The Ultimate Middle Years Give Away!


The Ultimate Middle Years Giveaway is happening August 25-27, 2012!  There is an awesome prize list for this giveaway – over $300 worth of products and sprees from some excellent teacher blogs and Teachers Pay Teachers stores! Wow!  So, how do you enter and win?  Go visit Innovations Connections and Lessons from the Middle to enter!  People who complete the blog hop and visit some awesome middle school blogs will also receive a pack of freebies!

Check out our Teachers Pay Teachers store for tons of back to school resources!

Here’s another great blog for you to check out–The Teaching Bank!

The Teaching Bank blog is a little bit of everything. Classroom and home school ideas, discussions of the latest educational topics, etc. Michelle has products for K-12 but 85% of her products and discussions focus on the 3-8th grade range since that is what she taught and where her own kids are in age.

Don’t forget to visit and follow The Teaching Bank’s Teachers Pay Teachers Store!  It’s filled with tons of great stuff!  There are so many great novel units and with more than 440 products available, there is something there for everyone!

Have fun, good luck, and happy blog hopping!

Huge Teachers Pay Teachers Sale!

Head on over to Teacher Pay Teachers for a site wide 10% off all of your purchases from August 12-13 by using coupon code BTS12! 

Not only is the site providing you with 10% off, but many stores are also discounting their products to help you stock up for back to school!

Check out our Teachers Pay Teachers store where we will be providing an additional 10% off your items!

We will be sending all of our TPT store followers and those who subscribe to our newsletter a FREE thank you gift for following our blog and store!! The free activity will be perfect for the first day of school or as a community building activity with your students!

Don’t miss out on this great Teachers Pay Teachers sale! It only happens twice a year and now is definitely the time to stock up on those much needed items!

If you don’t have a Teachers Pay Teachers account, what are you waiting for?! It’s free and you’ll be able to purchase excellent teacher resources written by teachers and for teachers!  Some of the best resources we use in our classrooms were purchased from TPT!  Don’t miss out any longer!!

What Does a Good Scientist Do? Science Process Skills Poster Set

We’ve added a new product to our Teachers Pay Teachers store!  A bright and colourful six poster set that helps students understand science process skills.  The six posters outline the processes of observation, inferring, predicting, experimenting, investigating, and analyzing.  Check it out!


New Addition to “Your Essential Teacher Binder”: Ocean Theme!

What is “Your Essential Teacher Binder”? We’ve all heard of the famous “teacher binder” that contains everything that you need to run your class and lessons successfully! It is essential to your teaching, but not everything fits into the three rings of a binder, so we added in a few resources for your classroom too! We like to think of “Your Essential Teacher Binder” as a collection of teacher resources to help you organize both your teaching and your classroom.

All teachers have various ways of organizing their lessons, plans, and classrooms; however, we have grouped together a great set of resources to assist you in this endeavor!

So what’s included in this classroom kit? There are more than 70 pages featuring:
– Desk nameplates (2/sheet) for both upper and lower grades
– Student hook/cubby nameplates (6/sheet) that can also be used to label bins etc
– Hall pass, office pass, and washroom pass
– Bookmarks (4/sheet) with “During Reading” suggestions
– Monthly student behavior log (2/sheet)
– “While You Were Absent” sheet for students
– Classroom job labels (30 different jobs to choose from!)
– Student of the Month an d Week (upper and lower grades)
– Student Birthday Postcards (2/sheet)
– Lesson plan monthly cover pages
– Classroom calendar monthly labels for both upper and lower grades
– Subject area cover pages for lesson and unit plans
– Substitute teacher feedback form
– Professional development log and Staff meeting record sheet
– Parent contact log (individual student)
– Month at a glance, Monthly plan at a glance, Week at a glance
– Individual student and whole class information sheet (5 students/sheet)
– End of the year classroom inventory
– Lesson plan and mark book cover page

We have tried to include as many printables that we could think of, but if you have any suggestions, please let us know and we’ll add them in!

These kits come in a variety of themes, including outer space, aliens, polka dots, swirls, monsters, apples, and now…oceans!


“Your Essential Teacher Binder” now on sale!

What is “Your Essential Teacher Binder”? We’ve all heard of the famous “teacher binder” that contains everything that you need to run your class and lessons successfully! It is essential to your teaching, but not everything fits into the three … Continue reading →