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Day 5 of my Fab 500 Follower Appreciation deals!

Everything in The Think Aloud Cloud is 20% off for today and tomorrow!

Flash Freebie

Here is the Flash Freebie for today only.
Write It! 3 Ways in 3 Days ~ September Math Task Cards {3-Digit Numbers}

Today’s Dollar Deal is…

The Silly Bear Hunt: Map Skills with a Literacy Twist! {Writing Activities}

Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you were able to find some resources to supplement your teaching that you and your students will enjoy!

Stay Connected

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Have a great day!

Clip Art Credits: Celebration Sign from Creative Clips

TBT…Speaking of Heroes & Sale Extended

My awesome husband on the day
of the big, bad Teacher of the Year Pep Rally.
Do you remember that song by Bette Midler? (One of my all-time favorites.) 
Many days we do not FEEL like heroes. Yet, we have a lasting impact on our students. I enjoy hearing about people’s favorite teacher from elementary school. I usually ask them what they really liked about that person or their style of teaching. It is fun to know what “sticks” with people when they grow up. I would imagine that those teachers are considered heroes in the minds of these people. 

Speaking of Heroes…
         …today I am throwing back to one of my posts last November:

“What if Teachers Were Treated Like Football Stars” 
Have you seen that video yet? 

While the video is funny, you may find yourself thinking, “Wow, too bad that’s not true!”

Well, good news! I know of a real-life example of teachers being “cheered on” in a BIG way. 

There is a “Teacher of the Year” Pep Rally that is hosted by the Business Leaders of our county. They invite all of the TOTYs from the schools in our district, the city schools, as well as the private schools and colleges that are located in the county. 

It is BIG! It is LOUD! It is FUN!! And…a little bit CRAZY!

Imagine this:
Loud, sports-jam music, 
a sea of pom poms,
cowbells “making some noise”,
groups of happy students and administrators filling the place,
chants and cheers for each of the teachers,
students displaying handmade signs,
a REAL marching band,
and lots of cheerleaders. 

It is a REAL pep rally…for REAL teachers…for REAL! 

It is quite a sight to see. Quite an amazing sight.

How do I know all of this? 

My cute husband was voted the TOTY at his high school! 

Accepting his award

I am so very proud of him! He knows his math and science stuff AND he builds a good rapport with the students. For years, students and their parents have been telling me how much they like him as a teacher. He has a hard time believing that they think that highly of him. Maybe now he has an idea that it is true!

While I am also a teacher, I was there as a wife and a cheerleader for Dr. Jones. He was absolutely deserving of that award. I’m glad that I got to sit amongst his students and our family members to cheer for him.

As I took in the whole experience, I couldn’t help but feel that the cheering, excitement, and fanfare was in honor of me and other teachers as well. As a matter of fact, I represent all of the other teachers out there who may or may not be voted as TOTY, but who teach with enthusiasm daily, have hearts of gold, and realize that teaching truly is a labor of love. 

So, my hat is off to every one of you teachers. I am including a short video (13 seconds) for you to see what it was like. I believe that you will think it is great! 

The small print…
(Disclaimer: This video is by no means professional. It was taken with my phone on the spur of the moment…like most of my photos. I am SO GLAD that we have cameras at our fingertips these days!)

I challenge you to pretend like you were there too and that the pep rally was for you too. (It really was…in a way. The businesses have been hosting this pep rally for 26 years now!)

If you would like a better feel for it, watch the second video (30 seconds).

Then, as you return to school (after the snow days for our district), let the video play in your head as you walk into the classroom tomorrow morning, knowing that the students appreciate and love you even if they don’t know how to show you or tell you. You are valued WAY more than any district could afford to pay you. 

As a matter of fact, maybe we should replay that video in our minds everyday. How would that impact our days? Weeks? Months? 

I am going to try it this week and I will let you know how it goes. 

To read the rest of that post, please click HERE.
Hopefully you will have a better perspective of how super we teachers really are!

Another thing that may put a pep in your step is another day for the “Teachers are Heroes” sale on TPT! That always energizes me!

Here are the details:
Most stores are on sale…if not all.
My store is 20% off.
Extra 10% off your total order at checkout when you enter this code: HEROES

It is a great time to stock up on some of those awesome resources that you have had your eye on!

Have a super day!
Carrie
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What If Teachers Were Treated Like Football Stars?

Have you seen that video yet? 

While the video is funny, you may find yourself thinking, “Wow, too bad that’s not true!”

Well, good news! I know of a real-life example of teachers being “cheered on” in a BIG way. 

(Brought to you in a Five for Friday style.)

There is a “Teacher of the Year” Pep Rally that is hosted by the Business Leaders of our county. They invite all of the TOTYs from the schools in our district, the city schools, as well as the private schools and colleges that are located in the county. 

It is BIG! It is LOUD! It is FUN!! And…a little bit CRAZY!

Imagine this:
Loud, sports-jam music, 
a sea of pom poms,
cowbells “making some noise”,
groups of happy students and administrators filling the place,
chants and cheers for each of the teachers,
students displaying handmade signs,
a REAL marching band,
and lots of cheerleaders. 

It is a REAL pep rally…for REAL teachers…for REAL! 

It is quite a sight to see. Quite an amazing sight.

How do I know all of this? 

My cute husband was voted the TOTY at his high school! 

Accepting his award

I am so very proud of him! He knows his math and science stuff AND he builds a good rapport with the students. For years, students and their parents have been telling me how much they like him as a teacher. He has a hard time believing that they think that highly of him. Maybe now he has an idea that it is true!

While I am also a teacher, I was there as a wife and a cheerleader for Dr. Jones. He was absolutely deserving of that award. I’m glad that I got to sit amongst his students and our family members to cheer for him.

As I took in the whole experience, I couldn’t help but feel that the cheering, excitement, and fanfare was in honor of me and other teachers as well. As a matter of fact, I represent all of the other teachers out there who may or may not be voted as TOTY, but who teach with enthusiasm daily, have hearts of gold, and realize that teaching truly is a labor of love. 

So, my hat is off to every one of you teachers. I am including a short video (13 seconds) for you to see what it was like. I believe that you will think it is great! 

The small print…
(Disclaimer: This video is by no means professional. It was taken with my phone on the spur of the moment…like most of my photos. I am SO GLAD that we have cameras at our fingertips these days!)

I challenge you to pretend like you were there too and that the pep rally was for you too. (It really was…in a way. The businesses have been hosting this pep rally for 26 years now!)

If you would like a better feel for it, watch the second video (30 seconds).

Then, as you return to school after the Thanksgiving Break, let the video play in your head as you walk into the classroom on Monday morning, knowing that the students appreciate and love you even if they don’t know how to show you or tell you. You are valued WAY more than any district could afford to pay you. 

As a matter of fact, maybe we should replay that video in our minds everyday. How would that impact our days? Weeks? Months? 

I am going to try it this week and I will let you know how it goes. 

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The TOTY for my school is the wonderful Mrs. Wood. She is an unbelievable teacher with seemingly unending energy and kindness. I want to be like Mrs. Wood when I grow up. (Maybe I should tell Santa.)
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A HUGE thank you to the businesses that put on this event. WOW! and thank you on behalf of all of the teachers who have had the privilege to be a part of the Pep Rally AND the breakfast. (There was also a spectacular breakfast before the Pep Rally for the teachers, their families, their administrators, and the business leaders. They even gave away lots of prizes.) I continue to be amazed as I recount the events of the day.
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Another thing that may put a pep in your step is a sale on TPT! That always energizes me!

Here are the details:

The 20% off sale in my store will be starting Sunday in case you don’t want to wait until Monday or Tuesday. Make sure to use the special code (TPTCYBER) at the checkout on Monday and Tuesday to get an extra 10% off of your order. That comes to a total of 28%!

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Meanwhile, I posted a free Polar Express writing activity sample that may help you out this season. Feel free to check it out here. 

Now for some more Five for Friday posts. Click on this link to go to Doodle Bugs Teaching blog to see what other bloggers have to say this week. 

Thank you for stopping by!
Carrie

Black Friday Sale & Freebie!

Black Friday Sale!

Since Black Friday sales have been in full-force today and even some earlier this week, I thought that I would join the fun! Click here to see the resources in my store.

If you are planning for next week and need a sale, this may be for you! 

However, if you can wait until Monday and Tuesday for the site-wide sale, you can save an extra 10% from TpT. How exciting!

Until then, I have a new FREEBIE posted that can be used with The Polar Express. 

It is a sample of a bigger pack that is in the works. So…please stay tuned!
Have a great Friday!!
Carrie

Five for Friday, Sale, and Updates

Today I am linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five For Friday weekly linky party.

Happy Fall!!!
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October is here! 

So…now all things are pumpkin or at least orange. I pulled out my orange pens and Post It notes that I usually avoid at other times of the year. (They don’t match the blue and green in my classroom, you know.)

Speaking of Post It notes, I love that Krista Wallden even has clip art of sticky notes! What was our world like without sticky notes? I don’t know about you, but I love those things!

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In celebration of Fall festivities, I will have a special sale from now until Sunday at midnight.

Buy 2, get one free! 
Here is how it works: 
Email me at 
thethinkaloudcloud (at) gmail (dot) com
with 
your TpT user name, 
the two items that you bought, 
and 
the item that you would like for free!
{**Note: Your free item needs to be of equal or lesser value than each of the two items that you purchased.) 
I will respond to you within the following 24 hours. 
I hope you can find some things that you might like! Thanks for taking a look!
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My first three Math scoots, Write It! 3 Ways in 3 Days, for fall have been updated, so please download them again if you have already purchased them. To see a description of the updates, please click here. Then you will only need to print the specific pages.
If you haven’t tried this version of scoot and would like to see if it is a good fit for your class, please download the trial set HERE. It only includes two digit numbers for now. Here are some pictures of my class in action during one of our scoots in the Spring. 
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The Write It! 3 Ways in 3 Days are (almost) available in a bundle. If you are interested in getting the bundle, it will be posted by Saturday evening. 
The bundle will include the following 3-digit sets:
August
September
October
Fall {2-digit Freebie} ~ full set
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There are also two new UNPLUGGED paper sets on the scene. 
UNPLUGGED paper means that it has no craft and no lesson plan. You are free to use it however you need it to fit to your plans and activities. 
Here are my fall sets that are available. 
To see these in my store please click HERE and HERE

 Well that is my…

So, hop over to Doodle Bug’s Teaching blog to find out what other bloggers have to say. 

Have a great day,
Carrie

{Fall clipart credits ~ Krista Wallden}

Labor (of Love) Day Sale

… And Sales!!!

It’s true…

the teachers of the world labor daily. 
Even on weekends. And holidays. And snow days. 
We teachers actually get excited about these breaks in the routine 
to be able to have some time to 
“catch up on all that we have to do.”

Many times it is a labor of love.

Lots of people who don’t teach have no idea of all that we carry on our shoulders. 

Then, there are the super, wonderful student teachers. 

When they get their first well-deserved job and enter it with gusto, eventually they exclaim, “Wow, there are SO MANY things to do!” It is hard to realize the magnitude unless you are standing right in the middle of it feeling the pressure of test scores, teacher evaluations, and parent expectations. 

Yes, we all have ways of making the best of it, because that is what teachers do best. With great patience, we make it work making sure to add cheerfulness, enthusiasm, and innovation.

So, in honor of all of you teachers out there, THANK YOU for all of your hard work, diligence, and dedication!

I am absolutely encouraged and inspired by many teachers out there who take the time to post helpful teaching tips and methods on their blogs. 

THANK YOU!
Thank you in particular to Amy Lemons, Reagan Tunstall, Deedee Wills, Deanna Jump, Math Coach’s Corner, Ashley Hughes (technology for me), and Jessica Stanford (technology for me). Click on their names to visit their blogs. 

I am also very encouraged and reenergized by the awesome activities that I have found on Teachers Pay Teachers. 

THANK YOU to all of you sellers out there! 

I know now that it takes quite a bit of time and effort to get just one product posted (to the seller’s satisfaction). 

In celebration of Labor Day, I have put all of the items in my store on sale for 20% off for today and tomorrow. Hopefully you can find something to make your school day easier. 

Carrie

Organization, One Year Anniversary Giveaway and Sale!

I am linking up with Blog Hoppin’s Teacher Week…Why I like my organization tip.

Two Things That I Love:
1. Don’t you love cute, decorative file folders? I don’t like the thought of putting them in a file drawer so they are not in view to be admired. 

2. Also, I love translucent file boxes with different colored latch tops. 

The Mashup:
Why not put them together for a snazzy look? Then I can organize my files by topic or “genre,” if you will, and not get them lost in the massive amounts of papers that I have accumulated as a teacher and now as a Teachers Pay Teachers buyer/seller.

Honestly, I am not naturally an organized person, so I have to really try. I am a stacker and can stack with the best of them. I just don’t think in an organized way. When I organize files, I cannot remember my thought process of where I was filing things and why. So… my solution is to have multiple file boxes that have cute tops that look adorable with added decoration and are also portable to and from school or to and from one area of my home office. 

Here are some more examples of my file boxes.

{Follow the link at the end of this post to read about other teacher bloggers and their organizational methods.} 

In other news…

Great news!

I have officially been a seller on TeachersPay Teachers for one year now! 

It has been a very fun adventure! 
To celebrate, I am having a
 sale in my store on Tuesday and Wednesday. Everything will be 20% off! 
Stop by to see if there are any new products that you could use in your classroom.

Thank you for celebrating with me!
Carrie
                       BTW,       

Click HERE to go to the Blog Hoppin’ post 
for lots of great organizing ideas.

The Big Bad Back-to-School Sale is Here!

It’s a great time to get some of those things that have been on your wish list for some time now. 

Thank you to Krista Wallden for the cute button!

I am offering 20% off of my entire store and TPT is offering an Extra 10% on top of that. That is a total of 28% of your entire purchase when you use the special code, BTS14. How exciting! 
It is the first day of school in our district also. Let’s do this thing!!!
We will do this craftivity so that we can get to know each other better.
I posted a new item on Sunday that should help with getting to know your students’ names more quickly. 
Desk Tents: Introduce Yourself ~ Craftivity {Back-to-School}
Have an awesome week!
Carrie

Big Sale and Life Cycles

BIG SALE on TPT

Great news…Teachers Pay Teachers is having a Teacher Appreciation Sale! 
See the sign below for the details.
Thank you, Krista Wallden for the very cute sign!

Life Cycles

We are studying life cycles now and I am so glad that we have had the opportunity to witness the eagle family at Berry College via the Eagle Cam. Right now the baby is not a baby anymore! Apparently she is a “she.” Also, she is 10 weeks old and bigger than her dad. When she is about 12 weeks old, she will fly from the nest. What a big day that will be! Hopefully that will happen during the part of the day that we are tuned in…or maybe not. One can hope. We have recorded our observations in this little booklet.

If you would like to read more about the eagle family, please see one of my previous posts.
These are exciting times!

Have a great week!
Carrie

Easter’s on its Way and a Sale!

The Bunny Song and Coloring Eggs

“Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its Way!” My mother used to sing that song with us every spring time. It always made us so excited to think about coloring eggs…real eggs that you had to boil, then use vinegar to get the color to stay. That may have been the only kind to decorate back then. Also, we would hide and hunt plastic eggs in our yard countless times before and after Easter. Oh, the days before video games! Good times!

A Game of Chase

We would also play a game of chase in the front yard year-round with the kids in the neighborhood that we called, “Colored Eggs.” We had a “base,” which was actually one of those green electrical boxes that some families on the street were lucky enough to have in their yards. (I’m sure that the parent who cut the grass loved working around THAT thing!) However, we kids LOVED it! Our yard was the favorite yard to gather for games, so it came in handy.

Back to the game…everyone started at the “base” and each person secretly thought of the egg color that they wanted to be. The person who was “it” would ask if there were any pink eggs, for example. If no one had chosen the color pink, then all of the participants would reply with “no.” However, if the person who was “it” called your color, then you would both run around the perimeter of the yard. If you got back to the “base” without being caught, then you were safe and you got to stay with the other “eggs.” However, if you were caught by the person who was “it,” then you two would swap places. The game would continue indefinitely, as I remember it. So now you know why I MUST do several Easter games and activities with my students.

More Easter Activities

My next Easter writing activity is called, “Easter: The Thrill of the Hunt ~ A Small Moment Narrative Writing Activity.” In order to encourage the students to write about “small moments” instead of bed-to-bed stories, I put together some resources for organizing those thoughts and for writing them out in sequential order. Photos of the pack are posted below.

I decided to bundle the three writing activities that include two crafts that can be interchangeable depending on the writing assignment. Here is the cover page for that bundle.

I have added the three previews below.
Here is the link if you would like to check it out in my store.

Tomorrow I will show you how we are using this fun Easter Egg Scoot in my classroom.

Meanwhile….

Sale! {in honor of tax day week}

I will have everything in my shop on sale for 20% off on 4/16 and 4/17. Sometimes buying something on Teachers Pay Teachers cheers us up a bit. As a matter of fact, buying things that are on sale, is icing on the cake! 
Have an awesome day!
Carrie