Saturday, July 20, 2013

Back to School Writing Contract

It's been awhile!  I can't believe it's almost time for Back-to-School sales to begin.  We have a great product listed at Teachers Pay Teachers to help with that first week back at school.  Check it out!  We have many other writing contracts for your students to complete throughout the school year as well.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Another Giveaway!

We are participating in this giveaway. We have donated our Christmas Writing Contract (good for grades 3-5.) There are several awesome prize packs to be won.  Click on this link to check it out!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday (+ Tuesday) Sale & a NEW K-2 Product

We hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

We are participating in the Cyber Monday and bonus Tuesday Teacher Pay Teachers Sale!  You can receive 28% off our products!  Use coupon code: CMT12 for 10% off all TPT products on Monday and Tuesday.  Our products are already discounted 20% off through Tuesday! Check us out at:

Do you have an elf that visits your classroom during the holidays? If so, your students will love completing this elf diary! Each day your students will write where the elf is in your classroom and what he did (if your elf plays tricks.) Your students will also make a prediction about what the elf will do on the next day. Also included is a elf-themed writing contract with 5 activities. In this packet, you will receive:

* Elf diary cover page
* Reproducible elf diary page (two days on one page) 
* Elf-themed writing contract with 5 writing activities and an easy to score rubric 
*  Additional writing contract reproducibles for each of the 5 activities (total of 3 pages)

You may decide how many days your students will keep their elf diary. Students can complete their writing contracts independently while you conduct small groups and/or writing conferences. You may also conduct small groups to complete the writing contract activities. You can assign a different number of tasks to students based on their individual needs. Your fast finishers may complete all writing contract activities while another student may only finish 2 or 3 tasks.  Check out this newly listed product: Elf Diary & Writing Contract

Monday, November 19, 2012

New Products & A Giveaway!

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It's hard to believe it's almost Thanksgiving!   We have created a few new products for the holidays.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Enjoy a restful break!

This activity is very similar to our best seller "The Great Pumpkin Exchange".  Your students will decorate a gingerbread man and then write a set of directions so that a classmate can recreate their design.  After the exchange, your students will complete a peer evaluation survey and offer suggestions for improvements. 

Leah at Learning 4 Keeps is hosting a giveaway to 4 lucky winners.  We are participating in Giveaway #1 by donating our product, The Gingerbread Bake-Off.  Please visit Leah's blog to enter to win!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Diving into the "Blogging" Pool...

We are two teachers (Kristin & Shelley) from NC who have recently joined Teachers Pay Teachers.  We have been creating teaching materials for 15+ years.  Kristin is a 4th grade teacher and Shelley is a special education teacher.  We have co-taught a 4th grade Language Arts class together for over 10 years!  For the last four years, we have taught in a classroom where every student has their own laptop.  We are looking forward to sharing our teaching materials with you.  

Currently, we are offering the following products:
 Writing Contracts: Olympics, Back-to-School, fall/autumn, Halloween, Election Day, Thanksgiving
Pumpkin and Gingerbread Man Exchanges: Teaches students to write a set of directions
Special Education Forms:  Co-Teaching/ Inclusion Observation Checklists; IEP Progress Reports
Activities for your Smart Board or for use by students using computers/laptops: Fiction/Nonfiction Features Sort; Figurative Language Sort

We hope you will follow us here on our new blog and at our TPT store : Flying Colors

Check out our FREE download:  Olympics Writing Contract