I found this message by Rick Godwin when I was looking for something to motivate me.  His message is about untapped potential.  Potential that is hidden, unrealized, buried, or untapped.  This message was for ME where I am at right now.  But, I think it is for everyone who is a teacher. In our classrooms there lies tons of potential that has been overlooked, undervalued or has been quashed by a students daily life.  It is our job to see them for the unique, amazing, valuable individuals God made them to be.  We need to overlook behaviours.  Do not misunderstand, we need to deal with behaviours but those behaviours should not change how we value them or encourage and empower them.  We need to see through the shy child and find the leader.  Hear the voice of natural leaders and allow them to lead in a  right way with strategies that we equip them with.  We should VALUE our students and VALUE their potential as the next generation of world changers!!  Enjoy!


Tales of an awesome Mom...

Was sitting on the car a few days ago in the dark, in the quiet,  and decided to blow my coaches whistle really loud as Chey was getting ready to drive. 

Scared the bejesus out of Cheyenne who jumps and yells,  "Save it for the gym coach!" 

I reply  very matter of factly, "I don't use it in the gym".

She says " Then where so use it?" 

I replied "In the car."



The importance of sleep and other stuff...

This post is about stuff, stuff and things.  If you ask any of my students those are my favorite words when all else fails me.  Which happens often. I most likely owe this to my lack of sleep since I have a rather staggering vocabulary from years of reading and university.

I have been working on report cards for a few days now.  It has been insanity trying to fit in correcting, report cards, three kids in volleyball, coaching, parenting, me time, devotion time - TIME!  Yet, in that chaos there is a stillness that can only come from God.  I should be at wit's end, but I am not.  I should be very tired, but I am not. I should be overwhelmed, but I am not.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7

It is amazing what God can carry you through and you don't even realize the chaos that has been going on around you because he has so well protected you.  It like coming out of a storm shelter after a tornado.  You know it's passing, you know it's going to be crazy, you can hear the wind and feel the pressure but it is only when you climb out from that shelter that you truly realize what you have lived through.  

I do not know how people who do not have faith cope.  I know I am not strong enough, good enough, or wise enough to be who I was created to be.  It was Him that me made more than enough.  

I challenge you to think about the hardest times in your life and consider how you felt - tossed and thrown or a stillness that to the natural mind is unnatural?  If you were tossed and thrown maybe it's time to pray for some protection from life's storms from the only source of strength that delivers on His promises.


Teamwork? Yes please!

 Here is my class doing a group work exercise.... The Lego challenge from my Growing strong leaders pack ( but with a few alterations to really challenge them!)  God made us relational!  We need to live and work well with others! 


Last week was Springs (my church) Conference and it AMAZING! Leon Fontaine, Steve Kelly, Dave Martin and Sam Chand ROCKED!  Three nights and two days of some of the most spirit filled and view changing teaching you can get!  I am so thankful to my school and church for the amazing opportunity!

Here is snapshot of our learning:

This week we are back the swing of things and wrapping up our first term in school.  I am trying to stay on top of marking so I can get their reports done early again.  This was helped by one of my amazing students who brought me Tim's this morning.  Naturally he got bonus marks ;).

To celebrate the first "frost on my windshield day" I am offering  12 hour freebie in my store! It is one of my bestselling Friday Fun Series lessons - Playing with Polymers.  It was one of our all time favorite lessons to do.  I used it in Grade 1 but I have heard from other teachers who have used it in Grade 3 to 5 and even Grade 7.  I will be using it with my Grade 7s this springs when we get to the Mixtures and Solutions Unit.  You can download it for free in the next 12 hours here: Playing with Polymers FREEBIE!



Having a plan!

Our class has been super busy, we are doing so many amazing things! In science we are working to wrap up ecosystems in the next few weeks.  As our "big project" we are working on a class mural and the kids are excited! This is a 16 foot long poster each class is completing that depicts Mount St. Helens before, during, and after its eruption.  We are chronicling the stages of succession, population formation, and interactions in the ecosystems as time goes on.  This is also a great way to underscore the idea of succession being a patterned return to life - Mount St. Helens will look very similar in the future to the way it did in the past. Here is the rubric for our mural so you can see what is going on - RUBRIC

In bible we have been learning about creating good habits and about taking small simple steps to create a future that pleases us and pleases God.  We learned that we need to be proactive and begin with the end in mind. We have developed well thought out mission statements for our lives.  In this picture you can see a group of students working on a puzzle together.  As an example of real life truth I gave two groups each one puzzle to finish and only one group got a copy of the final product to start with.  It was a simple but powerful demonstration of how having then end in mind can make you work more effectively and more purposefully.  I have really enjoyed this bible unit - you can see it here.  I am using three amazing books for teens - Success for Teens, Do Hard Things, and 7 Habits to a Highly Effective Teen.  They share some similar themes and ideas and work great together.  The unit is a work in progress, there is everything you need to teach it {questions, graphic organizers, role plays, exit slips, quizzes etc} but I am constantly updating the teaching guide and answer key as I go to make the final product better. 

BTW - my TPT store is having a 20% off sale this coming weekend - to celebrate the arrival of snow to Manitoba.  It may be a few flakes - but where there is there will be many!


Happy Thanksgiving!

I really feel like time just flies!  I am usually pretty good about updating my blog every few days – 3 or 4 at the most.  Now I am finding that I am popping on with great intentions, but then it’s time to fly off somewhere else and move onto the next activity.  Don’t get me wrong, I love being a busy Mom…but sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Like my personal blogging!

I have been enjoying the long weekend and Thanksgiving.  Today I took the day off of everything and spent it with the kids.  All too often they get put to the side while I focus on teaching, grading or coaching.  Am I too hard on myself?  Probably, but I only get one chance to raise these kiddos and I want to enjoy every minute of it! We went to church {wouldn’t miss it for the world}, went to get some special things for dinner {the oven decided not to work so my turkey is still in the fridge} and settled on ricotta stuffed cannelloni, spicy crispy wings, Caesar salad, stuffing, baked mini potatoes, brussel sprouts in butter, and pumpkin pie and ice cream {non-conventional but yummy!}, played volley ball, had a leaf fight, played charades, watched Courageous {laughed so hard at the Snake King scene}, and made thankful for you cards that we all read at supper. It was a GREAT day.  I am so lucky God blessed me with five wonderful kids and a great husband.  God is so good!

I also recently tweaked an old product that is one of my best sellers.  Fixed a few minor issues.  If you have read my blog since I started teaching you know this was HANDS DOWN my favorite grade one project.  They loved these Spider Lapbooks so much and took such pride in their learning because they all knew that it was “big kid” knowledge.  Not only do you get instructions, suggestions and printables, but you also get a list of resources {books, articles, videos, etc} to accompany and support your learning.  If you choose to use the lapbook on its own it can be a standalone project.  We did along with Charlotte’s Web and other spider and animal related learning.  It was a blast.   It went great with my freebie Spider Research Project.  I used TinyGrads Addition Worksheets with a farm theme too.
Anyways, off to get my kiddos to bed.  It is getting late and I have a TON of marking to do yet!
-Mrs. Hildebrand


It's been crazy!

I swear that sometimes I am not sure if I am coming or going.  My week looks like this:

Monday: Meetings in the morning. Volleyball Practice after school. Pick up Chey from her practice. Home by 8:30. Help Abby/Asher with homework and get kids ready for tomorrow. Read and pray with them.

Tuesday: Girls need to be early for band/choir/student council. Volleyball practice after school. Pick up Chey. Home by 8:30. Help Abby/Asher with homework and get kids ready for tomorrow. Read and pray with them.

Wednesday: Devotions in the morning. Freedoms volleyball practice to 5. Volunteer at church in the evening. Home by 9.

Thursday: Girls need to be early for band/choir/student council. Freedoms practice to 5, then my team has volleyball practice after school. Pick up Chey. Home by 8:30. Help Abby/Asher with homework and get kids ready for tomorrow. Read and pray with them.

Friday: At least one of my kids or my grade 8 girls team has a tournament. Freedom has dance right after school.Girls have NURV at church.

Saturday: At least one of my kids or my grade 8 girls team has a tournament.  This is get homework done in the evening day too. All shopping for classroom/groceries/projects needs to get done.

Sunday: Someone will volunteer at church - it depends on which weekend it is. 

Somewhere in there we must get housework done, prepping, marking, spend time with Mr. Spouse and the little ones who miss me a lot. But, don't get me wrong - I love being busy.  I think one of the best things you can do for your kids is keep them busy as well.  My kids are in choir, vocal jazz, volunteer at least once a week somewhere, are on student council, play sports, Chey is even doing a distance ed chemistry. Are they busy - yes.  Do they complain - sometimes.  Do they enjoy being busy - yes.  Is it good for their self esteem, intrinsic motivation, and keeping them in the mindset that they are here to be servant leaders - absolutely!

I just wanted to mention that I have added some more pages to my Place Values, Arrays, and Long Multiplication Unit.  Some of my students needed some extra guidance so I made the pages and added them to the pack. I also added a few extra pages of questions so you can do a few more walkthroughs with the class. You can check it out in my TPT store here Place Value, Arrays, and Long Multiplication.


Volleyball season is upon us.  In my household that equates with chaos. I coach the Grade 8 girls, my daughter Freedom is on the Grade 7 team and Cheyenne is varsity. We have a practice or tournament pretty much every day from now until the end of November.  Sometimes more than one at a time.  This weekend Grandma Nancy is taking Chey to her tournament because my team has their first tournament in Steinbach. I am excited! This is my first year coaching and the team of girls I have is making it a great year.  On top of that I get to coach my daughter Zoe.
We have been super busy in 7A.  We are learning all about ecosystems and populations right now.  We are making ecosystems in a jar and watching the wetland ecosystem turn into a grasslands ecosystem throughout the unit.  We have a such a wide variety of aquatic plants and soil types that we are able to observe several different speeds of succession taking place.  It is very cool! The kids are working on their population projects - a poster or story that tells me all about the life of their population and how they interact with their living and non living environment.  I have some amazing writers in my class, as well as some great writers.  So far the work has been exceptional. 

In math we are working on place value - this seems like an easy concept but few of the students have actually mastered it. If you do not understand the value of a number you cannot use it properly in addition, subtraction, division or multiplication.  We are still making some very basic mistakes like forgetting to carry or ignoring a 0 where there should be one.

To work towards getting rid of this learning gap we are working with Arrays, Extended and compact versions of numbers before heading into long multiplication.  We are also using our interactive math journals  {inspired by Runde!}to explore place value. We used the Place Value Flippable by 4mulaFun and did our mathematical thinking on the adjacent page.  We will be making numbers today and practicing saying them out loud and then writing them down. We are working in this book { to the left}and so far I can see some improvement in their conceptual understanding. 


It's my birthday so let us celebrate with a very simple contest...

Today I am the ripe old age of 33. I have a touch of the flu so I feel 65!! 

I am feeling rather generous so I will give away three products from my store to three lucky winners.

How do you win?  Simple.

Visit my TPT store http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrshildebrand

Find something you would like to have.

Pin it.

Comment below with the URL of your pin.

A random generator will choose 3 lucky winners. 

You can get a second entry by sharing the news about this birthday giveaway on any social media and also posting that URL in a separate comment below.

Good luck!


Guest of honor..Who.. me??

This week I am the guest of honor over at the blog Always a Teacher and Forever a Mom. Catia has a great blog - if you are looking for a place to learn about hobbies and crafts {she is an amazing cross-stitcher}  want to read about the game of stretch, see some amazing baked creations, take in some great organization tips or just read all about me and why I am a teacher check it out!!  Leave some feedback!


It's going....

This week was our first full week back at school.  Teaching grade 7 is a lot of fun!  I have a great class.  The only complaint I have is that my feet hurt!  I am not sure if the floor is different or my shoes are bad – but they hurt!

We have started teaching the curriculum now, which means ice breakers and All About Me are winding down.  It is a lot of fun to get to know the students in the first few weeks of school.  This year I am extra lucky – my middle daughter is in my classroom and I know most of the kids quite well since they are all friends.  I also got luck and teach older sibling of few of my Grade 1s last year so a few of the families are familiar.  To top that off they were my classes reading buddies last year!

I am ACTUALLY enjoying math.  Anyone who knows me knows that this is what scared me the most.  Not that I could not do the math, but that I would not be able to teach to a room of eager young minds.  When I grew up we just memorized the algorithm and were done with it.  If you did not get the algorithm you were in TROUBLE.  I am glad that is not the case anymore.  It also helps that I know that our principal used to teach Grade 7 Math and is only around the corner from me most of the time if I need a witty idea or strategy.  Thank God for Professional Development and Mrs.

Struggling with math in school means that I can relate to the kids in my class who don’t get it and I think this makes me a better teacher. I have to find several ways to teach in order to do a good job of covering the material and in the process am able to teach to a room of diverse learners.  We both win. I also find that putting the outcomes up at the front of that class an explaining WHY we are doing something makes them a little more willing to input themselves into what we are doing.

I adore teaching science.  This was the part of my teaching that my Grade 1s loved most last year.  Grade 7 is not very different. They are all excited about the experiments.  I am trying to make learning very accessible and interactive so that even the “mundane” book work becomes exciting and looked forward to.  Right now we are studying Ecosystems.  We have only begun to scratch the surface of learning – we have just started looking at what we already know about ecosystems; what defines an ecosystem, what biotic and abiotic are and how things in an ecosystem interact with eachother.  

This is the song we used as part of our lesson today.  Mr. Parr has tons of great science songs that I cannot wait to use!

We are supplementing our learning with the Ecosystems unit by Classroom Complete Press.  You can preview it here { http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ecosystems-Gr-5-8-447083 } if you are interested.  It covers all the major topics we cover in the curriculum. I am supplementing it with activities and worksheets I am making myself.  We will working on a small group project soon so they are excited about that.   I will post some pictures of what we are doing.  If all goes well we will be trying to make a short stop motion film about our project.  Pray we are blessed!

In Bible we are learning about becoming effective teens who do not accept the low expectations that society places on them.  We are learning to do hard things and know that with God we can do anything.  We talked about habits today and how simple habits can set us up for failure or success.  This lead to some pretty heavy discussions and I was surprised that we were already talking about some of those hard topics that we know they will face out in the world.  I am very pumped about this unit – we are going to be doing some very challenging things an I am glad that they are also excited about pushing themselves. 

Anyways, I should go and prep for Friday.  I have a sub since I am going to a volleyball coaching clinic.  I am coaching Grade 8 girls this year.  It is going to be AWESOME!

Just a quick note that I have uploaded part of the review unit I am doing with my Grade 7s.  You can view it here { http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Place-Value-Arrays-and-Long-Multiplication-865049 } It is called Place Value, Arrays and Long Multiplication. 



Yesterday was the first day back at school with the kids. I got great bunch of Grade 7's, including my
middle daughter :o). Seriously, am I the only one who feels like first day always flies by? We barely had time to do lockers, cubbies, binders and play a few games.

Both of my grade 7 classes LOVED the icebreakers. We played Who am I? Guess Who and did the fishbowl activity! You can take a peek at them here in my TPT store. It is one of my best sellers right now. Everyone commented on my classroom - I guess you can take the primary teacher out of the school but not out of the teacher. I moved up to the Grade 7's from a Grade 1 last year. I think - well, I know that mine is the only one with an owl clock and zebra print borders on everything. I even made a "bench" out of the bin storage shelf. I had *fun* decorating this year. The decorating was not only pretty - but functional. I believe in everything having a place. Organization is a teachers best friend! Personally I cannot wait until next year to add more!

Each class has a portion of the board for homework, the bags at the bottom of the board are for homework.  The assignment goes in a page protector on the front and when the kids put it into the bag they sign and date a sheet on the back so it is on record.  I never take homework from them.    My bellringers board is Sudoku right now, something simple they can do when they come in to get them working and not visiting. The pictures on the board behind my desk are all part of our bible units.  I am excite to get my bulletin boards up next week!  Ecosystems, base ten place value review, Back to the Basics {love God, love others} and ALL About ME {yearly goals}. The blue and green cavases at the front are for the outcomes in math and science that we are focusing on.  I printed and laminated them!

I also completed another one of my {Friday Fun Series} activities - layering liquids. My Grade Ones last year loved it. It focuses on observation, predication, and conclusions. It also teaches about density and how density affects liquids. It includes two experiments - lava lamps and the layered liquids rainbow activity. Check it out here.


Another giveaway..yes please!

You can grab up some great goodies in this 50 follower giveaway over at Looney's Lit Blog !  {Including winners choice from my TPT store!}  Check it out here !


Organizing, wrapping up summer, and MATH!

This week seems to have FLOWN by!  I have been in my class a few times and it seems like every time I go back I feel the need to re-arrange the furniture and decorate something new.  It is a much larger classroom than I had last year and I am moving from Grade One to Grade Seven so I keep second guessing what Grade Seven should look like.  But {knock on wood} I think I got it yesterday.  I even settled down and photocopied a bunch of work.  I am proud of me.

Although last night I did go buy some new bulletin board borders {chevron and zebra - how could I not??} I also bought some black butcher paper so I can make some scrunched borders and cover the ugly purple one I have going on right now.

I went to a really good math in-service offered by the province of Manitoba. I learned a lot of things but the two that stuck with me the most are using base ten blocks {extended to makes a base 100) as a basis for making a dot chart or array model.  Dyslexic students benefit from this type of manipulative but so will any visual learner, myself included. Using the base ten dot model you can work with any math algorithm.  We practiced with long division and multiplication and it worked like a charm because it works with place value in a way that kids can understand.

You start with array model, move to vertical extended and then finally to vertical compact when you start working with them on, let’s say, long multiplication.  First you draw the array for 37 by 68.  There are 30x60 ten by tens {1800 or 18 one hundred blocks}, there are 60x7 ten rods, 30 by 8 ten rods {420 and 240} and then 8x7 ones {56 ones}. Adding them together you get 1800, plus 420, plus 240, plus 56 which equals 2516.

When they understand this the visual of groups of hundreds, tens, and ones and what they each represent you move on to extended model.


  X 68

     56 {8 times 7}

   240 {8 times 30}

   420 {60 times 7}

 1800 {30 times 60}



When our students finally master this we can move them up to compact model.


  X 68




 Even though we should be doing this throughout elementary school as we move into more difficult symbolic ideas we need to keep that visual with them so they can “see” what it means to use an algorithm instead of just know how to utilize it!

 That being said I also worked on part of my classroom Math Survivor.  I completed a few sets of challenges that I am excited about!

 Face Off is a dice game played in a group. Students work as a team to follow a series of steps to find the final answer as they follow instructions to double, multiply, half, switch place value digits and so on. It can be individual or against other teams. I suggest only giving each group one sheet at a time and have them challenge each other. This is how I am doing it.

Beat the clock is a series of problem solving challenges that asks students to use logic, prior knowledge, deduction, and collaboration to find answers to logic problems. The challenges include looking at one and two variable questions, probability, place value, as well as number patterns and more. I was excited to make my own logic problems!

There are three scavenger hunts. Groups are prompted to decipher the numbers using 5 to 7 clues. The third set of clues includes decimals.

The last portion of this download is the integer relay. Teams are challenged to match equations with right answers as they race to get their group across the finish line.

 These challenges are meant to be fun so some of the challenges you will find a review of early grade seven or late grade six curriculum.

As part of this post I am giving away three of the individual challenges from the Beat the Clock challenge for you to use and check out. 

 So, now that the sun is up and my kidlets are moving around I should go and get my school shopping wrapped up!  Later!


LAST Giveaway! Teacher Goodies for ALL!

Today is the third and last giveaway {although there are still a few days to enter all the giveaways below}.  In this giveaway you may win a bunch of teacher goodies - things for you or your classroom!

Teachers Goodies Bundle

{Foxes are the new owl Classroom Design Kit} plus winner’s choice}Peacocks and Penguins at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Peacocks-And-Penguins
{winners choice} Amber Carlson at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Amber-Carlson
{Back to School Bee Banner} Mama Pearson at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mama-Pearson
{Where are we? Door Display Printable} Okinawa Girl at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Okinawangirl
{Classroom Management Smartboard Incentives} ECU Pirate Teacher at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ecu-Pirate-Teacher
{Back to School Teacher Binder} Presto Plans at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Presto-Plans
{Chevron and Owl Sub Binder, Chevron Number Line 1 to 100 and to -10, 2013-14 Chevron Teacher Binder, Full Page Polka Dot Number Line, Winners Choice} Mrs. Hildebrand at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrshildebrand

Good luck!


First day in my new room....

I went in to day to start organizing my room {Okay, lets me honest I went to make it purty}.  I realize a lot of classrooms in middle/high school become "just classrooms" - not the like colorful wonderlands of posters, and word walls, and print everywhere.  That.  is.  not.  my.  room.

COLOR!  As much of it as I could get without getting any of my UI this summer.  I taped the boards, rearranged, put up bulletin boards and pictures.  Tomorrow I am going back to finish organizing {decorating}.

I am stoked.

I also just want to shamelessly plug my FREE homework passes.  I have made a few new ones - Sweet Deal {cupcakes}, Christmas, Christian ChristmasHalloween, Monster, Science, Math,  Snow Pals...

They can be used as an incentive all on their own, but I made them to go with my Monthly Homework Club. 

Check 'em out! 

While you are at it also peek at my FREE chevron birthday balloons.  I like to stick them to the end of curly straw.  Grade Ones loved them, Grade Fives loved them, and Grade Sevens too!


If you love chevron..

And I do.  All things chevron.  So naturally I went to Teaching Fourth and entered to win a bunch f AMAZING chevron goodies.  Teacher tote, scarf, lanyard and MORE - oh my! Pop over and check it out - you wont be sorry!

Let's face it, most of us are back to school or heading back very soon.  Chevron is a great pick me up - just sayin".

Tis the season....

I always believe in keeping myself in good company. Over at Learning in Wonderland { http://www.learninginwonderland.com/2013/08/bts-giveaway-linky.html?showComment=1377148767036#c8453428302332703120 } she is having a GREAT giveaway.  Check it out.

In conjunction with her giveaway I will be giving away $20 in things from my TPT store - the more the merrier.  All you have to do is follow my blog and comment below with your full name and tell me the FIRST thing you bought for back to school.  The comments will be numbered 1 and so on and I will use a random number generator to pick a winner. 

Good luck!


Day 3 of the HUGE BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY {4 to 6 and Secondary Bundles}

Well, here are the second parts of this amazing giveaway - even though the TPT Back to School sale is over doesn't mean we mean we need to partying!.  This is for all you 4 to 6 and Secondary Teachers. Good luck! {the K to 3 giveaways are still open a few more days too!}

4 to 6 Bundle

{ 6.NS.A.1 Math Animation} Prep Toon at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Preptoon-Common-Core-Math-Animations

{ September Calendar Cards with Number Phrase Quizzes } Learning in the Little Apple at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Learning-In-The-Little-Apple

{ I Have..Who Has..Back to School}  Miss S’s Sixers at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Miss-Ss-Sixers

{100 vocabulary words for the wise mini posters}  Stephanie Rye at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Stephanie-Rye

{Common Core Reading Strategy Posters}Jenifer Stewart at http://TeachersPayTeachers.com/Store/Jenifer-Stewart

{Common Core Graphic Organizers for Informative Writing (Grades K-6)} Wise Words at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Wise-Words

{Back to School Journal With Writing Prompts} Janette Wilcken at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Janette-Wilcken

{Back to School Writing Pack} Christi Lambert at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Christi-Lambert

{Math Word Wall with pictures} Mme. Sara at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mme-Sara

{winners choice} Digital Divide and Conquer at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Digital-Divide-And-Conquer

{winners choice} Mrs.D’s Corner at www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/mrs-ds-corner

{coordinated grid riddles} Simone at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Simone

{Division Scoot: Iphones} Rachel Hildebrand at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Rachel-Hildebrand

{winners choice} Laura Santos at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Laura-Santos

{Comprehension Mats} Comprehension Connection at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Comprehension-Connection

{ fun spelling activities} Jennifer Wiggins at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Jennifer-Wiggins-285

{Back to School Scavenger Hunt} Sara Oberheide at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sara-Oberheide

Enter Below {and good luck}

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Secondary Bundle

{ Force and Work QR Sort} Texas Science Gal at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Texas-Science-Gal

{Ice Breakers For Small Groups} Educators Toolbox at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/An-Educators-Toolbox

{winners choice} 4 The Love of Math at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/4-The-Love-Of-Math

{Connotations: The Hidden Power of Words} Dianne Mason at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Dianne-Mason

{Five Week Bell Ringers} Teachers Craft at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teachers-Craft

{winners choice} Music in the Middle with Mr. D at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Music-In-The-Middle-With-Mr-D

{winners choice} 2 peas and a Dog at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/2peasandadog

{Beginning of the Year Math Review} Mrs. Hildebrand at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrshildebrand

{Monthly Homework Club} Mrs. Hildebrand at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrshildebrand

{Moon Phases and Eclipse Lesson Plan} Mrs. Hildebrand at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrshildebrand

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Back To School Giveaway K to 3 :o)

With the big Back to School sale going on at TPT I thought it a good idea to wrap it up with a HUGE Back to School Giveaway. In this giveaway are 6, yes, SIX bundles of amazing teacher goodies to help you bring in the new school year in style.

In this bundle you will get:

K to 3 Bundle #1

1.      {Printable Memory Book} Chris Cadalzo at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Christine-Cadalzo

2.      {winners choice} Janet Rainey at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Janet-Rainey

3.      {winners choice} Differentiation Station at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Differentiation-Station

4.      {winners choice} ESL Roller at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Esl-Roller

5.      {winners choice} Karen Hester at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Karen-Hester

6.      {winners choice u to $5} Curriculum to the Core at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Curriculum-To-The-Core

7.      {Don’t Eat the Teacher by Nick Ward Book Unit} A Tender Teacher at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/A-Tender-Teacher-For-Special-Needs

8.      {winners choice} Love, Luck, and Laughter at http://www.te

9.      acherspayteachers.com/Store/Love-Luck-And-Laughter

10.  {winners choice} Jennifer Jasewicz at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Elementary-School-Garden

11.  {winners choice} Brittani Black at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Brittani-Black

12.  { Alphabet Poem Book} Joan Doyle t http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Joan-Doyle

13.  {Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie} Laura Kirschner at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Special-Ed-Pro

14.  {Calendar and Weather} Amanda Butt at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Amanda-Butt

15.  {winners choice} Mrs. Hildebrand at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrshildebrand

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K to 3 Bundle #2

1.      {Create Number Sense Anchor Charts, Posters or Bulletin Boards} Christine Maxwell at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Christine-Maxwell

2.      {winners choice} Mrs. Hug-A- Bug at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Green-Grubs-Garden-Club-By-Mrs-Hug-a-bug

3.      {winners choice} The Teacher Gene at the http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Teacher-Gene

4.      {Word Family Fun – UT} Spelling and technology at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Spelling-And-Technology

5.      {winners choice} Jan Gervais at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Jan-Gervais

6.      {winners choice} Adrienne Pepe at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Adrienne-Pepe

7.      {Addition and Subtraction Cards 0 – 10} Ornaami at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ornaami

8.      {Behavior Management Charts and Parent Reports} Alma Almazan at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Alma-Almazan

9.      {Johnny Appleseed Craftivity} Just Wild About Teaching at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Just-Wild-About-Teaching

10.  {winners choice} Susan Morrow at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Susan-Morrow-8798

11.  {Celebrate Constitution Day} Sarah Warner at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sarah-Warner-2599

12.  {winners choice} Monkey Madness at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Monkey-Madness

13.  {Common Core Reading Unit: Moonshot} Kristin Jason at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kristin-Jason-7154

14.  {Writing Journal Prompts for Kindergarten} Teacher Tan at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teacher-Tam

15.  {winners choice} Mrs. Hildebrand at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrshildebrand
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K to 3 Bundle #3

1.      {Comparing Money Values Card Game} Life Over C’s at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Life-Over-Cs

2.      {winners choice} I love First Grade at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Cecelia-Magro-I-Love-1st-Grade

3.      {Find, Tally, Graph – Back to School} Once Upon A Classroom at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Erin-Palleschi

4.      {Very Hungry Caterpillar Missing #, Biggest Number, # Recognition} Brittany Lynch at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Brittany-Lynch

5.      {2nd Grade morning Work September} Katie Leseman at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Katie-Leseman

6.      {Dr. Seuss I-pad Listening Center} Sue Lynch at  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sue-Lynch

7.      {Fall Mini Guided Reading Books} Doodles and Kreations at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Doodles-And-Kreations

8.      {Character Project and Character Homework Sheet} Third Grade Gems at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Msm

9.      {winners choice} Alyson Hennessy at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Alyson-Hennessy

10.  {"My Daily Expectations" Task Cards:Review Activity & Writing Prompts (112 Cards)}Kimberley Rhodes at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kimberly

11.  {winners choice}The Teacher’s Post at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Linda-Post-The-Teachers-Post

12.  {Pictograph Graphing Unit} More Time to Teach at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/More-Time-2-Teach

13.  { See it!  Think it!  Write it!  cvc words} Apple a Day in First Grade

14.  {winners choice x2}Mrs. Hildebrand at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrshildebrand

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