Archive | August, 2013

Back to School: Fabulous Giveaway for Teachers!

19 Aug

It’s time for a… “Back to School” giveaway! 

Once again, I’ve teamed up with Dansko to giveaway FABULOUS shoes for the classroom!

I love Dankso shoes. They’re well worth the money, especially if you are a teacher who doesn’t sit down for more than 10 minutes throughout the school day. My feet are often screaming by the end of the day, and since I hate foot rubs (well, pretty much ANYTHING to do with feet), I’m forced to be more proactive. 🙂

The Baker style boot is my favorite in their current boot collection. These boots are perfect for “post-summer feet” (you know… ones that go into shock the first few months back to school). Like all Dansko shoes, you’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds. Seriously. They’re great for the classroom, and once it gets a bit cooler, I’m looking forward to wearing them with fun tights and a cute skirt or dress. On my dress-down days, I can even wear them with my skinny jeans! My favorite part is the buttons — they’re different patterns and very fun! You’ll want to show them off, but you can totally wear these boots under dress pants as well.

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Oh, you want a pair of these fabulous boots, too? Well… you’re in luck! Not only did I score a pair for myself (to make sure they’re worthy for your tired teacher feet, of course), but now I get to choose ONE lucky winner to receive a pair as well! 🙂

All you have to do is “Like” a few Facebook pages! You can even share this blog post with your friends and colleagues – using the Rafflecopter options listed below – for more chances to win! One very lucky winner will be randomly selected at noon on Saturday, August 24th. The name of the winner will be announced on my MsJordanReads Facebook page. I’ll also be contacting the winner via email, so make sure you provide a valid email on your Rafflecopter entry!

How do you enter? Login to Rafflecopter using your Facebook account or a valid email. You may submit up to five “+1” entries, and then all you have to do is wait for your luck to kick in! Rafflecopter will randomly choose a winner from the entries submitted.

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*This promotion is sponsored by Dansko. Check out their website or Facebook page for their other “Back to School” styles. NOTE: If you’re a male teacher entering this giveaway, a men’s shoe will be substituted. (Don’t worry, you won’t be left out or forced to wear women’s shoes!)*

TpT Sale Reminder

Also, just a reminder… today is the FINAL day to score big on great “Back to School” resources for the classroom! Everything in my store (MsJordanReads) is 20% off, and you can use promo code BTS13 for an additional 10% the already discounted prices! You don’t want to miss out on these great prices! Read my blog post from Saturday, or click my store logo below to check out some of my “must-have” Literacy resources:

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Happy Teaching & Good Luck! 

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Back-to-School: News, Updates, and a TpT Sale!

17 Aug

News & Updates! 

I’m disappointed to say summer is almost over… and this is the first time I’m getting on my blog to post anything new (sigh). I have a good excuse though — I GOT MARRIED! Here’s a little sneak peek of our perfect day: Canalside Yes, I’m officially a Mrs. now! 🙂 And of course, that begs the question… will I be changing my blog/store name, MsJordanReads? Nope. I’ll be changing my real name, but keeping everything else MsJordanReads.

So, between my 101 DIY wedding projects, the wedding itself, and then an extended honeymoon, I can pretty much say the wedding took over my summer. Not complaining, but it leaves me with a growing list of unchecked items on my blog and teacher store “to do” lists. Now that I’m back to reality though, I’m starting to prioritize and get back into the “teacher groove.” I’ve already created a few new items for my TpT store (check them out below!), and I have a blog giveaway in the works!

(SPOILER ALERT: Since my “Teacher Appreciation” giveaway from Dansko last May was such a huge hit, I’ll be hosting another one this upcoming week. Winners will be chosen on Saturday, August 24th! Check back Monday, or subscribe to this blog, to find out more about how you can win a pair of VERY comfy black boots for the fall. You’re going to love them!)

“Back to School” Annual Sale

It’s that time of year! The annual Teachers Pay Teachers “Back-to-School” sale is back! Here’s your chance to get all those resources you’ve had your eye on and have been waiting to put in your cart. I know I can’t wait to purchase a TON of new things for this upcoming school year.

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All the items in my store will be 20% off August 18th and August 19th. Use Promo Code BTS13 during the 2-day sale for an additional 10% off my already discounted prices (essentially, giving you a 28% discount). You don’t want to miss out on these great prices!

Below are a few of my newest products. My biggest goal this month was to complete the remaining “Daily Fluency” packets (beginner & intermediate levels) for the year. I’m not sure how, but I managed to pull it off in time for this week’s sale! If you don’t know what “Daily Fluency” is, check them out! The monthly packets are PERFECT for implementing independent fluency practice in your classroom each day. The activities included are Common Core aligned (RF.4) and reinforce all the components of oral reading fluency.

Primary “Daily Fluency” (K-3)

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Intermediate “Daily Fluency” (3-5)

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If you love the individual packets and are interested in setting up a year-long fluency practice routine with your students, consider my “Daily Fluency” Bundles! Both the primary and Intermediate packets are available as 12-month bundles. The bundle gives you two months free, but if you purchase the bundle during the TpT sale, it will be like getting FOUR months free!

Primary “Daily Fluency” Bundle (K-3) 

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Intermediate “Daily Fluency” Bundle (3-5)

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Happy Teaching! 

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