Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Preschool Assessments

Of course I didn't forget! The bestselling Preschool Assessment Packets are also updated! And yes! They are also ready for you to load onto your own ESGI account!



ESGIYou will love the ease that ESGI gives this product. I have done the work for you; all of these tests are there: click, click, done. Simply click on the test explorer tab (within ESGI) and look for my name: Kathy Crane to find the correct tests. (Important: At the very end of the testing documents are screen shots of how to organize your tests on ESGI to correlate with the paper copy).

 Even if you are not sure whether paperless testing and data retrieval is for you, you will want to take advantage of their free 60 day trial! Simply go to  https://www.esgisoftware.com/ESGI/ click on the orange button!

Please remember to enter promo code B7227 to receive $40.00 off the already low price.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Best Ever Kindergarten Assessments


These “best selling” assessments has just gotten better, and now offers a digital option to save you paper 
and valuable time! 


These documents serve as organizational tools for gathering information about language arts and math strengths and weaknesses of kindergarten students. Using these assessment, you will learn more about your students and will more easily determine the focus of your instruction.

If relying on the paper copy, one assessment form should be copied for each student. Due to the necessity of assessing students at regular intervals during the school year, the documents provide a space to record information for different assessment periods. The first assessment is in the trimester format (with benchmarks provided). Following this assessment is one that is generalized, to fit the format of varying school years.


The next pages of the assessment packets are student copies and examples of a checklist or report card that you may wish to use when reporting to parents.


With this 3rd addition, there is big, important announcement! 

I have partnered with ESGI! 

ESGIYou will love the ease that ESGI gives this product. I have done the work for you; all of these tests are there: click, click, done. Simply click on the test explorer tab (within ESGI) and look for my name: Kathy Crane to find the correct tests. (Important: At the very end of the testing documents are screen shots of how to organize your tests on ESGI to correlate with the paper copy).



 Even if you are not sure whether paperless testing and data retrieval is for you, you will want to take advantage of their free 60 day trial! Simply go to  https://www.esgisoftware.com/ESGI/ click on the orange button!

Please remember to enter promo code B7227 to receive $40.00 off the already low price.


Monday, July 28, 2014

The Best Word Wall

The Best Word Wall

The best word walls are build with purpose and designed for student usability.
Our Power Word Wall Kit is completely build with research in mind! It has classroom tested, proven powerful results.




Research has shown that words that are printed in red ink with a yellow background promotes visual performance and brain connections. The term power words connects the importance of learning sight words with the power of knowledge. Constructing the word wall as a dictionary; connecting letters and visual sound cards that are used frequently in the classroom (or home), make for a powerful connection between letter-sound-word.

All materials to prepare students and organize your word wall are included. Also tips for extension and use, a personal student-size alphabet/word dictionary, alphabet chant (to promote alphabet knowledge), and an alphabet poster are included.

You will love the connections that this word wall kit will make with your students. And, you will be happy to see that research pays off as its all inclusive, interactive nature will create independent early readers!

NOTE: Contains over 200 power word cards!



Friday, July 25, 2014

Classroom Decorating

We are only half way through our summer break where I live and I am already thinking about getting my classroom ready. Is there such thing as getting ready too soon? I didn't think so.
 
If you are like me and are starting already here is a little help :)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Classroom-Labels-Green-Blue-and-Black-277603
These FREE labels include subject labels/signs, numbers 1-31 (perfect for calendar or labelling hooks, etc.), month signs, and washroom labels.


http://terristeachingtreasures.blogspot.comCheers,

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Alphabet Sound Cards



Have you been looking for just the right alphabet sound cards? Well look no further. Kids love these catchy songs, sung to the tune “Miss Lucy Had a Baby.” Why are they all the same tune? Well that is the hook! You know how a song gets stuck in your head and it won’t go away? Kids quickly learn their letter sounds using this unique format.

This set of cards match our product Power Word Wall http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Words-Power-Word-Wall-Kit-143900.This companion packet contains alphabet and picture cards that are suitable for a word wall, nearly 200 high-frequency word cards, student size word wall cards, and a chant to promote letter-sound knowledge.

These cards will look great as your anchor alphabet displayed around the room or can be compiled as a book.

Kathy 
Kindergartenkiosk.com

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

THREE $100 Giveaway Winners of TpT Gift Certificates!





The winner of the FIRST $100 TpT Gift Certificate is Crockett's Classroom!

The winner of the SECOND $100 TpT Gift Certificate is Ann Stalcup!

The winner of the THIRD $100 TpT Gift Certificate is Jennifer Severns!

Follow The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs so that you will know when we will be having another giveaway!




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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

This teaching is tough stuff, huh?  If your school is anything like ours, we had a
challenging year last year.  We're doing some things about it this year! Check out some ways to promote a positive school climate and grab a freebie that you can share with your colleagues to boost teacher morale! Swing on over...
 
"Positive anything is better than negative nothing!"  -Elbert Hubbard

Michelle @ No Monkey Business


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Canada Day Blog Hop - Canadian Bloggers & Freebies

Over the next couple of days, be sure to check out this Canadian teacher-blogger event which will allow you to gather some Canadian themed or Canada-specific freebies (or "CAN-CON" as some of us Canucks call it!) Canada Day is July 1st.

A couple are in French (or bilingual), but most are in English so they'll still be useful for American teachers. Summer school anyone? Why not take a look at some Canadian culture while practicing your literacy & numeracy skills!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Distressed Paper Collections, Doodle Frames and More!

Click on any image to learn more. Commercial use welcome on all clip art. See TOU for details.
 

1000 TpT Followers and a FLASH FREEBIE!

I just reached 1000 followers on TpT and am totally stoked! As a thank you I am making "How Sweet It Is" a FLASH FREEBIE for 1 week. Click the image below to check it out.


FREE MISC. LESSON - “End of Year Reflections”





Cecilia Magro I Love 1st Grade, a teacher-seller at Teachers Pay Teachers, created an end-of-the-year self-assessment for first - fifth grade students. Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.



Saturday, June 14, 2014

Teacher Templates and Forms Save Time

Have you looked for a form or template that you've needed at the last minute and just couldn't find it? I have! Talk about stress! 

With all the other preparations for back to school,  I'd go crazy looking for ONE template. Was it in my template folder in my file drawers at school? I thought it would be there, but NO! 

So after stressing out too many times, I decided to create this packet of templates to make my life EASIER! One template that I had never found a nice copy of was a generic answer sheet for 50 multiple choice questions. I created one. This packet of templates is now stored on my computer and NOT in my file drawer. Quick, easy and saves me time!

Ruth

photo of Templates and Forms Save Time, PDF, back to school, Ruth S. TeachersPayTeachers.com

Thursday, June 12, 2014

FREE MISC. LESSON - “End of School Memory Book”





Elementary Endeavors, a teacher-seller at Teachers Pay Teachers, created an end of the school year memory book for kindergarten - second grade students. Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.



Monday, June 9, 2014

FREE MISC. LESSON - “Free Graduation Clip Art from Charlotte’s Clips”



Charlotte’s Clips, a teacher-seller at Teachers Pay Teachers, created graduation clipart for Pre-Kindergarten - 12th grade students. Go to The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs for this and hundreds of free lessons.



Sunday, June 8, 2014