Sunday, January 25, 2015

Social Media Sharing

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Texas TpT Meet Up!

Here are some pics from the Texas Teachers & Bloggers Meet Up in Austin.  It was great to connect with other sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers, and to catch up with some old friends!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

Groundhog Day is an important holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States on the 2nd of every February. On this day, everybody's eyes are on their favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil!

GreenAppleLessons.comPunxsutawney is a city located in the state of Pennsylvania.  In the late 1800s, German immigrants to America founded the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.  According to their folklore, a sleeping groundhog named “Punxsutawney Phil” could predict the weather. This prediction was not based on scientific evidence, but on the basis of traditional beliefs that have withstood the test of time.  The tradition lives on in America as we celebrate Groundhog Day. If it is cloudy, it is believed that the groundhog will come out of its burrow and spring will soon commence, the tradition says. If the sun is shining, the groundhog will see its shadow and hide in its burrow for six more weeks of hibernation.

There are many fun activities that you can do with children to celebrate Groundhog Day. If it is sunny outside, you can take the children to play shadow tag. Instead of touching a person, whoever is playing must step on someone's shadow. Another shadow game is shadow tracing, which allows the children to experiment with their shadows. One child “poses” while another child draws the outline of the shadow on the pavement with a piece of chalk.

For some fun indoor Groundhog Day activities check out my Groundhog Day PowerPoint lesson, this Groundhog Day Paper Bag Puppet Template, and this Groundhog Day Craft Cube.
You might also enjoy this free Groundhog Day word search! 

Is spring right around the corner or will we have six more weeks of winter? I guess we will have to wait until February 2nd to find out!

Monday, January 19, 2015

About My Logo

This post is part of a teacher blogger link up called "What's the Story Behind the Logo."  I selected the happy apple as my logo because it was a perfect fit for my personality! My logo represents fresh ideas, happiness and enthusiasm. I truly believe that teaching and learning should be a joyful experience!

I love green apples and would always eat them as a child. My sister and I would sprinkle salt on them, and we loved the tart/ zingy flavor. Besides eating green apples, I seemed to love anything with that green apple flavor! Green Apple Jolly Rancher candies where always a favorite of mine. So, when thinking about teaching, naturally apples come to mind. But, I wanted to pick something a little different that conveyed my own unique style and personality.

Thanks for following the Green Apple Lessons blog. Be sure to check out the stories behind other blogger's logos here!  

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Free President's Day Activity

Enjoy this free President's Day Word Search!
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President's Day Activities for Kids

President's Day Activities for Kids
President’s Day is a holiday that serves to remember and honor two of the greatest American presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Here is a list of three Presidents Day Crafts that kids would surely love doing:

Create a Presidential Time Line

Older students can research our past Presidents and make a time line to present to the class.  If you have any extra sentence strips papers, these work really well. Alternatively, a poster board will do.

Build a Monument

Kids love building. Ask you students to make a model of the White House, Mount Rushmore or another famous American monument. This may come in the form of a drawing, painting, or even building blocks. This is a perfect activity for younger kids and the project allows them to express their creativity!

Dress Up Like a President for a Day

Engage your students by asking them to pick a President, and then to dress up as that President on President’s Day. Your students can research some fun facts about that person, and share it with the class.

By celebrating President's Day, children are being taught to appreciate history, and at the same time learning to place high regard for the role of our President in society.

If you are looking for some ready-made resources for President’s Day, be sure to check out my Presidents Day PowerPoint lesson and a fun Presidents Day craft activity!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Teachers Pay Teachers Selling Tips

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Teachers Pay Teachers has paid out more than 76 million dollars to teachers! Besides the great financial reward, teachers are excited to share their ideas and resources with other teachers and students around the world. Personally, I love getting feedback from teachers who use my products in their classrooms.  One of my favorite comments was from a teacher who was using one of my products during her annual evaluation. She said that her students were really engaged in the lesson, and that she also received amazing reviews from her principal. Now that is a win-win situation for everyone!

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