Saturday, October 01, 2016

Fall Resources for TeachersPayTeachers Sellers

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It's that time of the year again when the leaves are changing, the nights are getting colder, and the fireplaces are getting warmed up.  We are thinking about Thanksgiving dinner and spending time with family.  TeachersPayTeachers authors are busily creating resources to teach children about pilgrims, indians, and the first Thanksgiving. We thought to help those sellers out, we would create some clip art to make your products festive.  Check out some of the latest designs we have put together for you!

It's not too early to check out our Christmas resources, either!  Christmas is my favorite holiday!  How about you?

We hope you enjoy these!  Don't forget to leave a comment letting us know what you think! Feedback is always helpful and we appreciate it.  Happy Holidays!

~Chris and Leanne (The Teacher Stop)

Monday, September 12, 2016

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So, the last time I blogged, I was starting to get into the fall spirit!  Since then, I've gone full-out Halloween!  That's right! Everything in my house is ready for Halloween.  Obsessive?  A bit, but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Some may even say I suffer from...

Whatever the case may be, I'm having Halloween in September and loving it! Check out some of my favorite stuff around the house...

Ms. Witchy

Love that Halloween tree I got from Party Lite!  The "EEK" letters were a steal for $3 at Target!

A.C. Moore craft store had these awesome peel and stick decorations that the kids LOVED hanging!

This pumpkin makes a cute candy dish.  I picked it up at a random antique store.  Don't you love little finds like that?  Have I mentioned that I am...

Next up...Halloween clip art!  No Fall blog post would be complete without some festive clip art!  Believe me when I say this stuff is the CUTEST YET! I say that every time I know but then again I am also obsessed with graphics!

This item has just been posted and is selling like crazy! 

This one pairs nicely with the one above!  Create a spooky scene with this set!

Feeling like these ladies, yet? 

Well, to celebrate the Sanderson sisters, we have one last item you might like!  

All of these are included in the latest set, out just minutes ago...

Hop on your TeachersPayTeachers broom and go check these out! They are must-haves for October and your students will LOVE them!  Don't forget to leave feedback so we know what you like! Happy Halloween (1 month early)!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

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Have you heard?!?  TeachersPayTeachers is having a HUGE ONE-DAY SALE???  Check it out at beginning at MIDNIGHT 8/22!
In need of some vibrant clip art?  Check out From Sketch to School and begin decorating your classroom or improving the look of your TpT resources!  Happy Back to School shopping!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

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Yesterday, I went to Target to pick up swim goggles for one of the kids and some sunscreen.  I got those, along with lots of stuff for my classroom!  I pretty much raided the $1/$3/$5 section of Target.  You know you've been there, too, so don't judge (wink).  I had no idea what I was going to do with my classroom this year.  I thought about possibly doing an insect theme but wasn't sold on it.  Then, as I wheeled my cart toward the bargain section, I saw EVERYTHING RAINBOW! Not only did I see RAINBOWS, I had the urge to buy EVERYTHING RAINBOW!  Excitedly and nervously I tossed item after item into my cart, barely thinking of the money I would be spending.  

It was sort of like this scene...

After all, the classroom needed something new, right?!? 

I thought about Peek at Your Seat Night and what would look nice for the parents and students.  It's good to get a vision in your mind for what you want. Sometimes, that vision begins with something as simple as name tags.  That's what happened for me. A little advice for you...

I can't wait to see what happens in the classroom.  I will have before and after pics for you soon!

While you are waiting, head on over to our clip art site...

and pick up TODAY'S FREEBIE

Isn't it just adorable?  I happen to think Carl the Caterpillar is quite a handsome guy! (Insert heart flutter here...)

Once you've picked that up, head over to my FACEBOOK PAGE.  If you like and share my page, you will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $10 TeachersPayTeachers gift card to MY STORE

There are lots of fun things to pick up for Back to School!  As always, have fun and let me know how you like what you see!

Talk soon!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice...

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Two words to start my blog today... HOBBY LOBBY!  What?!?  Who knew the Empire State Building of craft supply stores was ONE.STATE.AWAY!  I swear when I walked up to it, angels were singing, rays of sunshine were beaming down, and I saw the golden gates open!
Today was my first visit and I must say, I was really excited.  This store is every teacher's DREAM (that along with going to the bathroom whenever you feel like it).  As I perused the aisles dreaming of my next Pinterest fail school project, I was stopped in my tracks by THIS...
Did someone say pumpkin spice?!? Right then, I had flashbacks of heading to 7-11 every morning with my 75 cents for a warm cup of Fall heaven.  I am so excited about pumpkin spice season!!!
After I was distracted by the sign, I found my way over to this aisle.  I could seriously buy everything in this section!  There were even GLITTER PUMPKINS!  Hello Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard!
Before I think about pumpkins, though, I need to think about apples. Lots and lots of apples in every color!  It's Back to School time! From Sketch to School, our clipart site, is ready for you!
Along with these adorable apples that would be cute as bulletin board accents, we also have THIS AWESOME BUNDLE!

It's more than half off!  This way, you have more money for something like this...
If only you could smell the sweet spices...
Hope your school year is off to a good start or if you aren't back, yet, I hope your summer is coming to a satisfying end! 

Monday, August 01, 2016

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Yes! It's TIME!!!! It's one of my FAVORITE times of the YEAR! TeachersPayTeachers is having its annual Back to School SALE!!!

Isn't that design just adorable?!?  Amy Lemons designed it!
I don't know about you but I am ready to roll with this sale!  I have all of my items wishlisted and I am patiently waiting for midnight to hit so I can purchase my favorite items! I have been sharing resources on TpT for quite some time now and I must sadly gladly admit announce that I purchase from other stores, too!  I am so thankful to know I can get quality resources from other teachers like myself who know EXACTLY what goes on in the classroom.
One of the resources I have found to be most effective in my classroom is the one below. 
If you click on the pic, you can check it out!
These cards have been a LIFESAVER!  I do not need to speak a word as I hold up one of these cards to a student or group of students.  They know exactly what I am saying without interrupting the flow of the learning in the classroom.  One day, I forgot to use these cards and my students were all like...
They wanted to know where they were and when I was bringing them back.  Students feel great when you notice what they are doing well.  They feel equally great when you remind them what they need to fix without drawing attention to them in front of their peers. 
Another fun set of activities my students love are found here...
These are so much fun to start the school year! Everything in there is ready to print, laminate, and go! This is a fun way for students to try out center activities and follow directions, work with partners, and clean up.  The clip art is all school-themed making it perfect for those first few weeks with your new class!
My family and I have so much fun together so I understand wanting to have more time to be with yours! That's what makes TeachersPayTeachers so FABULOUS! When you need resources at your fingertips, the materials you need are just a click away!


My son and I spending some quality time up in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania last week.
The three kids at Chuck E. Cheese having a blast earning lots of tickets!
If you find something during the sale that you just LOVED, be sure to comment and paste the link so other people can enjoy as much as you did!

Friday, July 29, 2016

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So I'm spending the weekend in New Jersey and so far it has been pretty relaxing. I went for a dip in the pool and enjoyed a beautiful view of a local cornfield.  Time seems to slow a bit here...
Time slows so much so that we had some time to make a new clip art set with my FAVORITE THING... ANCHORS!  Check it out here...
If you are decorating your classroom with a nautical theme, these would be cute!  You can easily print, laminate, and cut them out for a quick bulletin board display.  Use on "anchor" charts or have students decorate the black and white one as an "anchor" for their goals for the year.  The students could revisit their goals and create new anchors as the year progresses.  My favorite ones are the holiday-themed anchors!  I am such a sucker for all things Halloween.  If you haven't seen our Halloween Stuff clip art set, you are missing out!  The skeleton is such a cutie pie.
I am excited to use these in a new resource I'll be creating.  A lot of times when I have writer's block with TeachersPayTeachers, I'll buy a new set of clip art and it inspires me to begin again. It's funny how that works.  When it happens, you just have to find ways to get over the hump and create something new.  It may not be the best resource you've ever made, but at least it's a start.  You have to start somewhere. Here are some quotes that have helped to motivate me...

Here's to success!