Friday, June 8, 2012

Pin It To Win It!

Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am? 

I always see great stuff for my classroom and wish that I had it. Have you ever seen one of the products from my TPT store and wish that you had it? Well now you can. . .for FREE! I'm a part of the "Pin It To Win It" contest being held by a group of TPT sellers on Pinterest. 

 Head to my Pinterest board titled "Pin It To Win It" and do two simple things: 

1st - Re-Pin one, or all, of the products you want to win from my store. 

2nd - Leave a comment saying how cool the item is, be sure to leave your e-mail address. 

On Friday June 15th I'll pick some winners in the first ever "Pin it To Win It" contest where they win the item they love most! 

Happy Pinning!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dear Dad

With Mother's Day behind us, we are next to celebrate the dads in our lives. I'm not a dad yet and unfortunately my father passed a few years ago but I still have to help my students celebrate!

What dad doesn't like coffee? I'm having my students write "Thanks A Latte" letters to their dads thanking them for all they do.

So I'll take a turn. . .Dad, thanks a latte for teaching me how to ride a bike, I ride mine every morning now and think of you when I do.

Help your kids write letters to their dad with my adorable "Thanks A Latte"  letter head available now in my TPT store! Comment below and let us know what your thankful of your father for!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


My 4th grade teacher is one of the reasons I am where I am today, so on this teacher appreciation day I want to show my appreciation to her and the teachers that came before & after her in my educational journey!

In honor of today, TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY, I want to show my appreciation to all of the Ms. Pasichow's out there. . .my TPT store is still have its 28% off sale through the end of the day today - enjoy this discount on behalf of the TPT staff and I for all that you do!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Jackpot


We hope you hit the Jackpot with all your teacher appreciation freebies because the jackpot is now over. . .

BUT don't cry. . .everything in our store is 28% off from May 6th - 8th!!!

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and Sunday, May 6th is sure to be your lucky day! I'm excited to announce that we are a part of the very first Teacher Appreciation Jackpot!!!

We wanted to show our appreciation for you in a BIG way, so we've all agreed to give away one of our TeachersPayTeachers products for free on that day! Each free gift will be valued at between $3 and $8!

I can't share many more details just yet, but be sure to check back throughout the week for more details!

While you wait for those details take a look at our Jackpot hosts who put this all together. Hop between grade levels and look out for us in the 3rd-6th jackpot!

Again, teachers a like - thanks so much for all you do! We appreciate your commitment to your students and your dedication as an educator!

Update (Thursday 5/3) There are over 130 bloggers participating in the Jackpot! Look at the 3-5 bloggers below!

Update (Sunday 5/6) Our elements of a story (characters) unit! A whole unit - on sale for FREE for today only! Take advantage of this - and all the rest of the jackpot sales while you can!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

15% For Uncle Sam & You!

You see that picture? It's a big sale on Teachers Pay Teachers today - and we are joining in. A bunch of stuff in our store is 15% off so check it out and enjoy the 15th of April - hopefully your taxes are done!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Break Stock Up Sale!

Spend your spring break shopping! Fill your file cabinets for the remainder of the school year - everything in our TPT store is 10% off.

Happy Passover & Easter!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fun with Pinterest Projects

I've been having some Pinterest fun lately and recently brought two of my "pins" to life into my classroom.

First was a magnet. I bought the wooden pictures from the craft store, here you see an apple. I used my glue gun to glue the apple to a clothespin. Attach a magnet to the back  and BINGO you have a magnet for any theme.

My next project was based on the fact that I'm tired of telling kids what they owe me. Based off an idea I saw on Pinterest that I edited this is my "Catch-Up" board. If a student sees his/her name on the board prior to recess they ask me what they owe. I tell them, they take a clipboard and do their work outside at recess (it's too nice for them to stay in!)  HAPPY PINNING!

Monday, February 27, 2012

LEAP Into Our TPT Store!

The calendar is pointing to an extra day this year - and it just to happens to be on Wednesday of this week! Since it's a LEAP YEAR - you should leap into Teachers Pay Teachers!

Our store and many others are having a big sale and many items will be 28% off! Celebrate with us on Wednesday!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fly Me To The Moon (Giveaway!)

"One Small Step For Man, 
One Giant Leap For Learning"

I just finished a small two-week unit on the moon and had a blast with it! By 4th grade my students already knew the moon phases so we did a quick review with Oreo cookies. . .that was a yummy Monday!

The kids had a lot of questions so we read about the Challenger and about craters. After much discussion we evolved into re-creating the moon's surface in the classroom - craters and all.

In my teaching impact craters lesson in small groups students were given a pan with moon surface (flour!) some bouncy balls and rulers. Students measured the impact of asteroids on the moon's surface and worked to problem solve some questions. It was a messy method of learning and everyone loved it!

I've added my Impact Craters Demo to my TPT Store. . .check it out!

If you want to score a copy of the lab for free, follow my blog and leave a comment with your e-mail, I'll pick a random winner on Thursday!

While you wait. . .fly me to Facebook!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Some "Valentine's Day" Love

What are you currently loving? 

The local ice cream shop just started selling Kit-Kat ice cream and it is tasting yummy in my tummy! Hit the comments and share what you are loving this Valentine's Day!

If you aren't ready for tomorrow yet, my TPT store has some Valentine's Day products you can print & use tomorrow!

Coming soon I'll blog about the moon and all the fun I've had with my students!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Before I post about my SUPERbowl SUPERsale let me begin by saying: GO GIANTS!

Now, Eat.Sleep.Teach. is participating in a big Superbowl sale on Teachers Pay Teachers.

Our sub plans are 15% all day since we'll all be out tomorrow celebrating a GIANT win.

Then at half-time we'll be taking part in a big TPT sale where a couple of our items will be HALF off. You can see all the items on this Pinterest board. Be sure to help us celebrate the GIANTS win in our store all day!

Friday, February 3, 2012


Eat. Sleep. Teach. is holding a "Happy February" sale on Saturday. Our Valentine's Day reading comprehension is going to be a featured product under ELA and so all of our February items are 20% off. . .

Fill your shopping cart today and get ready for Saturday!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two Weeks Under My Belt

Hello blogger friends! Please don't think I forgot about you, I've been super busy student teaching!

I've got two weeks under my belt and am well into week three. I am currently teaching reading and begin science soon. I'll be doing the moon phases so expect me to post some fun pictures from my lessons.

I am looking forward to two things: (1) my science unit and (2) watching the GIANTS win the Superbowl!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Birthday Sale!

I think I am becoming old and I want you to celebrate with me. On Monday, a day when most of us are off from work, I'm throwing a TPT sale.

Everything in my TPT store is on sale. Be sure to visit My Store on Monday and enjoy your discount!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Do You "Like" Us?

TPT Store: 
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Yep, we've entered this century and made ourselves a Facebook page. Like us for special updates you won't always see here!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Get "Angry" with Your Review Games!

Are your students obsessed with Angry Birds. I know plenty of students are! Heck. . .I myself am, I play it on my prep.

I created a review board game with an Angry Birds theme. The birds either push students forward or send them back.

The neat thing about this is that you can use it multiple ways, I've created flash cards for students to answer and I have also inserted questions right into the board game.

I just uploaded my Angry Birds game board zip file to my Teachers Pay Teachers website and since the game is such a hot craze I've put it on sale too!

Check out my game and be sure to let me know how it goes it in your room! Happy bird flinging to you and your students!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Beef Up Your Bullying Lessons

Are you forced to teach a lesson on bullying? I recently was, especially with all the new strict HIB laws. I used Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee as a part of my lesson and there are plenty of books to help you teach an anti-bullying message.

I've uploaded a document I used in my lesson on my Teachers Pay Teachers store, since bullying is such a hot topic why don't you download it for free! The document is a bullying experience questionnaire for students. I used it before my lesson (as the prior night's homework.) Students will write about an experience with bullying as a victim, bully, or bystander - it serves as a great hook for your lesson possibly using literature!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Updating Your Poetry Unit

Do you teach poetry during the year? Many of you probably do - I just finished a condensed unit before the holidays. I did something many people don't do though, I added a focus on poets.

Each day of our unit we had a "poet of the day" and students loved adding a new poet to the Poet-Tree and learning about various poets. Take a look at that leaf, students were on the edge of their seat ready to fill it out! We learned about Prelutsky, Silverstein, Lear, and Whitman.

Each poet had a mini-biography including some life information, a photo, and a poem or two of theirs. I couldn't get over how some of the students read ahead.

All of this PLUS the poetry passport students used (and reminded me to stamp) are all available at my brand new Teachers Pay Teachers store. The poet leaf and biographies come as a package and you can get the passport for free (isn't that a teacher's favorite word?!)

Spice up that poetry with some poets - the kids will love it!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Current Read

My current read is "hysterical" to say the least. I recently became a Kindle Fire owner and have searched hours for free books, this is just one of the ones I now own.

"Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher, he faces new challenges. Conference calls have been replaced with parent conferences. Product testing has given way to standardized testing. Instead of business cards, Jack now passes out report cards. The only thing that hasn't changed noticeably is the maturity level of the people surrounding him all day. Learn Me Good is a hilarious first-person account, inspired by real life experiences. Through a series of emails to Fred Bommerson, his buddy who still works at Heat Pumps Unlimited, Jack chronicles a year-in-the-life of a brand new teacher. With subject lines such as "Irritable Vowel Syndrome," "In math class, no one can hear you scream," and "I love the smell of Lysol in the morning," Jack writes each email with a dash of sarcasm and plenty of irreverent wit."

I love it and if you are a Kindle owner you can currently own it for FREE!

Starting Two New Journeys

As I sit here tying to make my blog look "pretty" and "cute" like thousands of elementary school classroom across the country I am sitting here starting two new journeys.

The first journey may seem obvious - I am blogging. I want to blog my experiences in the classroom. I think of myself as creative and this seems like a good forum to share that.

Now what experiences am I blogging you may ask? That is my second journey - I am just over a week away from my student teaching. In a few days I'll begin my "journey," my career, as a student teacher in a 4th grade classroom. I can't wait!