Sunday, November 16, 2014

First Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

What do you do when you need a plan for Tech Lab on Monday?  Create a web quest!  I was so happy with the way it turned out, I decided to include it in my TPT store.  

The First Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt web quest utilizes the website The First Thanksgiving by Scholastic. There are 42 questions that will lead students through each part of the website.  The web quest sends students on a scavenger hunt to discover and collect all the nuggets of knowledge it imparts. The web quest is divided in three parts:  The Mayflower, Daily Life, and The Feast. It is a fun way to review a Pilgrim Unit or assign an extra credit project over the Thanksgiving holiday.  

The two people to leave a comment will get a free copy!  Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dress Up Your Teacher for Halloween!

This time last year, I saw an adorable Halloween writing activity.  I couldn't wait to use it this year.  The problem is, I can't find it!  I thought I pinned it, but it's not where I thought I would put it.  This is my attempt to recreate it.  I can't wait to try it with my class!

Prepare for the activity by following the directions below.  You don't have to crop your head onto the file.  But it makes the activity more fun!

When you introduce the lesson, tell your kiddos that you are invited to a Halloween party and you don't know what costume you should wear.  There is no doubt that each of them will have a suggestion.  Now is the time to give them their assignment! 

The students should use rich vocabulary and specific details to describe the costume.  If possible, have the students work privately and independently.  Once everyone is finished, have them take turns presenting their ideas.   Did you notice that I chose a witch for my example?  This character will be off-limits!  But there are many other options! 

Below is a slide show of my students' work.  I love seeing their imaginations at work! If you would like to try this with your class for Halloween, you can this product in my TPT store.  Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Will You Be the Winner???

As of this minute, there are only 34 entries in my giveaway for a FREE set of Scratch-Off Stickers with your choice of Rewards from my TPT store.  Click here and scroll down to the end of the post for the Rafflecopter. 

Will you be the winner?  

Monday, August 4, 2014

New! Scratch-Off Sticker Rewards….Will You Win a Set?

If you are like me, you are always looking for new and innovative ways to motivate your students.  This is why I am SO excited to offer a new product in my TPT store….Scratch-Off Stickers.

When I introduced Scratch-Off Sticker Rewards to my kiddos, I could not have predicted the level of excitement it would create in my classroom.  I had always wanted to have them, but did not want to go to the trouble buying ingredients, mixing a concoction, and painting it on tape.  When I discovered the stickers, I new I had to share them you!  

The following shows the SIMPLE steps to create these rewards.

1.  Order and download one of my Scratch-Off Ticket Rewards 
     templates.  The templates in my store fit the Scratch-Off 
     Stickers perfectly!  Click here for to get your first set "Owl-
     Theme" set for FREE.

2.  Write in the rewards of your choice in the gray rectangle.

3.  Place the Scratch-Off Stickers on top of the written reward.

4.  Use a coin (it works best) to scratch-off the sticker and reveal the reward.

That's it!  SIMPLE!

Scratch-Off Rewards are an excellent tool to help children reach positive goals in academics, behavior, organization, or any other out needed in school, at home, within groups, etc.  The possibilities are endless.  

Each order includes 30 individual stickers.  

Check out the other Reward Templates in my TPT Store:

Includes Welcome to Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade

I am so excited about these products that I am going to giveaway a set of 30 Scratch-Off Stickers and your choice of a Scratch-Off Reward product.  OR, visit my TPT Store which is part of the Back to School Rally Sale!  Hurry, as it ends on August 6th!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

The ULTIMATE Giveaway!

This is a very special giveaway and I am so proud to be a part of it. 

There are incredible TpT creators out there. There are the BIG ones who we all know, love, adore and go to again and again to fill our classrooms with love and learning. I am so thankful to have resources literally at my fingertips no matter where I am.  We all aspire to be as successful as they are. 

But there are also some "hidden treasures" in TPT stores with very few followers. So what better way to showcase these incredible teachers and all their work than with one of the most ENORMOUS giveaways we have ever seen? 

This giveaway includes over 100 TpT sellers and Etsy creators who have donated their products. There are 7 prize packs and each are grouped by grade level. You can enter to win them all! The more entry tasks you complete the better your chances of winning. Plus you can share this giveaway on your Blog, Facebook or Pinterest once a day for an additional 10 entries each day! So without further ado.....

Prize Pack #1 includes 18 products from TpT sellers, a handmade "welcome" banner for your classroom from M Paper Designs and a personalized teacher cup from Sugar Stitches Designs!
Click any of the pictures below and a link will take you to the listing for each product. 

Prize Pack #2 includes 19 products from TpT sellers, a teacher planner  from The Nifty Planner, and a  personalized teacher sign from Blended Creations Inc.

                                                          Product of your choice!

Prize Pack #3 includes 17 products from TpT sellers, a handmade classroom garland from MPaper Designs and a pencil door sign from Details in the Deisgn.

Prize Pack #4 includes 18 products from TpT sellers, a handmade classroom garland from MPaper Designs, and a 
personalized pencil door sign from Bows and Bells Hangers.


Prize Pack #5 includes 15 products from TpT sellers a personalized sign from MACInspired Crafts plus a personalized teacher block sign from Blended Creations Inc!

Prize Pack #6 includes products from 16 TpT sellers a personalized door sign from Cara's Southern Designs, and a personalized teacher cup from Mommy's Latte Fund!

Prize Pack #7 includes 16 products from TpT sellers, a teacher planner of your choice from Little Drop Designs, a personalized door sign from MACInspired Creations plus a personalized teacher cup from Mommy's Latte Fund!

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