Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bloglovin' and June/July Common Core Writing

In case you haven't already heard, Google Reader is going bye-bye.  Yes, it's a sad day.  I loved reading through all of the blogs I follow on Google Reader, but it's going away for good!  So, what is a girl (or guy) to do?  Bloglovin'!  I name right?!  All you have to do is go to and you can easily transfer all of your Google Reader info right into Bloglovin' and all of the blogs you follow will be right there for your viewing pleasure!  You can see a screenshot above.  Of course, my next question was: Is there an app for that?!  YES!  I went straight to the App Store and downloaded Bloglovin' right away and now I can catch up on all of my favorite blogs right from my iPhone, iPad, or computer.  Yippee!  So......

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In other news, I have several sweet followers who teach in year-round schools who have requested a June/July Common Core Writing Pack to finish out their year.  Ask and you shall receive!  It is {here} and cute as can be!  My favorite writing piece in this product is the Shared Research piece where the kiddos get to plan their own summer beach vacation - how FUN!  Check it out below:

{Click the picture below to enlarge it and see the full contents}

The students will write in all 3 genres of writing in the Common Core - Opinion, Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative, PLUS Shared Research Writing (also part of the Common Core) for tons of fun!  Click the Preview above to enlarge and see what the writing pieces are all about.

This concludes the last Common Core Writing Unit!  I have had so much fun creating all of these monthly units and they've been a big hit with you guys as well.  If you're just finding them or are a little late to the game, you can check them all out in my TPT Store.  There's a total of 11 Common Core writing units covering all 12 months of the year!  As always, thanks for all the support you all have given me.  :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Congratulations to the Winners!

A great big THANK YOU to all those who entered my fun little giveaway!  You can check out the original post {HERE}.  Congratulations to Katie Jenkins, Casey Turner, and Linda Kamp who are the winners!  Yes, I did pick THREE winners instead of just one.  I have just emailed all three of you the three products below!

If you entered and didn't win, you can still check out the three products in my TPT Store!  Have a great Friday!  FIVE, yes that's right, FIVE more days of school for me!  Yippee!!

Let me add a real quick note:  YES, I am creating a June/July Common Core Writing Unit just like my others.  I have had many requests from you sweet year-round schoolers, so I have one in the works for ya.  It should be up on TPT this weekend sometime.  Thanks for all the sweet requests!  :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

End of the Year Giveaway!

Who's ready for summer?!  We only have 8 more days left of school and I am SO ready to soak up the sun!  So, I thought I'd throw a little giveaway to add some fun to the last few weeks of school!  It's easy to enter through the Rafflecopter below and you can win ALL 3 products you see: May Common Core Writing Activities, Summer-Themed Math and Literacy Centers, and my End-of-Year Classroom Achievement Awards!  Just what you need to get you through!  If you own all of these, but still want to enter and win, you can choose any other item from my store.  There are 5 easy chances to win and I will announce the winner Thursday at 8:00 pm CST.  Good Luck - enter below!  :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Teacher Appreciation TPT Sale

This is quick post to remind you of the amazing sale that is still going on at TPT.  In case you haven't heard (where have you been?) many, many sellers are offering 20% off of their stores PLUS if you use the code TAD13 at checkout you will receive an additional 10% off of everything in my store!  Awesome!  So head on over to my TPT store and check it out!

Side Note: Doesn't this picture just make your heart happy?!  I LOVE new pens!  Follow me on Instagram to see more random snapshots like this :)

OK, focus, focus... Back to the subject at hand...

Many of you are using this sale to stock up on all of my Monthly Common Core Writing Packs - brilliant idea!  Get them while they're cheap, my friends - no shame :)  I'm also winding down my school year, so I'm thinking more along the lines of May WritingAward Day, and Summer Break - don't judge!  If you are in the same frame of mind, check out the products below to make your last few weeks a little easier!  Click on the pictures to check them out on my TPT Store!



I appreciate all of the support you've shown me during the TPT sale!  The feedback you all are leaving is phenomenal!  Happy Teacher Appreciation WEEK to all of you!  :)

Monday, May 6, 2013

TPT Sale and a Fabulous Feedback Linky

Fab button design by Beth at Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  If you're like every other teacher in the world, you're not told often enough just how much you are appreciated, so tons of sellers have come together and are offering up to 28% off our ENTIRE TPT store to show our appreciation!  Don't forget to use the discount code TAD13 at checkout to get the full 28% off!  Now that's a great deal!  Join me May 7th and May 8th as I clean out my wish list and get all stocked up for next year!  You can find my TPT Store {HERE} or click on the button below.

In other news, I'm linking up with Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge for a fun linky party highlighting some Fabulous Feedback from some sweet buyers of our products.  An added bonus: If you see your TPT username and feedback featured on my blog post, you will get ONE product of your choice for FREE from my TPT Store!  So make sure to check out everyone else's post too to see if your feedback was featured!  I really do appreciate each and every person who takes the time to leave sweet feedback in my store.  I really do read every single one!  :)

See some of my Fabulous Feedback below.  Each one of these buyers made me smile :)  Click on the images to check out the product for yourself in my store.

Remember, if you see your TPT username and feedback featured above, please leave me a comment on this blog post with your email address and a product of your choice from my store and I'll send it to you for FREE!  My way of saying, "I appreciate YOU!"  :)