, is 77 pages and is for Kindergarten through Third Grade! 
Your hint..."Go HUNTING to find me. If you recognize me, I can help you read."
 Be sure you are following our facebook page so you will receive notification in your feed.  
Click on the image below to go to the store.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Mystery Dollar Deal of the Day!
This is the FUN Factory’s new FUN deal for you! Each day we are marking one product in our TPT store priced from $3.00 to $20.00 to only ONE DOLLAR!
 Be sure you are following our facebook page so you will receive notification in your feed.  
The mystery DOLLAR DEAL of the DAY will be posted randomly.  All you  have to do is check in daily to get the clue for the “mystery” product.
Today's product is 130 pages and normally sells for $14.00!

Friday, July 18, 2014

FUN Mystery Dollar Deal of the Day!!

Mystery Dollar Deal of the Day!
This is the FUN Factory’s new FUN deal for you! Each day we will mark one product in our TPT store priced from $3.00 to $20.00 to only ONE DOLLAR!
 Be sure you are following our facebook page so you will receive notification in your feed.  The mystery DOLLAR DEAL of the DAY will be posted randomly.  All you  have to do is check in daily to get the clue for the

“mystery” product.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Two For Tuesday With The Teaching Tribune

We are joining in with our friends again this week for Two For Tuesday.
Our offerings this week are 2 sight word units.
It is important for young readers to instantly recognize words by sight in order to build reading fluency. It is also important for readers to practice words in meaningful context through phrase and sentence reading practice.

If you are looking for a way to involve and motivate students to learn their sight words, this bundle is for you! My students BEG to play these games and just recently, they ALL passed their sight word test which they have to pass in our district for promotion standards!!!!!!!!

The activities are designed to be used whole group, small group and then placed as center (workstation) independent activities.

Students shuffle the cards and dealer gives each person five cards. (In my experience, the game is more successful with only 2 players at a time and is easier for them to manage no more than 5 cards at a time.)
Just as in the game “Go Fish”, the 1st student asks if the other player has one of the words in their hand. The student says the word and then spells it. The second player repeats the word and also spells it. If they have the card, they give it to the asker. If not, after saying and spelling the word, they say, “Go Hunting”.

Thank you all for visiting our blog!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Two For Tuesday With The Teaching Tribune

Hi everyone!  We are linking up with The Teaching Tribune's Two for Tuesday again this week.  Today we are putting 2 of our fairy tale bundles on sale for 50% off!  The first one is for 1st-3rd grade.
The products in this bundle are:
Original song by Susan Paul, Fairy Tales, Tall Tales and Fables Song, Fairy Tales, Tall Tales and Fables

Fairy Tales, Fact and Opinion Fairy Tales, Fact and Opinion

Fairy Tales, Cause and Effect which includes Fairy Tale Scrambled Sentences Fairy Tales Cause and Effect and Scrambled Sentences

Fairy Tale Comprehension Game Fairy Tale Comprehension Game

Our second bundle is for PK/K.
230 pages of literacy and math fun when you purchase this mega bundle. Activities are great for small group and centers.
Products included are:

The Three Bears Literacy and Math Centers Bundle
Emergent Reader and Pocket Chart Cards – sight words I, can, see
Puzzles – Numbers 1-5
Counting 1-8 and Initial Sounds
Matching Letters to Make Words
Sequencing Story Events
Syllable Sorting

The Three Little Pigs Bundle

Little Red Riding Hood Bundle

Click on the picture to go to our store.
Einstein said, “If you want your children to be smart, read fairy tales. If you want them to be even smarter, read more fairy tales.” Spoken like a true genius.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Fourth of July Fun and a Blog Hop

     We are so excited to join some bloggy friends to bring you lots of fun ideas and July 4th celebrations!
Speaking of 4th of July celebrations....the BIRTHDAY of our country! I feel so blessed to have spent last week in the city of Philadelphia following the footsteps of the birth of our nation.
     As teachers, we tell children we can travel anywhere by reading books. We also know that hands-on learning is the best. Well, I can't tell you enough how AWESOME it was to visit the REAL places and things I have read about all my life! It just makes all the history so real!!! We need to really keep this in mind when teaching our children!
     Here are some of the pictures I took. Enjoy looking and then download the freebie as our thanks for visiting and to help say, "Happy Birthday America!" Then be sure to enter the rafflecopters for some great prizes. The second rafflecopter is one for FOUR lucky people on the FOURTH of July to win up to $10.00 of digital products from our TpT store, The Fun Factory!!

PS...Washington did not sit there during the signing of the Declaration. It was later.

The Liberty Bell is a symbol of freedom for people all over the world! This is the side with the infamous crack.

It isn't for sure that Betsy Ross made our first flag. However, there are many things written that indicate it was a strong possibility. Whatever the case may be, it is amazing this little house has been preserved since the 1700's!!


In honor of our country's birthday we want to give you this birthday book to use with your students!  Click the picture below to get it.

And as an added bonus, all of the participating bloggers have 'pooled their cash' to purchase 4 $25 TpT gift certificates and 1 $10 Target gift card!

The first four selected will receive the TpT gift certificates and the 5th winner will receive the Target gift card!
Enter here, or on any of the participating blogs:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Just click on one of the links below to go to another blog to get your new freebie.