Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Limited Time Offer!!

My newest product, "We're Ready To Shine!" Beginning of the Year Celebration Gift Tags is now posted, and for a limited time when you purchase this at my Teacher's Notebook Shop you'll get my best-selling "100 Days Brighter" Gift Tags FREE!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Drum Roll, Please....!

Congratulations, Kim! Thank you to everyone who commented, shared, liked and left feedback during this last week. I appreciate your support very much!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Growing Character In The Heart Garden

I'm linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for this week's Monday Made It.

I've decided to take my character education program in a different direction this year. I have chosen to try something a little more tangible than imaginary buckets. The idea came to me when I was planting some flower seeds earlier this summer. Why not take the care needed to grow a plant and connect that idea to the care needed to grow a strong, independent person?

Enter The Heart Garden.
I plan on starting the school year with a little science experiment: We'll discuss as a class what we know about plants and how they grow. I'll bring three identical plants into the classroom and we will make some predictions about how they will grow and thrive (or not!) in different conditions. One will be placed in the sun where we'll water it as needed. The other two will go into the closet and be left. At the end of the first week or two we'll compare how they've grown, and one of the closet plants will be moved to the sun. Can we make this plant thrive now that we've noticed it isn't being cared for? The third will remain in the closet.

Next, we'll make a connection between these plants and people. What do WE need to survive? What do we need to THRIVE?

I've put all these ideas and more into my newest activity package - The Heart Garden. You can take a look at the entire package in more detail HERE. I have started preparing some of the components for my classroom.
The posters turned out so beautifully, and the Heart Garden Challenge Cards are awesome! Take a closer look at them:
Each day, we will choose one of these challenge cards for students to have a focused goal for the day. In this way, they will learn about the sorts of things that a good friend will do for another person. These are designed to be double-sided. I put them together like this:
And finally displayed them in a cute little planter:
I am SO happy with how it turned out! The chosen challenge for the day will appear right in front!

There you have it! The basics of the Heart Garden Daily Challenge. Head over to 4th Grade Frolics to see some other clever Monday Made It posts!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

800 TpT Follower Giveaway!!

I am absolutely thrilled that 800 of you have chosen to follow Mrs. Beattie's Classroom on Teachers Pay Teachers! This has been such a fun and rewarding journey - I've met so many great new people, and discovered a creative side that I didn't really know existed!

Please join me in celebrating this huge milestone! I am giving away $50 worth of products from Mrs. Beattie's Classroom! The best part is YOU get to choose your prize - no exclusions!

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

HUGE Educents Deal!

I am so excited to be sharing the news that one of my favorite products is available this week at Educents!
This week only, you can grab my "Good Readers" Mini Book Bundle at 50% off the regular selling price!

For just $15 you'll get over 115 mini books that cover a huge range of reading skills at a variety of levels!

These Mini Books are the perfect companion to whole- or small-group literacy lessons, and a great way to have students follow up on the learning goal independently!

You are going to love the variety of topics covered, and your students are going to love expressing their creativity!
What are you waiting for? This deal won't last long!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I've teamed up with the best of the best TpT sellers for what has turned into the BIGGEST giveaway I've seen! 10 winners will each win one of the prize packages listed below. Each package contains a $10 shopping spree to 10 different stores- that a $100 shopping spree and a total of $1000 in products in all!

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