Friday, November 29, 2019

Home for the Holidays $500 Teacher giveaway

Happy Holidays!
Our group of teacher-authors wants to celebrate this holiday season by giving away $500 in CASH plus a $100 TPT Gift Card. The giveaway runs from November 30th – December 8th, and you can enter more than 60 times! You can enter using the link below!

Wishing YOU an AMAZING holiday season!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Using Nursery Rhymes

Who remembers growing up with nursery rhymes? I’m going to assume almost everyone. Nursery rhymes bring back such fond memories of being a child and having someone read you a story, listening to the rhymes in songs and even seeing them played out in small productions. Nursery rhymes can bring us such comfort of childhood memories but there is so much more to them than just nostalgia. Learning the rhymes was one of the very first steps in our education! They taught us about stories, other people and places, morals and consequences. It was probably the very first time we all learned how to comprehend what was being told outside of normal day to day tasks such as being hungry and asking for food. We learned to be careful of our surroundings so that we don’t get hurt. We also learned the sounds different animals make and how to count on a clock. 

Now days, does it seem there is a decline in teaching, learning, knowing nursery rhymes? Probably so! Teachers are being told to focus so much time and effort into preparing a child for testing that a lot seem to want to skip over the rhymes and story telling to devote more time to test practices. It is truly an unfortunate choice for the kids. Studies have shown that nursery rhymes can help children with language and listening. How important are those two things for kids? Hearing new stories and memorizing them will help children with communication and learning new words and how to count. By helping kids sing or say these rhymes over and over, you are helping them to understand the best methods of memorization and concentration.
Nursery rhymes not only help with skills for better education but they also help children understand how to have better self control, social skill, learn their love for music and also get those jitters out with play and acting which helps brain development. Each nursery rhyme has characters that have a different background, situation and thought process; this will also show children that they are relatable and can use the lessons learned from the story in their own similar circumstances. Now, if you ask me, it sounds like nursery rhymes are the very first steps in testing prep! Let’s make sure that we give our children the opportunity to learn as much as they can while having fun! Not to mention, we’re giving them the first glance into the joys of reading!  Check out my Nursery Rhyme products!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

2019 Veteran's Day Give away!

Join me and some amazing teacher-authors as we bring one lucky teacher a gift card of $100 for Veteran's Day.  To enter click here:

This giveaway runs from 11/6/19 12:00 AM Central Time to 11/13/19 12:00 AM Central Time.  The winner will be selected and notified by November 14!

AND if this isn't enough - we are also giving away another “Shopping Spree” gift card of $250 during Veteran’s Day!!  All you have to do to enter is to click on the link below. 

This giveaway runs from 11/8/19 12:00 AM Central Time to 11/15/19 12:00 AM Central Time.  The winner will be selected and notified through private messaging by November 16! 

Best of Luck!

Friday, November 1, 2019

November 2019 Products

Welcome, November! I want to share some of my favorite November products to help you  get through the start of the busy holiday season!  I  am  so  thankful  for  having educators who have supported me in buying my products and I hope that they have been useful to you all.  I hope to continue finding ways to support educators in any way I can.  Have a happy and calming November!

All products may be found here: