April 28, 2012

50 FOLLOWERS FREEBIE and a New Product!

I have 50 followers on TpT (Woohoo!), so I just posted a new FREEBIE in my TpT store.  If you have been following me on TpT or on my blog, you've probably realized that I've been making a lot of owl themed resources lately.  I can't help it, they're cute!  :) Anywho, I decided to post an owl themed freebie.  They're "Welcome!" and "Read" posters.  I hope you enjoy them!!  Also, don't forget, when I get to 50 followers on my blog, I will be having a contest to select one person who will win one of my TpT products (of his or her choice) for free! See the directions for entering here.

In addition to my freebie, I also recently posted "100 Backgrounds" to my TpT store.  There are 100 vibrant backgrounds: star framed, with polka dots, diagonally striped, and vertically striped.  They are for personal and/or commercial use (see my Terms of Use).  For the number of backgrounds you are getting, you can't beat the price! Both backgrounds you see in this post are from that set.  

Happy Teaching!

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April 24, 2012

TpT Logo Designs

Did you see TpT's last newsletter? If you haven't, look at it soon!...The newsletter is promoting a contest to create a new "It's About Time" logo design.  There are a couple of ways to win some money.  The first is for the ten designs who get the most "likes" on the TeachersPayTeachers Facebook Fan Page.  If you are in the top ten, you can get $100.  If you create the design with the most "likes", you get a $1000 bonus.  Finally, if TpT selects your design for the website, you can earn $1000.  All submissions are due by midnight on April 28th!  Good luck!  

Here are my submissions.  Please "like" them on TpT's Facebook Fan Page, if you get a chance! :) Thanks!

*We are only two TpT store followers away from another FREEBIE! 

April 23, 2012

Sweets and Treats Clip Art

I created my own cupcake clip art to use for my Mother's Day craftivity.  I decided to combine those cupcakes with some other delicious treats, to create a new clip art product for my TpT store.  Create some of your own sweet items with this clip art set (see my Terms of Use below)! 

*By the way, we are only three TpT store followers away from a new freebie!

April 20, 2012

Mother's Day and Father's Day Craftivities

Mother's Day will be here in less than a month (Sunday, May 13th to be exact)!  Have your students complete this adorable cupcake booklet to let their mothers know how sweet they think they are!  I also posted a similar craftivity for Father's Day.  Instead of a cupcake, it's in the shape of a baseball cap.  Students can fill out the attached pages to let their dads know why they think they are #1. If you are interested in both items, see my combo. pack.  The combo. pack includes both craftivities for a cheaper price.

Happy teaching! :)

*Remember to enter my "50 Followers Freebie" contest for a chance to win one of my TpT products for free.
*We are only six TpT store followers away from a new freebie being posted!

April 16, 2012

Career Unit

Our state testing starts next week!  I have been using my "Getting Ready for the Test" materials with my students throughout the last couple of weeks, but I still can't believe it's almost time.  Over the weekend, I began to plan ahead for our next unit.  Yes, we do keep learning after the tests are over!  I like to do a career unit at the end of the school year.  It's a fun way to cover some research and communication standards, and it provides real world connections to what students are learning in school.  Students like this unit because they are able to pick a career based on their interests and skill sets.  They love to find out information about the careers they choose, especially how much money they can potentially make in the future :).  I went through the files that I have used in the past, updated them, and added a couple new files to create a career unit for TpT. 

What is your favorite unit to teach towards the end of the year?

April 15, 2012

Tax Day Sale!

I am having a Tax Day Sale for my TpT store.  This is my first sale ever!  Visit my store to purchase my products for 15% off.  The sale is for today only!

April 14, 2012

Colorful Banners and Freebies!

I have created some colorful banners for personal and/or commercial use.  I decided to post a FREEBIE here.  You must follow my "Terms of Use" to use the clip art below. To see the complete package, visit my TpT store.

Freebie (See my Terms of Use)
Right click this image, and select "Save Image As..." to save it to your computer.

Also, one of my absolute favorite graphic designers, Jaime, is having a promotion on her site. If you follow her on three social networking sites: Twitter, Facebook, and her blog, you can get one of her cute items for FREE!  

*Don't forget to enter my "50 Followers Freebie" contest for the chance to win one of my TpT products for FREE! :)

April 11, 2012

Whooo Doesn't Love Cute Owl Clip Art?

I am always looking for cute clip art for my TpT units.  Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to make my own owl clip art.  After a couple of hours of trying to figure things out, I finally created a package of eleven different colored owls in three varying forms: wings down, wings out, and a female version.  There are also optional ears that can be added to the owl graphics and four different branches on which you can perch your owls.  I made these files for personal and commercial use (see my Terms of Use-in TpT store).  I am looking forward to making some more clip art in the future.

Who are some of your favorite clip art designers? Are there any clip art "themes" that you would like to see made?

April 09, 2012

Persuasive Writing Bundle

I have added some new files to my persuasive unit and turned it into a bundle.  The bundle includes a lot of bulletin board materials, student handouts, example essays, and forms of assessment!  Check it out here: 

April 06, 2012

Check This Out!

I just came upon this awesome contest today, and I thought I would spread the word.  Ms. Rachel's Room is holding a contest for a FREE LUNA DOCUMENT CAMERA!  I entered the contest, and I hope I win...My fingers are crossed!!!  Go to her blog and enter the contest yourself!  

Check out Mrs. Lane's TpT store.  She has posted some unique products for the elementary grades.  In addition to Mrs. Lane's items on sale, she just put out a new FREEBIE (for a limited time).  It's called "Fishin' for Addition Bulletin Board Activity". I love interactive bulletin boards!  

Michelle at Making It As a Middle School Teacher is running a "50,000 Page Views Eggs-travaganza".  Enter her contest to win one of five $10.00 Amazon gift cards.  I will be doing that right away!

*Lastly, don't forget to enter my contest.  All you have to do is join my blog and comment on my "50 Followers Freebie" to  have a chance to win one of my TpT products for FREE!

Enjoy your Easter weekend!

April 02, 2012

New Items on TpT and a Freebie!

Ok, I posted a freebie already, but I am still planning on posting a new one when I get to 50 followers on TpT (I'm at 22 right now)!  I decided to post a small freebie called "Owl Themed Specials Posters" in honor of the "Owl Themed Classroom" bundle I recently posted (which totals 90 pages).    It contains posters of the following specials: art, music, library, technology, and P.E. Enjoy!  Also, check out the primary "Careers in Our Community" item I posted...I've been so busy lately, it's been hard to keep this blog updated!

Remember, if you enter my 50 Followers Freebie Contest, you have the chance to win one of my TpT units for FREE!

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