Wednesday, September 28, 2011

There's a LOT happening at Connect A BLOG!!!

Be sure to check out Connect A Blog!  You don't want to miss the great lessons and ideas posted by expert educators on this site!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Tracee selected my relatively new blog as one of her favorites! I'm proudly displaying this award to demonstrate the hard work of everyone who has been networking in order to share all of our quality products and teaching ideas! In a couple of days, I'll be announcing my favorites, so stay tuned! :)

Check it out!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


When I first started selling on about two years ago, I came across a product for the novel HUNGER GAMES. Not being very familiar with it, I clicked on one of Tracee's Hunger Games products on TpT and was amazed by the incredible quality of  it.

As I became more and more absorbed in TpT,  I began to see Tracee's name everywhere on the Web.... Hunger Games....Hunger Games! thus I dubbed her the Hunger Games Diva! 

With her great success on TpT, she's a wonderful role model for all sellers and always graciously offers help to those who have questions about technical and marketing tips.

Tracee just received the "Top 10 Teaching Blog Award" for HUNGER GAMES! She then "PAID IT FORWARD" and noted 10 favorite blogs on her site! Thank you, Tracee for choosing mine!

Take a look at her incredible site!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Middle School Teacher Makes History Come Alive!

Check out Louisiana Traveler's blog! He's a middle school teacher who loves history. 

Greg makes history come alive for students!  
Take a look at him dressed in historical garb!                                     

I've done this next project with my social studies kids when we study the Civil War. These quilts make a wonderful family keepsake!

LOUISIANA French Era Quilt Project - LaTraveler Greg -
"Over the years, I am always looking for new and different ways to present materials for my students. In this one they get to create an old fashion quit like grandmother used to make. Each square features a different piece of information from the chapter or unit of study."

Mr. E has also included a FREE item that is a great hands-on project!
Cleaning up with artifacts - LaTraveler Greg -

Friday, September 16, 2011


This is a great FREE product!
"How to Teach 7 X 8 = 56 So All Students Can Succeed"! This is a very detailed lesson that includes six charts that will enable your students to learn this simple mnemonic in less than ten minutes. Sure wish it was available when I was learning multiplication!

How to Teach 7 X 8 56 So All Students Can Succeed - Victoria Leon -

Be sure to check out "The Best of Teachers Pay Teachers" where you'll find many, many free products, contests, featured articles by the best and famous teacher/authors!

The Best of Teachers Pay Teachers: FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “100 Hundred Points Book Report”

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sign the Declaration of Independence

When I taught early American history and government, I had my students sign the Declaration of Independence. This government website is fantastic! Select "color printer". Then have the kids select a quill pen for either a colonist, American or Patriot then type their names in the box. Click "submit" and on the next page, "Yes I want to sign". They will then see their names on the Declaration of Independence with all the other signers. This is a great hit with parents, who have told me, they've framed them!
Make sure you use parchment type printer paper. The results are amazing when they're printed out!

Al Capone Does My Shirts

 Gennifer Choldenko's Al Capone Does My Shirtshelps students understand autism through the eyes of a boy whose sister is autistic. The student worksheets in my packet are self- explanatory. They can be completed in small groups to encourage brainstorming, as assessments or as independent class work. Worksheets include: characters, character changes throughout the novel, plots and settings, themes, symbols, a note taking sheet, predictions, vocabulary, letter writing, connections, thought provoking questions, book marks, rising, falling action and climax, the five senses, figurative language, cause and effect, quotes, game cards, Tic Tac Toe, character traits, and an autism sheet. Websites about autism are included, as well as my detailed suggestions and successful ways to teach the novel.

The student worksheets are all in black and white except the bookmarks. There are a total of 32 pages in this packet. Best for grades 6 - 8

photo of Al Capone Does My Shirts, student worksheets, PDF, Teacher Park
         Al Capone Does My Shirts Student Worksheets - Ruth S. -

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Geography Practice for Kids!

I love this site! These are click and drag geography puzzles, that help kids learn state shapes and capitals as they have fun!  There are also continents and other countries.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Great Ideas For September!

Visit "Teacher2Teacher" where you'll find free items offered by TeacherspayTeachers, teachers! Look for my 210 Free Journal Prompts


Be sure to also stop by SchoolBox Treasures to see the great September "Items of the Month" offered by TpT teachers! My "Novel Response Cards" can be used with any novel. It's one of my most popular products.

                                SchoolBox Treasures

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