Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pi Day Freebie!

Pi Day is officially upon us for another year!  I know that many of you take this day, March 14th, to do some exciting and fun activities in your classrooms! 
Here is a little freebie inspired by all the "Keep Calm" posters/ t-shirts that we have been seeing around lately. 
Just click on the picture to get your free download! 
Remember- Keep Calm and Eat Pie!!!   A great motto on any day, not just 3-14!!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TPT 3 Million Strong SALE!!!

Now's your chance to grab some great products on the cheap!!! Bring in March by shopping the TPT sale this Thursday & Friday!  Save a total of 28% in my store when you use the code TPT3!!

Go to Life's a Teach! to shop.  Here are a few of my offerings:

Happy shopping!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

I appreciate you!

This week is the time that we stop and think about the teachers who have done so much for our kids and so much for us.  I hope that all of you educators take the time to appreciate your colleagues for all they have done for you. 
I hope that we can carry the spirit of Teacher Appreciation Week with us for the entire year! 
Take advantage of my TPT discount coupled with the discount from TPT so you can get 28% off on May 7th & 8th. 
I have added a new product {Genre Subway Art Posters} . This is the perfect time to snag your copy!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tweet, Tweet, Come get your 3 R's Freebie!

A little birdie told me that Earth Day is right around the corner!  What a great opportunity to talk about being responsible and taking care of our Earth!  Grab my Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Flapbook to get the conversation flowing or assess learning.  Just click on my little buddy or the link below to get your freebie before he flies away!! 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Just Joking Around!

Visit my store for some great deals with 20% off every item!  Saturday, Sunday (Easter) & April 1st!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

You Scratch My Back, I'll Scratch Yours!

Hey guys!  I have been trying to come up with ways to increase traffic on my TPT store as I approach my two year anniversary on the site.  I thought I might try all you peeps in blogger world.  If you download & vote/comment for three of my free products in my TPT store and become a follower of my store, I will give you 1 paid item of your choosing for free. 

Simply follows these steps:

1.  Visit my TPT store
2.  Download and comment on at least 3 of my free products
3.  Become a follower of my TPT store
4.  Leave a comment here with the following:
     - the name of the 3 products you downloaded and voted/left comments about
     - the name of the paid product that you would like to have
     - your email so I can send you the product

It's that simple!  I will send 1 free item to everyone who completes all four steps by Thursday at MIDNIGHT (3/21/2013)

So, go ahead and do some shopping!

Here are a few of my free offerings:
Non-fiction Reading Response Cards
Filing Cabinet Drawer Labels
Guided Reading Rotation Cards
Number Identification Highlighting Activity Pages

And as always, I APPRECIATE you!!!!

THIS PROMO HAS ENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

App of the Week

I am so excited to share this incredible, life changing app!  Okay, it may not be life changing in a big picture kind of way- but I think it will be in your classroom when it comes to organization.  Have you ever been jealous of your media specialist’s organization and efficiency when it comes to keeping track of book inventories?  Well, I have!
I have an extensive classroom library that I am quite proud of and I am very efficient when it comes to organizing my books.  I have got that part down!  But so many times, my students are “borrowing” books from my library to take home or keep them in their cubbies or colleagues are asking to borrow books. 
Enter, Book Crawler!  Where were you 10 years ago?  This app will help you get a handle on your books.  You can use it for your classroom library and professional library.  How many times have you let a fellow teacher borrow a book to run a few copies and then it just disappears?  Or you couldn’t remember where you put that great resource on fables that you and your team need for an upcoming unit you are teaching?  This app will answer those questions for you! 
Book crawler
Once you purchase this app- yes, it costs $1.99 {well worth it!} you will be able to start taking inventory on  your books.
This app has some really great features.  You have 3 options for loading books {Manually, Google Books and ISBN scanner}.  The scanner is the easiest and most time efficient way, but Google Books works great, too!                       
After you load your book, you can tag it.  This allows you to sort your books into categories.  This is a great feature!  I have my classroom library Lexile Leveled instead of by “theme” to better meet the needs of my students{Go here to find my Lexile Level resources on TPT} So, if I was looking for books on volcanoes I would have to search through all my baskets.  Now I can look for books that have a Science tag and find which titles I have.  I can also add the Lexile Level as a custom tag and find exactly which basket houses the book. 
There is also a comment option.  You can put whatever you want in there.  If you lend a book to a student, parent or colleague you can enter it in the comment!  Genius!  There are so many other great features to this app that I haven’t even figured out yet. 
If you decide to check out this app (there is a free lite option), let me know how it goes.  Feel free to share any tips you may figure out! 
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