Friday, November 28, 2014

12 Days of Giveaways from ESGI

The holidays are a season of giving, right? In this spirit, the wonderful folks at ESGI are bringing you TWELVE days of giveaways! It doesn't even matter if you've been naughty or nice (wink, wink). If you're a preschool or Kindergarten teacher, you have been a helper all year long and deserve to win one of these amazing prizes! Some of Santa's elves in this holiday giveaway are...Heidi Butkus, Kim Jordano, Palma Lindsay, Lil' Ole ME, Crystal Radke, Mary Amoson, KinderLit, Deanna Jump, Kathy Crane, Kim Adsit, DeeDee Wills and Dr. Jean Feldman!

How to enter:
Sign-ups open today, November 28th. Giveaways will begin December 1st and end on December 12th. Each day ESGI will be awarding a $25 credit to the prize partner of the day's store and a FREE 1 year subscription of ESGI. On the 12th and final day, you can win a sleigh full of ESGI subscriptions (up to 10) and some great products from Dr. Jean!

To enter, all you need to do is sign up to receive the ESGI e-newsletter. For extra points to improve you chances, tweet #esgi12daysgiveaway once per day, follow ESGI on Pinterest, post one of the giveaway ads on Pinterest, and like ESGI on Facebook.

That sounds like a lot, but all you really have to do is start clicking on the entry form below.

And just in case you aren't familiar with ESGI, you can start a 60 day trial by clicking here. This time of year, you're going to need the 400 hours that ESGI gives back to every teacher that joins!

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Be sure to come back on December 4th when I get to be the ESGI Elf for the day!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Black Friday Wishlists

My friends and I have posted our TPT wish lists. I'm all about MORE clip art, so tops on my list are the fairy tale sets by Creative Clips.

The holidays are fun, but they are also a great time to engage your kiddos in some thinking. If you want a unique science unit on force and motion, take a look at Santa's Sleigh. 

The gingerbread man is on the loose again. This time your sweeties can catch up with him by using some higher level thinking and writing. See Thinking about the Gingerbread Man: Smart Charts and Writing Frames. 

All items in my store are 20% on November 28th!
To see more wish lists and join the giveaway, visit The Primary Pack!
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bright Ideas Roundup!

It's time for bright ideas from some bright teachers! This month is a special edition of the monthly link-up. We're recapping ALL of the bright ideas of the last ten months just in case you missed any. Below you will find links to my own bright ideas from the last few months.

Back in July I shared an idea for turning popcorn bags into sight words book covers.

In August, I suggested you make a quick video of your life after school.

In September, I showed you how my students use floor desks.

Last month, I gave you an idea for organizing your centers.

I hope you found something that helped you in your classroom. Be sure to check out the links below from some of my friends.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

My FAVORITE Product and November Resources

What are you serving for dinner, Mr. Turkey? It's a heaping helping of fine-motor skills work and sight-word practice!

When I use this book with a small group, I put the word cards in a serving dish. Then I use a spoon to serve them onto students' plates. If you use plastic plates, the students can then use dry-erase markers to write the words and sentences.

These books turn out so cute and are super fun to make!

Here are several more November resources you might want to gobble up. 

"Wattle" you waiting for? Start your November lesson plans today!
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