Thursday, 2 April 2015

Educents Launch and Giveaway!

Have you heard the news!? Educents is opening their MARKETPLACE! What does that mean? That means that besides the already AMAZING deals they offer on a daily basis, you can now purchase items from sellers stores, also on a daily basis! WHAT!? That’s right! Over 500 sellers have already created stores in the Educents Marketplace, so you are sure to find some money-saving deals any time you need them! 

To LAUNCH the whole thing, several of the sellers are joining in to bring you a sneak peek at a FREE product offered in their new sale, as well as hosting a giveaway for $50 worth of Educents Credits. You can buy a LOT of educational materials with that kind of money! And, there are several groups of bloggers who are joining the LAUNCH, which means multiple ways to enter.

My freebie came about as a result of a weekly free newspaper being delivered to our school.  I wanted to find a way to utilise this gift if I didn't want it to end up in the paper bin for recycling!  The idea of task cards was simple, but effective.  I could laminate them and add them to a center for early finishers.  Adding the editable task cards meant I can change out topics depending on what we were currently learning.  Of course my students love being up to their elbows in newsprint!!
Just click on the image above to find this freebie in my Educents store.

Watch the excitement build as you bring in that big bundle of newspapers for your students to work with! A great way to introduce or review ELA skills and keep your students engaged and motivated at the same time!

Task cards include: 

Reading Expression/Fluency
Compound Words
Dictionary Work

I have added a set of editable task cards for you to add your own content.

After you check out my Educents store (and FREEBIE), be sure to check out some of the other stores in the link up below. And, of course, make sure to enter for your chance to win $50 in Educents credits too!

Educents Marketplace $50 in Edubucks Giveaway #2 - First Grade Stores

Monday, 23 March 2015

Digraph Bundle Giveaway!

Do you teach digraphs to your kiddos?  If you do, you NEED this huge bundle of digraph resources to help your students learn digraphs.  It's got everything, from small group work.....

{Games make great small group and give you the chance to do formative assessments as you monitor and guide the children during the game.} centers......

{Find the hidden word pages make great centers. Before laminating the picture, cut off the bottom recording sheet. You can copy two recording sheets per 8.5x11 sheet of paper to put at the center with the laminated picture and a few magnifying glasses. Kids LOVE using the magnifying glasses to play "word detectives."} assessments  and/or interactive components!

{Include this page in an interactive notebook or use as an assessment.}

This huge bundle of resources was created in collaboration with  Teacher's Toolkit, The Fun Factory, and Practice Makes Perfect.  We put our over 80 years (gasp) of combined experience together to come up with activities that will engage, excite, and challenge your students!

Just click on the picture above to find this product in my store.

Take a closer look in the video below!

I have removed the video for a short time until I can change the automatic play settings!!

If you have made it as far as the rafflecopter, then we have a special surprise for you!  For one day only, we will be offering this mega bundle at a further reduction - 50%!  So grab it now before the price goes back up tomorrow!!

Today only - reduced from $37.50 to $15!!!!!!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Fundraiser for Diana.

The Teachers Helping Teachers fundraising group is proud to present Diana's Story

Diana Salmon is a inspiration to her students, her family, her friends, and to everyone who hears her story. As soon as we learned of this wonderful teacher, the first thing we asked was, "How can we help?" And that's how Diana's store, Bionic Teacher came about. {Download this pdf} to read all about Diana. We guarantee you will be cheering for her!

The fundraising bundles offer an amazing value, with resources by top TpT sellers from every grade level. Best yet, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Diana. We know that she has a bright future ahead, and we can all help her reach her goals! 

Below you will find the links to the bundles.  Please share with your friends, colleagues and anyone you know who may be interested in donating to Diana's cause.  It's a win-win situation, Diana gets her leg and you get some fabulous resources.  This lady is a true inspiration!

That's 10 fabulous bundles spanning the grades - I am sure you will find something useful for your classroom!
Many thanks to Glitter Meets Glue for designing the bundle covers:

and to all the wonderful teachers who organized and donated to this cause.
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