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Teachers Pay Teachers Sale and $50 Gift Card Giveaway

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Teachers Pay Teachers is having a cyber Monday sale - and tuesday too.  Please join in on the fun.  I am part of a group that is doing a draw for 3 $50 Gift cards to Teachers Pay Teachers.  
To enter follow the rafflecopter below.

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Halloween Descriptive Writing

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Get this cute idea for free.  Great descriptive writing activity.

So I found these cute characters at the dollar store and I was totally inspired to create a descriptive writing activity.  


So what the kids do is they get a character and a sheet of stickers and they add the details to their character.  Below you will find some of their creations.  If you can't find creatures like this, you could get the kids to draw or paint their own Halloween creature, or you could give them a sticker with a Halloween creature on it and have them write a descriptive story about it.




Then they filled in the descriptive writing frames worksheet.  Click on the image below to get your own copy.


or CLICK HERE to get a copy.

After this  they complete a good copy and colored in the details.

I put them up to display like this.




Integrating STEAM and ELA

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This is a very straightforward approach to STEAM and ELA in the classroom.  I love how Science, Technology Engineering, Math, Arts, Reading, Writing and Speaking can all be combined in one package.

 I’ve been using STEM and STEAM activities in my classroom for a while now.  And I absolutely LOVE how they work.  In fact I wrote down all the things I love about STEM.  You can find that HERE if you’re interested.



CLICK HERE
for a free week.

I love reading non-fiction and fiction books when I’m teaching a Science concept to the class.  It’s easy to integrate non-fiction reading when you are working on a Science topic, but what about working on reading instruction.  I mean it’s also possible to find books about the topic, and then ask the kids to read them for information, but what about actual ELA INSTRUCTION. 


I found that when I created my Fairy Tale STEM products that they were really popular.  And I believe it’s because the STEM activities are closely tied to stories that the kids know and love.  So then I wondered, “What if I created my own stories that the teachers could use for Guided Reading lessons?”.  And then I decided I create STEM or STEAM activities that would go well with these little books. 


So, I came up with this great idea.  It integrates STEAM and ELA in one nice, easy-to-prep package.  I call it STEAM STORIES.  Steam stories come in weekly units that focus on one topic.  There’s 3 different levels of a Guided Reading book.  One for BELOW grade-level kids, one for AT grade-level kids, and one for ABOVE grade-level kids.  They all have the same story, so all the kids can learn about the same characters and do ELA activities about the same book.  But there’s also a weekly STEAM challenge which coordinates with the book. 

 

You need to do a bit of prep in the beginning creating the multiple copies of each Guided Reading Book.  There a few other visuals and worksheets to copy.  But the rest is included.  There’s a slideshow as well as editable planning sheets and letters home.  I have big plans to fill this out with ELA centers and other activities.  

Right now you can get each as an individual weekly product, or you can bundle up.  You can get monthly bundles, or the growing bundle.  

CLICK HERE
for the growing bundle
or click on the photos below.


     

     

 The growing bundle will include all 28 weeks when finished.  Right now I'm about half way through it.  As I add weekly units, the price goes up.  So get it now for the low price, don't wait until it is complete or you will pay full price.   

 



Clear Your Wish List With a $60 TpT Gift Card!

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It's hard to believe but it is time to start thinking about Back to School.
Six Teacher Authors are collaborating together to give you a chance to win one $60 TpT gift card. We hope to help you clear out some things off your wish list!
This giveaway starts on August 19th at 4:00 p.m. EST and finishes August 21st at midnight EST!
In the following rafflecopter, there are links to all 6 of our TpT stores. Hidden on the first page of our store is a secret word all in * ALL CAPS TEXT * for you to find and enter.  (Hint - look for the asterix).
Good Luck!


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Back to School Sampler

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Canadian Teachers, you need to check out this free e-book sampler.  
This resource is FULL of great back to school tips from Canadian teachers.

CLICK HERE to get your own copy.

This resource is FULL of great back to school tips from Canadian teachers.

Another Gift Card Giveaway



I am so excited to be offering an opportunity for one day to let you win one of 3 $10 TpT gift cards! I have teamed up with Apple-y Ever After and Teaching Elementary and Beyond to offer you this chance to win! We have been so excited to see the engagement on our Instagram blog hop that we decided to offer ANOTHER chance to win a Teachers Pay Teachers gift card!

This will allow you to go shopping at TpT on August 2nd which is the second day of the site wide sale! Don't forget to use the code BTS2017 to save 25%!

Each contestant who enters can earn 16 ballots towards winning by following our TpT stores, Instagram, Facebook pages and Pinterest Pages.

Please note, it will only be possible to win one gift card.
Good luck!

Winners will be announced/tagged on my Savvy Teaching Tips Facebook page!

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BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!!!!!

We have a little instagram hop going.   Go over to instragram and enter to win.   Please feel free to share with others.  @savvyteachingtips  @appleyeverafter1 @teachingelementaryandbeyond