Happy Birthday Sale!

Since today is my birthday, why not spoil YOU with presents, right? Since my 10th birthday was one of my all-time favorites, I have marked down 10 of my TpT items @ 20% off. Go grab them while you can. This will last for today ONLY! :) Click the HAPPY BIRTHDAY image to visit my store:

Oh.. and I just added this fun set tonight:

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Back to School... Around the Corner

With Back-to-School just around the corner Aug. 6th for me (Aug. 13th for kiddos) - how about you?? I wanted to have some sign-in sheets ready. I have always had sign-in sheets, but made them with a border and posting them for you, for FREE! Click the images to go to each freebie:

Did I say they are EDITABLE?? Yes, they are!

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Reader and Writer's Workshop

Phew! I am gearing up to go FULL speed ahead with Writer's Workshop (Lucy Calkin's kits) this school year. In addition, I am going to try the workshop approach in reading as well. Since this is the case, I created some resources for myself and my students. Here is the end product... Click the image to check it out!

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Save INK and have CUTE posters/borders!

Do you want to have cute borders on posters you download from TpT, but need to save some color INK? Mine is expensive, so I have to use it with caution!! Well, I have a solution (I am sure someone in this big world has already thought of this, but just in case...) :

First, go to Hobby Lobby or other craft store and pick up some CUTE (matching) scrapbook paper.

Next, print the posters in black and white. Cut the border portion OFF!

Now, you have the content portion of the posters.

Once you have cut them all out, attach them to colorful tagboard, colorful printer paper, or scrapbook paper! Easy Peasy, lemon squeezy! SO SIMPLE, and will save you on the cost of ink AND you can still have cute colorful posters ;)

*Changed from Chevron to colorful :)*

So, the next time you think twice about purchasing those cute posters with all those colors... just remember you can save ink by using this money saving tip!

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Constructed Response Questions (CRQs) Strategy Posters

With the new assessments coming into play, students will be expected to answer more constructed response questions. Are they ready? Do they have strategies to assist them in being successful?

This Constructed Response Strategy Poster (PLUS graphic organizers) set focuses on two strategies that assist students in gathering all necessary information in order to fully answer CRQs.

JOIN ME ON FACEBOOK to try to WIN this set FREE!

Click the image for more details:

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Classroom Management ~ Pick Your Partner

How many times do you have your students work in partners? Would you like them to work with different partners throughout the year? Here is a classroom management tool that makes it fun and easy to choose partners. With these cards, you can have flexible partnerships all year long! My 5th graders enjoyed working with a variety of folks and really enjoyed finding their partner through this short activity. Click the image for more details:

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Writing Process Cards

I had a few folks vote to see what types of items you would like me to create. It was a tie: Classroom Management and Close Reading. Here is a set of Writing Process cards. Each child would have a set to use. This is an easy way to manage and see at which step each child is on throughout the writing process. There are 8 different color options. Click on the image to view details:

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Colorful Writing

I am in the process of making Writer's Workshop and Reader's Workshop notebook pages. I wanted to throw a freebie out in case others might want to grab this sheet for the Writer's notebook - this page would be used to assist students in using better word choice. Click the image to get the FREEBIE:

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