Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dear Future Followers,

Thank you for clicking the Follow Me button at the top of my shop on TpT!  That little effort is about to pay off in a big way, I hope:  The first DOZEN downloads of every new product in my store will now be free to followers.  Additionally, the first ten raters who send a ratings screenshot to me at will receive directly from me any nonbundled item in my store for free. 

Since you’re about to be a follower, this means good news for you. If you’ve ever wanted one of my products but were tapped out already on your personal school spending--I get it—this is your chance!  Every product in my store that hasn’t yet been downloaded a dozen times is now free.  As soon as I hit the magic number of downloads, the price will be changed.

Also, be one of the first 10 to rate the product fairly, send me a screenshot at with the subject Screenshot Freebie, and earn yourself whatever other unbundled item you request in that note.

Teachers Pay Teachers has been a blessing to me and my family from both sides of the storefront.  Through purchases, it has given me back tons of time that I could spend with my family and friends.  Through sales, it offers me the chance to reach far beyond the walls of my own classroom to, hopefully, enrich the lives of students—and save their teachers that magic “T” word.  (Time is absolutely a teacher’s most prized possession.  NOT all of it should be spent on schoolwork!)

Of course, TpT has also been my “side hustle” and has given me just a teeny bit of financial confidence.  However, since after 5 years of uploading my heart and soul, I’m still only earning a cup or two of coffee each day and need those coffee funds in retirement now more than ever, I’m eagerly looking for ways to boost my sales. 

Did you know that the fewer ratings a product has, the lower it appears in a search result?  Awesome products may be on page 132 of a search!  I don’t know about you, but I never had time to go digging that deeply for an activity.  To make matters worse, a product isn't likely to be accepted for free or paid promotion unless it has ratings.  This seems like a vicious circle to me.  Therefore, I’m hoping that this scheme of mine will be mutually beneficial to buyers and seller alike, so please spread the word about this amazing opportunity!  #FDDF:FirstDozenDownloadsFree


With love,
Sally Phillips

Teaching’s a Joy!

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Game Boards FREEBIE! (Set 2)”

by 2livNlearn
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Enjoy this set of winter and baseball themed game boards! Pair with vocabulary cards or other content of your choice! Brought to you by 2livNlearn!
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “WRITING - Descriptive Writing Activities”

by The Teacher down the Hall
3rd - 6th Grade

Young writers can often narrate a story through a sequence of events or persuade their reader with reasons, but most of their writing lacks the descriptions that make their written words come to life in a reader's mind. This product includes two 30-40 minute activities that will help your students practice bringing their characters or settings to life! Enjoy!

Other great resources

Google Interactive Classroom.

BOOM Cards.

Multiple Meaning Words Vocabulary Cards

Language Arts Units and Games

Customer Tips:How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases: 
• Please go to your My Purchases page (you may need to login). Beside each purchase you'll see a Provide Feedback button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases. I value your feedback greatly as it helps me determine which products are most valuable for your classroom so I can create more for you. 

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Wednesday Weekly 5 Under $5 - 2/27/19

Every week I put together a list of 5 great products from members of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative (TBOTEMC) with the requirement that each product must be less than $5.  With a variety of subjects and a wide range of grades, there just might be something that you can use, so continue to read below and see!

In addition, if you're a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) that would like to get more information about joining TBOTEMC, click here.  Free free to e-mail me with any questions, as I'd be happy to help in any way possible.

Sally Hansen - Purposeful Plans
World History, Geography; Grades 2-12

This is a NO PREP activity! Students gain and apply skills by working to create a travel brochure. There are two-sided tri-fold brochures with the 50 state's name and shape on it, Editable Rubrics, & Checklists available to customize.

By A Teacher's Teacher
ELA; Grades 7-12

This bundle includes three different text sets and their accompanying prompts. One piece requires literary analysis of small excerpts of two fiction pieces, another is a text set dealing with climate change, and the final set is made up of a pair of excerpts from two Presidential speeches regarding space exploration. All of these sets are formatted to reflect AIR testing, though they could also serve as a good simulation for PARCC testing, as well.

By Under One Roof
Literature/ELA; Grades 2-4

This is a packet of literacy activities to go along with "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen. This resource has 10 no prep literacy worksheets to use with the book "Owl Moon."  Included in this resource are multiple comprehension and vocabulary worksheets, worksheets on similes and adjectives, and so much more!  Check it out!

Math; Grades 4-6

TEK 5.9C teaches children to solve problems using data from charts and graphs. It is real world math, the application of 5.9A and 5.9B, and it succeeds in making those standards truly worth the effort to teach and learn. 5.9C is really one of those standards we should be teaching constantly, every time we have the opportunity to graph any data or encounter a graph in our nonfiction reading. This kit includes 6 graphs and two sets of four questions for each graph

By Margo Gentile
Handwriting; Grades PreK-1

Meet all of the cute cupids and their lovely targets. Trace the path of the arrow to the heart it's aimed at. Get those little muscles in shape for all kinds of small motor activities like writing and coloring. 10 task cards with 3 tracing paths each (30 paths total) plus 4 more task cards with x's, o's, and hearts to trace.

Other WW5U5 Team Members on TpT to Visit:

As always, I encourage comments below and any ideas or suggestions by tweeting me @ATeachersTeach or contact me via e-mail.
A Teacher's Teacher