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17 Aug

A Lift The Flap Book (k-1) This is a great activity to use with the book CLIFFORD THE SMALL RED PUPPY. Have your students illustrate each page. Then have them cut each box out. Place each page on top of the other. The largest page is at the bottom and the smallest page is at the top. Help them staple the pages together to form a lift-the-flap book.  Click here to print! Want more Clifford Ideas?  Click here. This printable come from our Teaching Reading CDROM, click here to learn more!!!  – This would be great for any... 

15 Aug

var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher";Check out the Following the Footsteps Teacher Swap. She asked us to share our favorite back to school children’s books.  That is right up my alley…  LOVE a million back to school children’s books and I even have many ideas to match some of my faves.  I have listed all my faves with ideas to match here.  Click here to see what I love to read at back to school!! But right now my two faves are:Recently Lisa Himle the author of Hands as Warm as Toast sent me a copy... 

1 Aug

Be sure to check Teaching Heart for my ideas…  Teachers are putting up a few bboards today to get ready for back to school!!!  Here are a few ideas for your boards!!! var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher";Class Bus Create a large school bus and put photos (or drawings) of your children’s heads (in the windows. Add your classes name or the teachers name to the side of the bus. Cut pieces of paper (one for each child) to look like popcorn and put a picture of each of your children’s heads on kernel. Next make... 

28 Jul

YIIIIPPPPPEEEEEE!  So excited about the 2010 Teaching Heart Back to School Party!!!  I have had lots of emails from Etsy sellers, Children’s authors, Educational product sellers that are planning to make a product donation to the party!!!  The party rocked last year, but wait it will be even be better this year!!!   I am so excited to play Santa and get the party started!    If you sell something teachers love, you would be crazy to pass up this opportunity for a free shout out by one of... 

25 Jul

It’s almost here…  You are starting to see it in the stores with the back to school supplies emerging!  Are you ready to go back to school or send you kiddos off to school?  Even if you aren’t ready for the school time routine to start again, hopefully the Teaching Heart Back to School Party will get you in the mood!  It was so much fun last year, we decided to do it again to say thank you to all our wonderful customers, blog followers, an Teaching Heart Teachers!!!!    Get ready, it’s... 

4 May

For a printables similar to this one: Check out our Teacher Appreciation Packet at http://www.teachingheart.net/teacherappreciation.html Here’s a fun idea for an end of the year gift or a Teacher Appreciation treat.  Collect a list of songs that have the word teacher in them, are about teaching, inspirational, or about children.  Burn those songs on to a CD.  Make a label and insert for the CD and you have a great gift.  I use the CD Stomper System for creating my labels.  I have used it for years and think... 

3 May

Personalize a Candy Bar just for your Teacher!  Here is one I did for a few  Teachers: You can use a Teacher’s Name or just the quote, “Thanks for all you do!” I forgot to take a picture of the back, but you can view a similar backing below.  You can make your own by finding a candy bar template online and designing it to what you wish it to be.  Or click here order the back to school warpper and send in your custom print asking to change the sweet success to your Teacher’s name or anything... 

2 May

Well, you can hope that happens when you give this treat to a teacher!  All you need is to purchase a lottery scratch ticket and attach it to a note that reads; “Sammy is Lucky to Have you For a Teacher!” or “The Students at William Penn are so Lucky you are Their Teacher!”  I am sure you can come up with a saying or two.  Here is my finished product!!! Good Luck to Your Teacher! For a printables similar to this one: Check out our Teacher Appreciation Packet at http://www.teachingheart.net/teacherappreciation.html var... 

1 May

Here’s a super easy and a little Nutty treat!  Get some emerald 100 calorie pack cocoa roast nuts (if you haven’t tried these, they are YUM!) All you do for this one is print out a little note that says,  “We are Nuts about Our Teacher!” or “I’m Nuts over my Teacher.” or “It’s Not Nutty to Think Your Teacher is the Best Nut in the Bag!” – I am sure you can come up with a few more quotes!  Glue the note to the little baggie and it will look... 

30 Apr

Here’s another fun, easy, and inexpensive teacher treat!  I saw this on Skip to My Lou!  I knew I had to make something similar.  So I came up with this:  I made a little graphic in publisher of a penguin holding a latte.  Under the Penguin it says, Thanks A Latte!  You make learning fun!  Isn’t it the cutest? I purchased the disposable travel mugs, mints, a Kashi bar (click the link, these are my faves!), and 100 calorie coffee  (these are yummy too!) mix.  Stuck those... 

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