Monday, August 21, 2017

TPT GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

Contest closed- congratulations Jaime!
Thanks to all who entered!
I have a $10 gift card to spend at TPT...and you could win it!
Just answer my {super simple} question to win.

QUESTION:
Name any back to school themed book study in my TPT store.
Begin your search {here}

When you have your answer, email it to me at mrsbremersk@gmail.com by 9AM tomorrow, Tuesday, August 22.

If your answer is correct, you will be entered to win the gift card. I will forward the gift card via email to the winner tomorrow after 9AM. 

Good luck!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Primary Writing- Tools to Make It FUN {Not Scary} the Whole Year Long!

I have taught in the primary grades, and I know that writing is not everyone's favorite thing to do. In fact, some students really dread it! I believe it's because they are fearful of making mistakes. I created some primary writing packs that are filled with tools that take the fear right out of writing. I bundled them up for use in Kindergarten and First Grade.

Let's start with Kindergarten, shall we?
Here are some tools that will have your primary students in Kindergarten LOVE writing...and have YOU set for the full school year!
This pack is chock full of writing options to provide differentiation. Students can choose to trace letters or work on name printing. They may feel ready to copy word lists {especially those who fear making mistakes in their writing}. Maybe your little learners need to move about the classroom, and so they choose to write-the-room. Maybe they are creative and just need a little nudge with some writing prompts or sticker pictures. And there are always those who LOVE to make books, and can use some of the stationery or book-making templates to get their stories out. Editing tools are included too!
Here are some tools that will have your primary students in Kindergarten and First Grade LOVE writing...and have YOU set for the full school year!
 sample word list pack
Here are some tools that will have your primary students in Kindergarten and First Grade LOVE writing...and have YOU set for the full school year!
Find out more about what's included, and to check out a detailed preview {here}

Here are some tools that will have your primary students in First Grade LOVE writing...and have YOU set for the full school year!
The First Grade pack includes many of the same components, but branches out to include story builders, story starters, and poetry.
Find more about this pack {here}

I have used them in my classroom, and know that kids find them FUN...and no longer complain about 'having to write'. And as a teacher, I am loving that the activities are spiraled, kid-friendly, and will take me through the WHOLE YEAR. Who doesn't love that! 

Monday, July 31, 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL...Are You Ready?

 
Well it's time to stock up with Back To School goodies, because everything is on SALE!

Get some EDITABLE resources to organize AND personalize your entire classroom
...and some FUN Back To School read alouds
...some fun first day activities
...some year long resources that will ensure you have everything you need for the entire year


...and something to ensure you are ready in case you need a sub!
Don't forget to use the Code: BTS2017 to save an extra 5% on your purchase! Sale dates are AUGUST 1 & 2 ONLY!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Anita-Bremer

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Communicating With Parents

Communicating with the parents of your students is an essential component in building up the teacher-parent relationship. And a strong partnership will allow you to work together in the education of their children. But communicating with parents can also be a little daunting!

Many teachers utilize a variety of ways to touch base with parents. Here are just a few:
-phone calls
-emails
-parent/teacher conferences
-sending notes home
-social media
-class websites
-school websites
-Google classroom
-information nights
-classroom newsletters

I wanted to share that I have recently made some FULLY EDITABLE resources that are perfect for keeping parents informed about what is happening in your classroom!

EDITABLE CLASS INFORMATION PACK
This class information pack is perfect to send home at the beginning of the year, or to distribute on a meet-the-teacher night. 
EDITABLE class information pack to help communicate with parents!
Simply type over the text boxes in the product to add relevant information about you and your class. It's great for sharing classroom expectations, wish lists, communication information, school policies, class supply lists, and anything else you want to share! Include as many (or few) pages as you wish. It's completely customizable, so you can personalize everything...even the headers!  
Find the editable classroom information pack {here}

EDITABLE MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS
I have also created an editable monthly newsletter pack, where you can share more detailed information with your students' parents.
EDITABLE class newsletters to help communicate with parents!
You can customize each month's newsletter by typing over the text boxes. Even the headers and month names are editable! They can be one or two sided...the possibilities are endless!

Find the editable newsletters {here}

Find even MORE editable classroom resources {here}.
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