Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Are You Going to the Louisiana SDE Conference?!

Hooray for all those attending the Louisiana SDE Conference this week!  While you're there be sure to stop by the Teachers of TpT booth.  Along with displaying some great resources, the booth is giving out GOODY BAGS of fabulous teacher resources.  Supplies are limited so be sure to stop by ASAP.  Below is what you will find in the goody bag from me - a free sample and gift!

I'm also having a sale in my TpT store during the conference (Wednesday-Friday).  Now is a great time to grab my blends units.  I'm currently in the process of updating them and when finished these units will be double their current size, and the price will be adjusted accordingly.  These units are getting complete makeovers and many activities will be added!  My Triple Blends unit has already been updated so that will give you an idea of what the other three blends units will include when updated.  Click HERE to check them out!    

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Book for Toddlers and a Book for Mommy ~ We Love Books Linky!

Now that I have a toddler, my book interests have shifted gears.    I wanted to share some great books for those that have a toddler in their life.  My daughter who is now 16 months(sniff), is going through a stage where she is OBSESSED with books.  Sounds like every teachers dream right? Ya....that novelty wears off after reading the same book 63 times by noon - EVERY DAY.  Ok, so I actually love that she loves to read and of course I'm trying to foster that love of reading.  But I have been guilty of hiding a few books that I desperately need a break from! (There goes my mom of the year award ;)

Some books my daughter really loves right now are lift-the-flap board books by Karen Katz.  They are super cute and Isla LOVES to lift each flap.  They are pretty sturdy, but I noticed she tore one of the flaps when she was "reading" by herself.  Nothing a little tape can't fix! A great part of these books is the prepositional language - behind, under, in, etc.  Here are the books we have:

This was her first Karen Katz book.  The Easter Bunny gave it to her!

When I realized she loved the Easter book so much I got her this one.  She loves dogs!

I couldn't pass this one up because it was 60% off!  $3? Yes please!  Check it out on Amazon HERE.  How else did I rationalize buying a Halloween book in May?  I said to myself 'Hey, it's front loading vocabulary!' HA!

And now, a book for Mommy!
Photo: It's a 3 day weekend!!!! What book/series are you starting this weekend :-)

Today is the LOOOOOONG awaited release of Diana Gabaldon's latest book in the Outlander series, Written In My Own Heart's Blood.  I am a super fan of the series, and I can't wait to read it!  If you haven't read this series you MUST start from the beginning, trust me.  Go buy yourself a copy of Outlander, the first book in the series HERE.  Then, make sure you have the Starz channels by August because this book series is becoming a TV series!  I am SO excited to see this series come to life! Check it out!! View the series trailer on YouTube HERE.

Head over to Mrs. Jump's Linky to see more book suggestions!