Monday, March 23, 2020

Helping Teachers and Parents during School Closures with Freebies


This is my first blog post in almost 4 years. I am now 71 years old and social distancing from my family and friends. It is a scary time but I wanted to do something to help out parents and teachers whose children who are out of school for an indefinite period of time. Since this in Women's History Month I have lots of free resources listed below. I hope those who read it will share it with as many friends and teachers you know. Most of the materials below are for grades 2 to 4.
In the U.S. March has been designated by Congress as "National Women in History Month." It also coincides with International Women's Day which is celebrated on March 8th in countries around the world. Although women have contributed much to our country's history most schools didn't start focusing on the achievements and contributions of women pioneers until recently. I have put together some wonderful free resources and activities that you can access for ideas and lessons to use in your own classroom during March.

If you are looking for some wonderful books and biographies about women to use during March you will want to check out the ones below. Just click on the image to read summaries of each book.
I found some great free resources at Scholastic which you can check out by clicking on the image below. You will find lots of information about Women's History Month as well as Books, Interactive Histories of Women Pioneers, Biographies, and Classroom Activities and Projects. All grade levels are included.

At NEA you will find lessons and activities for grades K-12 which you can access by clicking on the image below.
You can also check out the many lesson plans at Education world by clicking on the image below.
For Grades 3-12 you might be interested in checking out ReadWriteThink.

 Below is the last product I created before leaving the cyber world to get involved in my community and meet other senior citizens. I have made it free. You will find poems, biographies, and fact cards about 11 incredible women in history. Just download the preview file to see sample pages of all the differentiated reading texts, poems, fact cards, and writing activities that are included in the unit. I would love to continue giving away products so please leave me a comment below or on TpT. 
I also made a free Women's History Month Biography Packet about Sally Ride for my wonderful followers and viewers. There is a Note-taking Graphic Organizer that students can use while reading the text, a biography of Sally Ride, and a Main Ideas and Details Graphic Organizer for your students to use after reading the text.
If you would like to download this freebie just click on the image below.
Don't forget to follow me on Pinterest.
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.
                            Please stay well and safe.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Fabulous February Freebies!

This is my 5 year blog anniversary and birthday month so I'm celebrating with some freebies.  I just made my February Edition of "Don't Get Skunked" free so if you are looking for a fun vocabulary and fluency game with February Themed Words then click on the image below to download your free packet.
If you haven't downloaded these forever February Freebies just click on the images below.
                                          
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. 



Monday, August 1, 2016

Let's Get Ready for Back to School

Whether you're headed back to school in August or September, you may want to stock up on some great deals today and tomorrow. TPT is having their Back to School sale August 1st and 2nd. Everything in my store is 20% off but don't forget to use the PROMO CODE: BESTYEAR at check out to get a full 28% off your purchase. Just click on the image below to check out my store.
It's a perfect time to stock up on Bundles which are already 20% and get a total of 48% off today and tomorrow.


When you click on the images above you can also check out individual packets. When you download the Previews you will see sample pages of all the activities in the packet.

Don't forget to check out my best selling Back to School Activities Packets for the 1st weeks of school for K-1 and 2-3. Just click on the images below. The previews have sample pages of all the activities.
                 
Don't forget to give feedback to earn lots of credits to use when you check out. You may want to do that before you add packets to your cart.
I wish each and everyone of you a great start to the new school year. Thanks for making a difference for your students.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Appreciating Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week

It's hard to believe that it's the first week in May and the school year will soon be coming to an end. Although I am retired, I have 4 grand kids in public school and their teachers are amazing. Teacher's Pay Teachers is having their annual Teacher Appreciation Sale on May 3rd and May 4th. Everything in my store will be 20% off but don't forget to use the PROMO Code: CELEBRATE at checkout to get a total of 28% off your purchase. Just click on the image below to check out my store.
 You will find Mother's Day and Cinco de Mayo thematic units and lots of spring related products. Going on a field trip to the zoo you may want to check out this fun packet: Zookeeper, Zookeeper." You can enjoy a few freebies like these Spring Fluency Activities or Mother's Day Writing Prompts.

Hope you know how much I appreciate each and everyone of you for the difference you make each and every day.