Thursday, October 25, 2018

Freaky Friday- LAST Week! Let's Be Thankful!

Time sure flies when you're having fun....
It's hard to believe tomorrow is the FINAL week of Freaky Friday for 2018!

We're all hoping you found lots of great deals each week and will be ghoulishly happy with what we have to offer this week!

If you are new to 'Freaky Friday' here is how it works!
40+ Teacher Authors have teamed up to bring you a dollar deal each Friday in October.
The deal is good for ONE DAY ONLY, so you'll want to set a reminder not to miss out tomorrow!

To find all the deals simply:
1. Click this image:
It will bring you directly the the list of deals being offered on Teachers Pay Teachers!

2. Use the linky at the bottom of this post to find the participating stores.  You can click the first image in the linky to find ALL THE DEALS for the week or click each individual seller's picture to find what they are discounting for the day!

Some sellers are using the hashtag:
on Instagram to link their products, but you won't find them all this way.

So what will you find from me this week?
Last year I polled my Facebook followers and it was a split between Winter Flip Books and a Thanksgiving resource...I had went with the flip books, so this year I'm going with Thanksgiving!

There were so many Thanksgiving goodies I was contemplating using- Old Lady Swallowed A Turkey, Pilgrim Pilgrim What Do You See?, Thanksgiving Dinner Word and Picture Cards....but I chose to go with my super popular Thankful Mat!

I have been making these for years and they parents always comment on how cute they are sitting on the table!  The years that I have had a feast, we used them as our placemats for that too! 

You have the option of using mats with the year on them, or not, and I update the mats each year, so once you purchase it you'll always be entitled to the updates!  It is normally $3, but on Friday October 26th you can grab it for just $1!

There is also an option to add a turkey handprint to the back!
There is a cute little poem that goes with it.  
I have my students make their mat and then we glue it to a 10x13 piece of yellow construction paper.
I then paint their hands to make the handprint (because I like the bold look of the paint), but you can trace hands if you're not too keen on the paint mess!
I have them write their names and the year.
I have them laminated and then send them home before Thanksgiving break with a little note explaining that this special keepsake can also serve as a placemat to spur discussions about things everyone at the table is thankful for!


Are you ready to find all the deals for the FINAL week of Freaky Friday?

We sure hope you have enjoyed the weekly dollar deals this October!
This group has decided this is an annual event we will host, so please be sure to be on the lookout again next October when Freaky Friday returns for it's 6th year!

Until next post,

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Freaky Friday Week 3- Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves

Did you score some awesome 'Dollar Deals' the past 2 Fridays?
Friday October 19th we do it all again- but with 40+ new deals for you to choose from!
How will you find all of these deals?

Choose one of these methods:
1. Click this picture:

2. Use the linky at the bottom of this post that shows all of the participating stores!
You can click the first link to find a list of ALL the deals or click each individual seller to find their discounted deal for the day!

Many of the sellers on Instagram are using this hashtag when showing their deal:
but you won't find ALL the deals that way.

The sellers listed below will also be posting about their deals on their Facebook pages too...just another reason to follow and 'like' your favorite sellers!

So what will you find from me this week?


This is a pack of black and white printables, as well as some in color, and sequencing cards that can be used for retelling and sequecing this popular story by Lucille Colandro:

Here is a preview of some of the components included in the pack:
It also includes a story retelling crown so that your students can show everyone they meet, both at school and at home, what they learned from the book!

We love to use the components of this pack over the course of the week.  
We re-read the book several times and work our way through the materials:
*We sequence the cards on a pocketchart
*We color the items from the story during listening center
*We sequence the objects she swallowed during independent work time\
*We read and color the foldable reader and add it to our independent reading bags
*We wear the crown home on Friday to show everyone what we learned

This set normally sells for $4, but on Friday October 19th, you can grab it for $1!
If you love this resource and know you will be reading the other 'Old Lady' stories this year, be sure to check out my BUNDLE that includes ALL the old lady stories:
[This is a GREAT thing to add to your wishlist for an upcoming TpT site-wide sale! ;) ]

Ready To Find ALL the $1 Deals for Week 3 of Freaky Friday?



Be sure to check back next week to find out what THE LAST WEEK of Freaky Friday $1 Deals for 2018 will be!
Have a fabulous week!
Until next post,


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Freaky Friday Week 2- NO PREP Printables for Numbers 0-10

Did you score some awesome 'Dollar Deals' last Friday when we kicked off 'Freaky Friday?!'
Friday October 12th we do it all again- but with 40+ new deals for you to choose from!
How will you find all of these deals?

Choose one of these methods:
1. Click this picture:

2. Use the linky at the bottom of this post that shows all of the participating stores!
You can click the first link to find a list of ALL the deals or click each individual seller to find their discounted deal for the day!

Many of the sellers on Instagram are using this hashtag when showing their deal:
but you won't find ALL the deals that way.

The sellers listed below will also be posting about their deals on their Facebook pages too...just another reason to follow and 'like' your favorite sellers!

So what will you find from me this week?

This is a pack of 13 black and white printables that can be used for morning work, early finishers, enrichment/remediation, homework, extra practice, etc.!

At times I send these home when I have parents request 'extra practice' or things to do at home to work on identifying & writing numbers, as well as counting sets.

Here are a few screenshots of the printables from the pack:






There's even a fun way to integrate science!  
Spin, graph, record, count and analyze:
The only thing you need to 'prep' is to download, print and copy!
Some of the printables will require a paperclip for the spinner (or you can lay a transparent spinner laid OVER the paper...I use these from Amazon).

You can put some of them in sleeve protectors to make them reusable resources for centers too!

**Disclaimer**
I don't feel children should ONLY be using printables for math, and do value hands-on work for number sense!  I use morning tubs in my classroom each day so children can practice what they have learned in a meaningful and fun way!  I hope to share more photos of some of my other seasonal stations soon!  It's usually so busy and lively in the mornings that I forget to take pictures!
We also play a lot of partner games that are wound into my math instruction weekly. Then I place those games into our morning tubs once we've practiced them a few times!

BUT...I do believe that some paper/pencil activities are important and that is why I integrate pages from this Fall Printables 0-10 pack into my classroom!

Here are a few of the morning tubs/partner games we have been playing so far this year:
We have 'partner boxes' in my classroom.  Each time we use a manipulative for a game/activity it goes into the partner boxes.  Just this week we added the 10 Sticks and dice.  By the end of the year the boxes contain all the manipulatives we need for working in pairs.  It has been a lifesaver for management!  No more 'wasting time' distributing materials- partners grab a box and have what they need to get right to work!

This can be made to use with any season too!  Just sub in some seasonal erasers or fun 'manipulatives' from the Dollar Store! (Ex. artificial fall leaves, small Christmas bows/gifts, plastic or foam hearts, gold coins, plastic flowers, etc!)


(Those plates are actually left over Valentine's Day plates!  I just flipped them over and drew the web!)

I often share pins I find for fun number sense activities on my Facebook page or you can find them on my Pinterest Board- Math Resources.


Ready To Find ALL the $1 Deals for Week 2 of Freaky Friday?



Be sure to check back next week to find out what Week 3's deals will be!
Have a fabulous week!
Until next post,


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Freaky Friday Returns for YEAR 5!

Well summer surely FLEW by...and so did September...
And now it's time for FREAKY FRIDAY to return!

It's hard to believe this is the 5th year this promotion is running!


Which means 4 weeks of incredible $1 deals on over 40 products each week are on their way!

If you have followed me for the past four years, you might remember that each October I join a group of sellers to offer $1 Deals each Friday in October!
AND...we have decided to 'get freaky' again this year!

Here is how it works:
Each Friday the participating sellers will select one product from their store (normally priced $3-$5) to mark down to just $1 for the day!

How will you find these products?
There are a few ways!

1. Click THIS IMAGE:

3. Follow this hashtag on Instagram
#freakyfridaypegs

4. Click the links to the participating stores in the linky at the end of this post and it will take you directly to that store's $1 deal for the day (it will be updated each week to the new product)!  
You can also click the first link- it will bring you to all the $1 deals of the day!

So what will you find from me this week?
My Sight Word Center Pack has been pretty popular, but with this set you'll be able to add in some Fall Fun to your word work center and reading instruction!


There are 15 'read, build, write & draw' printables and 15 one page books in this set for the following sight words:
I, a, see, like, my, to, the, go, we, is, look, you, will, said, have

It is normally $4.50...but on Friday October 5th, as part of 'Freaky Friday,' it will be discounted to just $1!

Having the option of using sentence/word frames or not is perfect for differentiating your small group/center instruction!  I also use the frames in the beginning of the year when we are working on 1:1 correspondence...as the year goes on I start offering the printables without the frames.

How Do I Use Them In My Classroom?
These are one of my 'staple centers' EVERY week! 

*I print the printable and book for the word we are working on that week.  

*Students read the sentence (using the touch dots), cut out the words, build the sentence (I have them build and check it before gluing), write the sentence and then draw a picture to match it (sometimes they draw on the back).

*After they finish the printable, they take one of the books.  They find the 'target word' on each page and circle or use a highlighter.

*They read the book 3 times (I have them put a check on the cover each time they read) and then color the book.

*They bring it home and read to a grown-up.  If they bring the book back with an adult's signature they get to pick a prize!

*I encourage parents to keep the books (and our sight word readers we complete each week) in a shoebox at home to build fluency!


This pack is NO PREP!  Simply download, print and copy!
They help review sight words and build reading fluency and confidence in our youngest readers!

Use them in centers, for guided reading/small group instruction, reading buddies, early finishers, enrichment and/or remediation, independent practice and more!


Ready To Find All the $1 Deals for Week 1 of Freaky Friday?

Be sure to check back next week to find out what Week 2's deal will be!

Have a fabulous week!
Until next post,

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year! Freebies, Deals and Winter Fun!

How is it possible that we are getting ready to ring in 2018?
I honestly feel like we were just welcoming 2017!

I prepped most of my 'New Year' goodies before I left for break, but do have some lesson planning yet to finish...I know what I want to do/will be covering...just have to get it all typed up!

As much as I would have loved to offer you a new New Year freebie, I just didn't get around to it, so if you didn't already grab this freebie I offered last year, here it is:
All the directions and suggestions for use are in the FREE DOWNLOAD!
Students identify what the 'missing number' is and then write it on the recording sheet next to the picture that was in the missing number's place! 

If you are in a paper crunch, or trying to be more environmentally friendly, you can also have them use magnetic numbers to cover the picture...they can then record it on a dry erase board and/or a laminated version of the recording sheet so that it can be re-used! 

After we use this in math center next week, I plan on putting it in one of our morning tubs with magnetic numbers and a dry erase board for them to practice writing the number 
(aka my trick to squeeze in some extra number writing practice!)

You can click the pictures above or HERE to download it for FREE!
(There is ANOTHER FREEBIE at the bottom of this post too!)

If you LOVE the New Year one for Numbers 0-10, be sure to check out my Winter Theme for Numbers 10-20 too:

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But that's not the end of the New Year fun!
I have teamed up with 30 other sellers for a 'Magical New Year' promotion!

On Sunday December 31st we are each offering a dollar deal!

It is normally $3, but will be reduced to $1 for ONE DAY ONLY!
Much like the New Year Early Emergent Readers Pack I offered last year for $1, this pack is PERFECT to have ready to go for the BIG winter sporting event starting February 9th!


Much like the Winter Express Readers Pack I've offered before for $1 deals (see post and video here), this pack comes with word cards, word and picture cards and 2 versions of the reader to aid differentiation in the classroom!  
It is also offered in both color and black & white: 

We will be reading and coloring our New Years books the first week back when we discuss 'New Years' and then they will be added to our Readers Workshop book baggies for independent reading, sight word recognition and fluency practice!
(You can read more about the New Years books and see a video showing everything included on THIS POST)

We'll use this Winter Sports version as we approach February and discuss all the types of winter sports we will be seeing on TV!


Be sure to check out all the DOLLAR DEALS for 12/31/17 HERE:


In addition, each author is also offering one of their products for 50% off on 1/1/18!
From me you will find my Penguin Informational Readers for only $5!

It comes with 11 informational readers about different species of penguins! 
Not sure it's going to work for your students?  Try out the Emperor Penguin reader for FREE

You can read more about my penguin books ON THIS POST  and if you are planning on a penguin unit this winter, THIS POST will give you lots of ideas for poems, crafts, books and more! 

Be sure to CLICK HERE to find all of the 50% off deals on January 1st!



AS A SPECIAL HAPPY NEW YEAR GIFT...
Try this New Year Puzzle (for the word 'have') for FREE!

Using them is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4! 

This video explains how to use them as well:

And if Sight Word Puzzles are something you think your students will benefit from, be sure to check out my New Year post from last year that explains exactly how to use them and what is included!

Searching for more New Years resources?
Just click this picture to be brought to all my paid and free resources!


One of my favorite things to do is have this puzzle on the kids' desks when they come in the first day from break!  It's super easy- they cut, build the new year and color!
(Click the picture to find it in my TpT Store- I edit it each year so you'll always have it!)

We work through these New Year goodies during the week back
The kids each make a pair of monocles (see in picture below) and I take their picture wearing them with a New Years hat and blower in hand!  Then I print the pictures and mount them with their New Years resolution foldable (see above).  It makes a great bulletin board/hallway display!

We also make and read these books:
and watch the ball drop via YouTube!


In addition to the FREEBIES at the beginning and middle of this post, be sure to grab my New Year Countdown FREEBIE in my TpT Store too!

AND DON'T FORGET TO GRAB YOUR:
DOLLAR DEALS- Sun 12/31/17
HALF OFF DEALS- Mon 1/1/18

Wishing you health, happiness, peace and serenity as you head into 2018!

I would like to say that I am resolving to blog more in 2018 but I don't want to break my resolutions TOO quickly this year!  I post a lot of ideas on Instagram and my Facebook page because it is easier and less time consuming, so if you don't already follow me via those social media outlets, I would love to have you join me this year!

Until next post,
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