Back to School $500 IN GIVEAWAYS + SALE + FREEBIE

Hi there and thank you so much for stopping in today!  I’m excited to share this post with you and hopefully knock your back to school blues!  If you haven’t yet heard- TPT will be hosting their big annual back to school sale on Tuesday, 8/1 – Wednesday, 8/2 WOOT!  My entire shop will be on sale for 20% off and you can save a total of 25% off using the checkout code- BTS2017

Now that we have that under our belts we can jump into all of the fun I have planned!  In this post you’ll be able to snag an adorable freebie, sign up to be one of the $250 classroom winners AND checkout what is new and exciting in my shop for this sale!  Let’s get started!

How about we talk freebie now?  These fun and engaging puzzles are available as a freebie for you NOW!  The puzzles are self-correcting which is perfect!  Click HERE or on the images directly below to grab up your freebie!

Now let’s talk about something super special that I am REALLY excited about!  I see how you hard work EVERY DAY.  That’s right– teachers work and think school every day.  Even when we don’t want to, we just can’t escape school.  We are thinking about how we will decorate our classroom, what we will teach, what new and exciting teaching practices we will implement and MORE!  Teachers are part of the most selfless profession!  Teachers will provide for their classrooms and students without thinking about it twice.  I find that so heartwarming but equally sad!  I feel as though teachers give so much of their time and dedication, why are they required to spend their own money, too?  I tried to think about a way I could make a difference for two lucky teachers!

I will be choosing two lucky teachers and gifting them $250 to spend on their classroom!  Below are some ideas of how the teachers can spend their winning moo-la!  You can choose some awesome new baskets from Really Good Stuff, a new stash of Astrobrights paper or snag some awesome teacher goodies from Amazon!  Would you like to be entered for the giveaway?  It’s a super EASY Google form!


GIVEAWAY CLOSED!  Jennifer Brxxxxxx and Erica Nxx are my WINNERS!  Winners have been emailed… THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING!

Let’s switch gears and talk about all of the new and exciting things to help you fill up your cart this TPT Back to School Sale!  I’ve been super busy this summer working hard to get things ready for you and the new year!  Below I will be sharing with you all about my latest packets and their discounted prices during the sale!  ***  Just a reminder that these prices are effective 8/1-8/2!  ***

Up first is my brand new packet called, FirstieSurvival!  This one has been on my to-do list since last summer when I made KinderSurvival!  This packet is a week of lesson plans, all included printables, books on perseverance, how to use dry erase markets, five star work, and books for being a respectful classroom and school citizen.  The program also includes meet the teacher night documents and MORE!

You can see an overview of the program here:

Watch a detailed video of the packet below:


Up next are my new and engaging phonics games!  This set includes 60 games and covers 12 ELA skills!


You can see samples of the games below!

You can see all of the included games so far in this video!

I have been busy preparing a lot for 2nd grade this summer with the math, phonics and now grammar!

The grammar program has 20 weeks of explicit lesson plans and student practice sheets!

>View 2nd Grade Grammar HERE<<

Several had requested additional higher levels for the FirstieReaders so I am excited to share these new I and J readers!  The readers come with lesson plans, books, interactive files, Spanish readers, think and writes and comprehension quizzes!


Up next is my new KinderMath Think and Talk!  This supplemental program comes with 30 images, lesson plans and practice sheets!  You can watch more about these below!


Have you searched for a comprehensive handwriting curriculum? Search NO more!  KinderHandwriting is handwriting curriculum that has lesson plans, practice sheets and interactive slides!  You can view more about here:


Up next is my new Sortin’ Through the Year packet!  This program is completely versatile so that you can pick and choose your skills like a buffet!  View more about the program in this detailed video:


Have you spotted my brand new Pre-K centers?  These centers are designed completely for Pre-K kiddos!  You can watch the centers in action here:


Have you come across my Social Studies curriculum?  It’s a comprehensive curriculum that includes lesson plans, practice sheets, custom written books, crafts and MORE!  If you already own the bundle then you’ll notice that unit 3 has now been added!  Check out the social studies curriculum here:

>>View KinderSocialStudies HERE<<

One of my favorite new packets are my social skill lessons!  The lessons include the now famous, Tom Cat and Tabby Cat!  The cats take the kiddos through social skill lessons that include: sharing, taking turns, separation and MORE!  View a video of the lessons here:

>>View KinderSocialSkills HERE<<

I hope you have had fun stopping in to snag a freebie, sign up for the giveaway and see what’s new in my shop!  I wish you the very BEST week!

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  1. I am always so amazed at how you can create such useful things that fit my students ‘ needs! It’s never ending!

  2. You are the best Tara! Thanks for the alphabet puzzle freebie! I am going to use these as one of my first literacy centers.

  3. Thank you Tara! My cart is full and I can’t wait to shop. The freebie looks wonderful as always. I feel like I’m off to a great start this year already!

  4. I love your products! I am super excited to use some of them this year with my Kinders! I have my Tom and Tabby all ready to go.

  5. You are the most supportive teacher-t0 -teacher person I have ever met. Thank you for all the goodness you bring into our classrooms!

  6. I bought the Kinder Survival Guide & the Phonics Interactive files! Thank you for the freebie! I’m crossing my fingers to win! I could really use now that I’m moving to Kinder!!

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