Friday, May 18, 2012

Trouble Opening TpT Files? Tips from Erica Bohrer

Erica Bohrer's First Grade: Trouble Opening TpT Files?: The top question I get emailed or asked in my Teachers Pay Teachers store : Can you help me?  When I open your file, it shows these blac...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spending the Summer with Katniss Everdeen, Willy Wonka, and Jigsaw Jones!

Summer vacation is almost upon us. That means I will have 3 kids home and looking for something to do! Every summer I plan some reading and math activities for my kids to keep them fresh and ready to return to school in the fall. This summer I have planned the following for reading:

My oldest son will be going into 7th grade next year. He has pretty much gone through all my novel units and is ready to branch out. We decided The Hunger Games would be a great novel to choose since he really wants to see the movie and I won't let him until he's read the book! I read the entire series a couple months ago and I loved all of the books! I can't wait for Joey to read it so we can have some real in-depth discussions and go to the movie together. Since I do not have any activities to go with this book I turned to the TpT expert, Tracee Orman! She had so many wonderful products to choose from but I felt that her product, Hunger Games Q & A Chap. 1-27 + Arena Activity, Chap. Summaries, would be the best fit for our summer work since it would be a single student instead of an entire classroom. I can't wait to get started!

My daughter will be going into 4th grade next year. Since I taught 4th grade more than any other, this is my specialty! There are so many fun books to choose from. I plan to start off with one of my favorite books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! This was one of my very favorite units to teach and I can't wait to have that fun with my daughter!


My youngest son will be going into 2nd grade next year. This will really be the first summer that he will get to complete one of my novel units. We plan to start with Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Missing Baseball Cards. Sam really loves sports and collects cards of his own so this should be right up his alley! It is a great book to start chapter book reading.

So that is what I have planned to start off with for the summer with my kids. They start out each day with a school work assignment and some household chores before they head outside to enjoy the sunshine. Helps them transition back into school a little easier in August too! Check out my store at Teacher's Pay Teachers, or any of the hundreds of other great stores (like Tracee's) for some ideas for your kids for some fun summer learning!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Celebration at Teachers Pay Teachers!

The end of the school year is nearing for many. Many of the students, and teachers too, are suffering from Spring Fever. We are all ready to put the testing and the coursework on the shelf and relax a bit. Before school can let out though we need to celebrate the most important people out there, teachers like YOU!  As a way to say THANK YOU for all that you do for your students and schools many of the sellers at Teachers Pay Teachers are having a Teacher Appreciation Sale. The Teaching Bank will offer all products for 20% off May 6-8.

The news gets better though! Teachers Pay Teachers is also putting out a coupon code to take an additional 10% off your order that you can use in any seller's store! Add code: TAD12 at checkout to add the 10% off!

Don't miss out on this great savings opportunity to find things to help wrap up the year, or for items to help you get a jump start on next school year! Head over to Teachers Pay Teachers now!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week Sweepstakes

Teacher Appreciation Week is nearly upon us! Who better to celebrate than YOU! Head over to Teacher's Notebook for the Teacher Appreciation Week Sweepstakes! The sweepstakes will run from May 5th to May 11th. Teacher's Notebook will be giving away $100 every single day to one lucky winner. The winners can use the $100 credit to purchase items in any teacher shop on the site.


This alone is fantastic, but I want your $100 prize money to go as far as it can so The Teaching Bank's Teacher's Notebook store will have every item at 20% off from May 5th - May 11th as a way to say THANK YOU for all you do!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Jackpot


*Thank you so much for your participation in the Teacher Appreciation Jackpot! Over 2,400 downloads were made of my free product alone! I am so honored that I could reach out and say thank you to that many teachers in one day!  Also a big thank you to Laura, April, and Adrianne for organizing such a wonderful promotion for such deserving teachers! And finally, a thank you to all the other teachers who participated. I went to all three sections and downloaded so many wonderful things! I can't wait to get the time to sit and look through them all and put them to use! So many talented teachers it is just amazing! :)



Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and Sunday, May 6th is sure to be your lucky day! I'm excited to announce that I've teamed up with with Laura Candler, April McNair, and Adrianne Meldrum on the very first Teacher Appreciation Jackpot, an amazing "blog hop" event involving over 140 bloggers!

We wanted to show our appreciation for you in a BIG way, so we've all agreed to give away one of our TeachersPayTeachers products for free on that day! Each free gift will be valued at between $3 and $8, so the total jackpot amount is estimated to be over $500! 

Because so many bloggers are participating, this event will be divided into three grade level groups. The Teaching Bank will be participating in the grade 3-6 group.  Each of those smaller events is being coordinated by one blogger as shown below:
The links for the 3-6 blog hop are at the bottom of this post. If you are looking for the PK-2 or the 7-12 blog hop be sure to check the blog addresses for A Modern Teacher and The Tutor House above.



Thanks so much for all you do! We appreciate your commitment to your students and your dedication as an educator!