Friday, May 15, 2015

End Of Year Teacher Gifts .....& a proud mommy moment :)

It's time for my annual 'End of Year Teacher Gifts' post :)  I made them this year!  I love to do all types of crafts, including sewing - even though I'm not the greatest at it.  I like simple sewing projects, like this:

These are key fobs for my daughter's teachers.  (I can't believe she just finished her first year of HIGH SCHOOL!)  Anyway, the school color is maroon so I was lucky to find some maroon fabric that I liked.  I embroidered the teachers' initials to personalize them.  

I found these cute little boxes at Hobby Lobby (they are really small, you can't tell from the photo).  My daughter and I got them all packed up and ready to go!  I still have to get a few more gifts for her male teachers, I didn't think they would like one of these key fobs :)  Maybe a sweet treat???  Still thinking about it!

And speaking of my daughter, I might just have to brag for a moment....If you've ever read my bio in the top corner of my blog, you will see that I am a Volleyball Mom!  My (soon to be) 15 year old, 6'1" girl has been playing volleyball for the last 5 years. She plays varsity VB at her high school and has played travel/club volleyball for 4 years.  She plays year round, January - June on her travel team, high school practice in July, and high school season August - December.  Her club/travel team is currently ranked #1 in the state of Florida (out of 165 teams in the 15 year old division).  They have won numerous tournaments and they also just won a bid to the JUNIOR OLYMPICS next month in New Orleans - which is AMAZING!  I am so proud of her and all of her accomplishments (on and off the court!).  It has been another extremely hectic year of traveling several weekends each month in and out of the state, diving for HOURS or flying home at 10 pm and being at school on time Monday mornings.  Practice 3-4 times a week at night (sometimes more) - leaving home at 6 and getting home at 9:45 pm.  So much work, so much stress on all of us, but it just seems to pay off in the end!  I am SO READY for summer!!!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Save BIG! Teacher Appreciation Sale going on NOW!


EVERYTHING is on sale - even my money saving BUNDLES!!!!  Save 20% PLUS ANOTHER 10% when you enter code "ThankYou" at check out!

Hurry!  Sale ends tonight 5/6/15 at midnight!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mother's Day FREEBIES!

I've got two MORE freebies to share:

Take this printable and just add a paint handprint to make a beautiful Mother's Day keepsake!  Print as many copies as you need!  These work best when printed on cardstock because of the paint.

I also have this Mother's Day "Subway Art" printable.  This can be printed and given as-is or pair it with a dollar store frame!  This printable fits an 8x10 frame.

Just click on the pictures to download either or both of these for FREE!

Don't forget!  I also have this great end of year FREEBIE too.....

Click on the pictures to snag it!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

END OF YEAR FREEBIE: Summer Bookmark and matching Reading Log Sets!

I've got a fun new End of Year Freebie:

Five fun characters to choose from:  Olaf from Frozen, Mike from Monster's Inc., Cinderella (from Cinderella), a minion from Despicable Me, and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

Just print and cut (bookmarks are four to a page).  I played around and added ribbon to the tops of some of them.  I also laminated some of them to make them sturdier.  

I folded the reading logs and placed it along with the bookmark in a clear bag to hand out.

Just click on any of the pictures or CLICK HERE to get this FREEBIE!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

New Activities and a {GREAT} DOLLAR DEAL!

I've added a few new things to my store tonight:
(Click on the pictures to see more)

 First is this great math activity called "Counting On" because its all about counting on :)  Students will start with a number (up to 120) and count on by adding the number cards to the number strip.

 Next, I already have this Read It, Build It, Write It Spelling activity in my store for Reading Street, but I had a request to make one for the StoryTown series by Harcourt.  I have this available in the individual book units (1-5) or you can save a LOT when purchasing the BUNDLE .....and have Word Work for the ENTIRE school year!


This was another request, I have several POP! games/activities in my store, but I was asked to make one for math facts.  Here it is:

I love this activity to use as a literacy center, earlier finisher activity, whole group time filler (just stick one of the cards under the document camera and have a contest to see who can get the most words in a certain amount of time):

Another request here....I have Monster Math Match 1-10 in my store already, but was asked to make a "sequel".  This kit covers 11-20!  I also have both kits together in a money saving BUNDLE!

And last, I have a new DOLLAR DEAL. (You can see all of my Dollar Deals by clicking here.)
This is a set of punctuation clip cards.  It includes 24 clip cards, a follow-up worksheet/recording sheet and answer key:

That's all for now!

Friday, April 10, 2015

I'm having a SALE!!!!!

What a GREAT time to stock up on some new items in my store!  Here are a few things I have just added:

And SO much more!!!!

It's an even GREATER time to stock up on some of my BUNDLES!!!!  They are also 20% off!!!!  I don't always put them on sale!

There's some cute stuff on sale too:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fluency Phrase Books - Monsters and Toys AND A CVC/CVCe FREEBIE!!!!

Two new items in my store today:


Fluency Phrase Books!  Each kit makes 5 fluency phrase books - choose from a "monster" or a "toy" theme.  All 220 Dolch Sight Words are included in the leveled books.  Click on the pictures for more info!

Also includes a checklist to go with the books :)

More themes to come!

I've also just added a new FREEBIE to my store!  If you follow my store at Teachers Pay Teachers, you may already have it.  It was a follower freebie a few months back.  If you don't have it, here it is - just click on the pictures to get it!

If you don't follow my store at TPT, make sure to do that so you won't miss more free kits like this!  Here's how:  Mrs. Gilchrist's Follower Freebies