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HUGE Sale at TeachersPayTeachers

Just in case you didn’t hear…

 TeachersPayTeachers is having a site wide sale AND many of us have our stores on sale, as well, for even more savings.

Happy shopping!

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It’s Time! $400+ in Goodies to be Won in my Back to School Giveaway

 

Back to School Giveaway Lessons From The Middle

 

It’s finally here!

We all know that Back to School is just around the corner, and you know what that means…It’s time for a REALLY BIG Giveaway!!!

Before we get going, congratulations to my Early Bird Winner ~ Jessica G.~ who has won a $10 Amazon gift card and 20 bonus entries for this Back to School Giveaway. Way to be on top of things!

I already gave you a sneak peek of the prizes, but just in case you missed it….I’ve got something for everyone!

Whether it’s teacher resources and accessories that you desire, cool wall word decals for your classroom, a hot cuppa java to get you through those first days or some hand made soaps to enjoy in a stress relieving bubble bath after that first week- I’ve got you covered!

 

I have grouped the following prizes into 4 Prize Packages (plus a bonus prize). Make sure to enter to win each prize package – they’re all equally awesome!

 

Prizes to be won:

 

~20 TPT Shopping Sprees in 20 different  stores

 

~$10 Starbucks gift certificate

 

~$75 WiseDecor gift certificate

 

~$25 gift certificate to Black Rafter Soap Works

 

~Five Duo Binders

 

~Tote from Thirty-One

 

Of course I need to give a big thank you to all of the people who have donated for this giveaway – your generosity has blown me away as it always does! You all ROCK! Those who have participated are pictured with each prize package, with links to their blogs or sites.

This giveaway is running for a few days – so you have lots of time to follow everyone and get yourself entered to win ALL of the packages!

Also, make sure to take a second and promote this giveaway on your blog, FB page, Twitter feed or Pinterest boards etc. to gain extra entries!

 

Okay folks, this only happens once a year – so get to it and good luck!

 

Prize Package #1

4mulaFun Blog FanAddie Education – Teacher Talk

All Things AlgebraThirty-One Gifts Homeinoventions duo binder

 

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Prize Package #2

 

D:D&CFern Smith's Classroom Ideas black rafter 4 The Teacher Wife

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Prize Package #3

2PeasAndADog Blog

 

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Prize Package #4

 

Wall Words

 

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Bonus Prize (An extra little something for those of you who like to share)

 

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 Winners will be contacted on August 15th and announced on the later in the week. Please make sure to check your email (and your junk mail) on those days just in case you’re a BIG winner. If you are a winner and don’t respond within 48 hours of being contacted, another winner will be chosen in your place.

I wish you all the best in the 2013-2014 school year! Work hard, play hard and have a fantastic year!

Back to School Giveaway Lessons From The Middle

Get Ready For It! Going Back With a MAJOR Giveaway!

I know that some of you have already headed back to the classroom this week. Here in PEI, we don’t begin until September. Whether you’ve started back this week or still have another few weeks left to enjoy, I’m pretty sure that you’ll all be psyched to win some great goodies for your classrooms!

It’s almost time for my annual Back To School Giveaway! I thought that I’d give you a little sneak peek, so that you know what’s up for grabs!

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I have Shopping Sprees to give away in 20 different  TPT Stores (including my own) an awesome bag from Thirty-One, FOUR Duo Binders, a $75 gift certificate to WiseDecor, a $25 gift certificate to Black Rafter Soap Works,  and a $10 Starbucks gift certificate all to give away to you guys! Wow!

It’s going to be great and I’m very excited to be able to get to provide all of you awesome teachers with the opportunity to win some goodies for yourself. You deserve it!

In case you’re unfamiliar with some of the companies mentioned above…

Thirty-One provides fantastic options for school and lunch bags, purses and totes, organizers etc. in a wide variety of styles and colors. They are offering a small organizing tote for the giveaway!

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Duo Binders are a wonderful option for teachers or students to stay organized. They are essentially a binder, with a portfolio included to stash away single sheets. Again, a wide variety of styles and colors are available. They’re also perfect to use as sub binders.

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WiseDecor has generously offered a $75 gift certificate for this giveaway which is amazing! They offer wall word decals for all occasions, but they have some specifically appropriate for use in the classroom. I have one for my room that will go right above my new SMARTBoard:

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Finally, Black Rafter Soap Works has graciously donated a $25 gift certificate in their Etsy Shop, because they know that we deserve a little pampering – especially at this time of year! What will you choose: Hand made soaps, lip balm or the natural sugar scrub?

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As you may be able to tell, I have put A LOT of work into organizing this giveaway for you and I’m really excited to see how it goes! The giveaway runs August 10th – August 14th, so don’t forget to come back and enter!

Thanks again to all of my generous contributors – you rock!Smile

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TPT Appreciation Sale is on now!

Just in case you haven’t heard…

TeachersPayTeachers is having their annual Teacher Appreciation Sale today and tomorrow, May 7-8. I’ll be having a sale in my TPT Store as well! Many people find that this is the sale that they like the most! The year’s almost over and people are thinking ahead for the next school year. Wouldn’t it be nice to have yourself all stocked up so that when Back to School time rolls around you’re already set to go?

 

Anyhow, I had to let you know about the sale! Happy browsing!

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School’s (Almost) Out Blog Hop and Giveaway

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I know what you’re thinking! What do you mean school’s almost out? We have 2 months to go! Well, I wanted to have one more giveaway before it got too close to the end of the school year to use the awesome ideas and  resources you’ll find in this event!

So, I’ve teamed up a new blogger-friend, Joey, from Create, Teach and Share. We’ve come up with this fantastic blog hop and giveaway! The participating bloggers are below. Be sure to hop to each of their blogs this weekend, check out their posts and give them a follow. The theme of the blog hop is “year-end” and so I know that you’ll find some great ideas for the end of the school year and because of the timing – you’ll be able to use them this school year. Per-ty smart, huh?

So, for my post in this School’s (Almost) Out Blog Hop, I’ve got three “End of Year” inspired ideas!

1) I am a reflective person by nature and so I made a little Student Reflection freebie for students to think back on the year that was. You can have them fill it out, decorate it and then laminate the reflections and give them back with report cards, or use them as a display for “closing ceremonies”. I know that I would love to have a little memento from my school year and so I hope that they will as well.

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2) In my school, the students “graduate” in grade seven as we are currently a grade K-7 school. I always do a slide show presentation for their “graduation” and so at this point in the year I’m on the lookout for songs that would be useable for the slide show. Just in case you’re in the same boat – here are a few songs for you to consider! (I’ve included the versions with lyrics:)


 

3) Do you get your students gifts at the end of the school year? I never did, until last year (too cheap). I got this idea from Confessions of a Teaching Junkie last spring. It’s a Wordle! What’s a wordle, you ask? Well, it’s word art. This is how I did it.

In June, I gave the students a class list and told them that I was planning something for them, but that I couldn’t give them any details. I asked the students to put a kind word/compliment beside each classmate’s name (and gave lots of appropriate examples to begin with). Athletic, kind, creative, musical, funny – you name it. I collected and compiled the compliments. Then, I used the Wordle website to make a personalized piece of word art for each student containing their name and all of the kind words that their classmates said about them. I also framed the wordles with dollar store frames, to make them more substantial. The finished product was really beautiful! The kids appreciated them on graduation night – and I think I’ll have to do them again this year because they were so well received!

Okay, that’s just about it from me. Be sure to hop over to my co-host’s blog Create, Teach and Share – you’ll love her! She’s awesome, as are the dozen teacher-bloggers below who have joined in the fun this weekend. Grab a cup of coffee, kick back and enjoy. Oh and of course, don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

 

Little Lovely Leaders Addie Education – Teacher Talk
The Teacher Wife 2PeasAndADog Blog
MissMathDork Composition Classroom The Teaching Bank
An Educator's Life Numbers Rule My World The SuperHERO Teacher's Adventures and Advice!

 

Lots of awesome prizes to be won by ONE Grand Prize Winner!

Thanks again to the teachers above for their donations! Both Joey and I are giving you a choice of any three items in our TPT Stores and there’s a $35.00 Amazon gift card thrown in there as well:)

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Joey’s TPT Store

I’ve been super excited for this event, so I hope you enjoy it!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Just in case you’re new to Rafflecopter, clicking the “Follow Me” link on the widget doesn’t automatically follow the stores and blogs of the contributing teachers. It takes you to the store or blog and it’s up to you to follow once you’re there. If it’s a TPT Store, click on the red “Follow Me” above their name. If it’s a blog, look for how to follow them on the side bar – usually there are a few options. When you “Like” a Facebook link, it is automatic and then you can enter.

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Celebrating My First Blog Birthday with a BIG Giveaway! $500 in Resources and Gift Certificates to be Won!

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**~** This giveaway has now ended. Thanks everyone for making it such a success! The winners have been notified and I’ll wait to hear back from them before I post…**~**

 

I can’t believe it’s been a year!

I had no idea when I began Lessons From The Middle a year ago, that I would learn so much and meet so many amazing teachers in such a short span of time. I’ve said this before, but the connections and ideas that I get from all of you are simply awesome and I know that they have made me a better teacher. For this, I thank you.

Now, let’s not waste any time getting to the good stuff. I was taught that it’s better to give than to receive. So…. of course I’ve got a giveaway for you!

So many generous teachers and teacher-bloggers have donated their products and gift certificates for this giveaway (you all rock, by the way) totaling about $500 which is simply incredible!

There are NINE prize packages to be won, based on grade level (keep in mind that some items are grouped in one grade level, but may also be appropriate for other grade levels as well – a bit higher or a bit lower). You may enter to win all nine prize packages, or just the ones most suitable for your grade level.

I’ve decided to keep the prize packages a bit of a mystery – a birthday surprise for the winners, if you will. SO, you’ll know the grade level, approximate value and general contents of each package, but not the exact items until you win! Fun, eh? Think of each prize package as a beautifully wrapped birthday gift just begging to be opened! Who doesn’t like a little mystery?

In addition to the NINE prize packages, donated by 95 teachers and teacher-bloggers, there will also be TWO $50 shopping sprees in my TeachersPayTeachers Store to be won. To qualify to win one of these, simply comment on this blog post as one of your entries in the prize package(s) of your choice. Then, I’ll use a random number generator to choose TWO lucky winners from those comments.

I couldn’t have done this without the generosity of all of the contributors for this giveaway – again thanks so much for helping to make my blog-birthday extra special! Follow them in their TPT Stores, blogs and on Facebook; they are amazing educators with so much to offer (plus these follows earn you more chances to win, of course).

PLEASE NOTE: Just in case you’re new to Rafflecopter, clicking the “Follow Me” link on the widget doesn’t automatically follow the stores and blogs of the contributing teachers. It takes you to the store or blog and it’s up to you to follow once you’re there. If it’s a TPT Store, click on the red “Follow Me” above their name. If it’s a blog, look for how to follow them on the side bar – usually there are a few options. When you “Like” a Facebook link, it is automatic and then you can enter.

Also, each of the nine giveaways will have a winner. Therefore, you’ll need to enter in each of the prize packages that you’d like to win. For example, entering to win Prize Package one, will not enter you to win the awesome resources for Gr 7-9 in Prize Package two.  

Let the giveaway begin!

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Prize Pack ONE

Grade 7-9

My awesome contributors for this prize package:

 

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Prize Pack TWO

 

Grade 7-9

 

My awesome contributors for this prize package:
 
 
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Prize Pack THREE

Grade 4 -6

My awesome contributors for this prize package:

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Prize Pack FOUR
 
Grade 4 -6
 
My awesome contributors for this prize package:

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Prize Pack FIVE
 
Grade 4 -6
 
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Prize Package SIX
 
Grades K-3
 
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Prize Pack SEVEN

Grade K-3

My awesome contributors for this prize package:

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 Prize Package NINE
 
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This giveaway runs Feb 8th – 11th.

Winners will be emailed their products and gift certificate codes, so PLEASE make sure to check your email following the 11th (spam folder too) in case you’re a winner!  Of course, you can also check back here to see if you may have won. If you do not respond to my email within a week of being notified, another winner will be chosen.

Thanks for celebrating with me!

 

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Buntings by: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Cat-Lady-Graphics

 

Mid Winter Mad Money Giveaway

I don’t know about you – but I’ve had a week from hell. It started off with finding out that my “privacy was breached” due to a stolen hard drive at my Student Loan Agency – me and 583 000 other borrowers…Class action pending… THEN I dumped coffee on my laptop (typing this from my Mom’s).
My point? I could use a pick me up! And what’s the best way to make yourself feel better? By doing something nice for others! So… despite my stressing (and depressing week) I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this giveaway hosted by The Tutor House.
 
 

Some of my amazing bloggy friends and I have teamed up for this Mid Winter Giveaway – just because! We are giving away not one, but TWO $75 gift certificates to TeacherspayTeachers. Per-ty awesome, huh?

This giveaway runs from January 18th and goes until 11:59 PM CST January 21st.



All of the contributing bloggers for this giveaway are listed below. You’ve heard me talk about many of them before, but if you haven’t had a chance to follow them – go check them out! You can earn extra entries for following these lovely folks.

 

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Oh yes…one more thing. Last Friday I had a flash giveaway for a product from my TPT Store. I’d like to throw that out there again today! I’ll run it until the 21st as well. Some of the other bloggers in this giveaway are doing something similar – all the more reason to visit each one! If you’d like to enter to win a product of your choice from my TPT Store, enter below!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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Cyber Monday…Plus Tuesday…Don’t Miss Out!

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It’s that time of year again – the TeachersPayTeachers Cyber Monday Sale. This year it will be even better, as it is actually Monday AND Tuesday. That’s two days to stock up on some essentials for your classroom.

Teachers Pay Teachers is offering 10% off of all purchases – just use the code CMT12. In addition to that, many store owners (myself included) are also putting their items on sale for those two days. All items in my TPT Store will be on sale, at 20% off. That’s 28% off overall.

You really don’t want to miss out. Head over to TeachersPayTeachers and join the frenzy! People have already started filling their carts and crossing items off of their wish lists.

As if that wasn’t enough, The 3am Teacher has set up a link-up for your viewing pleasure. Hop around to everyone’s blog – see what they’re offering in the way of sales and score yourself some deals. Thanks again for setting this up, Michelle!Photobucket

 

 

 

 

Enough talk – let’s get to the good stuff! So many savings…where to start? 

 

Math Project: Create a Math Themed Game, Poster or Rap

This is one of my newest products. It’s for grades 5-8 and students work to create either a math themed game, poster or rap. Rubrics are included and students really enjoy this math project. It’s also generic, so that it can be used with multiple grade levels and math concepts.

Math Menu: Differentiating Math in Your Classroom

 
My Math Menus resource has been very popular. It’s a great way to differentiate math in your classroom and again, is generic enough that you can use it with various concepts throughout the year. Multiple menus are included, so that you can adjust to your own needs.
 
  
In my TPT Store, I also have Language Arts
 and Health resources. I teach Math, LA, Social Studies and Health to grade 7 students and so I have a variety!
 
 
Organizing Writing
 
 
 
My Health Choices Activities
 
 
I have lots of other resources on everything from Making Connections in Language Arts, to Transformational Geometry, Fractions, Classroom Management, Integers, Rounding, Probability, Independent Reading, Vocabulary and lots more! I have lots of great freebies too – one of my newest ones is on Word Choice and it’s been very well received! I’m also busy trying to get a holiday writing lesson posted – and I hope to have it up in time for the big sale!
 
Well, that’s it for me! Happy blog hopping and have that cart ready for check-out on Cyber Monday or Tuesday:)
 
 
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TeachersPayTeachers’ Annual Back to School Sale

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Teachers Pay Teachers is having their annual Back to School sale August 12th-13th. They’ll be offering their usual 10% off, with many store owners offering up to an additional 20% off.

Every item in my own store will be on sale. Be sure to head over to TeachersPayTeachers to take full advantage of this awesome sale and to get yourself prepared for a new school year.

 

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