Doing a Little Labor Day Shopping?

Do a little Labor Day Back to School shopping at The Teaching Bank's new Tools For School store!



Use code BACKTOSCHOOL13 at checkout for 10% of your entire cart valid 8/30-9/2/13!

MelonHeadz: Meet Mason fund raiser

Get some adorable clip art and help out a great cause at MelonHeadz Illustrations Blog:

Don't Miss Out on the Big Back to School Sale!

Today is the last day of the big Back to School sale at Teachers Pay Teachers! Receive 20% off EVERYTHING in The Teaching Bank's store AND use code BTS13 at checkout and TpT will take an extra 10% off everything in your cart! This will add up to a savings of 28%! 





Get the 2013-2014 school year off to a great start that is light on your pocketbook with The Teaching Bank and Teachers Pay Teachers! Now is a great time to stock up on all those big bundles and novel units you've had your eye on!  







The Time Has Finally Arrived! Back to School Sale at TpT!

I know you've been waiting and wondering when, oh when, is Teachers Pay Teachers going to have their big Back to School Sale? Well fret no more, the time has finally arrived! Two giant days of savings are upon us! 

Today, August 18th, and tomorrow, August 19th, receive 20% off EVERYTHING in The Teaching Bank's store AND use code BTS13 at checkout and TpT will take an extra 10% off everything in your cart! This will add up to a savings of 28%! 





Get the 2013-2014 school year off to a great start that is light on your pocketbook with The Teaching Bank and Teachers Pay Teachers! Now is a great time to stock up on all those big bundles and novel units you've had your eye on!  







Last Day to Save BIG on the Teacher's Notebook Back to School Bundles!

Palmer, Neb., schools take a page from 'Harry Potter' - Omaha.com


This story was in my local newspaper, The Omaha World-Herald, this morning. It caught my eye as an educator and Harry Potter fan. I thought it was such a great story. Such a fantastic idea that could be implemented school-wide or even modified for a single classroom that I wanted to share on a broader scale!

Busy Summer Means Neglected Blog! Part 2

My blog has been very neglected this summer! For this I am very sorry! Yesterday I told you about the work I have been busy on aligning all my units to the Common Core Standards. The other big project I have had is to create a website: theteachingbank.com




Now don't get too excited, it is a very basic website! LOL! With some help from my husband we were able to put together a pretty basic site that can direct you to the social media sites so you can follow The Teaching Bank, find the sites where you can buy The Teaching Bank's products, and download a current product list of all offerings from The Teaching Bank. It may not be anything flashy and mind blowing, but it gets the job done and I am proud of it! Smiley

Busy Summer Means Neglected Blog! Part 1

As you can see by the posting dates my blog has been very neglected this summer! For this I am very sorry! I have been very busy behind the scenes on The Teaching Bank stuff though! I have undertaken two very big projects that I have been working hard to get completed prior to the Back to School rush!

Today I am going to tell you about the first big thing I spent most the summer working on, well actually the last 2.5 years, aligning all my novel units to the Common Core Standards! I tweaked the format a bit this past spring/summer though and instead of a long listing I changed the alignment to a checklist format. Each activity within the unit has a checklist which shows each standard that it is aligned to. Hopefully this will make organization and management much easier for YOU the classroom teacher as you transition to the Common Core Standards.

All 76 units that I offer are aligned to Common Core Standards in this way. Each Novel Unit listing in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store offers a free preview that shows the complete Common Core Alignment Checklist so you know exactly how it is aligned before you purchase. Check out these examples from my Charlotte's Web and  Holes Units:

                       

After creating the checklists for the novel units I figured the checklists would be handy as blank checklists for organization and management to help keep track of all the Common Core activities that teachers will need to track throughout the curriculum so I also offer the generic checklists by grade level: