Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dollar Tree/Kohl's Find

I get tired of the same old birthday celebrations in my classroom so this year, I'm going to snap a picture with these Photo Booth Props and post on Twitter for the parents. Maybe the birthday child can pick a friend or two...still thinking!

I found them yesterday at Dollar Tree in the birthday aisle.  For just a buck each, a fabo assortment!  I think the kids will have some fun with them! (Nice quality!)

After the Dollar Tree, I ran into Kohls and grabbed Batman!  Wahoo!  Biscuit, Pete, and Pinkalicious were available too.  My kiddos LOVE to read to their stuffed animal friends but many of my animals lean toward the girls. So, thrilled to snag two Batmans.  Could more of these characters be far behind?  Superman? Spiderman?   A teacher can only hope!

I use them for Fluency Friends.  Grab this freebie here!  Hope you can use it!  Have a great day!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Update: MANUKA HONEY (Problem Solved!)

If you haven't read and filed this post away, please do it now.
Go ahead.
I'll wait.  It may just save your life one day.

A few minutes ago, I watched a segment on Good Morninig America about Manuka Honey which I talk about above.  Google GMA and MANUKA and you will see the article.  Happy to say, my Manuka purchases has been real honey BUT I saw the results of the TRADER JOE brand!  HALF THE PRICE!

A steal!

I quickly ordered 6 on Amazon for some family members.  As I ordered, I saw quantities go down, down, down and limits be reduced to 4 per person.  This was all in a matter of minutes.

So I suggest you check out Amazon (22 bucks for 8 ounces!) or get yourself to TRADER JOES ASAP.  When you read the article, you'll see why TJ will have to get approval next time.  All explained.

Bottom line:  Research it.  Watch the GMA video of the Drs. using it on infants.  Keep it.  USE IT!

That's my PSA for the day!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Few Freebie Reminders...

Are you loading up your cart up for the TpT Sale?  I am!  Buying tomorrow!  Today, I concentrated on updating some products since I really can't make new ones yet. Here's one you should grab! Honestly, poems are a great way to kick off the year!  I start my poetry binders right away.

Poems are great for Daily 5, Binders, Fluency Reading, Buddy name it!

I also have these freebies which I think you might like to have at the beginning on the year:

Have you seen my Book Its?  Grab these two freebies and check them out!  I love them for a few reasons.  The first being that sometimes you just want a FEW activities to support a book.  Not a full-blown unit.  Another reason I love it (and have been getting feedback about to!) is that each packet is TERRIFIC for leaving with a substitute!  Each packet provides three meaningful activities that could take at least an hour for a sub to cover in class:  After reading the book: Make words, Retell Story (oral or written) and my favorite, Pick-A-Prompt.  Seriously, my kids LOVE them and they are lifesavers!  Download the SANDWICH SHOP and HARRY THE DIRTY DOG and see for yourself.

If you haven't read The Sandwich Swap, please, please, please check it out of the library or watch on YouTube ASAP.  The perfect book to kick off the year with that reminds us all to be tolerant of others in all ways.

Here are two new ones I recently finished that I'm planning on using at the beginning of the year:

Here's a freebie that CAN be used for the calendar but I use in my counting centers.  Have fun with it!

Although this isn't free, I think you should check it out IF you are looking for a MONTHLY memory book.  We use this each month BUT then fill in several fun pages in June.  So, it's like a combination.  Why I love it: You can see monthly progress!  Seeing September vs. June blows me away...every year!
 Can see full preview in my store.

Gotta run!  Hope you see something that would be helpful to you!  Have a great day!