Velcro is all You Need!
I love velcro! Here is a ready to use book you can make for your child or student. All you need is to purchase some velcro.
***You can print my printable for this by clicking here.
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This little guy sums up our last two days. Just add some red hair and color the cast green and that is my son in the form of a cookie. Poor guy broke his arm after falling off our backyard jungle gym monkey bars. Keeping positive, but praying he heals well so that he won't need surgery. In a week we will have an answer to that question.
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I am bummed, I did not win the parent choice awards... Losing is no fun (unless I am losing weight)! Burgh Baby won. Congrats to that site! I know many of the 6,000 plus members on my mailring had been voting daily and many of my personal friends and family had been voting too. Thank you to all who voted for Teaching Heart Mom. It was an honor to be nominated for this award.
If you are a company, children’s book author, or sell a product that both a mom and a teacher would love and enjoy please email me email@example.com, I would love to review it and offer it up as a giveaway in the future! Teaching Heart will also work with you on getting your site listed on one of our pages for a reasonable ad fee package if interested. See Alexa to learn more about our site ranking http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details/teachingheart.netTeaching Heart is one of the top listed sites on GOOGLE and Yahoo for teachers. Try typing in a search for teaching themes or teaching lessons and we are always one of the top 10 sites on google - if not one of the top 5. Try Teacher Interview and we are the top. We usually come up for any searchable teacher topic. Teaching Heart also has two mailring each with over 5,000 members. We also have a Facebook page with over 600 members. All of these places are used to support our advertisers and giveaway contributors. - Making TEACHING HEART the place to be!!!
Deborah Lee Rose must love parents and teachers. She donated her book Birthday Zoo. She even signed the paperback! Below are my thoughts on the book.
Grab a coffee and stay a bit... make sure you did not miss a giveaway!
Okay, we know you all love Teaching Heart for Back To School Ideas and for great CDROMs to make lesson planning easy. Humor me!!! So here's another basket of Teaching Resources and the winner gets to choose, two CDROMs or packets from here.
Please follow the directions below or your entry will not be approved!
Here's who and how you can win!!!!
For the first giveaway today, you must be a previous customer to Teaching Heart. You must have purchased one of these items from Teaching Heart in the past. You may only enter once. In the comments section give your first and last name (the one you used to order). Give an email address. Tell me what you purchased and how you like the product. What do you like about it and what is one of your favorite resources/activities from the product? Please list the two CDROMs or packets you request if you should win. Reread this paragraph to make sure you know what to write in your entry... I will only except complete entries. I am on tough cookie! Hee-hee!!!
Come on back... more giveaways to come today. So much fun to be had!
On to our second giveaway of the day. This one is for anyone!!! Great giveaway (Over $25.00 value)... A set of three Scholastic DVD. Three of my favorites!
I am a huge fan of the Scholastic Storybook DVD's. I love that you can pick the story you want and watch it. The stories are read wonderfully and the video or pictures make the story even more interesting. I love reading my kids or students a story and then letting them watch the story on the DVD. This particular set has some of my favorite stories on it! It has 19 total stories! The best being the video of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. It is such a catchy song sung to the words in the book. The Chicka Chicka Boom Boom DVD includes some other great stories on it; Trashy Town, Rosie's Walk, The caterpillar and the Polliwog, and Joey Runs Away are all excellent stories. The second DVD in the set is full of great stories too. Harry the Dirty Dog is a favorite and the best part of this DVD is that it contains Officer Buckle and Gloria! The third DVD is great for Back to School Time with Miss Nelson has a Field Day and Miss Nelson is Back. As a parent and educator, I recommend the scholastic DVD's all the time and buy them as gifts. A great gift idea is to purchase a book to match one of the DVD's. Give the book along with the DVD! Scholastic Video Collection 3-Pack #2 - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom / Harry the Dirty Dog / Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
Rules to Enter:
PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE APPROVED
All entries must be made on or before August 14th (TODAY). You may enter three ways. Three entries per person. Please chooses 1,2, 0r three to complete or do all three for three entries.
1.) In the comments section include your email and tell me one of your favorite books from the collection above. and/or
2.) Share an activity that matches one of the books found on the DVD's on your blog. Share the link to your blog post in the comments section of this post. Also include your email. For example, Teaching Heart has many ideas to match Chicka. Click here to see. and/or
3.) Tweet about this on Twitter. Copy and paste this as your tweet: (Back To School Giveaways at http://teachingheartmom.blogspot.com/ check it out @teachingheart) Once you tweet this, sign the comments area with "I tweeted this" and your twitter id as well as your email!
Come on back Friday... only one day left to join the party! Grab your coffee and stay a bit... It's a grand finale filled with a Children's book signed by an author, CDROM's, DVD's, and more! Wahhhhooooo.... who knew back to school could be so much fun!
There are so many great books to read for back to school either to your own children to get them excited about the first day or to your students to introduce them to school! I have a list of my favorites at http://www.teachingheart.net/backtoschoolreading.html . Here you can find ideas to match some of the given books too!
Day Three of our Back To School Party! I don't know about you... but I am having fun! Thanks you all for your excitement about the party... it make me want to do it again. Before I tell you about the next giveaway, I need to shout out: Please check over the other five giveaways. Read over each giveaway. If you entered and your comment was not posted it was because you did not follow the directions on a entry. Each entry is different. I know many of you want that Walmart card... but you need to have a blog so that you can blog about the Walmart giveaway. So be sure to read the rules for each entry. Also, the last day for all entries for each of the giveaways is August 14th. Now time to get back to the party... This is an easy one & there are lots of options to enter!
"Smath is the game that makes math fun. Now you can sharpen your math skills the fun way. This game makes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division more exciting than ever.
Players use number and symbol tiles to make math equations crossword puzzle-style. Use the tiles in your hand and the ones already on the board to build your own new equations.
Rules To Enter To WIN!!!:
Smath can be played on two different levels - one for beginners and one for more advanced players. For beginners, start with simple addition and subtraction equations. As players improve their math skills, multiplication and division can be added to game play and equations. Players score points by adding the value of the tiles they use for each equation formed. Try to increase your score by covering bonus squares with your tiles.
Includes: Smath game board, 184 playing pieces, four game racks and complete instructions. "
Are you a mom or a teacher with a blog??? Here's an easy chance to win yourself a $25.00 dollar gift card to spend on getting ready for back to school.
NOTE: YOU MUST DO BOTH TO HAVE YOUR COMMENT APPROVED & entered in a contest. Please read all of the post before leaving a comment. I am sorry but you must follow this blog and have blog as directed. I cannot make exceptions to any of the rules for each of the prizes. Thanks!!!1.) Become a Follower of this blog if you aren't already... You can do that by clicking on Following on the right side of the blog and sign up. It is free and easy.
I wasn't sure if I should blog about the LA Fitness shootings in Bridgeville, PA. Since I can't stop thinking about it, I thought I would put some random thoughts out there. First of all, I live about 10 minutes from where this happened. I have been to the plaza often. The Chuckee Cheeses that I take my children to is across the road from the plaza. I think what most freaks me out about this sad story is that it could have happened at any gym or it could have happened anywhere. I almost hoped that there was a big motive to why this happened and then to find out the shooter basically did it because he had trouble getting dates and finding someone to be with forever - even more scary and so heartless. To hear the witnesses talk about what happened is ere, because I go to another local gym and take classes similar to the one the shooter picked to act out his plot. I can imagine the girls in the front of the class didn't even see this coming since they were probably too into the routine to see anyone come into the class. Then when it happened, where do you hide in a box shaped room. Some hid behind the Step blocks or mats. I found myself thinking of the room I take classes in, there is no place to hide as well. Similarly, one could try to shield themselves with mats or with the steps. However, my class has a door in the front and back of the class. I think that when I go back to class I will be sad thinking about what happened only a few miles down the road in a similar facility. I feel blessed that this shooter did not choose my gym and at the same time guilty for having such thoughts since he took lives at another gym. What a terrible thing for any human being to go through. My heart goes out to the families and friends of these people. I pray for them. It really is unfair that things like this can happen. It reminds you how precious life is and how at any moment it can be taken away from you.
This necklace idea was shared by my friend Nancy!!! It is a quick, easy, and fun idea for a special party!