Saturday, May 5, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Jackpot---FREEBIE READY!

UPDATE: My Jackpot Freebie is ready to go!  The Jackpot is now over! I hope you grabbed some great free items. If you missed the jackpot, you can still check out the links below to see what was offered and the feedback the item received. Perhaps it is something that would be a great addition to your classroom. Don't forget to add TAD12 code to your checkout so that you can save 10% or more on all items until Tuesday! I am also running a sale to show my appreciation :)

It's my newly updated, highly downloaded Nonfiction Reading Strategies/Student worksheets. It includes a few new graphic organizers, and best of all, it's free from now through Sunday! Here's one of the newest graphics I created and included last week. 

Students use the "Big Idea House" by recording the big idea then pulling out the important details (foundation/support) for that big idea. I also turned the "Big Idea House" upside down so that it looks more like an arrow to show that students can think of the big idea in the other direction as well--details, then big idea. I taught that we could think about the big idea in both directions this turns out that in some nonfiction, the big idea is easy to come up with, so students can prove their big idea with supporting details; other times, the big idea is hard to spot right off, so it helps to break down the supporting details (or sections) to see how everything is connected.

I am super excited about next week! Teacher Appreciation week is one of my favorite weeks! I especially love when I get handmade cards with thoughtful notes from students and that this week always comes right before testing week---right when we all need a little stress relieved. What's your favorite part of teacher appreciation week? What traditions does your school have for T A W? (For us, Monday is SUNDAY MONDAY :) yum! Tuesday is Teacher Tools Tuesday! Can't wait! :)

I hope you enjoy checking out the other free items by blog hopping your way around teacherspayteachers. Over 130 teachers will be participating and we estimate the total value of this FREEBIE JACKPOT to be around $600! It all starts on Sunday, May 6th, so GET READY! You will be able to blog hop and download them from Teachers Pay Teachers.  If you don't have an account there, set one up so you can be ready to download like crazy!

Jackpot linkups by Grade Level Bands:

And to top off all of this freebie jackpotting, there will also be a site-wide TPT sale from Sunday to Tuesday. You can save %10 with this promo code and many stores are also throwing a sale to add additional savings for you! I will be throwing a %5 sale. This means if an item costs $4, you will pay $3.42. What a deal for some great teacher-made, kid-tested products to enhance your classroom!  This year may be coming to a close for you, but use this as an opportunity to collect resources, ideas, and inspiration for next year!

Get ready to feel APPRECIATED!


  1. Thanks so much for the freebie. As an elementary school librarian, I can see where these will come in very hand for some of my research projects! Thank you for all that you do!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! Happy TAW to you too!

  3. Thank you so very much...this is amazing!! I can't wait to put it to use with my 5th graders!! Thank you, thank you!! :)

  4. I wanted to leave feedback on your TpT page for this great free resource but couldn't find any place to do that. I just want you to know how much I appreciate this resource and you sharing it with us today! It looks great and I look forward to getting to use it with my own students.

  5. Thank you so much! I am a new follower.

    ~April @



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