Saturday, July 30, 2016

$10 TPT Giftcard Giveaway!

 Good News!!  

Teachers Pay Teachers is having their #BestYearEver sale tomorrow and Monday so start getting your carts ready! You'll be able to get up to 28% off products to help you with your Back to School needs.

To help you out, I'm not only giving away a $10 TPT gift card to one lucky winner, but I'm also going to give away 1 product of your choice (Bundles not included) from my store to another winner!

 Here are some of my favorite products to check out in case you win!

When you add beads to anything is makes it more fun! So why not add letter beads to some of your literary centers?? My Read it, Bead it, Type it, Wipe it packs are the perfect way to do that.
 These help them not only with spelling sight words, cvc words or monthly themed words, but it also helps them with beginning sound recognition, fine motor and handwriting practice. (I have had people use other manipulatives instead of beads, like magnetic letters or letter tiles to build the words.)

If you teach time, my time pack is definitely a fun and engaging way to help your students. It has 93 pages of jam packed fun! Printables, centers, games, an emergent reader & even a class book!

Next up is my Basis Astronomy pack. This is full of fun and simple hands-on activities.

Also, my Seven Continents pack. This is a great addition to any continent unit! This has posters, word wall labels, quizzes, art projects & interactive pages for your students to make their own continent books.

There are other packs available in my store like Shape Posters, Editable Banners, Alphabet Playdough Mats, Word Wall Letters and more!

Now down to business:
 Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a $10 TPT gift card AND another winner for your choice of 1 product from my store! (excluding bundles).
Good Luck!!

(I will email the winner their TPT gift card code the morning of August 2nd, so they will be able to use the code the second day of the sale! I will also email the winner of my product on August 2.)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The World's Best Pencil Sharpener!

Oh my word you guys! I have the best thing EVER to share with you.

I mean, it is something that will change your teacher life.

Literally. It will never be the same again!

You know in the movie Elf, when he sees the sign that says "World's Best Cup of Coffee" and then he bursts through the doors yelling "CONGRATULATIONS! World's Best Coffee! You Did It!"

Well, that just about sums up how I feel right now, except I want to shout out "I found it! The World's Best Pencil Sharpener! It Finally Exists!"

I don't know about you but I have tried just about every pencil sharpener out there and without fail, they always break. They sharpen better on one side than the other, they don't sharpen enough or they sharpen too much...the agony never ends! And no one can truly understand this dilemma unless they have been a teacher.

Well I am so excited to announce that your dilemma does not need to continue any longer! Classroom Friendly Supplies has the answer.

I do recommend that you have a little lesson to teach your students how to use it. It's not your average sharpener and they will need to learn how it works properly.

First, you will need to pull out the silver plate on the front:

Next, you squeeze the plastic knobs together on the top of the plate and slide the pencil through the hole into the sharpener.

Once the pencil is pushed into the sharpener, release the knobs. This allows the small "teeth" on the silver plate to hold the pencil securely while it is sharpened.

Next, hold the sharpener down with one hand while you turn the crank with the other.

One of the best things about this sharpener is that it won't over sharpen. You will feel the pressure stop when the pencil is done sharpening! Then just squeeze those little knobs again to release the pencil.

I sharpened many different pencils, including some that were only sharpened on one side from a previous pencil sharpener and all of them came out looking like this...

My students absolutely LOVE it! They are still raving about how sharp their pencils are and we've been using it for a few weeks now!

If you are looking for the pencil sharpener answer, I promise you will not be disappointed with this one!

Here's a video if you want more information about it:

If you would like more information then check out the website!

I received my pencil sharpener for free from "Classroom Friendly Supplies" in exchange for this review. This review is my true and honest opinion about this product.