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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sale Sale Sale for Today and Tomorrow

I'm closing up October by having a sale off everything in my store for today AND all day Tomorrow. Grab some things for next October that are already $1.00 off or start looking at the Thanksgiving things you could use this month!

Monday, October 26, 2015

It's the Purplest! A New Sharpener!

I have used the Classroom Friendly Pencil sharpener for a few years now. 
When they asked me to share this Purple Sharpener, 
I was very pleased!
I know that not everyone likes purple. . . but I do!

They are calling this the Popular Purple Sharpener!

These are the other colors they have. (I love the pink too!)
 But I know pink isn't for everyone. 

I love how sharp the pencils get with this tool. It's the way I like my pencils to be. There isn't much better than a nice sharp pencil to work with.

I taught a group of 2nd graders how to use this tool. They also loved it and found it very easy to use. 

Wouldn't you want your pencils to go from these on the right to those on the left?

 This young lady had a brand new pencil and look at the difference in just a few seconds!

You can see in this picture that it easily clamps to any table or shelf and students can hold the top of the sharpener with one hand and then crank it with the other hand.

But it is also designed to be portable. So you can move it around anywhere in your room so that it's very  usable!

When it's full of shavings, it's very easy to empty.

The drawer just slides out, then you empty it, and slide it back in.

If you are drooling over this awesome purplest pencil sharpener, you can grab it by going HERE. Then you can place your order to get one of your own.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Take a Second to Peek into 2nd

It's the 22nd of the month and it's a perfect time to find out 
about another great 2nd grade teacher! 

She is hosting a sale on one of her Halloween favorites. 
Click the picture to go to her store to find this bundle.

I hope you find a new friend to follow! 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Providing Feedback

In my most recent post, I shared with you how to update your purchases. Click HERE to read that post. 

Today I want to share another thing that you can explore while you're in the MY PURCHASES section of your TPT. It's where you find out if you've left feedback or not for the things you've purchased or got for free. 

This one also gives you a gift! You can get credits for giving feedback. What are credits? Those are points that are turned into cash when you purchase more things from TPT.

You can check to see if you've left feedback. 

Did you realize that giving feedback helps the seller know if they are truly offering a quality product. It's just plain polite to say thanks when someone makes something for you, even if you paid for it. You thank the waitress at a restaurant don't you? Give teachers the same benefit. 

Let me show you how you can tell if you've given feedback or not. 

In that same My Purchases section, you can see the pink and green arrows are pointing to where I have NOT left feedback. It says "Provide Feedback" so I know that I need to go back to this link and tell the seller how I feel about their product. 

If I find a typo or if I am unclear about something, I will leave them a message in the Q & A section. I won't leave them a bad rating over something that I'm not sure of. Finding a typo means that they are human. Give them a chance to fix it before you rate them poorly. 
You can also see the blue arrow that shows where I HAVE left some feedback. This makes it easy for me to see which ones I have left to comment on. 

You may be wondering how to check your credits. 
I can show you that too.

Go to your TPT page and log in. Click on the MY TPT link.
See where it says TpT Credit Balance? That's the next place you click. 

 When that opens up, it will show you how many credits you have. Mine shows that I have 34 credits right now. 
 You can save your credits or you can spend them at any time you'd like. 

Each credit is worth 5 cents. But those five cents add up fast! Especially if you haven't been keeping up with giving feedback! 

So get busy! Check your purchases, and see if you have some credits you didn't know you had! 

If you found some, I'd love to have you leave me a comment and tell me what you found! 

P.S. I'd love for all of you to go back and check your free purchases too. If you haven't left any feedback, please do me a favor and tell the seller something nice about their product. After all, they gave it to you for free! They could have charged you for it, but they didn't. So do the right thing and tell them thanks! 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

How to Update Your Purchases

 I love gifts! I bet you do too. But did you know that the sellers that you have already bought from may have given you a gift and you didn't even know it? 
 I was going through my purchases to see if anyone had updated some things that I already own. And I found 3 things that had updates! That's a gift! That's a welcome surprise! Would you like to know how to find out if you have some gifts? 

Here's how:

Go to your Teachers Pay Teachers page. 

Below, you can see my page. See where the pink arrow is. . . 
that's where you can see many things but the important one right now is
My Purchases.  

Click on those words. 

When that opens up, you'll see this page below. The left side shows your paid purchases. The right side shows your Free Downloads. 

Open the tab that says Recently Purchased. Scroll down a bit to the words Recently Revised. Then click. This will open up any purchases that you have that have been improved. 

When you see the words in RED that say Newly Revised Re-Download, you know that you have a gift! That seller has updated their work and they want you to have the latest information. I marked these with the blue, pink, and green arrows. 

If you want to see just what they did to revise this, click on the words Description of Revision.  A little window will pop up to show you the changes. 

Next you can click on the Download Now tab, and it will give you the latest version of their work installed on your computer. 

It's time for you to check your purchases and also your FREE DOWNLOADS too. See if you have any gifts! I'd love to hear from anyone who found something that was updated!

Friday, October 2, 2015

My Birthday Gifts For You!

I love October!

It's a cool month. . .seriously!

It's also my birthday month.

This is a BIG birthday. .. no, it's not my 30th!

Halloween things and things that are related to October are marked at  $1.00 off each thing. 
Shop the whole month and enjoy the gifts I'm giving YOU!

Click HERE to go to my Store.

Here are some of the things on sale:
Great for Kinders or Preschoolers.

Great for 2nd or 3rd graders.

Great for 2nd or 3rd graders.
Great for 2nd or 3rd graders.

Great for Kinders or 1st graders. They can match the numbers to the ten frame.

Stay tuned, there will be more birthday surprises as the month goes on.