Thursday, August 20, 2015

A GRAND Teacher Giveaway!

One of the best things about blogging is the AMAZING friends I have made throughout this adventure.  One of those friends is Ashlyn from The Creative Classroom.  Ashlyn and some of our blogging buddies have teamed up to celebrate Ashlyn's reaching 1000 followrs on TPT with this GRAND GIVEAWAY!

To get the party going we are hosting a giveaway for a $100 TpT Gift Card!  Just enter the Rafflecopter linky below for your chance to win the giveaway, which runs from today until midnight (Arizona time) Saturday night.  The winner will be announced Sunday!


We're also having a GRAND hashtag linky party on Instagram today, Friday, and Saturday!  Just visit any of our Instagrams - mine is @teachingjunkie  - and you will see a Grand Giveaway sentence starter with an image for all to use.  There will be a new Grand Giveaway sentence starter and image each of the three days.

Congratulations on the milestone to Ashlyn, and good luck to YOU!  What would YOU buy with $100 on TPT?  (I could sure do a lot of damage!!!)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Motivational Monday!

Today I am linking up with my blogging buddy, Mel from Frog Spot for a brand new Monday linky.  I don't know about you, but I could sure use a kick in the pants to get going this morning!  Gotta find my mojo!  So imagine my good fortune when one of the first emails I read was from Mel announcing this new linky.
L.O.V.E. IT!
N.E.E.D. IT!

First, I downloaded her adorable template.

I thought about who and what would motivate me today...
Made my own motivational sign...

and posted it on my Motivation Wall.

I am looking forward to participating in this weekly linky, since Positive Thinking Thursday seems to have gone away.

So, what will motivate YOU this week?  Head on over and link up with Mel!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Learn Like an Egyptian!

Here's a great freebie from Educents to infuse your social studies with some cross-curricular fun!

King Tut Mini Unit - Educents

Students LOVE to learn about King Tut and Ancient Egypt! Download a FREE lesson for kids about Ancient Egypt and jump into King Tut's history! The freebie has several activities included in this pack, including reading comprehension, math review, map skills, and timeline practice, so there are a multiple ways to use them.

Hieroglyphics Math

King Tut Mini Unit - Educents

Use these fun pages to practice place value and/or addition and subtraction skills! Page 12 of the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie asks students use the symbols to determine the number. The following page goes a step further and asks students add or subtract numbers.

Fun facts about Ancient Egypt:

  • The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!
  • Egyptians believed cats were a sacred animal and having a pet cat would bring a household good luck.
  • Ancient Egyptians invented pens, toothpaste, and a game very similar to bowling.

More Ancient Egypt resources:

Mini Bio: King Tut - Here's a mini bio about King Tut to go with your mini unit!

Ancient Egypt Lapbook - Study interesting facts about the discovery of hieroglyphic writing, the Rosetta Stone, the great King Tutankhamun, the lovely Cleopatra and more. Recipes From Egypt - Delight your little cooks with two authentic and easy-to-make recipes from Egypt: Tameya (the original veggie burger), and Basboosa (Semolina cake with honey and lemon). My Book About Egypt - My Book About Egypt takes elementary students to the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta, and Giza.


Want free lessons for kids about Ancient Egypt? Download the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie on Educents
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