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Friday, November 29, 2013

Cyber Monday & Tuesday Sale

Love, love, love all the sales!
Shopping is so much fun!
Especially when you can shop online from home in your pajamas drinking a delicious cup of tea.

Here's how it works.
This Monday and Tuesday, Dec 2 & 3, is the big cyber sale.
Everything in my Teachers pay Teachers store is 20% off. Plus you get an additional 8% off by using the promo code: CYBER during check out.
That's 28% off! Wow!

Plus, if you use Promo Code: CYBER on any other TPT store purchases you will get 8% off.
So load up your cart and enjoy all the new teaching ideas and products you can use in your classroom.
Your students will love it!

Happy Cyber Shopping!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Turkey Trouble

This is one of the best, funniest, turkey picture books around. I really enjoy reading it to kids.

Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
It is available on amazon. Please click on the picture to link.

Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it's almost Thanksgiving . . . and you're the main course. But Turkey has an idea - what if he doesn't look like a turkey?
What if he looks like another animal instead?
After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!

After you have read the book to your students. (At least 50 times! Ha, ha!)
Follow up with an art activity.

I know many teachers send an outline of the turkey home and have their students decorate or disguise the turkey then bring it back to school to share or hang them up in their classrooms. Great idea!

I prefer to put a copy of the turkey at an art station and let the students complete the project of disguising the turkey during class time.

At the art station I put out crayons, markers, wiggly eyes, stickers, scraps of ribbon, scraps of construction paper, buttons, cotton balls, scissors, glue, and anything else I think might be fun to use.

I like listening to the students as they interact with each other and talk about all the possibilities of disguising their turkey.

Below is my sample. I used crayons to color the turkey and foam flower stickers to decorate it.

If you would like to print out a free copy of the turkey paper please click on the picture below.
It will take you to teachers pay teachers where you can download a free copy from Picture Book Reviews With Writing Connections.
Happy Thanksgiving!
P.S. Please read my post from last year about Turkey Claus, Wendi Silvano's second Turkey book. Please click on the picture.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Free Thanksgiving Clip Art

Looking for some cute FREE Thanksgiving clip art?

Teachers Pay Teachers has wonderful FREE clip art.
Membership is FREE.

Please click on the pictures below to link to the clip art.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Favorite Easy November Party Snacks

Last month I posted my favorite Halloween party snacks.
So for November, here are some of my favorite easy November party snacks.

This one comes from the blog, chickabug. It's cute, easy, healthy, and provides the free printable turkey. Please click on the picture to link with the blog.

The next one comes from the blog, second story window.  Graham cracker turkeys, yum!
Please click on the picture to link to the blog.

The last one comes from the blog, It's written on the wall.  They look delicious, acorn cookies. They are made with Nutter Butter cookies and Hersey kisses. Please click on the picture to link to the blog.
Yum, yum, yummy!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Turkeys in Halloween Out

Ready, set, go!
Before you know it 2013 will be over.

The holidays seem to come and go so quickly.
Next up is Thanksgiving.  Hello turkeys!

I found this cute coffee turkey craft on the blog, A Faithful Attempt.
It looks fun and interesting. I am going to give it a try.
Please click on the picture to link with the blog.

This turkey, on the blog Family Food and Travel, has interesting feathers.
Please click on picture for directions.

I have a turkey craft project available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store called Turkey Gobble Math Spin, Writing Prompts, & Turkey Craft. Please click below to have a look.
Have a wonderful day!