Sunday, April 5, 2015

April Showers Bring ...April News and Freebies!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Well, it has been One Busy Month since I was last here at Teaching Blog Round-Up on March 5th! I'm not complaining, really, because I love to do all of this, but sometimes it all seems to happen at once!

* I'm part of a brand new blog,  iTeachFirst!

Every day of the week is a different treat at iTeachFirst::

   Sample Sunday: free samples of bloggers' favorite resources
   Make It Monday: engaging crafts and DIY projects for your classroom
   Tech Tuesday: innovative tech teaching ideas
   Win It Wednesday: current contests and giveaways
   Tipster Thursday: sharing tips and tricks from our own teaching experiences
   Freebie Friday: new freebies every week - interactive notebooks, close reading, centers, and more
   Show-and-Tell Saturday: techniques, resources, and other innovative ideas in action

Watch for my first post there on April 19th (hmmm... that's a Sunday, a.k.a. Sample Sunday. Watch for it!)

If you teach kindergarten or second grade, there's a blog for you, too! Visit iTeachK or iTeachSecond! You'll find the same weekly line-up there, but with posts geared to your grade level.

* There are BIG things happening over at Educents! For two years, Educents has been known as a great place for deals for teachers and parents. Now there's the Educents Marketplace, where more than 500 developers of resources for your classroom have opened shops!

I would love you to visit my new Educents shop... and please become a follower, too! :)

Many of the Marketplace sellers are offering special freebies PLUS the opportunity to win $50 in Educent Bucks!  Visit my blog to enter the giveaway and to find my freebie, this set of ten frames and cute kitty games!

*  Even with all of this, of course I saved time to make a special little freebie for you, just for stopping by Teaching Blog Round-up today!  This subtraction activity works great as a partner game... roll two dice, subtract the numbers, color a space with that number. The first player to color all of his or her spaces wins the game.

A little extra encouragement in the coloring department will turn these math game pages into a spring "stained glass" window display for your classroom!

Enjoy, and whether you're back in school or on spring break, have a great week!

Happy Teaching!

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