Sunday, August 2, 2015

Back to School Sale Time - LOVE It!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

Remember that old Christmas song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"? You might recall that Staples used it for a funny commercial, with parents gleefully dancing in the aisles as they loaded their carts with school supplies for their children returning to school.  Well, now it's the most wonderful time of the year for teachers in search of fresh new classroom supplies, because it's time for the Love Back to School Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers!  Everything in my store will be 20% off from Monday through Wednesday, and if you shop on Monday and Tuesday and use the code BTS15 at checkout, you'll save a whopping 28%! 

Thanks to Brian and Eric at the Wise Guys, Creativity for the Modern Classroom, who are hosting a great big linky party,  I'm joining in with a whole boatload of teacher-authors at many grade levels who'll each be blogging about two of their resources, their best-seller and an especially great back-to-school favorite. What a fun and easy way to discover what others are loving AND something completely new-to-you that might just become your favorite!

Here are mine!

First, let me show-and-tell you about my best-selling resource. But first, here's what some customers said. {These comments make me blush, but, wow, they also make me smile.}

Head over to my store to read 346 more reviews!

Riddles are a great way to model inference, as you show your little learners how to use the clues to discard possible answers until they're left with only one choice. Each of the one hundred riddle cards in this set has a three-step riddle with clues using odd/even, tens and ones, coins (pennies, nickels, dimes), and comparison signs for equalities and inequalities.

Here's a sample card.

The set includes 100 riddle cards, an answer key, a themed hundred grid, and a solve-and-color activity for using independently.

How can you use these cards in your classroom?

* Solve one or a few each day at your calendar time and use the completed cards to build a hundred chart on a wall or bulletin board.

* They make great morning wake-ups. Just put one card up on your doc camera and you'll see their little wheels in their brains start spinning bright and early!\

* Focus your class' attention before a math lesson by using a riddle card as a warm-up.

* In a small group or with partners, they can be used with a printable number grid activity (directions card and grid included).

* Solve them together over the course of several weeks. They're great for spiraled math review, and also an easy way to model applying inference skills to math.

* After much modeling, use them as task cards in a center or for a Read the Room activity.

* Keep a pile of these near your classroom door. That makes it easy to use a riddle card as a sponge activity while your students are getting in line.

* For independent work, use them with the included solve-and-color printable.

Click here or on the cover to see the first and second grade version, here for third grade, and here for fourth and fifth grade riddles.

Here's the special back-to-school resource I'd like to share with you. It's a bundle loaded with back-to-school resources for first grade, and it's truly a steal-of-a-deal!

Here are the facts and figures.

Here's some of what you'll get in this bundle.

Click here to see the bundle, or click on any of the pictures to get more info about that product. Thanks for taking time to look!

Are you ready to see all the best-sellers and super resources? Click on any of the buttons below! Have fun!

Happy Teaching!


  1. Thanks for linking up. You have some great resources that teachers will love!

  2. Thank you both for the opportunity to participate, and for your encouraging comment!


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