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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mentor Sentences Product Review and Giveaway

Today I'm here to share with you an amazing resource that every 2nd grade teacher needs!!  My friend Jessica over at Ideas by Jivey has created her famous Mentor Sentences for 2nd grade and I'm here to show you how they have worked in my classroom!

 

These mentor sentences go along with some of the most popular read-alouds and are a perfect way to work with grammar and author's craft.  Each of the lessons include lessons for four days plus an assessment for the end of the four days!

Before I show you how I used these mentor sentences in my classroom, I want to let you know that Jessica has a great blog post that will show you how to implement this resource in your classroom!
You can click {here} to check it out.

The first time we used mentor sentences was with "Three Snow Bears" by Jan Brett.


I love how the lesson guide is a one page format!!!

  

Set up is super easy!!  I had each student glue our mentor sentence into their notebook and I put a piece of chart paper on the wall next to the mentor sentence.  That's all!

       

As the week progressed, this is how our classroom display and student notebooks filled up.


Since this was our first time using mentor sentences, we completed the end of the week assessment together.

I was very impressed with the variety of skills I was able to cover during this one week with one simple sentence from our read aloud!!!  I am officially in love with mentor sentences!!!

The next book we used Jivey's mentor sentences with was "Olive, My Love" by Vivian Walsh.




I absolutely recommend this product to any 2nd (or 1st) grade teacher!!!  Jessica currently has 3 mentor sentence products available:
      
   
or you can now purchase all 4 units as as a bundle

Click on each picture to find out more about these great products in her TpT store! 

As a thank you for reading this post today, Jessica has agreed to let me give away her 2nd Grade Mentor Sentence Unit 1!!!!  Be sure to enter the rafflecopter below and tell all of your friends to come by and enter!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

New Phonics Units and Bundle

Today I want to share a quick post with you about my newest products.  Yesterday I posted my newest Phonics Units dealing with Long Vowels with Silent E.  

   
  

These units follow the same format as my best selling Vowel Teams Units!  Each unit includes everything you need to introduce, practice, and assess long vowel words that contain silent E.  Each unit (with the exception of u_e) contains 60+ pages of resources, activities and printables.  The image below shows everything included in one unit.


In order to save you money, I have also bundled all 4 of these units. You can save $5 by purchasing the bundle.  For a LIMITED TIME I have discounted the bundle an additional $5 which saves you a total of $10!!!  To check out the bundle, click on the picture below.  If you want to see each individual unit, click on the cover photos above.  

 
Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for a product review and giveaway!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Superhero Product Linky


With the upcoming TpT sale, we want to help you find "heroic" products that have helped others in their classrooms!  I am linking up with some other great TpT sellers to show you some amazing products that you will absolutely want to scoop up during the sale.

My Mega Bundle of Vowel Team Phonics Units have been a HUGE asset to my classroom and many others as well!  Check out some of the feedback I've gotten on this product:

 (I have since added a product preview)

There is no better time than during the TpT sale to grab this bundle!  These units are available to purchase seperately, but you save $10 on a regular day by purchasing the bundle.  If you purchase this bundle during the TpT sale you will save an additional $11, which means a total of $21 off this one product!  What a DEAL!!  If you want to check out this product, click on the picture below:

Now you can hop over to Diane's blog, Fifth in the Middle to see what other products have saved the day!  Click on the image below:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 16, 2015

EDexpo 2015

Happy Monday Friends!  I'm off of work today for Mardi Gras break and I wanted to share some exciting information with you!

A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to join 49 other bloggers to visit this years EDExpo in Atlanta, GA!!!  With it being less than a week away, I wanted to let you guys know more about it!

In just one week, Superintendents, Curriculum Coordinators, and retailers of educational brick & mortar and online stores will converge in Atlanta, Georgia for EDExpo!  What is EDexpo?  EDexpo is the premier showcase for the latest innovations covering every facet of learning, from instructional materials, teaching aids, and technology products to educational games, toys, and supplies.  EDexpo connects buyers and sellers in the educational products marketplace and provides education and training to help dealers increase sales through exposure to best practices and thought leaders.

I am one of 50 bloggers who have been invited to tour the exhibit floor and look for the latest and greatest products you're going to want to have in your classroom!   I've already been contacted by a few exhibitors about offering giveaways for some of their products to my followers!

Be sure to stay tuned as I will be sharing these great finds with you all here on my blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!  Be sure to link up with me on those social networking sites so you don't miss anything.  (You can find me at the various social networking sites by clicking the buttons at the top right of my blog home page)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Have a Heart Giveaway and FREEBIE

Hello Friends!

Today I come to you with something dear to my heart and I ask you to open your heart to help me out.  My son's school has teamed up with The American Heart Association to raise money for the fight against Heart Disease by holding a school wide Jump Rope for Heart Event!


My son's goal is to raise $1,000!  In order to help him meet his goal, I am offering you all some incentives. Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I figured I'd keep the heart theme going for this event.  I've got lots to offer you for helping my son out, but before I tell you all about it, let me introduce you to my son!


Carson is in 3rd grade!  He is a straight A student and loves playing soccer!  He is a sweet and caring little boy.  As soon as he found out about the jump rope for heart event, he came home telling me that we needed to "give the people at least $1000."  When I told him that $1000 was a lot of money to donate, he said "Come on mom, that's really not that much to help those sick people!  They could use it more than us!" I think this shows you the perfect picture of his little character and giving "heart."  He always looks for ways to help others and I couldn't be more proud of him!

How Can You Help?
I'm asking each one of you to hop over to his donation page and donate anything you can.  Even if it's only $1, you can help us make a difference in someone's life!  As a way to say thank you for donating, I've got a HUGE giveaway and a FREEBIE for you all!  But that's not it, I will also be putting all of my "heart" products on sale (20% off) from Wednesday-Friday!  First, click the link below to go to Carson's donation page to donate.  Then, come back here and enter the rafflecopter below and download your Valentine's Day "hearts" FREEBIE.

1. Donate on Carson's page by clicking the picture below.

***While you are there, check out the toolbar to the left to find Teacher Resources that you can use in your classroom!

2. Enter the giveaway below to win a $50 worth of products (of your choice) from my TpT store!

3. Download your FREEBIE! (Click on the picture below)  Don't forget to shop my Valentine's Day products that are discounted 20% off!!

Thanks so much for sticking with me for this long post!