Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day Freebie!

Happy Earth Day!  I hope your Earth Day is bringing you sunshine and warm weather.  It looks like we're going to see some sun and decent temps.  I have a small Earth Day freebie for you today.  It's a little graphic organizer perfect for prewriting or center work.  You'll find in my TpT store.  Click this link to go to my store to download the freebie!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Earth Day and Earth Day Task Cards

I can't believe Earth Day is almost here.  April has been a strange month with spring break and testing.  We've had a few warm or almost warm days, but it still doesn't really feel like spring here in Upstate NY.  The boys and I did pick some daffodils last night to bright up the dining room, so I guess spring is starting to bloom a little bit.

I wanted to share with you my new Earth Day Literacy Center Task Card set and let you know about a great linky party happening at Confessions of an Undeniable Dabbler.  She's having a linky party for just Earth Day materials.  Check it out here!

Here's my Earth Day set available at TpT.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Congratulations to Colleen.  She was the winner of my first giveway.  Colleen, I've sent you an email!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Backstage Passes Freebie

I love my backstage passes too much not to share them with you.  My kids loved them, and I hope yours will too.  Visit my TpT store to pick them up free for a limited time, and don't forget to enter my giveaway for an item of your choice from my store.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Update on Testing Motivators and My First Giveaway!

I really wish I had remembered to take pictures of my students yesterday. They were thrilled with their test survival bags that were filled with their treats, water, and backstage passes. They loved the candy of course, but they thought the backstage passes were as they would say, "epic." I'm glad they liked them because they were my favorite part of the kit. I took their school pics and put them in the picture spot.

I thought it would be fun to run my first giveaway. I'd like to give a lucky winner the opportunity to win her/his choice of products from my TpT store. All you have to do is check out my products at TpT and become a follower of my store. The giveaway ends April 16, 2013. The winner will be announced here and notified by email.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Testing Prep Pack: Rock the Test

I wish I was a great blogger. It's been a wish of mine for a long time. Here's the thing though, I just can't seem to find the time to do it well. So I will have to settle for mediocre for now, until I figure out a way to manage my time better or find something to give up that frees me up to blog more often.

I did want to share with you my new pack that I made to help psych up my reluctant learners for our upcoming state tests. We've been on spring break for a week, and now we have just a week to go before the tests. I plan on using all these materials to gear them up. My fifth graders are always, always motivate by food. Their tween appetites amaze me! They're going to love the survival kits full of motivating messages and treats.

I've been invited to my first linky party! So once you've checked out my packet, check out some other fabulous products from other amazing teacher authors.


You can find the linky party here!