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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oh My, Bloggy Suessness!

Hello blogmates! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing weekend as this week is my most favoritest (hehe) week of all! This week we focus on reading! YIPPEE! Plus Dr. Suess Day is on Friday. I heard rumors that Target stores will have a Lorax on the lose in some areas on Saturday from 9-11. Is the Lorax going to be at your store?

I spent the weekend making changes to my blog in preparation for.... drum roll please... a blog makeover! I am so excited. I have no clue what it will look like but am still so excited! There is a waiting list... so it will probably be a month before the big reveal.

In the mean time... I created a few new items for all of you!





Each set of calendar numbers is for sale at my TpT store for $1.50. When I taguht K, one of my favorite things was my classroom calendar. The options are limitless if you have the creativity and you can teach so much in such a short period of time.

With the exception of the Lorax, you can either cut out the squares for your calendar or the shapes for a unique look. Personally, I always adored the shapes versus the squares. The squares always looked so commercial to me.

I love mixing and matching calendar numbers to create patterns. There are actually several different activities that I did with my students using the calendar but first.. how I use a calendar for teaching and reinforcing patterns. Here are a few ideas of what I would do:

AB Pattern
ABB Pattern
ABC Pattern

For the same price, I created matching Seuss Letters. These would be great for use on bulletin boards! I also created another set of picture prompts for all of you to enjoy. As always, my picture prompt packages are free as the pictures are not my own.


For all of you who love binders but hate creating the covers for them, I created a binder cover for all of your Seussness! It is half price off my custom packages.


I learned several things this weekend regarding how to create and sell items on TpT. I want to thank all of you for your patience as I update the items previously placed on the site. Current versions have been marked as free until updates can be made.

I have had several teachers email and ask if I can create custom binder covers and/or planners. I can. I added a page above this weekend with a few samples of what I have created in the past. Custom packages will be available through TpT. I am hoping to have all the packages completed by this weekend.


I am so blessed by your comments and all my followers! I can't believe that I am almost to 50!

When I reach that magical number...
I will be hosting my first giveaway!

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3 Comments:

At February 27, 2012 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Amy said...

These are really cute calendar ideas!! I also love your TPT store. You have some great ideas there. I am also excited to see your new blog design, any hints as to a chosen theme?

Amy
The Crazy Adventures of a University Graduate

 
At February 27, 2012 at 4:56 PM , Blogger Kim said...

Hi BlogMate (Back atcha!)
You have such CUTE ideas! Of course you have almost 50 followers--it'll be 150 in a wink!
I love to visit here...

Kim
Finding JOY in 6th Grade

 
At February 28, 2012 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

Congrats on almost 50!!! :) I will have to check out my Target on Saturday, thanks for the tip :)

Lisa :) (new follower)
Made In The Shade In Second Grade

 

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