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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Winning Isn't Everything, But it Sure is Fun!

Christmas is a time of giving, but it can also be a time of winning and receiving! 

Mark your calendars for DJ Inkers’ annual 
12 Holly Daze celebration!!  
Get ready for 12 full days of fabulous flash sales, darling daily FREEBIES, fun new products and more!  

Festivities begin December 1 at 12:00 am… and each day lasts for just 24 hours!  

Click below to sign-up for their email list so you don’t miss a thing!  



Be sure to sign up for the newsletter 
for the giveaways by 12/12.

DJ Inkers is in the Christmas Spirit and they are graciously giving me a CD and a freebie to give away

The CD is called Jolly Holly Days.

Click the picture to go to their webpage to see all the goodies they have!


This is one of my favorite products that I have made from some of these images. 



This helps your students read the amounts of money in words. It's a tough skill that is often seen on national tests. 




If you are picked as the big winner, you'll be given a choice between getting a download of the clipart or getting an actual CD.


When you  enter the Rafflecopter, you can also win this from me. 






Just Enter the rafflecopter 
and wait to see if you win.




Just for reading this and being a faithful follower of mine, I get to give you a wonderful gift of writing borders for you to use with your students. 

You can grab this here

Thanks for reading all of this and being loyal followers of my blog. I hope you enjoy the freebies you're receiving and even more so, I hope you win!



Sunday, November 26, 2017

How to Update Purchases & Find Out if You Need to Leave Feedback

If you haven't spent all your money on shopping this weekend, maybe you have some left to shop at the TPT Cyber Sale! It's happening on November 27 and 28th. You'll get 25% off your purchase if you use the code Cyber17




If you have some down time during the break . . . 

(Yes the kind of down time where you aren't napping, or eating, or watching a great movie on TV!)


I have something you could do! I just spent about a half hour going through my TPT purchases. I updated any that had new revisions, and I also left feedback for things I somehow forgot to leave feedback for. 

First you need to go to your page on TPT. That's when you click on your own name that is in bold print. There you will see this picture. 




When you click on My Purchases, you'll then see Paid Purchases and Free Downloads. 



I checked in my paid purchases and in my free downloads too. Both of those areas have ways to check for recent revisions, and feedback that needs to be provided. 
       
You might be thinking. . . why do I need to leave feedback? 

Well the first reason is that it's a kind and considerate thing to do. Your mama certainly taught you to use your manners, and this is a great chance to show your mama that you were listening! 
                    
The second reason is because you get credits for leaving feedback on paid items. Those credits add up to $$ off your next purchase.  Now you don't get credits for leaving feedback on free things, but it really does help the seller know how you feel about the product and it is just plain good manners. . . remember what your mama taught you!!


It's not that hard to do and you know you don't want to sit on the couch for the entire break. . .do you? If you have a laptop you can do it right from the couch and wa-la! you've accomplished two things at once. 

Now doesn't that feel better?



Monday, November 20, 2017

Writing Letters to Santa and a Twist

Many of you have your students write letters to Santa. I'd like to share a post I wrote a few years ago, about what I do with my Santa Letters.  Click HERE to go to this post. 



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It's a Freebie Time for Your Halloween Celebrations!


I have a deal for you. . . 
I mean a really BIG DEAL!
DJ Inkers took 5 phrases that I asked for and made them look wonderfully cute! 
Not only did they make them for me . . . 
But I get to give these phrases away to you. . . 
FOR FREE!!

I love all of my followers and this is a great way to pay you back for giving me so much support. 

The 5 phrases are:


Click on any of the words above to see the DJ font that was used to create that phrase!  (Links send you to DJ Inkers where you can buy the font.)

See the decorated samples below.

Keep reading to see the link to grab this freebie.


Not only will you get them in color, but I'll also give them to you in black and white too. What a deal! I told you it was good!


But What About The DJ Inker License?
You might be asking yourself. . . 

Well, some of you might remember that you need to have a license if you want to sell things using a DJ Inker clipart of font. There is some great news on that topic too.  

Another GREAT DEAL! Just click here to read more about it. In a nutshell, they are now offering a one time Lifetime license fee. . . ONE TIME! That's it. No more having to remember to pay each year. 

This license will allow YOU (the purchaser) to design & sell projects to customers that will be the end user of the product. You may NOT sell your designs to a company or another individual seller for any reason. 

If you have purchased licenses before they will work with you so that you can prorate your already purchased license to go towards your lifetime license.  Win Win!

They also made their terms of use much easier to follow. 


You MUST display your license # on all product descriptions, & give visible credit to DJ Inkers for graphics &/or fonts used somewhere on your project. 


As your week is about to look crazier and crazier, I want to give you a little fun to help calm your nerves. Thanks for being a great follower and loving DJ Inkers. 

If you'd like the clipart phrases mentioned above, 


just click this link below and you'll be able to download them yourself and use them. 







P.S. If you want to keep up to date with DJ Inkers, just sign up for their newsletter and you'll be getting happiness in your emails! Click here to sign up for the newsletter


Thursday, September 28, 2017

How to Quickly Improve Your Addition Fluency Strength!

Click the picture above to go to my store. 

Are you looking for an easy game for your kiddos to do while you're assessing? 

Do your kiddos need more practice with adding? 

I have just what you are looking for! This game of Roll and Cover is fun and helpful at the same time. 

You just need one die per group, one or two cards per group of two students. You'll also need beans, cubes, coins, or whatever you use to cover the numbers. 

Pair up your students. They can each have their own card, or they can share one card. If they are sharing a card, they will need two different colors of manipulatives to cover, so they can tell which one is theirs. 

They take turns rolling the dice and then they add 1 more number to what they rolled on the dice. So if they rolled a 3, they would add a 1 and that totals 4. They would cover one of the 4's.  If there is no 4 available, they have to skip their turn. 

The play continues until one of them gets 4 in a row. The one who gets 4 in the row first is the winner. But actually everyone wins because they are working on their math facts. 

There are also boards that you
 can roll and add 2 and roll and add 3. 


You can save your colored ink when you print these. Just print them on colored paper (or cardstock) to make them more interesting. But printing on white paper is also ok. 

If you're reading this within the first 24 hours of me posting this set, you can grab it at half off. Click HERE to see it. 
After tomorrow night, they will be back up to full price. 

Don't forget to leave feedback and let me know what you think of these. That helps me know if I'm making things that work for you. It also gives you credit points so you can purchase more things at a cheaper price when you cash in your points. 



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Classroom Morning Routines Made Easy

Ok, you're back to school now. . . and are you going crazy? 
Is this your first year or your fifth year? 
Do you need help with getting your morning moving a little smoother? 

I have just the information you need. My friend Kristen from Easy Teaching Tools, has written some tips that will surely help you get your stuff together better. Click here to see those tips. 


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Attention Seekers: 10 Ways to Stay Positive

Do you have students who seem to need more attention than you think you can handle? I've had them and I know they can test your patience. 


I found a blog post written by my friend, Alyssa from Teaching in the Fast Lane. She allowed me to share it with you. Just click HERE and you'll be able to read some tips on how you can manage those students and keep your sanity too. 


Monday, August 21, 2017

Here We Go Again! It's a BOOST Sale!

Hooray! TPT is having a Boost Sale for all of us who start school later in the year. So fill up your carts, and shop away all day tomorrow. The sale begins at Midnight on August 21st and ends at Midnight on August 22nd. 


One thing from my store that is selling like hotcakes is my Lunch Count Signs.


If you're looking for something to help your kiddos with attendance and lunch count, these signs could be what you need. 
My whole store is on sale for 20% off and if you use the code BTSBONUS, then you'll get an additional 5% off your purchase. 
Have fun shopping. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Redeem Credits = More Shopping!



With the sale going on now, did you know you can get credits to help pay for the things you buy? You can! And it's pretty easy to do. Click on this link and it will take you to a post I did a few years ago. It explains step by step how to do that.

If you're like me, you want to have every extra penny you can find to help pay for things. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Save Your Money and Get Some Good Deals


Everything in my store is marked down 25%. I hope you find something fun that works for you. 

For my Kindergarten Friends, I've been adding some What's Next Pattern activities so they can be printed on colored paper instead of using your colored ink. That's a big savings especially if you can buy your colored paper at some of the major craft stores with their half off coupons. 

September Set
Click the picture above to go to my store.

October Set
Click the picture above to go to my store.



November Set


Click the picture above to go to my store.
Happy Shopping!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Great Ideas To Get You Ready for This Year!

Back with some more back to school ideas that might save your sanity!





Debbie from Crockett's Classroom has this great idea: Word Building and Team Building at the same time! I love this idea. 
Click the picture to go to her blog.








Amy from Tech Crazy Teacher offers some great advice on nipping the Tattling Bug right away!
Click the picture to go to her blog. 




Do you need some good read alouds for that first week or so of school? Tiffani from Time 4 Kindergarten, has a great list. It may say Kindergarten, but these books are wonderful for any grade. 

Click the picture to go to her blog.

I  hope you have found some more goodies that will help you get a better handle of this school year. It takes a village of teachers to share all the things that work! 




Friday, July 21, 2017

More Back to School Ideas That are Helpful

I'm back again with some of my favorite ideas for you to help you get ready for a great year. 


Molly from The Sassy Sub has some great ideas for those first few days of school. 



Mary from Carrberry Creations has a great game to help keep your classroom clean. 



Shelly from Smiling and Shining in 2nd Grade has a great idea for Back to School night, and the first days of school.

So there you have it, week 2 of some great ideas to help you get going this fall. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Some Great Back To School Ideas

I know you're on summer break, but is your mind still thinking about going back to school?

I'm sure a part of you wants to forget school and really enjoy the summer time with your family. 
My kids, grand children and nieces and their families.
The other part of you wants to use this time off to regroup and find new things to do in the fall. Like these new name tags or badges that I updated this summer. I'll make them for you! All you have to do is choose the shape and colors, send me your class list,  and I'll make them with your student names on them. 

Click HERE if you want to grab these name tags. 


I'm with both of those parts. I suspect that if you're reading this, you are too! That's because you are a dedicated teacher and won't settle for less than the best. 

I have asked some friends to share some of their best "Back to School" blogs posts. I have to agree, these are some very good ideas and I want you to read them too. 

I think you'll find some great ideas. 


This idea that Jennifer shares isn't just for kindergarten. You can use it for any grade level. 


Growing Little Minds

Erica shares with you how Family Visits are helpful before the school year starts. 



Melissa shares a great letter that she sends home on the first day of school. 

I hope that you enjoy reading these three articles and can find something to do with your students this fall. 

I'll post more suggestions real soon.