Owl-Themed Sight Word Freebie

Had a request to make some sight word cards with an owl-theme for the kindergarten level, soooo I did. :) Click the image to get your copy.

I have also created owl-themed color word cards for $1.50.

And just a reminder, if you're looking for a classroom set of owl-themed materials, I have that, too. :)

Hope your 2012-2013 school year is a hoot!


1,500 FlapJack Friends Classroom Pack Giveaway

Hey, friends! I am so happy that FlapJack has 1,500+ friends now. :)

I'm short on time and creative juices, but I did want to make sure I did some form of giveaway. This will be my final classroom pack giveaway for a while, so I'm going out with a bang! I'm choosing 15 winners who will receive their classroom theme pack of choice.

There are five packs:

Here is how you can enter to win:

Comment on this post after doing any or all of the following actions (be sure to comment separately for each action for a greater chance at winning).

2) Follow FlapJack's Blog.
3) Follow my TpT store.
5) Share about any of my classroom theme packs in as many ways as you'd like (Here are the links again - monster, owl, beach, jungle, rainbow). :)

Sharing Suggestions:
              - Pinterest
              - Facebook
              - Word-of-mouth with teacher colleagues
              - Your own blog
              - Twitter
              - ?
The contest will last until this Thursday night at 11:59 pm est.    

Remember, 15 winners!!

And thank you!!


Monster Bulletin Board Set FREEBIE and Other Sets

Hey, friends! Just finished working on some bulletin board sets! I really enjoyed this and wanted to share one of the sets as a FREEBIE for all the monster fans out there. Click the image for your freebie. And if you love monsters, check out my Monster Classroom Decor Pack.

I also have ten different bulletin board sets bundled together at a cost of just $4.50.

Each set is also available individually for a $1 each.

And that's a wrap! Happy classroom prepping!


Mr. Potato Head Behavior Management System

Now, I don't want to get too complicated on ya'll, but I would like to share with you about the complex behavior management system called The Mr. Potato Head.

"When you put the potato together, you will have a surprise!"

Alright, that's silly. Let's be serious.

I saw this FABULOUS idea at the Something to Chirp About blog where she uses Mr. Potato Head to motivate students. Every time they do something well, they get to add a body part to Mr. Potato Head. Once he is fully formed, they get to have a surprise of some sort.

Now, I teach two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. So, I went shopping on Ebay and found a pair of potatoes that I just HAD to have. Thankfully, I bid well, won, and just got them in the mail today!

I'm super excited because I will set this up in my room, and although the two classes will be working independently from each other without competition, I think seeing how far each class is getting with their potato will be great motivation for both groups.

If you don't include the feet (which you have to go ahead and put on so they can stand up), there are eight parts to add to Mr. Potato Head. So, I estimate every two weeks I will be surprising the students with something - a snack, choose your own seat, hat day, etc.

So, I've made the sign above in Spanish and English if you'd like to give a shot at The Mr. Potato Head Behavior Management System. (And for the Spanish people, I put an accent on "armas" due to my Argentinian background, and also because it makes the phrase rhyme a whole lot better. Hope that's not a problem).

Just click the image below to download the FREE posters. :)

Tabitha Carro

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WINNERS - Personalized Owl Materials

Ok, thanks to EVERYONE who participated! I appreciate you all. I have five numbers and names here of winners who need to email me at tabitha@flapjacklapbooks.com to let me know the exact name they want personalized on the sign and cards.

These winners are:

12 - Manda

23 - Mrs. Paulson

25 - Beth Shavelson

37 - skf10

49 - Brenda Lorenzo

And, I know this is getting riDONKulous, but I have yet another giveaway going on right now at The Green Classroom blog. But look what I'm giving away -

Wouldn't you like one mailed to your doorstep? If so, click here for details.

Thanks guys, and have a great week!


Spanish Verbs Sorting Mat Freebie

¡Hola, friends!

For a while now, I have had a series of irregular Spanish verb packs that include color readers, fill-in-the-blank readers, and games and activities to practice verb conjugation. I was recently asked to bundle these verbs together....so I did!

While I was at it, I decided to make a fun sorting mat activity to practice all of the irregular verbs that are found in the bundle. And it's gratis, so please click on the image and get your freebie.

The verbs in this freebie are decir, estar, ser, tener, poder, conocer, saber, ir, and gustar. These nine verbs are explored with readers and fun activities in my Spanish Irregular Verbs Fun Pack. Click the image below for more details.

¡Feliz Domingo!

Tabitha Carro

Personalized Owl Sign and Cards GIVEAWAY!

I hope you are not giveaway-ed out, but if you love owls and Pinterest, I think you'll really enjoy this one. And I've reached over 300 blog friends, so it's time to celebrate!

THE PRIZE: Five winners will receive four PDFs - one sign and three postcards - personalized with their name (exactly as shown below).


Beginning of the Year Postcard

Teacher Note Postcard

End of the Year Postcard


1) PIN any post that you like here at my blog (If you're not sure, just pin this giveaway! Or simply my blog URL. Or how about my owl bookmark freebie & pack post?)
2) Comment here on this post with the link of the pin you pinned at Pinterest.
3) If you'd like to increase your odds, pin more than one post! (Make sure to comment separately with the link for each pin).
4) Contest ends Sunday, July 22nd, at 11:59 p.m. est.

Be sure to respond within 48 hours if you win or the prize will go on to someone else! Prize will be sent via email in a digital PDF (not a mailed hard copy).

Thanks for PINNING!


Beach Name Tags and Classroom Pack

Ok, I'm back with probably my last classroom theme pack of the summer - beach/ocean. Time to work in the garden, prepare my own classroom, do some laundry. :P So, as usual, I have a freebie to start off with - two beach-themed name tags (one for lower elementary and one for upper). Click the image for your freebie.

This freebie is included in a 160+ page classroom pack that includes:
Letter Posters A to Z

Student Binder Covers

Calendar Set

Classroom Job Display

Two Birthday Display Options



Seasonal Mini-Notes

Cute Bookmarks

Various Upper and Lower Elementary Name Tags

Monthly Newsletters

Numbers Set from 0-20

Various Teacher Materials

Word Wall

Behavior Coupons

You can check this title out at TpT.

And if you've missed my other posts, I also have a Monster Pack, a Jungle/Safari Pack, a Rainbow Pack, and an Owl Pack with a FREEBIE from each.

Have a great week! :)