June 15, 2018

Father's Day Giveaway and Hashtag Sale

Happy Father's Day! 
A team of amazing teachers and I have come together to give an awesome teacher a TPT gift card to show him/her how appreciative we are for his/her support!

Just enter the Rafflecopter below before midnight June 23, 2018, for your chance to receive a $200 gift card from Teachers Pay Teachers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Once you've entered our Rafflecopter, hop on over to TpT to check out the special hashtag sale being offered for the next few days, from now through June 18th. Click HERE or visit TpT and use #celebratedeals as your search term.

May 21, 2018

#Summer2018 Juicy Deals

I've joined together with some AWESOME Teachers Pay Teachers product creators to bring you a fun two day event that will let you get to know us and try out some JUICY teaching items at super low prices! Just click HERE to be whisked away to #SUMMER2018.

Click HERE to read my profile. There you can learn more about The Teacher's Desk 6 and view more than 500 quality teaching products geared for intermediate and middle school students. Of particular interest, you might like to check out ELA mystery pictures (a fun and engaging way for students to practice grammar skills) or ELA and Science ZAP games (the heart of my store featuring a game that students BEG to play). Need a quick and easy activity to support the study of a novel, check out these I Have, Who Has Listening/Comprehension cooperative learning sets. Finally, if you're looking for something to motivate your students to acheive their best, check out these brag tags (mini-awards).

Happy #Summer2018!

May 6, 2018

#ThankYou18 TpT Sale

May 8th is Teacher Appreciation Day. 

Thank you to all my bloggy friends, followers, and customers! I truly appreciate your presence in my life.
Thank you for your kind words, comments, suggestions, sharing of ideas, and support of my TpT Store. 
You have challenged me to be a better teacher in so many ways: through sharing LOADS of new ideas, new techniques, suggestions for books to read, new technology to try, and SO MUCH MORE!

As a thank you for all that you do, TpT and I are hosting a special Teacher Appreciation Sale. Everything in my TpT Store is discounted by 20% while TpT is offering an additional 5% discount during checkout IF you use the promo code THANKYOU18. Please don't wait too long to take advantage of this special offer since this sale only lasts two days.

April 16, 2018

YeeHaw! It's Time for Bonanza...

... #BundleBonanza, that is! Search TpT using #BundleBonanza for 50% savings on selected bundles. Don't wait too long, however! #BundleBonanza only lasts through April 17, 2018! Click HERE to see all the great bundles being offered.

March 25, 2018

An EGGcellent TpT Gift Card Giveaway

I am thrilled to announce this special Easter giveaway 
hosted by an awesome group of TpT'ers.

Don't hesitate! 
Hop to it and enter the Rafflecopter below. 
The giveaway will be over before you know it.
The more entries you complete, the better your chance of receiving the TpT gift card.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

March 19, 2018

#SpringIntoSavings Sale

Spring is in the air... FINALLY...
and it's a great time to #SpringIntoSavings on TpT!
Just click HERE to #SpringIntoSavings or visit TpT and use the hashtag search term to locate your savings.

March 16, 2018

#LuckyDeals Sale

I am so LUCKY to be teaming up with a group of wonderful TpT creators to offer you LUCKY dollar DEALS on some awesome teaching products. Click HERE to be taken to the sale items or simply do a search on TpT using the #luckydeals as your key word. Hurry though, this special hashtag sale is only valid on March 17th and 18th.

March 10, 2018

Teacher Book Talk: Maker Lab Outdoors

What a wonderful surprise when I arrived home from school yesterday! I found this waiting for me in my mailbox...

I immediately began perusing it and couldn't put it down. It is chock-full of colorful pages, photos, and directions for making the coolest kid-interesting stuff. Of course, it's quality material; notice it is a Smithsonian item. I quickly snuck a peak at the publisher's website just to see what they had to say about this beautiful book:
Twenty-eight science projects and experiments to be done outside will spark kids' creativity and help them develop science skills through hands-on learning.
Projects focus on Earth and the environment, plants and animals, rocks and minerals, and space, bringing science learning home and into the backyard. Young scientists can make a cave system and find out about underground rivers, construct a working model of tectonic plates and learn about earthquakes, build a telescope and look to the planets and stars, and more. 
Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, Maker Lab: Outdoors includes 25 interactive projects to inspire kids' creativity and their scientific side, , and, as the founder of Maker Faire Dale Dougherty says, "to realize with their hands what they can imagine in their minds."
With stunning photography, succinct step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations, Maker Lab: Outdoors takes readers on a journey of discovery. A must-have for every young scientist curious about their surroundings, and for makers, crafters, and those who enjoy exploring the outdoors.... DK Publishing Company.

Here are a few of those 25 interactive projects mentioned by the publisher:
  • butterfly feeder
  • periscope
  • soil-free planter
  • brilliant barometer
  • cracking rocks
  • a wormery
  • an air cannon
  • a water rocket
  • a paper sundial
  • AND MORE!!!
Let's take a closer look at two of those projects, just so you can see the quality of the text and how fun each project appears. First, a wormery... even the name is great! Each project is displayed in an attractive, inviting photograph followed by step-by-step instructions, complete with sequential photos. Even limited readers can easily re-create the projects independently or with minimal adult assistance. The majority of the projects can be completed with items that most households (classrooms) have on hand or that can readily be collected.

Check out this project, a water rocket! My sixth graders would be all over this one in a heartbeat!

And the best part of this book, what makes this science teacher's heart sing? At the end of each project is the science stuff, how it all works! Gotta love this part!

I can NOT wait to share this book with my class of young scientists. They are going to enjoy it as much as they enjoy the original Make Lab book that I already own.

So, are you intrigued? Want your own copy? To purchase directly from the publisher, click HERE. At the publisher's site, there are links to preferred retailers, such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble to name just two. Choosing these retailers may afford you a copy of the book at a lesser price. You can even access a digital copy!

If you really like this Maker Lab book, there is another as I mentioned above. Check out this blog post from July 2017 about the original volume.

February 11, 2018



I am so excited to be joining so many creative teacher sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers to offer you a special hashtag sale for the next two days! Teacher sellers are offering favorite products for sale at just one dollar a piece to show how much we love our teacher customers. Search on Teachers Pay Teachers using #teachersloveteachers or click HERE to find the specially priced items.