Saturday, September 29, 2012

Giveaways, Sales, and FALL.. OH MY! :)

Friends, I've been so excited for this blog post but wanted to put it off til I had the time to really focus in!  I have a few things I've been DYING to share with you! But let's start here. With a FREEBIE! Duh! Who doesn't want to start their Saturday morning with free goodies? Click the picture below for the cutest darn Sentence Fluency/Punctuation center.  And of course, it's fall/pumpkin themed.. who could resist?


Next up! I'm so excited to share with you something we did in our classroom that I ACTUALLY remembered to take pictures of! This week, in writers workshop, our class was working on adding powerful verbs and adjectives to our writing. Now, I don't know about you guys but in our classroom... wall space is seriously limited.  I wanted my kids to have a resource they could always go to for using powerful verbs and adjectives without taking up any precious bulletin boards.  So these were born:


Easy Peasy! Just use a binder ring and some freeeeeeeeeeeeeeee paint chips and you have yourself a nice little resource for writing.  My kids LOVED creating these and they have been using them like crazy! I have loved reading words like "gobbled" in their memoirs! :) 

So I'm having a little trouble believing that it's ALMOST October!  How outrageous is that??  It will be fall break before we know it ;) To celebrate the coming of October and the "Peace out" of September, I'm throwing a little sale in my TPT store! Every item will be 10% off for this weekend only! Click the graphic below to visit my store and check out all the discounted goodies! :) 

Last but not least, have you met Dana over at Fun in First Grade?  No?  Well don't waste any time.  Hop on over to her blog and check out her 500 follower giveaway! There are over 50 PRIZES, including winner's choice from my store.  

17 comments:

  1. LOVE your fun ideas! I'll definitely use the paint chips/adjectives idea!! Love! And, the adorable freebie! Thanks so much for sharing!! I know exactly what you mean wanting to post but needing to wait until you can focus. I'd have a million posts if I posted all the ideas swirling non-stop in my brain! I will be posting my writing unit for Personal Narratives very soon, so take a peek if you're interested.
    Growing Firsties

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  2. Thanks for the fun pumpkin punctuation activity!! Love the paint chip idea. :)

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  3. Thanks for the awesome freebie. Just in time for fall. I used paint samples to teach synonyms, just like you are using them for, but I didn't think of keeping them on a ring and allowing the kids to use them while their writing. Great idea. I'm going to have to try it out! I started a weekly link up and I think this post would be perfect for it. I would love it if you stopped by my blog to link up! :-)

    Jennifer
    Darling Little Learners

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  4. This is such a fun freebie. This is exactly what we're working on this week. PERFECT!!
    ஐRikki
    The Hive

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  5. LOVE the paint idea for exciting verbs/adjectives. By any chance could you email me the words you used?! I would love to make this as a visual for my speech/language room! Thanks!!!

    Speechtimefun@gmail.com

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  6. I absolutely LOVE your power verbs, adjectives paint chips idea!!!! Thank you very much!!!
    Juley Harper, DE Department of Education

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  7. The paint chip idea is SOOO great! I will be pinning that right now!:)

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  8. I love the paint chip idea and having the word resource readily available is great! Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea.

    I'm your newest follower and sure hope you have a chance to stop by "my place" (blog) real soon.

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  9. I love the paint chip idea and having the word resource readily available is great! Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea.

    I'm your newest follower and sure hope you have a chance to stop by "my place" (blog) real soon.

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  10. Hi Sam,

    Could you e mail me the words you used for the paint chips? I love it!

    Thanks!!!

    Kate

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    1. Could you e mail me the words you used for the paint chips? I love it!

      Thanks!!!
      stearnsk@d62.org

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  11. Oops, it's kate.harrington5@gmail.com

    :)

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  12. I was also wondering if you would email the list of words used to bbaker907816@gmail.com
    Thanks :)

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  13. can you email me the words/adjectives you used as well
    gofishnw@yahoo.com

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