Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sail Smoothly into the New Year with GIVEAWAYS and a DIY Welcome Banner!

Hey, ya'll! I'm so happy to be partnering with a bunch of teacher friends to share with you some of our best tips and tricks for starting the school year right and also some MAJOR giveaways to help you set up your classroom just like you want it.

For my back-to-school tip, I'm going to share with you how you can make your own customized triangle banner to welcome in the new school year (or for any celebration).

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/DIY-Custom-Triangle-Banner-Template-FREEBIE-1343806

There are lots of banners out there, but maybe you can't find exactly what you're looking for. That means just one thing: DIY time! And I'm here to help (hopefully :P). To begin just:
  1.  Download this freebie template.
  2. Watch the following video on how to create your own triangle banner.
  3. Start creating your own custom triangle banner.
And yes, I'm a cheese ball in this pic. They say you're supposed to have personality on these YouTube videos, so I'm promise I'm not full of myself. Just trying to be personable. :P

http://youtu.be/B88j8JWh7Ss

And if you're not into creating your own classroom decor and would rather have it already done, then that's where my giveaway could come in handy for you. I love making classroom decor packs (find them here), so for my giveaway, I'm giving away two gift cards to one special person:
  1. One gift card will be to Teachers pay Teachers in the amount of $25 where you can purchase the classroom materials that fit your needs best for back to school (does NOT have to be FlapJack-related :P).
  2. One gift card to Staples in the amount of $25 because goodness knows, the most expensive part of decorating a classroom is the card stock and the INK! So, hopefully that card will help ease the stress on your wallet.

The very awesome feature of this giveaway is that when you enter it, you are automatically entered into a much larger, collaborative giveaway which is a HUGE jackpot of upper elementary resources worth over $300 from top teacher authors. You'll find two of my most popular resources there: 1) Owl Classroom Materials Pack and 2) QR Code Math Operations Task Cards.

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Don't have too much fun making your own banner that you forget to enter the giveaway! It ends Saturday, August 2nd at midnight EST!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And be sure to check out and enter all of the phenomenal giveaways down below! Not to mention that each post has an awesome back-to-school tip included, too!


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Tabitha Carro

Friday, July 25, 2014

Daily Deal: Morning Work Editable Templates Bundle

Daily Deal: 50% off my Morning Work Editable Templates Bundle

These keep me and my students organized every morning and for every season of the year! See the resource here or click on the image to watch a video preview. 

http://youtu.be/7Meil9q0uxA?list=UUsdsBSlelu-U7T0SHG3rw9g

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

WIN It Before I Post It QR Code Writing Prompt Bundle

Hey, guys! Just wanted to let you know I'm doing a quick one-day giveaway on my All Year Long QR Code Writing Prompt Bundle. It contains 216 QR code writing prompts in the form of lined paper and task cards to last you the whole year. Three winners will choose their choice of the English or Spanish version. To enter, head on over to this Facebook post

https://www.facebook.com/flapjackeducationalresources/posts/703783252990070

https://www.facebook.com/flapjackeducationalresources/posts/703783252990070

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Daily Deal: 11 Seasonal Owl Newsletters for $1! Today only!

Sorry I'm so late with my Christmas in July Daily Deal today! To make up for it, I am placing my 11 seasonal editable owl newsletters on sale for just $1! These will keep your parent communication super adorable all year long. Grab your copy before midnight!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Seasonal-Owl-Themed-Editable-Parent-Newsletter-PowerPoint-Templates-871248

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Daily Deal: Fractions Poke Game Bundle

Here's today's Daily Deal! 50% off today only! This bundle includes six engaging, self-checking poke games to give students practice with fractions.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fraction-Poke-Game-Bundle-Common-Core-Based-203565

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Daily Deal: Kindergarten Math and Literacy Smart Board Pack

Here's today's Christmas in July daily deal! Perfect for Smart Board primary teachers and has over 350 positive ratings. On sale today only!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Kindergarten-Common-Core-Based-Math-and-Literacy-SMART-BOARD-Game-Pack-192521

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Daily Deal: 50% off 2nd-3rd Grade Math Fun QR Code Bundle

Here's today's daily deal! 50% off one of my best-selling QR code math bundles for 2nd and 3rd! Today only! Stay tuned the rest of this month as every day I will discount one of my resources. If you have one you'd love to see discounted, please let me know in the comments!

http://bit.ly/1rh78Gg


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

MONSTERS Classroom Theme Freebies, Ideas, & Pack

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242

 Are you ready for your precious, little monsters this year? Here are some resources to contribute to your monster-themed classroom. :)

THE FREEBIES:


http://www.flapjackeducation.com/2012/07/monster-bulletin-board-set-freebie-and.html
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Positive-Behavior-Coupons-FREE-266155

 The Resource:

And here are some pics from my MONSTER Classroom Materials Pack.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Monster-Themed-Classroom-Materials-Pack-265242 

And a lot more! Click here or on the image to find it at my TpT store.


You can also see a preview at my YouTube channel:
http://youtu.be/_5FNHY9DaJ4

THE IDEAS:

I am always picking up as many cool monster ideas as I can at Pinterest, so be sure to follow my board for lots of fun and creative ideas!

 
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Christmas in July FlapJack Daily Deals!

Since FlapJack's Facebook page is nearing 11,000 fans, I'd like to celebrate with a Christmas in July Daily Deals sale. (Really unique and clever, right? :P) Anyways, I'll be choosing one resource a day and heavily discounting it, so stay tuned here or at my FB page, so you don't miss out. Happy Sunday!


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Teacher Author Tip 1: Facebook Sharing

Disclaimer: I am not a teacher author expert. I am not licensed nor certified. But I thought I would share a way I use to easily store awesome Facebook content for teachers to share on a later date. If you like this video and would like more tips like this one, please let me know and maybe there will be a Teacher Author Tip 2. If not, at least you have this one! Have a great Saturday evening!

http://youtu.be/GoPcfAb00CI

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Plickers - Automatic Student Feedback With Only 1 Device - My Bright Idea

http://youtu.be/JJgpVrA_cEo

Well, it's obviously not my bright idea, but apparently some very intelligent person created a way to get automated student feedback with just an app on one device. It kind of works similar to QR codes if you're familiar with that. Instead of trying to write about it and get...word-tied(??), I've made a video to explain a little bit how it works. Obviously I couldn't show you in a classroom setting, but I think there are already some awesome videos out there that do that (Just be careful when you search or you will end up watching Kelly Pickler songs like I did!).

And if you're a early childhood teacher, Plickers can be done, too! Mary Amoson has a Plicker video just for you to show you how to tweak the cards to work for the little ones.

Here's my Plickers video:

http://youtu.be/JJgpVrA_cEo

If you enjoyed this Bright Idea, please connect with me at Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for more!

For more Bright Ideas from a ton of teacher bloggers, please browse through the link-up below and choose a topic/grade that interests you. Thanks for your visit! Happy Plickin'!


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