Monday, July 9, 2018

Bonus Week of Savings!

Another week of great deals!  Check out Octoberfest for Kids geared 
for K-1 packed with emergent readers, math, language arts, and science activities.  Check it out here.

I love to create writing paper for my kids for final drafts, displays, and special projects. The kids love it and always seem to put forth their best work when they have fancy paper.  Also available for older kids!

For Wednesday...

 Last deal of the week! 
Get organized with these editable math labels!
For a great back to school, get to know you activity,

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Sun, Sand, and Savings Summer Sale is Back!

It's back!!  The 2018 Sun, Sand, and Savings Summer Sale is finally here. Over 60+ teacher authors are ready to offer you  loads of deals and savings all summer long!  

Each week we will be giving away a $100 TpT Card, $100 Amazon Card, and a $100 Target Card!  

Below are all the details you need.  In addition, you'll have chance to win gift cards!! I can't think of better way to enjoy summer - savings and a chance to win free stuff!

This week, we're offering dollar deals Monday- Wednesday.  Here's what you'll find at my store.  
Come back each day for the link as it will only be available for that day!!

This item is on sale for $1 on Monday, 7/2/18, as part of a private group promotion.  Click here to see the rest of Monday's dollar deals. 

Buggy Math is on sale for $1 on Tuesday, 7/3/18.

It's a great way to teach and
reinforce place
value,even and odd numbers, greater than/less than, decomposing numbers, composing numbers, 10 more/less and 1 more/less through printables and easy no- prep dice games.
Click here
 to see the rest of Tuesday's amazing dollar deals.
Check back for tomorrow's deal!

Here's what other teachers have to say about Buggy Math:

Number Bonds is on sale for $1 on Wednesday, 7/4/18. It helps students work on the skill of breaking down numbers which will allow them to solve equations and word problems.
Here's some feedback from other teachers:

Enter below for a chance to win a $100 TpT Card, $100 Amazon Card, and a $100 Target Card! 
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thankful for you! TpT Gift Card Giveaway!

Thankful for you! Cyber Sale Gift Card Giveaway!
A fabulous group of teachers and I are thankful for your support so enter below to win one of THREE $30 TpT gift cards!

The giveaway ends Monday, November 27 at midnight. Good luck!

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The Cyber Monday sale starts at midnight! Use the code Cyber17 to receive up to 25% off! Happy shopping!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Into Thin Air Science Activity To Discover If Air Has Mass Or Weight

Looking for a quick and easy hands-on science activity to help children figure out if air has mass or weight? Children will have fun and enjoy exploring this answer through this easy to prep activity from Check it out and let me know how it worked for you!

Into Thin Air

K 2nd grades

Difficulty of Project

Less than $5.00

Safety Issues
Because of possible latex allergies, caution should be taken when using balloons

Material Availability
Readily available or easily purchased at the grocery store

Approximate Time Required to Complete the Project
30 minutes to conduct the investigation and collect the data; one day to prepare the science fair display
To investigate whether air has mass and weight
·         6 balloons (same size and shape)
·         7 pieces of string about 8 inches in length
·         Marker
·         Ruler
·         Tape
·         Table
Air is all around us. Because air is mostly invisible, many young children mistakenly assume it has no mass or weight. Air is made up of different gases, including nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water vapor, oxygen, and others. All of these gases are composed of particles, or molecules.
In this investigation, balloons filled with air are compared to show that air does have mass and weight.
Terms, Concepts, and Questions to Start Background Research
mass:t he size or amount of something compared to its weight
weight: heaviness; the amount something weighs
inflate: to fill with air
Air has weight and mass.
Research Questions
·         Does air have weight?
·         Does air have mass?
·         What inflates a balloon?
1.     Gather the necessary materials.
2.     To show that air has mass, have an adult help inflate the balloons to six different sizes.
3.     The mass of the air causes the balloons to inflate.
4.    Tie off the end of each balloon and then tie a piece of string to the end of each balloon.
5.    Using the marker, label the balloons A, B, C, D, E, and F.
6.    Predict which balloon is the heaviest. Record your prediction.
7.    Tie one end of a piece of string to the center of the ruler. Tape the other end of the string to a table so that the ruler hangs freely below. Be sure that the ruler balances straight across when it is hanging. Move the string to make adjustments.
8.     Compare the weight of the balloons by tying different combinations of balloons to the ends of the ruler exactly one inch from the end. The balloon that tips the ruler down weighs more than the other balloon. Record the data.

Branley, Franklyn M. Air is All Around You. HarperCollins Children’s Books: New York, 1962.

Author: Nancy Rogers Bosse

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Fun With A Treat For You Too!

With Halloween around the corner, it was the perfect opportunity to get kids to write an opinion piece on whether or not they like Halloween! At the same time they loved creating the jack o'lantern to go with their writing.  

Surprisingly, there were a few kids that don't like Halloween!  Who knew?  

They supported their opinion with at least 3 reasons why thy liked/did not like Halloween. They did a great job.

Here's a little treat for you!  
Enjoy these pencil tags to go with some fun Halloween pencils.

Grab them here for FREE here and check out some of my FREE Halloween Color by Codes as well here.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Happy Labor Day!!  
Enter below for a chance to win a $25 TpT Gift card to get those last minute must-have items.

In celebration of the new school year, my store, Josie's Place, is on sale as well for those back to school items such as editable decor packs, labels, activities and much more!

Grab this incredible deal on writing paper and prompts for the entire year in the Writing Paper and Prompts Bundle.
Try out a freebie here.

The contest will run Friday Sept. 1st through Sept. 4th.
                          Lots of luck!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

$10 TpT Gift Card & FREEBIES to get you ready to go back to school!

Getting ready to go back to school?  If you're like me, you're getting your room organized and planning out those first few weeks!  

Here's a fun freebie for the first day when the kids walk in the door and you need a few minutes to help everyone know what to do.  It's available for pre-K through third grade and includes the generic one below. Grab this FRREBIE for your kids here!

If parent night is around the corner, check out these easy to edit parent night orientations.  Just type in the text to customize it to your needs.  It helps keeps you on track and makes it a breeze!  Check it out here.

Next up, if you're busy getting a bulletin board ready or waiting until the kids finish their next project to put on display, grab this FREE sign in the meantime to signal it's a work in progress! You can grab this FREEBIE here!

Last but not least, if you're looking for an easy way to organize your math manipulatives, I just finished up this new set in rainbow watercolors that I just love! It's also editable to add your own.

Here's the finished product:

Enter below to win a $10 TpT gift card to help start the year off right! Winners will be announced by 7 pm so you can take advantage of the sale!


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