Monday, September 15, 2014

Follower Freebies - How to access this month's free kit!

I've just sent out the link to the followers of my Teachers Pay Teachers store for the September "Follower Freebie":  "Don't Get FROZEN" Sight Words Card Game

Teachers Pay Teachers reviews all notes sent out from buyers so it may take up to 48 hours (according to them) to get the message from me in your inbox.  See below how to access your inbox and download this kit.

If you would like to get a free kit each month by following my Teachers Pay Teachers store, click here to see how:  Follower Freebies

For those of you that are following my store, here is how to download your free kit.  You will be getting a message from me in your Teachers Pay Teachers Inbox.  When you are logged in, click on "My TPT" at the top of the page and your inbox will be in the drop down box that appears.

The link will take you to Google Docs.  You can only access this file with the link I sent.  Please don't share this link, but you can refer people to follow my store to get future downloads.

The link will go to a preview of the kit, but it is best to download the kit to your computer and print it from there to get the best quality.  The red arrow shows where the download button is at the top of the page.  It is a picture of a white arrow with a line under it.  Click on this button in Google Docs to download your kit!

Hope you enjoy the game!!!  Thank you for following my store!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mighty Minions and Don't forget the FREE Frozen Sight Words Game!

I've just added two new activities to Teachers Pay Teachers featuring MINIONS!  Who doesn't LOVE minions?  Both activities are sight word activities and both include all 220 sight words that are broken into levels (see below) so you can use with different grade/ability levels. 

Next I have one of my best sellers, Read It, Build It, Write It, but with a Mighty Minion theme!!

Both activities include all of the 220 sight words broken down into the following levels:

EVEN BETTER, you can get both of these in a BUNDLE and save money!!!!

Also, Monday (9/15/14) is the last day to get my FREE Frozen Sight Words Game:

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Frozen" Sight Words Card Game - FREE!!!

I love my followers on Teachers Pay Teachers!  I've decided to start offering "Follower Freebies" each month.  Each month I will send out a "secret" link to my followers on Teachers Pay Teachers.  This link will be a free download of a new product or kit, or it could even be a free download for something already for sale in my never know!  It is a "secret" link because only my followers on Teachers Pay Teachers will get the link. Here's what I am offering this month:

Follow me on Teachers Pay Teachers BEFORE Monday (9/15/14) to get this freebie!  After Monday you can follow me to get next month's "Follower Freebie".

This download contains:
· 30 Pre-Primer Sight Word Cards
· 30 Primer Sight Word Cards
· 30 First Grade Sight Word Cards
· 30 Second Grade Sight Words Cards
· Additional game cards (lose a turn, take more cards, put all cards back).
· Reward Bookmarks for winners 
(or for everyone that plays, because we know that really everyone’s a winner :)

Here's how you can get this monthly freebie:  
Go to:   Teachers Pay Teachers.  If you are already a member, go to my store:  Mrs. Gilchrist's Class (see below if you are not a member). Once you are at my store, you will see my name (Cindy Gilchrist) at the top of the page and right under that is a star and "Follow Me" (see the red arrow below).  Click on "Follow Me" and then you will be following me! 

If you are NOT a member of Teachers Pay Teachers, here's how you can join and get my monthly freebie:  Go to Teachers Pay Teachers.  At the top of the page you will see this:

Click on "Join for Free".  Once there you will see this screen:

It's free and easy, just click where it says "Join Now" on the Standard Membership and fill out the info that appears.  After than you can go back up to the directions I have above, go to my store and follow me.

Each month I will send a "note" to my followers with their "Follower Freebie".  Teachers Pay Teachers does not allow direct e-mail from sellers to followers (which is probably is a good thing!), so your monthly "Follower Freebie" will go to your Inbox at Teachers Pay Teachers.  Your Inbox will be here when you click on "My TpT" at the top of the homepage when you are logged in.

I will post on my blog when I send this out each month, so if you get updates from my blog you will know it is there.

***Now, here's the thing...if I send this out now, only the current followers will receive it and I can only send out one message per month to followers.  So, if you want this, follow me NOW because I will be sending this out on MONDAY (9/15/14).  If you missed it, follow me so you won't miss NEXT month's freebie!!!

While you are at Teachers Pay Teachers, check out some of the new things at my store:

Sight Words Superhero - Everything You Need To Motivate and Reward Students for Sight Word Recognition!

Sight Words Superhero 2 - 130 Pages for Sight Word Resources and Games

My original "Writing Center"

Save With A Bundle:  The *Ultimate* Writing Center and Interactive Word Wall Books

Save With A Bundle:  Author's Purpose Anchor Charts and Reader's Toolbox of Reading Strategies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MORE Superheroes!!! Just added a 130 Page Kit of Sight Word Games, Activities, and Resources and a SALE!!!!

I have just added a NEW Superhero Add-On Kit to go with my original Superhero Sight Words Kit!!!
It has 130 Pages of Sight Word Resources, Games, and Activities!!!!!!

Includes all 220 Dolch sight words. Sight words are broken down into five lists (included). When one list is mastered, students progress to the next list. This kit has:

• Student Sight Word Take-Home Books. You can start off the books with the first list and add a new list each time one is mastered. These are printed 2 to a page and include covers in color and black and white. (7 pages)

• Teacher Record Sheets of all 220 sight words that correlate to the five lists. This can be used for tracking student progress for your records, RTI, etc… (3 pages)

• Read It, Build It, Write It: Superhero Edition! This is one of my most popular kits on TPT and it is included with a superhero theme. Includes the Read It, Build It, Write It mat (make as many copies as you’d like) and 220 Dolch sight word cards to use with the mats. Cards also correlate with the five lists. The mat(s) can be laminated or put into page protectors to use with a dry erase marker. (21 pages)

• Dolch Fluency Phrases Books. Students increase fluency by practicing sight words in phrases. Each book correlates with one of the five lists. Books are easy to assemble or can be stored in baggies instead of being made into books. (34 pages)

• Five Superhero Sight Word Card Games. All 220 Dolch sight words are included. Each game correlates to one of the five lists. My students LOVE these games!!!! (60 pages)

• Superhero Roll and Read. All you need are dice. There are five different sheets that correlate to the five lists. Students roll a die and read a word from the column that has the same number as the die. These can be laminated or put into page protectors. I have students use a dry erase marker and mark off the word after they read it so they will chose another word when that land on that column again. (5 pages).

Now, not only is this kit a BARGAIN (130 pages for $6), I HAVE IT ON SALE THROUGH SUNDAY (10/14/14) FOR 20% OFF!!!!


I have the first Superhero Sight Words Kit On Sale TOO!!!!!

Sight Words Superhero! Everything You Need to Motivate and Reward Students!

Don't Forget.....The Sale Ends Sunday!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014


I feel like I've just given birth!  I have worked on this kit so much - it was a lot of "labor"!  Anyway, I am so excited to show you my new kit:  Sight Word Superheroes!!!

This kit has over 30 pages to help you encourage, motivate, celebrate, and reward your students for increasing sight word recognition.

This kit has:

**5 page story/introduction to motivate students to become “Sight Word Superheroes”! This can be printed or projected right from your computer (no printing needed).

**Membership Cards (wallet-sized). Students will become “Official Sight Words Superhero Members”. Two membership card styles to choose from, both are in your choice of color or black and white.

**“I Can” statement printables for Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade.

**Bulletin Board or Wall Display printables: “We are Sight Word Superheroes” sign, superhero boys and girls with space to write student names, starbursts to write the number of sight words they have mastered. Display ideas included.

**Award Certificates (8.5 x 5.5). Boy and girl awards available. Award Certificates are printed with the following choices: 50, 100, 150, 200, 220 (or blank) # of words.

**Superhero Mask and Superhero Tiara printables. Print and cut to make a Superhero mask and Tiara to use for photo props. Take a photo with students wearing their choice of mask or tiara and display the photos with the bulletin board/Wall Display printables. So Cute!!! I just make one mask and one tiara use the same one all year for photos. The mask and tiara are also available in a black line copy so students can color their own mask or tiara. You could give students the “color your own” mask or tiara for rewards when goals are met or at the beginning when introducing the Sight Words Superhero “membership”.

**Rewards for reaching goals: Lollipop “capes”! Cut out the capes and punch hole to slide on a lollipop stick (photos and directions included – easy to assemble!). When students reach their goals, reward them with a “superpop”!

AND.....If you are evaluated with the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, this kit will meet elements in:
Design Question #1: What will I do to establish and communicate learning goals, track student progress, and celebrate success?
Tracking Student Progress: The bulletin board/wall display shows student progress
Celebrating Success: Award Certificates, Photos, Bulletin Board display, Rewards….everything in this kit pretty much meets this element!

Check it out at my TPT store here:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

LOTS of new things! I've been busy! Bundles and Revised Writing Center!!

I was REALLY busy over Labor Day weekend!  I've been updating, revising, and bundling products for my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Whew!

The good news is that you can save some money :)  I like to keep my prices low in my store.  As teachers, we spend too much money as it is.  I decided, in addition to keeping prices on individual products low, to bundle some of my best selling products and offer the bundles at an even lower price.  Of course, you can still get the individual products too.

Another big thing, I updated, revised and added a LOT to my best selling item - My Writing Center.  The file has gone from 21 pages to 39 pages!  I added more, differentiated samples and templates for student work.  I also updated the fonts and made things pretty :)

Here are the results of all that work:  (Click on the pictures to see more info)

Save With A Bundle:  The Ultimate Writing Center and Interactive Word Wall Books

Save With A Bundle:  The Author's Purpose is All About PIE and Reader's Toolbox of Reading Strategies

Save With A Bundle:  Behavior Clip Chart System and Marzano Kid-Friendly Scales

Save With A Bundle:  Word Family Houses and Read It, Build It, Write It - A Dolch Sight Words Center

And here's a picture of my updated (original) Writing Center!!!  You can check out the free preview at TPT for more pictures.

 I still have these Writing Centers too:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day Sale!

I'm having a 24-hour Labor Day sale!  All of the products in my Teachers Pay Teachers store are 20% off today only!  I've recently added several new things so please stop by and take a look!

Here are a few of my new products and some of my best sellers:
{Click on the photos to go to the product}

The *Ultimate* Writing Center - ONLY $3.20 today!!!

 Marzano (Kid-Friendly) Scales - ONLY $2.40 today!!!
(Available in two color combos)

2 in 1 - Letter Sound Picture Mats - Two Activities in One Kit!  ONLY $2.40 Today!!!

Behavior Clip Charts - Choose from Polka Dot or Chevron.  ONLY $1.60 Today!

Pete The Cat - Awesome Adjectives.  Only .80 CENTS Today!!!

Word Family Houses - Only $2.40 Today!!!

Interactive Word Wall Books - Only $2.40 Today!

Read It, Build It, Write It - Only $1.60 today!!!

The *Ultimate* Writing Center - Chalkboard Style.  ONLY $4.00 Today!!!

The Original Writing Center - Only $2.40 Today!!!

Author's Purpose  - It's All About PIE.  Only $1.60 Today!!!

Read With A Buddy - A Collaborative Reading Center.  Only $1.60 Today!!!

The Scientific Method Posters and Activities - ONLY .80 CENTS Today!!!

And there's more in my store!