Saturday, February 14, 2015

Frugal Friday Freebies (a day thank you EDUCENTS!)

Sorry this is a day late this week! As you can see, I haven't posted anything since LAST Friday. We've been on the run this week...with anywhere from one to three errands each day. From client meetings, auditions for the kids, and, Dr. appts, it's been an INSANE WEEK.

AND....I'll be launching a new product line in my TeachersPayTeachers store next week (last week of February)! Gah! (For those who don't already know, I damaged my right arm and am just recovering this week, so that was a major setback.) I'm reaching out to a few Top Sellers on TPT (some of whom are editing clients of mine) as product testers because I wanna make sure it's something I can officially say is "tried & true" (and loved!) by some of TPT's Top Sellers! 

Soooo, I'm kinda cheating and am gonna go with a couple of (errr...make that 17!) awesome freebies from Educents!

First up is a MEGA freebie pack of 16 FREEBIES from for preschool to around 1st/2nd graders.

Of course, in's for ANY child who could use the help. ALL teachers--whether homeschoolers or classroom teachers--know we use whatever we need to help our kiddos, regardless of "grade level" - so don't be deterred because it's labeled as a "preschool pack!" Tucked inside, you'll find the extremely popular Frozen ABC pack, too!

Exclusive Freebie Pack

This pack is pretty much an absolute boatload of ELA/Language Arts resources covering:
  • Sight Words
  • CVC Unit
  • Spring Unit
  • Back to School Selfies
  • Rhyming Bunnies
  • Robert Munsch Unit
  • Spring Wheels
  • George Washington Unit
  • Sight Words
  • Amusing A Pack
  • Cooking Into History
  • Farm Unit
  • Frozen ABC Pack
  • Short Vowel Sorting
  • Spring Poems
  • Vowel Sounds
Interested? Go grab yours while it lasts! 

For your older ones, check out this FREE Black History Month set of Biography Notebooking pages

Biography Notebooking Pages

This bundle is a great way to review or start teaching biography reports! And, it'll work with any resources you're using for Black History Month! In the end, you'll have an awesome notebooking project pack

Here's to a less busy week this week! (Yeah, right!) 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Frugal Friday Freebies!

It's that time of the week again! Time for YOU to snag some FREEBIES. Why? Because it's FRIDAY! Do you need another reason? No? Then keep reading! :)  

(This week, three out of four of the freebies are Valentine's Day-themed and the other aren't. So, why not toss in a pretty Valentine's Day-themed page divider?)

How about 24 PAGES of absolutely FREE Valentine's-themed freebies from Laura Candler?

FREE February Activities from Teaching Resources

Most of us homeschoolers have known of Laura Candler for many years now, but she has her stuff on TPT now, too! Be sure and follow her store (you'll need a TPT account, which is also free) so you don't miss out on anything she uploads! 

Next up, Math posters from Bridget at Little Lovely Leaders. These Math posters are alphabetized with terms for learners at all levels. She's even thought ahead and made them in two different color schemes! Print them up as posters, or use them to make a cute flip-book (or even a lapbook!). 


**Note** The link above takes you to her TPT store with the primary-colored posters. To get the other set, just click the link to her blog, & then click "Freebies."

Looking for some Valentine's-themed Math fun? Check out this graphing activity from Christian Homeschool Publishing

February - Valentines Graphing Activities 2nd & 3rd Grades

While it says it's geared toward 2nd and 3rd graders, I can easily think of a couple things to do with a 4th or even 5th grader kiddos (just depends on the Math they've already covered) and you can definitely use some of it for your younger ones! (Also: IDK if it's included in the packet or not, but don't forget to save it for AFTER Valentine's Day - so the kids can graph how many cards they got from boys vs. girls, which ones had candy vs. didn't, etc.!)

Love making your own Valentines (or do your kiddos)? Check out this craftivity with free instructions on making your own scratch-off Valentines from Teacher Ms. H! 

Valentine's Day Scratch-off Cards Craftivity FREE

She has a blog you can follow as well, but these are only in her TPT store at the moment. We'll be doing them this year because my kids love making their own instead of the boxed versions that never have enough for the parties we attend! 

And that, Dear Readers, is IT for this week! Sorry it's only four (instead of the usual five to ten), but it's Friday, my brain is fried, I'm BEAT, I waited until Friday to actually make this post, and..........yeah. Not to mention, I've got a few things left to do (work-related things/client deadlines, film-making things, school-related things and oh yeah - it's almost suppertime). 

However, if you're into designing products, the page divider I used this week is a FREEBIE from Paula Kim Studio. So, technically, I did give you FIVE freebies. Woohoo!! :) 

**Speaking of work & clients: I'm almost ready to launch that page, so become another blog follower if you wanna know when that launches! It's going to be about being a WAHM (work-at-home-mom) and specifically, homeschooling while being a WAHM, how to make it work, pros/cons, what I've learned, mistakes I've made so you don't do the same, etc. When the page goes live, I'll make a blog post about it, so you'll have to follow if you wanna know when that is!** 

Next week, I promise to do better with Frugal Friday....and now that it's February, of course the Frugal Friday number images will change! (Am I the only one excited about that part?!? I love making clipart and images; it's relaxing for me!) 

Oh! And if you follow my TPT store or my CurrClick store be on the lookout for a new product line launching THIS WEEK! (I do have some products that are on one site but not the other, which is largely due to audience appeal.) I actually have two, but I'm only gonna push myself into doing one specific line...which is probably gonna be the biggy. 

If you're a TPT Seller or CurrClick Publisher (of ELA/English Language Arts products), I promise you'll be interested. And that's all I'm sayin'. ;o) 

So, just stay tuned to either of my stores, the blog, and/or some of the TPT Facebook groups (open and closed groups), as well as the TPT Sellers' forums to find out more later this week! I DO have another secret, but you'll find out what THAT surprise is just by checking out the blog in...hmmm, looks like about a month! :) :)

Much love!  

(It IS almost Valentine's Day, after all...!)