Monday, May 2, 2016

3rd Annual Teacher Appreciation Linky and a TPT Sitewide Sale!

Hi all!
It is that time of year again.  It is the time when we are appreciated for all that we do!!!
It is a TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale!!!  Let's Celebrate!!!


Thanks for sharing the sale button Teaching in the Tongass!


Lots of TPT Sellers are putting their stores on sale for 20% off.  You can save even more when you enter in the Promo Code CELEBRATE and you will get an additional 10% off of your purchase.
We want to make it very easy and convenient for you to find the stores of teachers participating in the sale. 





For the 3rd year in a row, I have teamed up with some of my blogging bloggies to host a linky filled with teachers participating!!  Teachers participating should link up a blog post or their TPT store!!

You can click on any of the link ups below to shop or go to their blog to see some products they have on sale!

Here are some products we have on sale!!








Here is a template for you to share some of yours on your blog as you link up.





Here is What to Do to Participate in the Linky

1. Copy and paste the blank template into PowerPoint.
2. Put your product pics in the template.
3. Save your button AND our linky button.
4. Create a blog post using these images.
5. Link your published blog post up with us OR just link up your TPT store that will be on sale! 



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Earth Day with Oriental Trading and a FREEBIE!!!

One of my favorite companies is Oriental Trading.  They have so many great things to buy from their site.  I have bought decor items, party supplies, treasure chest goodies, graduation keepsakes, etc.  You name it....I bought it.  I was so happy to review some of their awesome products.

Before I begin my review I just want to mention a disclosure that I received these product samples in exchange for an honest review.

Oriental Trading has become my go to store for awesome teaching products.  I will be reviewing some great products that have are awesome for Earth Day activities.




This is such a cute little flowerpot for your kids to make and design.  Your students will color and make their flowerpot pretty.  Your kids would then be able to plant their flowers and show it off in their cute flowerpots.



This activity center is so cute.  Students get practice sorting the different recycling items.  They will learn more about recycling paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, compost, and cardboard. 



Students will turn and learn more about reducing, recycling, and reusing to help save our Earth.



Students will finish their own pledge for the trees.  They will pledge to save the trees and write how and why.



These eraser topers remind us of that little orange friend who speaks for the trees.  Your students will love using these on their pencils.




These self adhesive stickers are awesome for making a save the Earth poster.  Your students can write a persuasive essay about why we should save and protect the Earth.




I love these Earth Day pledge certificates.  They really give the students ownership of promising to help save and protect the Earth.


Product #8: Earth Day Bands


Give your students one of these, and they will have a constant reminder to love the Earth.  Love them!



Earth Day


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Building Fluency for Young Readers plus a BONUS FREEBIE!!!



Working with students to become fluent readers can be challenging at times.  I want to share a new activity series that will hopefully give your students much practice with reading simple sentences fluently.

Fluency





Here are 5 highlights from the NEW series!!!!



1. Students read sentences three times each to develop fluency.
This is such an important part of the series.  When students read repetitively, it helps them to sound clearer and smoother.  The reading begins to become more understandable for them.




2. Phonics Focused
Each NO PREP page is labeled with a focus phonics pattern that is featured in all of the fluency sentences.  Students use a highlighter or crayon to highlight the words that contain the focus pattern.




3.  Intervention/RTI resource
You will love that these pages are the perfect addition to your intervention or RTI time.  It is the perfect warm up to a small group reading lesson.  You could also use this pack for Literacy Centers,  Guided Reading,  Small Groups,  Homework practice,  Partner Work,  Individual Work, or
Group Work.



4. Word Work included
After students read each time, they will complete a word work component.  After the first read, they will rainbow write one of the words they read containing the focus pattern.  After the second read, they will pyramid write one of the words they read containing the focus pattern.  After the third read, they will write by the code.  They will write the focus pattern in red and the other part of the word in blue.  For the CVC pack, they will write vowels red and consonants blue.




5.  Picture Visuals
Each page features a picture of a word that contains the focus pattern.  Students are able to visually see the word and the picture to make a connection to what they read.




You can also have the students to make a fluency booklet and use the covers that come with the packs to keep handy in their desk or small group area.



If you like this packet, you can grab the growing bundle HERE!

THERE WILL BE OVER 100 PHONICS BASED FLUENCY SENTENCES NO PREP PRINTABLES!!!

GET IT NOW FOR THE INTRO PRICE THAT IS $5 OFF. AFTER MARCH 30th IT WILL BE REGULAR PRICE.

***THIS IS A GROWING BUNDLE THAT FINISHES 3/30/16***

CVC FLUENCY AVAILABLE NOW
BLENDS FLUENCY AVAILABLE NOW
LONG VOWELS AVAILABLE NOW
R CONTROLLED VOWELS AVAILABLE 3/20/16
DIPHTHONGS VOWELS AVAILABLE 3/25/16
DIGRAPHS VOWELS AVAILABLE 3/30/16


If you would like to try out a page from one of the packs, you can download this FREEBIE by clicking HERE!







Monday, January 4, 2016

FREEBIES for Returning to School after Winter Break!!!!

Activities for returning from winter break

I cannot believe it is time to go back to school already.  I feel like we just got out for break.  I am excited to see the teachers and students and get back into the coaching routine.  
I hope you enjoy these activities and FREEBIES that can be used this week for fun as we get back into the swing of things.
I hope you have a wonderful time back to school!!!
ENJOY!!!


Letter Writing
Students can pair off in groups of twos.  Each student will write a friendly letter to their partner explaining what they did over winter break.  When finished, students can share their letters with their partners.  
I also attached a writing template if you would just like to do a partner writing activity.






4 Corners Game
This is a favorite game in my classroom.  It will get students up and moving out of their seats.  I am putting a twist on it to make it engaging and academic.

How it Works:
Use these 4 numbers below and put one number in each corner of your room.
  





  

Then tell the students to choose a corner of the room(number) and stand in that corner. The teacher will say a math fact.
For example "Teacher says 12+0" Any students in the 12 corner are out and must return to their seats.  Remaining students can then pick another corner of the room(number).  Then "Teacher says 7+8" Any students in that corner are out and must have a seat.
The game keeps going until there is only one student remaining.
When students get out have them use the recording sheet below to write equations that match the correct sum that they hear the teacher say as the game is completed.
This is going to be a lot of fun!!!




Set Goals for 2016
Set goals with your students.  You could do whole class goals first.  For example:
Learn all sight words.
Learn math facts.
Read with fluency and expression.
Next, have students set some individual goals.  Students can use the template below to write 4 goals for 2016.



I hope these activities will be beneficial in your classrooms this week!!!

Click the picture for the freebie!!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzfkDjx_pPQxZkhwcXZWNE9hY0k/view?usp=sharing

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Let's do the Turkey Trot!

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Welcome to “The Chalkies” Turkey Trot! We hope you enjoy a jog through our blogs gobbling up freebies, ideas, and recipes for some holiday joy!



We have a new blog name!  We switched out the word "Primary" for "Elementary". We want to meet the needs of any teacher K-6. Our blog has been thoughtfully designed to help you find what YOU need for YOUR classroom level!



I love those grade level tabs {seen above} that help me grab what I need. This trot will also take you through the grade level blogs of your choice.

We hope you enjoy this little meal from appetizer to dessert!

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Freebie from my Turkeys unit in my TPT store.
Click the picture to grab it!



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Here is an old freebie that is perfect for a Thanksgiving activity for you kiddos.  Get them writing about what they are thankful for.  Its a great way for them to reflect about their lives and who means a lot to them.
Click on the picture to grab it in my TPT store.


Turkeys



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Here is an awesome recipe for pecan cheesecake!  Yum Yum!! Click the picture to see it!

Cheesecake layered with a pecan pie for a fun and delicious pie that everyone will rave about!:


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Click my picture to go over to my tpt store!!!
Latoya Reed

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