Friday, February 28, 2014

Are you participating in the TPT Sale??

I AM!  Enjoy 28% off of ALL creations in my Smart Tarts Learning shop!  20% from me and 8% from Teachers Pay Teachers. Use the code: TPT3

If you are participating, leave your shop link in the comments.  I'd LOVE to check out your goodies! :D

Click HERE to visit my shop.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Float like a BUTTERFLY ... Sting like a BUMBLEBEE ... My Compound Card Bundle is Ready to KNOCKOUT the Competition!

I am exploding like a FIRECRACKER to announce my latest creation: 

Say "GOODBYE" to the HEADACHE of teaching compound words.  These brightly colored cards with images thanks to can be used in a myriad of ways... they can be added to your literacy centers/stations, used as a "warm up" to a phonics lesson, given to parent/volunteer helpers for tutoring or small group work, used at the "Teacher Table, or in a game such as GOLDFISH!  WHATEVER the lesson, these cards will be the SUREFIRE hit! Want them?
Included are basic words such as: firefly, policeman, rainbow, sunshine & inchworm.  Also included are words specifically chosen to build vocabulary WITHIN your CLASSROOM.  These words include: hairdresser, goldenrod, riverboat, tadpole, chopsticks, bagpipes, starburst, cattails, etc... It is so valuable to build the schema of the Smart Tarts in our class.  I am hoping that these cards will help do just that!
This bundle is sure to give you a LIFETIME of ideas and uses.  Did I mention that there are 176 cards in all?!

Hop like a bullfrog to pick yours up today! Click HERE

Thanks for the wonderful graphics from DJ InkersLicense #1013191718

Sunday, February 16, 2014

BIG Birthday Sale! Guess how old I am!

BIRTHDAY SALE! Someone's {points to self} birthday is today, so I decided to throw a sale. I am offering 1% off for each birthday that I have celebrated so far. Click below to see how old I am...! 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

FINALMENTE! Another Spanish Game: Lucha de Bolas de Nieve. PLAF!

Brrr! It's too cold outside to have a snowball fight... why not have an indoor one?! 
 I am excited to offer my Snowball Fight Sight Word Game in Spanish. This 33 page game offers 133 Spanish sight words. Smart Tarts will have so much fun trying to beat their opponents that they won't realize just how much they are learning with this educational game!

Here is a description of the game & center: It's time for a SNOWBALL FIGHT! This game has a winter twist on the classic game, "WAR!" Students take turns flipping over cards and reading them the fastest.  The player that reads their sight word first collects all cards turned over in that round.  If the "Lucha de Bolas de Nieve" cards are turned over at the same time, players turn over another card & the player that reads the next card fastest gets all cards including the "Lucha de Bolas de Nieve" cards. The player to collect all players' cards WINS!
Also included is a version to be played at the "Teacher Table."  
This Spanish game is actually a "beefed up" version of the English one.   It includes a "Center Sheet" for student accountability & a "Parent Communication Sheet" to communicate with parents how their child is doing on reading sight words.  Both of these communication sheets are are offered in both Spanish & English.  I also added a "Data Tracker" that you can take with you to RTI meetings, Parent/Teacher Conferences & to use to provide you with valuable information on the Smart Tarts in your classroom.
For: PreK, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade.

This game should definitely be a BLAST in your class! PLAF!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I HEART this Big Lots Find!

I popped into Big Lots tonight looking for something creative for my kiddos,  Violet & Mallon's, Valentines. 
 Mission: FAILED! 
 BUT... I sure did find something for my classroom! Isn't that always the way?! They are officially called "Glitter Heart", but, to me, they look like FANTASTIC TOOLS for isolating text in a story. Check out the pics to see how I plan to use them at teacher table {Yes, I know Valentine's Day is in 2 days, but does LOVE ever expire?!?! NO!}
The kids are going to LOVE it {get it?!}, and isn't that what it's all about?! 
 Love for learning... Love for school... that is the key!

Is this something you would use with the Smart Tarts in your classroom?

I HEART your comments!