Big Back to School Blowout Sale from Educents!

I know, time is flying! We will have tons of lesson plans soon enough so this is time to get ahead of the game!


 I am so excited to announce that is having a HUGE back-to-school blowout sale and I am going to be featured in one of the curriculum bundles! From July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year! Take a peek into what is on sale! Tell your friends, because there is something for everyone who teaches children in PreK-8th grade!

Click on any of the links or product images below to go right to the sale!

Preschool Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 72% OFF


Kindergarten Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 75% OFF


K-2 The Write Stuff ELA Bundle - 68% OFF

If you look closely you may be able to find something from yours truly in here - my huge Reading and Writing Redhead's Language Arts Bundle! It costs almost $10 by itself (you can check by clicking that link there) but in this bundle with 16 other products, the whole thing is only $29.99! WHA......WHAT? Yep!  It contains my Writing Prompt Collection, my Grammar Pack, Seasonal Grammar Games, Rainy Day Root Words and more!


First Grade Literacy Bundle - 74% OFF


School Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 2-3) - 74% OFF


Poetry Curriculum & Activities Bundle (Grades 2-6) - 75% OFF


Tricky Math Curriculum Bundle (Grades 3-5) - 69% OFF


Complete Full-Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 6-8) - 77% OFF

Management, Decor & Organization Bundle - 76% OFF


Don't Miss It!

You might as well starting getting ready (see below)!  :-)

The Literacy Teacher's Playbook - Book Study Week # 7

Wow! The Literacy Teacher's Playbook Book Club is wrapping up! Only one more week after this! Thanks to Abbey at A Teacher Mom for hosting this!

This week we are looking at the end of  chapter 4 in Jennifer Serravello's book The Literacy Teacher's Playbook (I am reading the K-2 version but there is also a version for upper elementary- check them out below and click on the images to read more about them at Amazon).

In the first chapter of the book we read about collecting data and in chapter two we received detailed information about analyzing that data. Chapter three was about interpreting data and goal setting. This week we are discussing the end of chapter 4. The beginning of chapter 4 focused on goal setting and how to get started with an action plan and the middle of chapter shared some information on instructional formats and decision making, conferring, reading partnerships, and reading clubs.

In this section of the chapter Serravello details how to involve others (staff members, student's parents, etc.) in helping this student. The key is to get practice over time on reading skills and the more people spending time on this with the child the better!

The next section provides advice for teachers who are planning for multiple students and across a week. This is useful- most teachers obviously do not see just one child at a time and we also need to plan ahead as much as possible!

Serravello includes a section here about  knowing when goal has been met. This is not as simple as just waiting until a student reaches a certain score on a test so it good she goes into detail here.

The book has a very detailed appendix. The first section contains a lot of student work samples that you can use to work through some exercises she suggests - to practice analyzing data, interpreting it, establishing  a goal for the student and coming up with an action plan. This is super because all the assessments are here for you and you can do this even if you are not currently teaching or if you are teaching but do not want to wait until you have time to administer the assessments to your student(s).  Following that there is a glossary of assessment terms, forms for analyzing data in your classroom, pages for goal setting, planning, and possible reading and writing correlations  and goals for students reading  at levels a-f.

Overall I am very impressed. Lots of great information in this book and it could be helpful to everyone from a newer teacher to a seasoned one looking to reinvigorate the way she helps students who are struggling in reading.

I am excited for next week when we wrap this all up! See you then!

2 For Tuesday!

So I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for their super fun 2 for Tuesday Linky! I wanted to try this one because instead of putting one item on sale for 50% off I would put two on sale! Yep, 2 items, HALF off! 

What items will get the big discount you ask? Let's see.. How about in time for the fall, Fall Themed Addition and Subtraction Stories? You can get this item at my Teachers Pay Teachers store here or my Teacher's Notebook shop here. What is in it? 

Open Response Addition and Subtraction Problems, 2 Levels of Difficulty
Multiple Choice Addition and Subtraction Problems, 2 Levels of Difficulty
Part-part-Total Practice (2 pages)
Quantity-Quantity Difference Practice (2 pages)
Addition and Subtraction Story Problems Cut and Glue
Roll a Number Addition and Subtraction Story Games
Addition, Subtraction and Mixed Practice Homework Pages

All in all, 60 pages of fun fall-themed math practice! Check out these sample pages! Clicking on any bring you to see them at my store.

The cover and the subtraction homework page.

Multiple choice and open response-style math problem pages. 

 If you do Everyday Math (or even if you do not), you might dig these pages - they match up quite well with the program, but if you do not do EM, they are great problem solving activities and beneficial to all students!

For the cut and glue activities you get problems to solve, answers to match them with, and record sheets to glue the matches on.

Here is a collage of everything included! 

I also have the Fall Writing Prompt Collection at 1/2 off! Wow! Only $1.75! I just revamped it too! I added all the CCSS standards in I Can format, and for grades 1, 2 and 3, so you can use whichever grade you need. The I Can posters are in color and black as well. The prompts are fun and the theme is fall and back-to-school! You can see it here at my Teachers Pay Teachers store and here at my Teachers Notebook Shop. Also clicking on the images will take you to get more details!

A peek at the cover of the collection. The I can statements are in a separate file, so I made a cover page for them too.

 Here are a few examples of prompts that are included - summer memories and setting goals for the year!  Don't worry, they are full size in the product!

 Here is a collage of what you will get. I have a new Mac and am trying to figure out why when I save Power Point slides as jpegs, they come out in landscape mode, even if the PP is in portrait. If you have any advice, let me know. It would take forever to resize them all just for a collage so I left them. Never fear, they look normal in the PDF!!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy 2 for Tuesday! These products will be 50% off until next Monday!

Booktalking Clubs - Get the Lowdown!

Hi everyone,
Today's post is over at Adventures in Literacy Land. The topic is Booktalking Clubs. If you want to know what they are, (no, not the same as a book club), how it works, and how it could increase student engagement, head over to see the post here or click on the image!

Adventures in Literacy Land

Thanks to Erin of I'm Lovin' Lit for the frames and KG Fonts, for well, the font!

Five for Friday-Sleepless Night Edition

Well, not totally sleepless but I was up until 4am, not by choice. There is just so much going on in my little head right now. Excitement, happiness, worry, anxiety, ideas, a little loneliness at times, I just could not settle down and quiet my mind. So I was up till 4 am. EESH.

BUT it is time to link up with Doodlebugs Teaching for 5 For Friday - always a good time!

My Christmas in July Sale continues! Everything is 20% until Sunday so stock up for back to school now. Here are just a couple items you could maybe get some use out of! Clicking on any of the images will bring you to my store. (PS That sale poster has the wrong date- should say July 27. Sorry!)

I am working on some new projects - first up an INTERACTIVE notebook! Also I am working a Morning Work product - I have morning work in many of my other products so I just thought - Hmmm why aren't I making a morning work only product?! LOL 

Stay tuned!

So exciting! I made my Jamberry Fast Start goal! If you are not a consultant you might know why I am so excited, but it feels good to meet a personal goal. I also got some product credit (already spent thank you!) and with each milestone I get a few more $. I was able to pay for my Vegas hotel room with my earnings from the past few weeks and I have only been doing it for  6 weeks! If you don't know what Jamberry Nails is and would like a free sample, check out the picture on the sidebar or just fill out my quick sample request form here. 

They are super cute vinyl wraps that are long lasting and made in the USA. Here are a couple of my latest jamicures. 
Want more info? Comment below and let me know!

Black floral and darkest black - last week's jamicure!

Need to work on my photo skills but this is bubble gum and gingham (from the gingham and berries Jamberry juniors - little girl line). Yes adults can wear juniors!

My mom is not a wrap lady but she even got into it and tried the Jamberry lacquer. Here she is rocking hint of mint lacquer and she added a sparkle top coat!

You may think this is small potatoes but I was psyched! I found a TJ Maxx gift card from last Christmas! I went and found a lamp that I desperately need. It won't stay on the kitchen counter, but I wanted to get a quick pic of it. Yay! Thanks to my former student who gave the gift card to me!

And finally I can't have 5 for Friday without Silly Bailey pics. Just a reminder, first here is how he spent his vacation at my mom's house!

 Now last night he got himself in a weird positing. Lying with some of his feet (and some of his toes on another foot) under the rug. Looks like he is romancing the rug by having a cuddle.And his nose is on the ceiling fan base. Goofball!

Check out when I got close- he somehow got most of his toes under the rug but this one is sticking out. Looks like a killer claw! LOL

Hope you all have a restful weekend!