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Win a DSLR camera!

I am so thrilled to be joining up with some of my fellow teacher bloggers to be bringing you this amazing giveaway.  If you've ever had an interest in getting a "good" camera, then this is your chance. I actually have this exact camera and it's pretty amazing. I must admit that I don't yet know how to use it to its fullest potential, but that's on my summer to-do list.

Check out these prizes!

 1. A Canon DSLR T5 Camera:
 2. An additional 50mm lens - great for those blurred background bokeh effects:
3. This super adorable JoTotes camera bag to haul it all around!

The combined value for this prize package is $655! Be patient when you enter because to bring you a prize this big, lots of us joined forces. There are quite a few of us collaborating on this one, but you only need to follow each of us in ONE way, so not too bad. And seriously, with an awesome prize like this, it's worth a few clicks! The contest ends in one week, so you have until next sunday 6/28 to enter. Good Luck!

Wish List Wednesday - Weekly Word Work

It's Wish List Wednesday again! Already! Geeze Louise, where does the time go in the summer? Well, for us, it was mostly spent shuffling the cars in for routine maintenance that turned into costly repairs. I HATE when that happens, but what can you do. Gotta be safe on the road, right?

So I'm just popping in today because I promised to keep up with Wish List Wednesday. And I really, truly believe in this product. I've been using Weekly Word Work for years in my classroom and I see HUGE gains by the end of the year. If you're NOT using CCSS, don't let the title scare you. The correlation is not on the product itself anywhere, but there is a separate chart for you that lists the skills if you need to document them in your plans. 

I have this product for first, second, third, and fourth grades and they all follow the same basic format. Each covers a defined set of skills that are presented in the same format for the entire year. At the beginning of the year, I do a few questions each day with my students so that by the end of the week we've finished the whole week's work (one double sided page).  By the end of the first quarter, they are pretty much ready to complete it on their own. It's such a versatile resource - I've used it for morning work, Daily Five word work, homework, and independent work.  I do have some resources posted around the room that they can use to help them when they run into a skill they're not totally independent with yet. For us that always seems to be plurals and possessives. 

By tackling the skills like this, you are really front loading them and pre-teaching. I love when it comes time to actually focus on a skill, like possessives, for example, and they pretty much already know it because of the exposure from Weekly Word Work!

So, for today's Wish List Wednesday, I'm linking up with Jen at Teacher by the Beach and offering each of my Weekly Word Work sets at 20% off, that's a saving of $4 on each set.  The discount will be in effect until this Friday 6/19.  To see each set in more detail, just click on the images below and check out the previews on TpT.  

Wish List Wednesday!

Hey friends! It's been a while, huh? I'm sure you all know why. I had a case of early onset end of the year craziness, but it is now SWEET SUMMATIME and my blogging mojo is starting to surface once again.

Just popping in today to link up with my friend Jenn over at Teacher by the Beach for Wish List Wednesday. Each Wednesday this summer, I'll be highlighting one of my most wish listed items and offering it a discount for those of you who may want to snag it. 

Today is my number one wish listed item, my Word Work Literacy Center. This happens to also be one of my best sellers. What I love about this center is that you can use it all year long with any set of books or reading materials you're using. Just choose a card or two based on what skill you're currently working on and set it out with a book and done! Differentiating center work is super easy because each student can work on the same skill while using a book that is just right for them.

The set includes a teacher information card, answer sheets for the kids, and 40 specific word work task cards. They're also pretty easy on the ol' printer ink as they contain no unnecessary graphics.

Click here to grab this center today for $2.50 which is about 30% off the original price, but go quickly,  it's only on sale until Friday!

If there's a product of mine on your wish list, let me know in the comments and you may just see it highlighted and on sale real soon!

We {HEART} Teachers Day 5 - The Organized Teacher

It's Friday guys! We made it! We made it! 

Sadly, this means it's our last day of our We {HEART} Teachers event

Of course we have to end on a high note, so we have not one, not two, but THREE amazing prize packs for you today! 

First up... are you ready to get organized for the new year? Like for real organized? The you'll love this #OrganizedTeacher prize pack!

So let's take a closer look at what's in this prize pack..

1. Customized Binder Pack from The Applicious Teacher- completely customized Curriculum Binder and Data binder to fit your classroom decor and needs!

2. My Heart Beats "She is Collection"- This beautiful set of cards are perfect for thank you notes or birthdays! They feature a fun chalkboard theme on the front and a story on the back. 

3. A Modern Teacher Printed Planner in "Sunshine"- This is A Modern Teacher's flag ship planner printed, bound, and shipped just for you! 

4. $50 Urban Girl Office Supplies- Need a gold stapler? How about some super cute file folders for your weekly work? Then you will love shopping this fun online office supply store! 

5. ClassroomFriendlySupplies Sharpener- Your choice of color. Now you can have the perfectly sharpened pencils every time. 

AND.... How some online shopping with this little GC?! 

Baskets, books, seat sacks, you name it they have it! 

Ready to enter to win this pack? Check out the rafflecopter below!

In addition to helping you become more organized in the new year, we've also got two AMAZING digital prize packs full of your favorite seller's resources. 
One for the littles...

You have to see what's in this pack:

Whoooooo Can Do Sight Word Math from Growing Firsties

Fry Word Mega Bundle from The Resourceful Apple

Country Close Reads from Laura Love to Teach

Packing Up our Year in Kindergarten from Mrs. Rios Teaches

Read and Writes: The Whole Year from Just Reed

Phonics Interactive Notebook from Second Grade Nest

Close Reading: Nursery Rhymes from Teaching in High Heels

Letter Tile Word Work from A Primary Owl

Fluency for the Whole Year from Teacher to the Core

May Word Work from Buzz into Kinder

May Printables from Flying into First

Writing Station Activities fro Young Learners from Teaching with Love and Laughter

and a pack for the bigger kids! One for the bigs!

Here's a peak at what's in this pack!

"Good Readers' Story Elements Mini Books from Mrs. Beatties Classroom

Popping into Place Value from Saddle Up for Second Grade

Teacher Planner from A Modern Teacher

Aloha from Surfin' Through Second

Your Choice Decor pack from The Learning Tree

Just the Basic Facts: Multiplication and Division from The Applicious Teacher

Folktales Mega Unit from Primary Punch

Any Item from Science for Kids

Nonfiction Bundle from Second Grade Stories

Enter for the packs below!

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Win a $50 Staples Gift Card!

So, in the middle of the amazing We {Heart} Teachers giveaway, I'm sneaking in an extra post because the fine folks at Staples have graciously offered to give away a $50 gift card to one lucky reader!

This Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-9, Staples has a best-ever offering of 40 percent back in Staples Teacher Rewards. This exclusive, in-store offer gives Teacher Rewards members 40 percent back in Staples Rewards on school supplies, teaching and art essentials, posters, cleaning supplies and laminating.

Teachers enrolled in the free Staples Teacher Rewards program will receive a coupon for 40 percent back in rewards. In addition, they will receive a second coupon for 40 percent back in rewards to give to another educator that can be redeemed during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-9.  

Educators who are not currently Staples® Teacher Rewards members can sign up online or at any Staples store to receive the coupon. Teacher Reward members can also print the coupon on  The special savings offer is exclusive to teachers and excludes technology.

And, because Staples is just so darn awesome, they're giving one lucky reader a $50 Staples gift card! The Staples gift card winner will be chosen by me from the comments here ON THIS POST. Comment to tell me how long you've been teaching and where in the world you're from. You have until May 10 at Midnight EST. Good luck!

We Heart Teachers Day 4- Teacher Fashion and Help All year!

We're on our 4th day of the We {HEART} Teachers event and can I just say... it's only getting better with time!

Today we have TWO Amazing prize packs up for grabs! 

The first is for all those teacher fashionistas out there!

This prize pack is stuffed with all my faves! Here's what in this pack!

Kendra Scott Elle Earrings- Perfect for every occasion, you'll want to wear these babies with every outfit! Your choice of color! 

Thirty One Zip Top Organizing Utility Tote- Get your stuff to and from school in style with this convenient and stylist tote! It even has side pockets! T-Shirt- Choose one design to sport your teacher fashion with a $30 credit towards any shirt of your choice! Be sure to visit their website and see their selection! 

Alex and Ani Apple Bracelet- Add this classic teacher charm to your arm candy collection!

$50 Tieks Gift Card- Now you can get a pair of the most comfortable teaching shoes! 

Keep Collective Leather Band Bracelet- If you're addicted to charms, you'll love this bracelet! Comes with your initial and a cute apple charm! 

Ready to win this pack? Enter below!

Now... we know you're a busy teacher and that means you need resources to pull duty ALL year! Enter this AMAZING digital prize pack of resources designed to take you from the beginning to the end! 

Need a closer look? Check out the links below! You won't believe what this pack contains!

1. Phonics Interactive Bundle from Hippo Hooray in 2nd grade. 

2. Social Studies Tab-Its  from Simply Skilled in Second

3. Math Strategies Posters from Flip Flops and First Grade

4. Editable Substitute Binder from Mrs. Richard's Class

5. It's Time to Work on Writing from Caitlin Clabby at Kindergarten Smiles

6. Comprehension Posters from the Tattooed Teacher

7. Fluency for 2nds Progressive Bundle from Tamara Russell

8. Reading Interactive Anchor Charts from The Applicious Teacher

9. School Year Bundle from Sunny Days in Second Grade

10. Prove It! Growing Bundle from Sticky Notes and Glitter

11. Custom Classroom Collection- from Learning is Something to Treasure

12. Student Brag Bracelets from Hands on Teacher in First

Yup... you need it all! PINKY PROMISE! Enter below! 
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Did you see the prices on those products... that's some BIG LOVE! 

and don't forget all our other prize packs are still up for grabs! Click the pics below to check them out!

Happy Friday EVE! 

We {Heart} Teachers Day 3- Healthy Teachers

Happy Wednesday! You're half way through your week and we're half way through our giveaway!

Today is all about helping you find your inner #healthyteacher...

A healthy teacher is a happy teacher, and don't we all want to just be happy? ;) 

So, we've filled this awesome prize pack to the brim to help you reach any fitness goal (even if it is just to walk from the couch to the kitchen and back! ;))

Here's a closer look at what we've got in store for you!

1. Fitbit Zip- Easiest way to get active? Increase your steps! As teachers we seem to be up on our feet all day. Might as well let those steps between desks and walking students to lunch add up to something big!

2. Customized Water Bottle- How cute are these? Like seriously! Get that water in with your own personalized one! Now you'll want to go to the gym! ;) 

3. IPod Shuffle-  We're giving you a shuffle to help you get your groove thing on! Pick your color to match your favorite workout shoes! 

4. $10 ITunes Gift Card- Fill your new IPod Shuffle with your favorite work out jams! 

5. Hot Chic Sports Skirt- Perfect for walks, runs, or training sessions at the gym. Hot Chic Sports wants to you feel beautiful anywhere you go with these perfect sport skits. No ride bike shorts built in make it ideal for running errands or your first 5k! Be sure to check out their website to find your favorite pattern! 

So much to win in this pack! Enter for your chance to win below! 

Now, just in case you are just now joining us... be sure to head through the beginning of this event! All the prize packs are staying open until Midnight Monday! Click the pics below to check it out!

Day One...

Day Two...
Yeah, that's an Ipad mini! 

AND Don't forget! Today's the LAST day you can save up to 28% in all of our stores! 

Don't forget to use the code THANKYOU to take off that extra 10%! 

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