Friday Freebies:I don't know if you are like me but I love getting free things. And I just happen to be following other teacher blogs who have a whole day dedicated to FREEBIES. If you want an all out access party to tons of blogs, just subscribe to Teaching Blog Addict and you will definitely reap the benefits. I am just listing the freebies I found for today... and I know there are more! I also was finally able to go through Google Reader and catch up with other blogs and also found some of their items they shared with their followers, happy downloads.
Definitely make sure you try to follow Vintage Teacher's blog as she has Friday Freebies weekly. But here is the post for today, week 8.
We just found this and wanted to share in case any of you need some clipart this month. Use coupon code JULY2011 at checkout for 15% off your order of $5 or more! Hope it's useful for ya!
Sunny Days in Second Grade: While having a giveaway reached over 500 followers and decided to give a FREEBIE to celebrate her good fortune.
If you have been on Pinterest you might have seen this cute ABC chart, What a Teacher Wants decided to recreate the chart and is offering it up as a FREE download.
Remember Saylor's Log is having a giveaway for a $25 gift card to Amazon.com but she is also sharing some freebies... Where the Wild Things Are (just scroll down as she explains the procedures of how she uses this story) and First Day of School.
F is for First Grade-- ABC chart and Blends chart. I am glad that I found this one because she uses this in small groups especially for struggling readers... and I need all the help I can get with that.:)
Check out Kindergarten Hoppenings for her Poetry Notebook ideas... When I student taught kindergarten, my teacher did poetry notebooks but only to circle sight words and then to glue them into a notebook. I know there is so much more that you can do with poetry notebooks and I am always looking for new ideas.
Student Welcome Gifts from Simply 2nd Resources
The Organized Blog is having a giveaway for the Educational Insights Batter Up game. Just click on the link and you can be directed to the entry form. Good luck!
Tonya's Treats for Teachers blog has tons of activities and ideas that you can download for free.
Stepping into First Grade shared an activity to go with Morris Goes to School. It looks like a cute book I might need to pick up... hmm me adding more books to my HUGE library.
First Grade O.W.L.S. shared her Safari Restroom passes this time and before that I snagged her other restroom passes from her TPT store. I don't know how the bathroom works for you in your classroom but this will be the first year that we will have a bathroom in our room and I am trying to figure out simple but cute ways to make sure everyone respects each other going to the bathroom. I had thought to use the passes and put each student's number on them and when they need to go to the bathroom they just need to put their pass on the outside of the door that way if someone comes up next they will either know someone is in there or whether it is a girl or a boy. Cute passes huh?
Word Ladder Freebie from Little Literacy Learners... I pinned it earlier today but I thought I would give you guys the link to her page... and she has more ladders on sale at her TPT store.
**** And on a good note, Jennifer from Empowering Little Learners got a makeover and it is just so adorable. She shared a Lakeshore Whiteboard software download FREE for your enjoyment. Head on over to check out her new digs and to catch the download. In celebration of the makeover of her NEW NAME, NEW LOOK and NEW FRIENDS... she is having a giveaway for an additional game cd-rom edition of your choice. And there are so many ways to enter! ****
Giveaways:A Day in the Life of a Second Grader Teacher is having a giveaway which ends July 29th. Hope on over and check it out.
First Grade Awesomeness is having a HUGE SHOE Giveaway... all the shoes you could even want for... well on paper that is. Check out her giveaway... How to enter: Just blog about the giveaway and put your email address in the comment box when you let her know.
Surviving A Teacher's Salary is having a MYSTERY BOX giveaway, it is to start off the Back 2 School Bash. The more entries, the more stuff she will start listing off the contents in the box. Good luck and make sure you enter.
**If you haven't heard, BORDERS stores are going out of business. (This does not include Borders.com). I think the store in our city closed a while ago but I can get to one if I need to. They are having a 40% off sale for going out of business. Happy Shopping!