Thursday, June 25, 2015

TpT Seller Challenge Week 2: Dare to Dream

Hi all!  This week we're joining in the challenge to share some dreams we have for our TpT endeavors. 

Create
We love making resources that we can use in our own classrooms!  A majority of our ideas to make resources come right from the classroom.  Since we work together, we are always chatting about ways to improve the output we get from our kiddos.  If we see a skill area lacking, we try to make a resource to fill the gap.  Then, we like to put our resource in action and have them be "classroom tested!"  Gathering feedback from kiddos and parents is so useful too!  
 
We also love sharing our resources with other teachers.  It's powerful to see how we can help other teachers to make their classrooms more engaging, fun, and organized!
 
Connect
We have enjoyed following and learning from SO many other teachers from all over!  Between blogging and social media, there are so many great ideas to grab for our own classrooms.  It is great to see what is happening in classrooms across the country!

Grow
We've loved seeing how we can continue to grow professional through our time blogging and creating resources.  We've already been able to share some of our resources around school and have been so proud to hear how they have contributed to the success of other students - not just our own kiddos!  We're looking forward to sharing more of our ideas and resources next year in on-site professional development opportunities.

Speaking of sharing...we're planning a BIG TpT Follower Freebie for July!  Make sure to follow our store so you can get our July newsletter.  We're sharing a FREE product from our store! 



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TpT Seller Challenge Week 1: Makeover Madness!

We've joined into this fun challenge - perfect for summer time!  This week we chose 2 products to update so we each had one to work on!  

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Strategy-Homework-Monthly-Packets-for-a-Home-School-Connection-818170

Tamra chose to update our SPARK Bags.  This pack was created to inform parents about reading strategies good readers use in the classroom.  It is classroom and parent tested!  We've used these sets for the past 2 years with our classes.  Each set has an info sheet for parents and activities to be done togehter - kiddo and parent(s).  We changed the cover to a photograph because we wanted to better convey this pack as a great home-school connection tool!  Click the pic above or click here to find this product in our store for half off through the weekend!


 We also freshened up the inside pages with some a KG font and Ashley Hughes cute kiddlets, which we just adore!

Sarah chose to update our Rainbow Math packs!  This is another classroom tested product that our kiddos LOVE.  They are usually begging to be tested on their facts!  This color coded set offers great motivation to kiddos as they work their way through math facts, keeping them eager to get to the next fact level and color!  We've got a set for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division.  We've also got 2 bundle sets: Addition/Subtraction and Multiplication/Division.  ALL sets are on sale 50% off through the weekend!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rainbow-Math-Addition-Fact-Fluency-An-Addition-Fact-Flash-Card-System-525349

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rainbow-Math-Subtraction-Fact-Fluency-A-Subtraction-Fact-Flash-Card-System-536208

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rainbow-Math-Multiplication-Fact-Fluency-A-Flash-Card-System-538156
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rainbow-Math-Division-Fact-Fluency-A-Flash-Card-System-593897