Sunday, August 18, 2013

Who Doesn't Love A Good Sale?

It's Back to School and everyone is off shopping for school supplies and that includes me! I'm so excited to share with you that today, Sunday, and tomorrow, Monday, is the HUGE BACK TO SCHOOL SALE (B2S) on TeachersPayTeachers! As you probably already know TpT throws a big sale about once a quarter. During this time, teacher sellers put their store on sale and TpT takes an additional 10% off that. It means a savings of 28%! My cart is chock full of goodies and I hope you will take advantage of this golden opportunity to stock up on some amazing school supplies from teacher sellers.

Beginning Saturday at midnight, enter COUPON CODE: BTS13 at check-out to take advantage of deep discounts.

Hello Two Peas News!

I am also thrilled and delighted to announce that my business partner, Jen Jones,  and I have completed one year of phonological awareness curriculum. We are super tickled that Mrs. Willis featured our phonological awareness curriculum in her Kindergarten Curriculum Maps, and for this publicity and endorsement, we are grateful. We truly have received so much positive feedback for this quick easy 10-minutes-a-day scripted program, teachers have shared with time and time again what a life saver this curriculum has been and how much they students love it.

 You can purchase each monthly set separately, at $6.00, or you can purchase the year bundle for $58.00, which is a 20% savings when you purchase them as a bundle.

Due to popular demand from teachers, like you, have begun to write our second set of our Phonological Awareness Curriculum. You can find these new monthly bundles on our HelloTwoPeas TpT store. Just in time to start the year off right, we have created a stand-alone, use- anytime, bundle featuring Kevin Henkes books. Kevin Henkes is an amazing author to feature at the beginning of the year when building community with students. The Henkes bundle features four of his most popular titles to support you in your building community lessons with students.

A free week sampler of our curriculum (from the second set) can be downloaded here. Try it and see if you like it. The second set is not different in format from the first set. We've selected titles more geared towards first grade although our first set is still appropriate for both Kindergarten and First grade.

We have found in both our districts (Jen's school and Kathi's district) as well as in other schools implementing our Two Peas PA curriculum that Kindergarten teachers are using one set and First Grade teachers are using another (different) set so the second set is underway! YAY!! Keep checking back for more posts about this as we continue to add more months to our HelloTwoPeas store on TPT. For now,  the September bundle,  our first month of the new series. is available.

 In this new set we've strategically selected books that would support the most common reading comprehension strategies being taught in first grade like: Schema,  Text to Self, Text to Text, Questioning, Making Predictions, Inferring and Determining Importance in Non-fiction etc. Taking our lead from the emphasis the Common Core places on informational texts we've been sure to include one non-fiction title in each of the monthly bundles.

Hello Two Peas goes Techy

Here's a key feature that might simplify your teaching life, our HelloTwoPeas PA Curriculum doesn't have to be run off. Since it's a PDF file, you can open it iBooks use it straight from your iPad. Follow these steps below to for a simple easy-to-use instructional tool.

Please remember to purchase additional licenses if you purchase this curriculum for every teacher on your team or grade level. Thank you! Multiple licenses are purchased at check-out.

Some Other Products That Might Interest You...

Some other products that you might be interested in are my Common Core Aligned grade level specific English Language Arts Curricular maps and Common Core Aligned ELA Bundle . These maps are designed to compliment the 2012 Lucy Calkins Common Core Reading and Writing Workshop materials.

These materials were released from Heinemann Publishing last year (NOT to be confused with her newly released 2013 Common Core Writing Workshop Curriculum). So if you already own these 2012 electronic files (they are no longer available for purchase) my curricular maps would be a supportive planning tool. The curricular maps show the scope and sequence of the ELA Common Core Standards when using the 2012 Calkins reading and writing curriculum. For those of you using her newly released CCSS writing curriculum I am in the process of re-writing these curricular maps to align with her new produce. They are coming shortly, I promise!!

As you begin the new year perhaps my on-line literacy toolkit  might be be useful to you in finding online literacy webpages to support your literacy instruction. It's my freebie on TpT. 

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