Sunday, August 2, 2015

Back to School Sale Time - LOVE It!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Remember that old Christmas song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"? You might recall that Staples used it for a funny commercial, with parents gleefully dancing in the aisles as they loaded their carts with school supplies for their children returning to school.  Well, now it's the most wonderful time of the year for teachers in search of fresh new classroom supplies, because it's time for the Love Back to School Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers!  Everything in my store will be 20% off from Monday through Wednesday, and if you shop on Monday and Tuesday and use the code BTS15 at checkout, you'll save a whopping 28%! 




Thanks to Brian and Eric at the Wise Guys, Creativity for the Modern Classroom, who are hosting a great big linky party,  I'm joining in with a whole boatload of teacher-authors at many grade levels who'll each be blogging about two of their resources, their best-seller and an especially great back-to-school favorite. What a fun and easy way to discover what others are loving AND something completely new-to-you that might just become your favorite!





Here are mine!




First, let me show-and-tell you about my best-selling resource. But first, here's what some customers said. {These comments make me blush, but, wow, they also make me smile.}





Head over to my store to read 346 more reviews!

Riddles are a great way to model inference, as you show your little learners how to use the clues to discard possible answers until they're left with only one choice. Each of the one hundred riddle cards in this set has a three-step riddle with clues using odd/even, tens and ones, coins (pennies, nickels, dimes), and comparison signs for equalities and inequalities.

Here's a sample card.


The set includes 100 riddle cards, an answer key, a themed hundred grid, and a solve-and-color activity for using independently.

How can you use these cards in your classroom?

* Solve one or a few each day at your calendar time and use the completed cards to build a hundred chart on a wall or bulletin board.

* They make great morning wake-ups. Just put one card up on your doc camera and you'll see their little wheels in their brains start spinning bright and early!\

* Focus your class' attention before a math lesson by using a riddle card as a warm-up.

* In a small group or with partners, they can be used with a printable number grid activity (directions card and grid included).

* Solve them together over the course of several weeks. They're great for spiraled math review, and also an easy way to model applying inference skills to math.

* After much modeling, use them as task cards in a center or for a Read the Room activity.

* Keep a pile of these near your classroom door. That makes it easy to use a riddle card as a sponge activity while your students are getting in line.

* For independent work, use them with the included solve-and-color printable.


Click here or on the cover to see the first and second grade version, here for third grade, and here for fourth and fifth grade riddles.
                                                   
   





Here's the special back-to-school resource I'd like to share with you. It's a bundle loaded with back-to-school resources for first grade, and it's truly a steal-of-a-deal!




Here are the facts and figures.




Here's some of what you'll get in this bundle.














Click here to see the bundle, or click on any of the pictures to get more info about that product. Thanks for taking time to look!

Are you ready to see all the best-sellers and super resources? Click on any of the buttons below! Have fun!


Happy Teaching!













Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"What's New in K-2?" Week 8

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Well, it's a good thing that I promised to set up this linky party every week ... because I'm enjoying looking at all of the new ideas, but also because it seems to be the only blogging I'm doing lately! {note to self ... as if my desk isn't already covered in a blizzard of sticky notes...}






If you're a resource creator who's got something wonderful to share, please do! Just follow these simple rules.

*  If each of us does just one thing to promote this linky, it's going to bring lots more views for all of us! Tweet it, post to Instagram, FB, blog about it, pin it, +1 it, or even just tell a friend or two about it.  Collaborating will help us all.  Thanks!!

* One link per blogger per week, please, featuring your latest resource or great idea!

* Please link directly to your item, not your storefront. If you're linking to a post about the item
 (which would be the best!!), please link to that specific post.

* You don't have to add the linky button above to your post and link back ...  but it sure would be nice!  Thanks!

Bring on the links!! :)


Happy Teaching!










Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"What's New in K-2?" Week 7

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Welcome back to our weekly K-2 linky party!





I'd like to spotlight one of last weeks' links. As one of the first times that new readers are working on blending sounds in print, CVC words deserve lots and lots of practice. This set from KB3Teach will provide you with just that! There are seven cut-and-paste pages in this set, each with an assortment of short a rimes. Wouldn't this be great to have ready to go in your sub file? Thanks for linking, KB3Teach!




On to this week's assortment of the best new resources in K-2!

If you're a resource creator who's got something wonderful to share, that's great! Please follow these simple rules.

* I've got something new to ask of you this week!  If each of us does just one thing to promote this linky, it's going to bring lots more views for all of us! Tweet it, post to Instagram, FB, blog about it, pin it, +1 it, or even just tell a friend about it.  Collaborating will help us all.  Thanks!!

* One link per blogger per week, please, featuring your latest resource or great idea!

* Please link directly to your item, not your storefront. If you're linking to a post about the item
 (which would be the best!!), please link to that specific post.

* You don't have to add the linky button above to your post and link back ...  but it sure would be nice!  Thanks!


Happy Teaching!










Sunday, July 19, 2015

First Grade Back to School Giveaway!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Have you stopped by my Facebook page lately? I love sharing freebies and having giveaways, too - please like my Primary Inspiration page to keep up with them all, or at least as many as FB will send your way, right?!?

There's a giveaway going on over there right now, until Monday night. If you're a first grade teacher, winning this bundle would give you a great BIG pile of new resources for the school year ahead! Just click here or on the image to get the details




Enter now to win it at Facebook, or check it out at my Teachers Pay Teacher store!  Thanks!


Happy Teaching!



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ice Cream with a Cherry on Top Addition Freebie

Hi, Teaching Friends!

"What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?"

That's a question that nearly everyone has an answer for, and it's quite often a pretty passionate answer! Are you a fan of the cool sweetness of chocolate chip mint, or do you prefer the snappy little brickle bits in butter crunch? Salted caramel is also moving quickly to the top of my favorites list!

Your students all have their own favorites, of course. Hmmm, this would make a great data collection activity, wouldn't it?


In the meantime, here's an ice cream addition game freebie for you to enjoy with your firsties ... or at the beginning of the year in second grade! Click here to download.




It's an easy addition to your math centers for operations and algebraic thinking. Enjoy!



Happy Teaching!



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Week 6 ~ "What's New in K-2?"

Hello, Teaching Friends!

Happy Tuesday! It's time for you to discover some great new resources for your classroom, created for you by a great group of teacher-authors. Centers, games, task cards, classroom decor ... I hope you'll find just what you need as you make plans for your next class of little learners!




If you're a resource creator who's got something wonderful to share, that's great! Please follow these simple rules.

* One link per blogger per week, please, featuring your latest resource or great idea!

* Please link directly to your item, not your storefront. If you're linking to a post about the item
 (which would be the best!!), please link to that specific post.

* You don't have to add the linky button above to your post and link back ...  but it sure would be nice!  Thanks!


Happy Teaching!




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