Saturday, August 1, 2015

Teachers Pay Teachers Sale

Start filling those carts for the BIG SALE for back to school

Don't forget to use promo code BTS15!

I have added tons of new back to school resources that will help you to stress less and teach more! 




Thursday, July 30, 2015

Texas Size Link Up!



Howdy! It's time for a back to school link up "Texas Style"!  As teachers across America are preparing to head back to school, we wanted to share with you some amazing resources from Texas teachers and TpT sellers!  

The first week of school is always exciting, and it is the perfect time to establish procedures and routines for your class! If you are wondering what else to do with your new students that first week of school, be sure and check out my best selling " First Day of School Activities " pack! It is packed with getting to know you activities, puzzles, crafts and so much more! This is a great resource pack for kindergarten - third grade teachers!


First Day of School Activities

Click on the picture to see a snapshot of some of the resources included in the activity pack.Tons of fun for Kindergarten - 3rd grade students!  

It's time for GAL's second annual Back to School giveaway!

Click here to enter the Green Apple Lessons giveaway for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers!  

I hope that you have a FANTASTIC year of school and enjoy some of the tips and ideas from our Texas Size Link Up!   Stop by and check out tons of fun back to school resources from the Green Apple Lessons store! 






 


Monday, July 27, 2015

Back to School Giveaway!

It's time for the 2nd annual Back to School Giveaway from Green Apple Lessons! Enter below for your chance to win a $100 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card! 

To enter, please complete BOTH steps below:

Step 1: Click here and sign up to subscribe to GAL'S newsletter.
Step 2: Enter your email into the Rafflecopter contest below to confirm your entry!

That's it! Don't forget to do both steps for a valid entry into the contest! Have a great school  year and be sure to stop by Green Apple Lessons for some creative and fun teaching resources!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Homeschooling Moms




There are the millions of home school teachers who are quietly doing the job of educating the next generation.  And we have learned from research they are doing a pretty good job. Home schooled students often rank high in college preparation exams.

If you are considering becoming a homeschool teacher, the task is not as intimidating as it seems.  And the potential benefits to your children are great. 



When you set out to becoming a home school teacher, you have a huge amount of flexibility in how you structure the learning environment.  If you have a room you can set aside as the "classroom", that is a nice set up because you and your child know that when you go into that room, learning will happen there.  


It is also a myth that home schooling will become expensive.  In fact, you can virtually set up a perfectly valid year long curriculum for very little cost.  By logging into the public school's system, you can find the curriculum for the grade your child is in school and what must be learned to finish that grade.  In many cases, local public schools and many private schools have programs to help you get started so that your child follows a similar educational path that is going on down the street in the public schools.  


Materials can often be obtained for very little expense as well.  Many times a textbook that is being used for a particular subject will come out with a new edition.  When that happens, you can pick up copies of the previous edition, now out of date to the public schools, for very little cost and often for free.  The topics in the text book are just as valid in the previous edition so you can conduct full year of classes using that textbook and not face any serious cost investment at all.

By looking for ways to take advantage of public facilities like the computers at the public library and of programs offered by churches, public schools and other institutions to help home school teachers like you be successful, you can set up a program at home that will help your child succeed as a student in this educational setting.  It will be an adventure for you.  And you will see a new appreciation come in to your child's eyes when he or she suddenly realizes that mom is still mom but she is also an outstanding teacher as well!




Tips for Teaching Kids to Love Learning



Children at their earliest ages should learn the importance of education in their lives. How can you motivate your children to treat education as a necessary preparation for their future? Here are some practical suggestions.

Teach the value of education early on in a child’s life. Children are naturally curious and observant. Your children should catch you reading! They may be wondering why you love reading books or magazines. Encourage them to develop a love of reading by taking them to the local library on a weekly basis.


Seek out educational places to visit. Instead of taking them to the malls to walk around, why not take them to a museum, a science center, or a zoo for a change? Follow up the visit with books to continue to learning. 

Wait to introduce the computer to children. Computers never fail to amaze people, especially young children.  Instead, set aside quiet time for reading and play. Limit technology with young children and carefully monitor their activity on it.


Most importantly, don't forget to integrate learning into your daily activities. You can incorporate math into your daily errands. For example, take them to the grocery store and ask them buy certain items (like 5 apples, 10 oranges etc...). 


Last but not least, enroll your children to the most reputable and effective schools. Traditionally, parents treat schooling of children as investments. If you want them to love education, make sure to place them into an environment that would foster comfort, fun, and learning at the same time.




Thursday, July 23, 2015

First Day of Kindergarten

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The first day of kindergarten will be here soon!  While teachers are busy preparing their classrooms for the new arrivals, I have put together a really fun first day of kindergarten activity bundle. Your new kindergarten students will love these activities! There is enough to do to stretch these activities out for the entire first week of school!  Be sure to check out this First Day of Kindergarten Activity Pack in my store!




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kinder Tribe Giveaway!



Calling all kindergarten teachers! Stop by the new KinderTribe collaborative blog and enter one of the giveaways! 

Lots of kindergarten teacher bloggers are teaming up to bring you the best resources and teaching ideas! Click here to enter the giveaway!
 



 
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