July 24, 2013

Blogging Tutorials

This summer I decided to learn more about blogging and work on improving the look of my blog.  I was thrilled to find these great tutorials.  I learned how to create my own background and I am loving the new look of my blog.  I hope you like it too!  They have lots of tutorials on ways to improve a blog.  Here's where you can find the tutorials if you want to learn more about blogging, too!

July 22, 2013

I'm Having a Sale!

In honor of this great summer I'm having a Flip Flop Sale in both my TpT and TN stores!  Check them out for 15% off all of my products from July 21-26 at the TN store and July 21-24 at the TpT store.  I hope you are having a great summer, too!

In honor of my summer sale, I am giving away my newest product "Literary Genres Bulletin Board Set and Activities" to one lucky winner on the Giveaway page on Teachers Notebook! This chevron themed bulletin board set and activities is perfect for your classroom to teach your students about fiction and nonfiction genres and to use as a reference in your library. 19 genres with descriptions are included in 3 different sizes as well as student activities and a game. To enter for the giveaway, click on the Deals/Giveaways tab at the top of the page, then click on View All Giveaways.  The giveaway ends tomorrow night (July 23) so hurry to enter!

July 19, 2013

Look What's NEW!

I am so excited about my newest creation on Literary Genres!!!  Several years ago when I was teaching 3rd grade I created a bulletin board that resembled a graphic web of the genres to help my students learn about fiction and nonfiction types of literature.  It was very basic looking so I decided to spruce it up some.  It ended up turning into a bulletin board set of 3 different sizes as well as an advance organizer, a sort for students, a concentration game, Bingo boards and reading slips!  Wow!  I guess I got a little carried away.  

The set includes a bulletin board set in 3 different sizes.  The large size is full page and has the genre name and description.

The medium size is half page and has the genre name on one half page and the description on another half page.  One way to arrange this on a board is to fold a piece of cardstock in half like a card and glue the genre name on top and the description on the inside.  Students can lift the “flap” to read the description. 

The smallest size is the perfect size for book bin labels.  They have the name and description on separate labels.  

I’ve also included an advance organizer for students to glue in their reading notebooks, some bulletin board ideas and book slips for arranging the genres and slips.  

4 Reading Bingo cards are part of this set.  Use them monthly or quarterly for students to keep track of which genres they have read.

Students can complete the Genre sort and play the concentration game!  And as a special thank you for checking out my blog, I’ve included the Genre sort as a FREEBIE!

You can purchase the full product in my Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook stores.

Thank you SO much!

July 17, 2013


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