Show Us What You Bought!

07 May 2012
I love a good sale and I thought I would share with you some of the TpT purchases I made during the HUGE Teacher Appreciation Sale.  *I hope you sellers don't mind, but I took the liberty of taking screen shots of your covers.  Click on the covers to hop over to TpT to check out these items.  If you have a blog, feel free to snag my graphic above and include it in a blog post of your shopping finds.

Sarah Cooley's (First Grader...at Last!Pigeon Perfect A Mo Willems Activity Pack.   I was going to save this adorable packet for next year, but I noticed it has a lettering writing activity that would tie in nicely with my Letter Writing Unit.  I know I will be teaching right up until the end of school (June 22), so I still have time.
While I was on the Mo Willems kick, I picked up Hope King's (Second Grade ShenanigansKnuffle Bunny: A Book Series Study.  It is sooo freaking cute!!!

Update!  Through Sarah's link up, I found The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Randi of Teach it With Class.  Her unit is adorable!!!  

Most of you know that I am in the middle of an ant unit and I found this cute and fun math center to do this week with the kids in my pal, Cheryl Saoud's store (Primary Graffiti).

Next year, we are going to have to display our essential questions for students and administrators to see. So, I purchased my sweet friend, Anna Brantely's (Crazy for FirstFirst Grade Common Core Essential Questions.  She is going to be so mad that I bought this from her, but her time is valuable and I feel bad asking for things.  <3 you Anna!!!

These two items, I snagged at the last sale and I did not get a chance to share about them.

The ever talented and fabulous Rachelle (Ru Shell) Smith of What the Teacher Wants has this great Handwriting Fairy Packet.  I am so into "fairies" in the classroom.  There is the desk fairy (click here for my freebie), the Tooth Fairy, and the Leprechaun.  This packet was PERFECT and it fit in well with my letter writing unit.  The kids loved it.

I bought this product by Kathleen Pederson (Growing Kinders) and I use it all the time as a morning job.  Just last week, it was a life-saver when I needed just a few more minutes to finish cutting something.  I told my students to add more details to their drawings.  How cute is their work?


After blog hopping, I went back and bought even more! I am a shopper.  For example, right now my new obsession is Amazon.com, because I have the Amazon Prime and get everything in around two days.  I order everything and anything from them!!  I also love The LOFT and probably own every dress they sell.

Oh, I talk about shopping forever, but back to my point!  Here are my new finds:

This packet is by a Canadian seller, Natalie Lamont.  It is perfect for our geometry unit.  I was in such a rush to buy it that I accidentally bought the Canadian version where "color" is spelled "colour."  Natalie was nice enough to contact me before I contacted her about it.  She is so on top of things!  This is seriously cute and so thorough!

This packet is by the so sweet Becca Sutton, of Teaching First.  My district utilizes Handwriting Without Tears, but I always need extra practice sheets.  I am going to copy these and really drill in how to form letters next year.  I like Handwriting Without Tears' language, but I am not a fan of the "no top line."  So I think I will just expose them to both.  In real life, there is a top line.  

I love The Digital Bakeshop and to be honest I really want to keep her items all to myself.  She has a TpT store now and her stuff is just so cute.  My firsties loved my Pirate Math Centers this year and I think I want to expand upon them and create a literacy unit.  So I purchased this adorable clip art set and background papers.


My firsties are loving my unit on ants, so I thought I would follow up with a unit on insects in general.  Next, year I think I will do this the other way around.  Deanna Jump has an adorable Insect Unit and everything she makes is just amazing.  I adore her and her work.

Here are two more awesome packets by one of my blogging BFF's, Anna Brantley:
I like the clear visuals in her Common Core & More Word Wall for First Grade.  I am going to find a way to display these next to my Essential Questions.
When I taught second grade, I always did a math journal and thought it was a great idea.  I never got around to making something cutesy for first grade.  Now I don't have to!  Love this complete set.  

In case you were wondering- Yes, I go through a lot of laminating!  I have my own laminator at home and at school.  It got too hard carrying it back and forth.  My GCB model has been discontinued, but I think this is the updated version.  Click on the pictures to check it out.  I always order the 3 mil. refill laminating sheets from Amazon.  I love laminating.  Sad, but it relaxes me!

Happy Shopping and Teacher Appreciation Week to you!
I appreciate you and hope that you look through the 28 free items in my TpT store!  Or check out all my freebie posts on this blog, by clicking the "free downloads" tag to the left.



I added a Linky Tool, so that you can link up!  
SORRY TO GO ALL "CAPS LOCK ON YOU," BUT READ THIS:
PLEASE, ONLY LINK TO YOUR POST WHICH SHOWCASES ITEMS PURCHASED THROUGH THE TPT SALE.  YOU MAY PROMOTE YOUR SALE IN THE POST, BUT THE POINT OF THE POST IS TO SHOW OTHER TEACHERS WE APPRECIATE THEIR HARD WORK AND WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHERS WHAT WE PURCHASED FROM THEM. 

21 comments:

  1. So fun to see your purchases! There are tons of great curriculum ideas and giveaways out there!!! It is nice to see teachers sharing and praising other teachers for the curriculum they create. Have a good workout!

    Sheila

    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I just posted on my fan page about your contest.

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  2. Erica,

    I have te Fix It Up packet and LOVE it! I also purchased and use your circus items to go with our fun night theme this year and was amazed at the quality of your word problems. Most word problems are too simple. :)

    I also am having ahuge teacher appreciation giveaway on my blog giving away a TPT gift certificate and 31 bag etc. Feel free to stop on by and enter! :)

    -Danielle

    http://lasotaslittlelearners.blogspot.com

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  3. I am beyond excited that you know I exist!!! More than that, you bought one of my units! I could seriously do some cart wheels right now. Thank you for featuring me in your blog post! You're amazing!!! I love this linky share the love idea...

    Randi @ Teach It With Class
    My TPT Store
    My Facebook Page

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  4. I couldn't resist the sale! I don't blog, but I did email everyone at my school. I spent big big bucks ok over $100! I have to delete the PayPal email before DH sees it, he really doesn't care. Thanks for great stuff!

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  5. I linked up! I love a good sale! And I'm your newest follower. Check my blog out sometime!
    Becky
    Teaching, learning, & Loving

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  6. This is great! I get to see what everyone else bought... and be persuaded into buying another thing. Haha. I bought your Laura Numeroff Study and love it. Thanks Erica!

    Ashley
    TheSchoolSupplyAddict

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  7. What a great linky party! Thanks for sharing and adding to my wishlist. =)

    Misty
    Think, Wonder, & Teach
    3-6 Free Resources

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  8. Thanks for starting this Erica! Now I'm finding more and more things that I need!!!!!!!! :)

    Angie
    Rulin' the Roost

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  9. Erica- Thank you for sharing what items you purchased. I am going to go check those out. How nice of you to help promote other people's products you have found useful. I just linked up and appreciate the opportunity.
    Dawn

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  10. Erica,

    This is such a great way to link up and a cute one at that!!

    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
    My TpT Store

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  11. Thanks for sharing Erica! I found some great products to purchase!

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  12. I am stalking this linky party checking out new items I may have missed! I know I should/need to link up, but I'm not too sure I am done shopping yet! And.....I'm pretty sure people will think I need TPT AA after they see all the items I purchased:):)

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  13. Thanks for the linkup! Its actually been a bad thing though - now I keep clicking through everyone elses purchases wondering what I have missed out on!!
    Brooke
    teachmoment.blogspot.com.au

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  14. Wow! This post is cute and it is such a pretty finds. I really like it. I am quite sure that my friend will like it too. Big thanks for sharing.


    Charles A

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  15. Hi Erica,

    I hope I didn't make you go all caps. LOL! I tried to link up (relatively new at this) and had links/descriptions but no pictures of the products I purchased. I was doing it from my iPhone. Anyway, I came home to spruce up my post and my link was gone from your site. I was able to add pictures of the products from my computer, so I am trying it again. I also checked and the link to your blog is working on my site. Do I need a picture to go with your link or is your blog name highlighted ok? If I am doing something wrong, let me know. My learning curve is getting better with each attempt:) Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kathy, Sorry but you had linked to your "Free for One Day Post" and that is why I deleted it. Your new post is fine for the link up! Thank you!!!

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  16. Erica, Thanks so much for letting us add our blog page. I have just realized that I added my TpT store. Ooops, having one of those days. Could you please remove it for me? I am so sorry. I will add my blog now!!!
    Emma :)

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  17. Thanks for hosting, Erica! There were SO many great things out there!

    Dana

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  18. Sorry I linked up twice--I linked with the wrong address. I was trying to link to the exact post and I must be too TIRED--long day with track and field. So sorry, maybe you can delete it? Just like I tell my kinders--everyone makes mistakes, even Mrs. Gaither!

    Barb
    meet me at the zoo...
    kinderzoo

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