A Catch Up, a Giveaway and a Freebie!

Hi everyone!  I have been missing in action for just a few days (:D) because life got in the way - lol!
Since I finished school for summer I have been ill (typical!) and my Mum was taken into hospital (all is now well).  She has taken up residence with us for the time being (for as long as we can put up with one another - lol!)
My room move came to nothing - when the custodian was available, I was sick and now that I am available he has gone on holiday!  Sod's Law - lol!  To my knowledge - all my 'stuff' is in the hallway and I will have the unenviable task of moving rooms whilst juggling 27 second graders.  And of course - I have been crazily buying up as many resources on TpT as possible, as I have taught first grade for the last 10 years!!
I would love it if you could leave links (in the comments) to any amazing 2nd grade teaching resources that you have come across!
We have been experiencing a heatwave (without A/C), so it has been hot and sticky, but totally amazing!  Here are some pics for you:

This was taken at 9pm - it stays light until 11pm and then gets light again around 3.30am - so the days seem endless and black-out blinds are a must!!


This was taken by a friend a couple of days ago - it's my dog walking beach and where I recently met Kimberly Geswein (KG Fonts) and her lovely family!  I finally met an online friend!!
So despite the last few weeks of craziness, I did actually manage to get 2 new products finished.  Not a huge amount for nearly 4 weeks summer break, but better than nothing!!  I want to give both of them away to one lucky winner!!


This product is primarily aimed towards 2nd grade - I actually made it for my own class.  
You can read more about the content {here - What's The Weather?}.
Product number two was lots of fun to make - an idea grabbed me and I ran with it!!  I adore the little girl on the cover!!  
You can read more about this product (here - Discussion Wheels - A Talking and Listening Pack}

I have added a sample (2 discussion wheels with sample questions) to google docs - just click on the pic above and grab a copy - I hope you have fun with it!!
So last, but not least!  I would like to give both of these new products away to 3 lucky winners!!  The giveaway will run until the end of July.  I would love it if you would take some time to enter!  Good luck!
Also you may want to keep an eye on my facebook page - more giveaways and amazing blog hops coming up over the next few days!!


33 comments

  1. Love the discussion wheels!

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  2. Would love to be the lucky winner! Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  3. Love all of your products. They are student centered & lots of fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win these. :)

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  4. You will LOVE 2nd grade! The weather unit looks fabulous and I so need it! I haven't found one I love yet!! My advice for tpt is to look at Mandy's Tip for Teachers, Queen of the First Grade Jungle (she now teaches 2nd), and Amy Lemons- especially for math. I buy everything Amy makes!!

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  5. Just think of all of those wonderful organizational skills you'll be able to share with your new class as you all move in together. You never know, you might have a very dedicated parent in this bunch who would love to become 'involved' in making your room the best place ever for their child. I love both of the new products.

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  6. Your products are sooo cute! Thank you!

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  7. This is my second year in 2nd. I love it! I would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity! Your products look great!

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  8. I taught 2nd grade for more than 5 years and loved it. It is a great grade. My transition from 1st to 2nd was awesome. They kids could sit and write their name easily. It was like a whole different back to school experience. I have some products in my store from my second grade years. Here is the group. One is free. :)

    Mercedes
    Surfing to Success

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  9. Second grade is supposed to be a wonderful grade! I love your new products - very creative and useful!
    skrevat@juno.com

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  10. The products are great!!!Love the wonderful discussion wheels!!

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  11. I will be in my second year of teaching second grade (I have taught almost everything else from preschool to a 4th/5th multiage). In addition to the sellers Kari mentioned above, I have used products from Heather Perkins, Bright Concepts for Teachers, Cristina Bainbridge's Snapshots and Second Story Window. The beach looks great and I hope your heat breaks. I live in Arizona and have to have AC.

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    1. Thanks Robin! Now I have more places to look! Appreciate the suggestions!

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  12. These both look great! Thanks for the chance to win some great things!

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  13. Very interested in the discussion wheel!

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  14. So excited to read your upcoming posts, as I also teach second! Love your long days!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your work! Science is my wheelhouse so the weather bundle world be out to go use.

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  16. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!!
    Julie

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  17. I hope your having a happy, full of fun, summer.

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  19. Looking forward to seeing what you have as I'm starting 3rd grade new this year. Had been Kindergarten b4.

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  20. Amazing products! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. These look so fun for the students! I would love to win them!

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    1. They both look fantastic, as all your products do. I am most excited about the Weather Unit. I am so tired of using the boring FOSS kits that my district provides. I want my students to LOVE learning about weather in a fun and engaging way!!

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  23. LOVE your pics...and feel mucho better soon! Love the weather product great job on creativity, I would love to use in my new classroom. I'm moving from kindergarten to 3rd grade...and as you said, I'm all kindergarten no 3rd regrade stuff.

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  24. Your pics are great! The newest project looks to be very useful and user friendly for both teacher and students! What wonderful work you do. Thanks!

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  25. Both products look great and look like something I would use. What a great giveaway!

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  26. I do not envy you moving rooms with 27 kids, but wish you the best of luck!!

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  27. Thanks so much for all your comments everyone! You are all so sweet and keep me motivated to create! Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated! I am totally excited about looping up with my firsties and can't wait to experience a new grade! I have updated the rafflecopter with the 3 winners and your goodies have been sent already! Thanks so much for participating! :)

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