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A Christmas Fluency Gift For You!

Fluency practice doesn’t feel like work when you mix it with Santa, reindeer, gingerbread, and Christmas lights! And we have a free fluency goodie waiting for you in this post, so read on! Fluency in a Flash is a brief, targeted routine for practicing reading fluency daily. Each day of

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The Secret to End of Year Survival

Want to know my tried-and-true secret to surviving the last few weeks of school? THEME DAYS! I love theme days for two reasons. They keep the kids engaged. They make planning easier. We call these our D.L.I.T.E Days. D.L.I.T.E stands for Differentiated Learning and Integrated Theme Experience. You can call

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Join Us on Facebook!

We’ve created a fun community for teachers to gather and collaborate on Facebook. We’d love to have you join us. We have some fun things planned including special daily deals for the month of June!  Click here to join the Facebook group. 

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Back to School Goodies

The Back to School 2014 Sale at TPT is ON! Our entire store is discounted 20% + get an additional 10% off with code BTS14! We have added a lot of new resources to the store in the last few weeks. Here’s a quick rundown: Just added tonight: Letter Name

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Jargon Journal June Bundle

School is out for some of you but we're continuing on with Jargon Journals! Even if you aren't teaching in June, this packet would be great any time of the year. We picked some of our favorite books! Click here to read more about the importance of vocabulary instruction. Click

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Easter Crafting with Caravan Shoppe

We're happy to have Cassity back again sharing tips and tricks for working with the beautiful downloads from our dear friends at Caravan Shoppe. Be sure to scroll down for a little discount, too! Caravan Shoppe is at it again.  We love their Olliblocks and now they’ve just released an

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Autumn Sensory Bin

It was a great leap of faith to stock this bin with birdseed.  There have been mishaps and, therefore, there's been plenty of opportunity for sweeping practice!  But after a week of play, they're much more intentional in their actions.  And that, I suppose is the larger goal with a

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October Preschool Work Trays

Hello all!  I thought I'd share with you some of the work trays we've been using this month.  These aren't all our trays, but I thought I'd show you the ones that are Halloween related in case you're looking for some theme inspiration.  I've had a blast setting these up!

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Halloween Sensory Bin

Heidi here with a happy Friday to you all!  Um, have I mentioned that I'm teaching preschool this year?  Yeah, kind of a big change around here.  After 12 years in 2nd grade, I'm feeling like a new teacher again, but it's ever so much fun!  This was my first

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New Addition

Introducing the latest product from Second Story Window: Neil joined Emily's family on July 11.  Just a little bitty guy– 6 lbs 7 oz and 20 inches long.  His eyes are dark blue and his hair dark brown.  He's a little cuddlebug (which Auntie Heidi is greatly enjoying!). 

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Adventure to Fitness

When you've had as much inside recess as we have this winter, you come to realize how absolutely incredible Adventure to Fitness is!  Have you tried it with your kiddos? I tried it on a whim a few months ago.  The next day I picked the kids up after recess

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