Friday, January 31, 2014

Rallying for Rusty

Here is the awesome Bundle of teacher pay teacher products from the Top sellers.  All to help out a family.  Even if you don't know the family this is a chance to get awesome products for next to nothing.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rallying for Rusty UPDATE

YAY!!! Thank you thank you thank you to all that have donated.
TpT is the best and because of them, I have an AWESOME bundle to raise money for Rallying for Rusty.
The preview of the BUNDLE is up!
The product will go on sale the month of Feb.
Go ahead and take a look and see what is in the BUNDLE!
I have products from SEVERAL top TpT sellers so you know the Bundle is Worth the money.
It's a Win Win.  You are contributing to a good cause and getting awesome deal on some great products!

Here is the link to the store....just click on the picture.
Bookmark it so you can make your donation and get the Bundle in Feb!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Rallying for Rusty

Rally For Rusty Fundraiser PLEASE HELP(teachers helping teachers) 

What better way to help another teacher out than hold a fundraiser with awesome resources for teachers.

Recently a former teacher and colleague of mine was hit with a horrible situation.
Over Christmas break her husband was experiencing flu like symptoms.  She took him to urgent care and was sent home with instructions to rest and drink fluids.  After a continued fever, she took him back to his primary physician.  There he was rushed to the hospital and admitted.  After blood test it was found that he was septic, a bacteria had taken over and his organs would eventually shut down.  This was on Christmas DAY.  What was a healthy normal man was now on the verge of death.  By the grace of God and the help of doctors, his body fought hard.  Through only a miracle he is alive and slowly improving.  However, due to the sepsis, while in ICU, doctors had to amputate his legs below the knee and Today they are having to amputate his right hand.  As awful as it all sounds, the family is just happy to have their husband and father. 

I would like to create a FUNDRAISER for this teacher to help out with the challenges they will face and are facing.  I can't imagine having to go through this and know on a teacher's retirement salary that I would face these financial and emotional challenges.  This teacher is the sweetest and kindness person I know and would give you the shirt off her back and I feel the urge to do the same for her.

You can read the whole story and updates about her husband at this site. … f1/mystory

Please feel out this form if you have an awesome product you are willing to donate to the cause.
I will then create a store just for that with a bundle of the products.  The store name will be Rallying for Rusty.


Thanks you so much for all your help!!!!

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Awesome Reads

Just received NEW BOOKS!!!!! YAY!  So I thought I would highlight two of my favorites!!!!!!!

1. Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett

Oh MY!! love this book.
Great for introducing Author and Illustrator and GREAT for teaching humor, dialogue.  The author and illustrator begin to argue in the book about what the pictures should look like.  The author writing the story has one idea of how the pictures should be illustrated and the illustrator has another.
Also would be an awesome writing and illustrating activity where one students writes a short story and another students does the illustrator to compare how the story is seen in each persons eyes.
You give students a short story, have them illustrate it, and then share and compare.

2. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
What an awesome story and oppurtunity for students to make many inferences.  This story is two seperate stories, one in picture and one in words.  The characters in each story struggle through similar situations and at the end, meet up to uncover an awesome tale.  
Don't be intimidated by the pages, half of the book is told in picture and half in words so it makes for a quick read.  I did complete a Wonderstruck unit you can purchase at my TpT store.  Just click on the link in the sidebar.

Would love to hear about your favorite books!


I saw this cute bulletin board idea on Pinterest and just had to have it.  For some reason I can not find the originator of this cute idea so I created my own.

So cute and I think I am going to keep it up for a while and just change out the pics.  The students love going by and looking at the pictures of students reading.
You can grab the header and the IPOD like clipart in my TpT store...don't worry, it's free!