The Very 1st I-Teach First Linky!

Hello everyone!

I’m excited to be a part of the very 1st I TEACH First link-up! We’ll be doing this at the beginning of each month, and you’ll have the opportunity to find some awesome resources and freebies. Just visit the links at the end of this post. Be sure to follow or check back each month for a new linky.


The holidays are right around the corner, bring on the hectic fun! I like to have my students make a keepsake gift for their parents, but we are always in a time crunch. I created this simple Color-Your-Own Elf Ornament that is perfectly sized to add a small school photo (We always get photo stickers from the photography company that does the student photos). I let the students decorate them, add the photo, laminate, and tie a ribbon for hanging. Quick & Cute! Click on the pic below to pick up this freebie:


Another favorite in my class is the My Letter to Santa Writing Center. This resource is not free, but only $1.00. Just add holiday toy ads and catalogs, and you have a highly engaging writing activity. Click the cover pic below to check it out. You can check out my other holiday resources on TpT, including more freebies: Here


ย Check out the linkys below for more resources!





iTeach Blogs Free Newsletters K-2!

Spread the word about our new newsletters!

The very 1st issue of our โ€œiTeachโ€ newsletters will be going out on September 9th, packed with all kinds of goodies just for teachers. Don’t miss out by signing up today.Kindergarten teachers, first grades, second grades, plus homeschools, preschools, daycares, roadschools, afterschools and parents can benefit with ideas for these age groups.
You can sign up here:

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

If You Give a Teacher a Gift Card

…She’ll Go Shopping!

It’s a Teacher Appreciation Giveaway at our collaborative blog, iTeach First!

Enter to win one of four $25 gift certificates we will be giving away to show our appreciation for all you do. Click on the picture below to enter, good luck!




The Educents Marketplace is Here!

Hi Everyone,

I’m so excited to announce the launch of the Educents Marketplace! To celebrate the grand opening, my blog-friends and I are hosting a giveaway. Follow the link below to enter for a chance to win $50 in Edubucks to spend in the new Educents Marketplace!

ย Visit my new storefront, and pick up this fun freebie while you’re there. Just click on the image below:



Don’t forget to enter!!

Educents Marketplace $50 in Edubucks Giveaway #11 – Kinder & First Grade Stores



Take care,


500 Follower Giveaway!


I’m super excited to have 500 followers for my TeachersPayTeachers store! To celebrate some of my awesome blogging buddies have pitched in with some great prizes for my giveaway! Just enter in the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win resources from these TpT sellers! (This is my first Rafflecopter, I hope everything works ok)


Enter Below, Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Product Swap!

I’m so excited, I had the opportunity to try out a product from Maribel at Learning in Wonderland! Because I was doing my spring unit and I love birds, the product I chose to try out was the Birds Writing Craftivity.

I wanted to be sure my firsties understood the concept of a diary entry and how to write one. So I started with a mini-lesson by reading DIARY OF A WORM.

Once we discussed what a diary entry was, and what an Angry Bird might write about in it’s diary, the fun began! Of course I had to remind them that they had to do the writing first, they were so anxious to make their Angry Bird! Here are some pics of the fun:


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My camera had a hard time picking up the pencil writing, it was so light. But most of my kids got the concept of a diary. Some just wrote a story to go with their bird, but that’s ok, they are writing!




And if you are wondering why it looks like my classroom wall is a cubical, it’s because it is! I work at a school built in the 1970’s that is an ‘open pod’ design.

The pod I’m in has 4 open classrooms, it’s interesting to say the least:/

If you are looking for a fun writing activity with a craft the kids will love, this resource is just the ticket! Check out the product link at the top of this post. Head over to Maribel’s awesome blog, she has some great content. Why not follow her while you’re there?

Learning In Wonderland
Then head over to Mrs. Stanford’s blog to check out all of the resources featured in the Product Swap!
Take care,

Spring Has Sprung & a freebie

Ok, I know I’m a little late, but hey it’s been a crazy month:) I wanted to show you a few new items I’ve added to my shops for spring, and give you a freebie!

How Does Your Garden Grow? Write the Room in my Teachers Notebook shop or TpT store

Garden Goodies Playdoh Mats in my Teachers Notebook shop or TpT store

Green Thumb “e” Word Family Sort in my Teachers Notebook shop or TpT store

Farm Phrases Fun Dolch Phrases Card Game in my Teachers Notebook shop or TpT store

and last but not least a freebie!

Download a free copy in my Teachers Notebook shop or TpT store


Take care,

Bunny Friends & a Freebie!

Just in time for spring, my Bunny Friends Literacy & Math 4 Pack features lots of fun & learning for your students. Visit my TpT store or my Teachers Notebook shop to check it out.

TpT Store or Teachers Notebook shop

And I couldn’t resist making an adorable number squeeze game with the adorable Bunny Bash clipart from KPMDoodles. Pick up your freebie in my TpT store or my Teachers Notebook shop.

TpT store or Teachers Notebook shop.


Seussy Fun! Roll & Graph Freebie

I couldn’t resist making a last minute activity for Friday & wanted to share:)

You can download it free in my TpT store or my Teachers Notebook shop.

Don’t forget to check out my Leap Year sale, 20% off all the items in my TpT store & Teachers Notebook shop! If you shop on Wednesday, be sure to use the TpT Leap In! sale coupon code at checkout for an additional 10% off – saving you up to 28%.

Have a Seussy Fun week!