Back to School Basics: Giveaway and Freebies

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Fabulous Feature Friday has arrived!  Oh... this will be a good one.


Today I'm featuring new units and back to school freebies!  Up first, the giveaway!!!  

One copy of my unit will go to both primary 
and intermediate winners!!

I created Comprehension Skill and Strategy posters to align with my content focus walls.  The focus walls include graphics rather than words for students to make connections.  I was surprise the images made such an impact on our discussions during Reader's Workshop this past school year.  I also created Reading Genre Posters with the same Chevron background.  These posters will remain on display with the essential questions for the week!  

 



**Primary Giveaway Begins Here**

Hadar Maor of Miss Kindergarten has a  first day of school keepsake to help remember the day or week of school.  


Kim Adsit and her daughter Megan Merrell created Yee Haw- Wild About Numbers.  There are games, activities, pre-made sets, and starter questions for mini-lessons on dot plates, fives frames, tens frames, rekenreks, and dominoes. All of the activities in this packet are correlated to a common core standard.




 **The Next Two Units Feature Colors**
 
You guys have no idea how much I love Kacey's work from Doodle Bugs Teaching!!!!  She recently featured her new Color Words Unit.  This 43 page file includes 11 centers!  Honestly, I have no idea how she does it all.  Have you seen her posts?  The time it takes to prepare, laminate, cut, display, photograph, watermark, and feature her work within a post is remarkable!  


A perfect compliment to Kacey's centers is a unit created by Deanna Jump. Colorful Cats Math and Literacy Fun was featured on her blog yesterday!  We all know a kid approved cat who loves wearing different colors, right?  I love this spin!!! Deanna revamped her unit and added new and creative ideas.  The emergent readers are so stinking adorable!! 


 

**The Next Four Units Feature Writing**

Erica Bohrer's Back to School Writing Prompts and Activity packet focuses on establishing classroom rules and routines. Lessons scaffold off picture books such as First Day Jitters, Know and Follow the Rules, The Little Engine that Could, Hands are Not for Hitting, Words are Not for Hurting, Listen and Learn, Mary Wore Her Red Dress, and Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal.  Love these books!!!



Michelle from Fabulous in First has the cutest punctuation unit!!  In this unit your students will be introduced to the following punctuation: Periods, Commas, Question Marks and Exclamation Points. The Punctuation People will aide a reminder of the proper conventions when writing. 



I heart Deedee Wills.  She inspires me as a teacher and a woman!  Really!!  Five minutes talking with her in person and you will know why.  Read her blog and see why she soars to my hero list!!!  Deedee featured monthly writing work stations this past school year.  Each month included approximately 45 vocabulary words, different writing paper, and I Can charts to help your students work independently with themed writing work stations. Newly featured is the "Complete Set"!



** The Next Two Units Feature Common Core**

Anna Brantley of Crazy for First Grade is one of the sweetest and strongest women I know.  I am inspired by her compassion and generosity.  Anna has a brand spanking new Common Core Unit-Writing Narratives All Year Long.  This supplemental resource was designed to reinforce the Common Core narrative writing standard for first grade {W.1.3}. It includes graphic organizers that can be used for organizing ideas for any narrative, writing prompt sheets for the entire year {all major holidays, seasons, etc.}, personal and fictional narrative task cards, checklists, and reflection sheets.



**Intermediate Giveaway Begins Here**

Natalie Kay from What a Teacher Wants has worked with Rachelle to complete Common Core ELA and Math Galore {Checklists} for 3rd through 5th.   Don't you just love the cover!?!?!  Winner can choose their grade level!


Amanda Nickerson from One Extra Degree is an eloquent writer, enthusiastic teacher, and all around wonderful lady! I love the simplicity of her work stations.  Amanda's created Words Galore for students to build on skills through new spelling and vocabulary each week.


 Click Image for Amanda's Store

 Click Image for Amanda's AMAZING post!


Hope from Second Grade Shenanigans prepared a back to school unit entitled, "Go for the Gold".  Imagine the excitement as kids are reminded of the 2012 Olympics!  Get your students excited and motivated about a new school year with tons of activities to build a classroom community! 



You will have an opportunity to win a copy of the primary or intermediate copies above! The requirement for entry is to follow all stores and can be done by clicking the product images above!  One winner will be randomly selected on (TOMORROW) Saturday August 4th for the Primary Giveaway and one winner for the intermediate giveaway.  You are only permitted to leave one comment. All other comments will be deleted.  Please include an email AND which giveaway you are entering.


**Example**
I follow all stores!  
Primary Graffiti (at) yahoo (dot) com
Primary Giveaway 

And the freebies...

Katie Jones has a Back to School Activities download comes with two centers to help your students get their brain turned back on during the first week of school.  

Primary Graffiti (that's me) shared Back to School Nameplates a year ago.  Numbers skip count by twos.  I will be updating them to include all numbers now that I'm moving down to Kindergarten! 

Amanda Nickerson has a fluency folder for elementary or intermediate students! It contains a Lucky Listener sheet, a resource sheet, a parent letter, a reading rubric to inform parents, and a resource sheet for students!

Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business has a unique way to welcome new students to the school year with Jitter Glitter and Parent Notes. 

Erica Bohrer has a great general information file for back to school.  This post is filled with resources!

Head Back to school with this FREE glyph from the Glyph Girls! This is an easy and super fun activity for the first few days of school. 

Rachelle Smith featured her I know my ABC's for Back to School.  This book is great for teachers or parents!

Are you looking for an easy craft to create a cute as all get out display in your room during that very first week? The Best Thing Tear Art Project might just be the Back to School ditty you are looking for! It even comes with a great little writing activity by Kelli Dolling

Deanna Jump has a cute freebie: Rainbow Hair Emergent Reader.  This book is based on the fun poem, Rainbow Hair. Have your littles add hair to match the text so that they can read it independently during Reader's Workshop. 

Tammy Lee created a Super FUN and CUTE way to get your kiddos working on words! You can make a "BOGGLE" board and change the letters each week. The kids make their own words using the letters that you put up on the BOGGLE board. 

Productive Pants, aka Anna Brantley, has a Making Word freebie available for download on her blog. 

Susan Moran of T.G.I.F and pal from Vegas has a cute file for you.  This little freebie is just something fun I use in my classroom to highlight our Star of the Week!

Michelle Oakes has a set of word wall cards decorated with rainbow banner, as well as the letter labels for your word wall. One page of both the word cards and letter labels is editable.

I have a fun way for kids to learn US states. This file works well with postcard exchanges too!  Link here!

Do you have a Back to School "FREEBIE" product or post you'd like to feature?  You are welcome to join my linky party here but it must be a direct link to a post on your blog or a FREEBIE product in your store!  Please follow the rules, I hate having to remove links!!


132 comments:

larcher0411 said...

I follow all of the stores!!!

Lori

littlelori0411@yahoo.com

Miss Nguyen's Class said...

I follow all stores.

sn.nguyen19@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I follow all stores!

rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

robyn said...

I follow all of the TPT stores and if I win, I would like the primary selection.
Thanks!!!
Robyn
robynsnewnest@gmail.com

Down Under Teacher said...

I follow all stores!
downunderteacherblog@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Kylie

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

I follow the stores!

I'd LOVE the primary selection!

johnellj758@gmail.com :)

Ali said...

I follow all the stores!!

Ali
alischepis(at)gmail.com
Primary Giveaway!!

sheithold said...

I followed all the stores!

sheithold@dentphelps.k12.mo.us

Primary Giveaway!

Sara Heithold

Deedee Wills said...

You sweet! sweet! lady!

Jennifer said...

I follow all stores!
babysocute3@hotmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Jenn Bundy

Isabel Z said...

I follow all of the stores--lucky me!

isabelzito at verizon dot net

Primary Giveaway

lovetocraft said...

I follow all stores! lmehr@dsdmail.net
Primary Giveaway

Mrs. McHaffie said...

I follow all blogs and stores!!! :)
You are one awesome lady for hosting this back-to-school bash! It has been AWESOME!

Going for the primary giveaway!

Kelly
Beg, Borrow, Steal

kellymchaffie@hotmail.com

Mommy Reads said...

I follow the stores!
lyssaturner@yahoo.com
Primary, please!

:)

Mrs. T. said...

I follow all of the stores. What an awesome giveaway!

Abby
aetuckner@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Katie said...

I follow all stores!
kjones678(at)gmail(dot)com
Intermediate Giveaway

Katie
Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

P.S Thanks for posting about my freebie!! :)

Shauna said...

I follow all stores.

Shauna
shaunarae2@yahoo.com

mcoop1125 said...

I follow all the primary stores. Thanks for the chance to win!
Michelle
mcoop1125@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Kara Anne said...

I follow all the primary stores!
kara.pasquale@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway!

Lisa said...

What a WONDERFUL giveaway!! Keeping my fingers crossed for this one!!

I follow all the stores!

Lisa
mona991@cvzoom.net

Lisa said...

Oopsie...forgot to mention I'd like to be in the primary giveaway!

Mrs. Wathen said...

Great giveaway!
I follow all the stores.
I would LOVE the primary pack:)
Tammy
theresourcefulapple@gmail.com
The Resourceful Apple

CQuest said...

I follow all stores! Everything looks so fabulous!

candacegilmore@gmail.com

Primary Giveaway

Deb said...

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luv2teach77@ahoo.com
Primary Giveawa

Chelsea said...

I follow all stores!
cwilliams2234@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Chelsea said...

I follow all stores!
cwilliams2234@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Grace said...

I follow all the stores!

Grace
Primary Giveaway

gracepruim@gmail.com

MrsPaulson said...

I follow ALL the stores
mrspaulson@gmail.com
intermediate giveaway

Mrs. Lofgren said...

Wow! What an amazing way to kick off the school year!!! I follow all the TPT stores! :)

Jennifer
Primary Giveaway
mrslofgren@cox.net

Linda M said...

Wow! Thank you for offering this great giveaway! Praying for the primary pack!

Lminor@usd234.org

Jenn Bates said...

I follow all stores.
Primary Giveaway
jenn@finallyinfirst.com
Finally in First

Amy said...

I follow everyone and I would love the writing pack!

arcrow@sbcglobal.net

Delighted said...

Awesome Giveaway! I follow all store :-)


imgoingfirst@gmail.com

Jessica Walker said...

I follow all stores!!

Run529@aol.com

Primary Giveaway!

Jessica

ashleythurston said...

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ashley.e.thurston@gmail.com

Steph Barclay said...

I follow all stores!

Primary Giveaway

What a terrific idea!

manakans said...

I follow all stores!!

Primary Giveaway!

Maria
manakans@hotmail.com

Dana Rich said...

I follow all these stores! I am entering the primary give away!!!

Thank you so much!

Dana
berdmrmar@msn.com

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow all the stores!

kellybrown28021 (at) gmail (dot) com

Primary Giveaway

See Me Teach said...

I follow all the stores!
aconnolly1216@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Susan Moran said...

Thanks for featuring my freebie, Cheryl!!! I have loved seeing you features all week :)

Susan
T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

Dana Clark said...

I follow all stores.

Dana.clark15@yahoo.com

Primary giveaway

Christen said...

I follow all the stores!

cgsistare816 at gmail dot com

L said...

I follow all stores.
kteach.30lg@yahoo.com
Primary giveaway

momofwillb said...

I follow all stores!
April
atbrower75@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I follow all of the stores! :)

JLewars27@gmail.com

Primary Giveaway

loularkin said...

I follow all stores. I would love to win the primary giveaway!
Jennifer Larkin
loularkin@comcast.net

Stephanie said...

Love all these bloggers and their stores!!

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

Mrs. M said...

I follow all the TPT stores. Thanks for all the hard work!

Amy
mellosmemos@gmail.com
Mello’s Memos

Storie said...

I follow all the stores. If I win I would like the primary version. Thank you so much!
Storie
atozscrapbook@gmail.com
Stories by Storie

Amy Scheeringa said...

I follow all of the stores!

ascheeringa@olgschicago.org

Primary Giveaway

Sarah Mackey said...

I follow all stores!!
sarahmackey2@yahoo.com
Sarah
Mackey'sClassroom

Amy said...

I follow all stores. I would like to be in the primary giveaway.
Amy
henze@dybb.com

Courtney said...

I follow all of the TPT stores.

Primary Giveaway

Courtney
courtneyheath@live.com

Jaime Golden said...

I follow all of the primary TpT stores!

Primary Giveaway

Jaime
goldengirl8710@gmail.com

Samantha Spagnola said...

I follow!

Primary giveaway!
Color unit please!

Samantha Spagnola
sspagnola@live.com

skunkzgrl said...

I follow all stores..

pebblz708@aol.com

Going for intermediate giveaway!

Kshee23 said...

I follow all the stores!

Kate
dancinqueenks23@aol.com

Primary Giveaway

Elizabeth Polston said...

I follow all stores :)

Primary giveaway

Elizabeth
epolston at rowland dot k12 dot ca dot us
Mrs. Polston's Kindergarten

Nicole said...

I follow all of the stores and have spent tons on your awesome ideas!!! :)
Nicole
Nmcclure319@gmail.com
Primary giveaway

:: fingersandtoescrossed::

Christy said...

I follow all the stores!

mom3wheeler@att.net

Primary

Diane said...

I follow all of the stores.

Primary

Diane
dkbradner@gmail.com
The Teacher's Jungle

Kari Nelson said...

I follow all stores!! Thanks for all your great ideas! :) :)
nelk@richland.k12.wi.us
Primary Giveaway

Payton and Melissa said...

I'm following all these stores now!
mhenrie1@gmail.com
The Primary Giveaway

These are all such great ideas, and thanks for listing so many different freebies this week. It's been so fun!

Beth Shavelson said...

I follow all the stores.
Primary Giveaway


beth.shaveson@browadschools.com

Lisa Cain said...

I follow all the stores

Lisa.cain.sped.teacher@gmail.com

Terry said...

I follow the stores. Thank you for your hard work.
Terry
THYordan@aol.com

Terry said...

I forgot to say Primary set.
Terry

Ms. Morgart said...

This has been a great week! Thank you so much!!

I follow all the stores!
Primary set please
Lynda
lmorgart@lcisd.org
Curls and a Smile

Janine said...

I follow all of the stores!

faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

Pauline said...

I follow all of the stores!
Primary set please...
Pkpretzel@yahoo.com

www.firstbythesea.blogspot.com
Thanks, Pauline

Karyn said...

I follow all TpT stores and I'd like to enter the primary giveaway please! Thanks for another AWESOME giveaway!

œKaryn
A is for Apple B is for Blog
Kideducator@comcast.net

Katelyn Zmijewski said...

I follow all the TPT stores!
kmzmijewski@gmail.com
Primary giveaway!

Crayons and Curls said...

Wow Cheryl! These are amazing giveaways! :)
I follow all stores!
Primary Giveaway
Cheryl
crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
Crayons and Curls

Kristin said...

I follow all stores
Primary giveaway
Kristinvandro@gmail.com

Nicole said...

I follow all stores!
Primary Giveaway

vbcole26@yahoo.com

Nicole
A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

KB said...

I follow all these TpT stores!
Primary Giveaway

Kendall

Kendall.Braxton@gmail.com

E. L. said...

I am now following all the stores!
emilylamont@ymail.com
Intermediate Giveaway

Erin said...

I follow all of these stores.

Erin
Andeair@hotmail.com

Lynne said...

I follow all the stores
Lynne
lfield@twcny.rr.com
primary giveaway

aclark said...

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Ashley
arclark2012@gmail.com
primary giveaway

Mrs. D said...

I follow all the stores! :)

Janet
Mrsdteacherlady@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Patti said...

I follow all the stores!
Patti
pattib203@yahoo.com
Primary Pizzazz
Primary Giveaway

Angie said...

I follow all of them and would like the primary prizes.
Angiehblack@gmail.com

kristina said...

I follow all the stores.
kravenegas@yahoo.com

Yvonnee said...

I follow all of their stores (kidzreadingteach) Thanks for the opportunity.
Yvonnee
yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

Melissa Janson said...

I follow all the stores.
melissa.s.janson@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Nesli Monroe said...

I follow all stores for primary!
Nesli
nxmonr@gmail.com

Kathy said...

I follow all the wonderful stores.
Kathy
kswitzky@usd345.com
Primary Giveaway

Tonya said...

I follow all the stores. Hoping I'm lucky for the primary selection. :)

tzinter@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

I follow all stores!
stator85@gmail.com

Primary Giveaway

Busy Bee Z said...

I follow all of your shops
jaime.zwerling@gmail.com
primary giveaway

=0)

Amanda C. said...

I follow all stores!
Carteam@tulsaschools.com
Intermediate please!!!

Stephanie said...

I follow all stores :) (Primary)

Stephanie

ecuteach03@yahoo.com

Heather Deramus said...

I follow all the stores.
hdderamus@gmail.com
Primary Giveaway!!

sarah said...

I follow all of these stores!!!
I would LOVE the primary goodies!
smontano9@cox.net

Tammy said...

I follow all these adorable women and their stores!

tam61883@comcast.net

I would love the Primary Giveaway!

Tammy said...

I follow all these adorable women and their stores!

tam61883@comcast.net

I would love the Primary Giveaway!

kathie said...

I follow all the stores!
Kbellisario12@yahoo.com
Would love the primary prizes.

Mrs.Cooper said...

I follow the primary stores :-). KeithiLen@gmail.com

Meag Ech said...

I follow all of the primary blogs and stores.

I would LOVE the primary set!
meagech@gmail.com

Cindy Lusk said...

I follow all blogs and stores!!!!

Cindy

allthingsteachery@gmail.com

All Things Teachery

Constance said...

I follow all of the blogs and stores. I would love the primary set.

Crhdouglas@gmail.com

Kate Luxon said...

I follow all stores and would love the primary giveaway!

kluxon@dist50.net

Lori said...

I follow all the stores!!
lorikimball1@aim.com
Primary Giveaway

Tiffany Roberson said...

I follow all of the stores!!! SO AWESOME! Thank you for such a great giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

kthab@hotmail.com

Carly said...

I follow all stores.
carlyluvs2teach@yahoo.com
Primary Giveaway

abbeycatherine said...

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Holly said...

Oh my goodness - this looks awesome!!!! I'm crossing my fingers & toes!!!!!!! Thanks so much for for the freebies and for giving us the opportunity to link up!

Primary Giveaway!!!! :)

hollywazy4@gmail.com

Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Denise said...

I follow all stores.
erichsen@mchsi.com
Primary giveaway

Susan said...

I Follow all stores!
Primary Giveaway
Susan
shannons@friscoisd.org

Susan said...

I Follow all stores!
Primary Giveaway
Susan
shannons@friscoisd.org

susan said...

I follow all stores!
susaaan {at} gmail {dot} com
Primary Giveaway

Kylee Miller said...

I follow all stores!
I would love to win the primary giveaway!
k_miller@pauldingschools.org

:) Kylee

mnharvey said...

I follow all stores!

mnharvey2@gmail.com

Primary Giveaway :)

Mikaela said...

I follow all of the stores and would love the primary units.
mmuntean@friendsbalt.org

kcal88 said...
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kcal88 said...

I follow all the stores...
Primary units...

Katrina
kcal88@gmail.com

abqgreene said...

I follow all stores.
Heather (hoping for primary)
abqgreene@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

I follow all stores
lfielder@fortsmithschools.org
Primary giveaway

Julie said...

I follow all the stores.
Julie
wiersjul@gmail.com
I'd like the primary packet.

kspra123 said...

I follow all the stores.
Kathryn
kspra123@hotmail.com
Primary Giveaway

Mary said...

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JOJO said...

I follow ALL these and they are ALL AMAZING!!!

Primary

jojo051515@gmail.com

Charme' said...

I follow all the blogs!
charmemccabe@rocketmail.com
Charme'

Amber said...

I follow all the stores.

ambs98@nc.rr.com

Primary Giveaway

susanlulu said...

susanlulu@yahoo.com

I follow all stores.
Writing for 1st grade - Common Core
by Brantley

Thanks!!

Sara said...

I follow all the stores!
ventrellasara@gmail.com
Intermediate Giveaway

Thanks!
Sara
Miss V's Busy Bees

Tina said...
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Tina said...

I follow all the stores.
I am primary.
Tina
khaddington@cox.net

Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News said...

I follow all stores.
Chris
cryazzienj@yahoo.com
Primary Giveaway

Sandra said...

I follow all stores!

Sandra
Sweet Times in First
sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com