Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Educents Bundle just for Grades 2-3!

This HUGE bundle of best-selling products from top Grades 2-3 sellers is on sale over at Educents!  It's 78% off {I just love a great deal} and is a great way to jumpstart your planning for 2014!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Looking for a Holiday Present for Parents

Hi all!  Here's a post from my new blog, The Colorful Apple.  I thought I would share here too, in case you haven't had a chance to venture over there yet!

Are you looking for a gift for your students to give to their parents this holiday season?  Well, I have just the thing for you!  Okay, did that sound like a corny commercial or what?  But seriously, I am in LOVE with my latest product!  

It's called Create A Calendar and it stems from my elementary school years.  My parents have been cleaning out their basement, which means they drop a bunch of boxes of my stuff on my doorstep.  More than once.  Anyways, as I was going through the boxes, I came across a calendar that I had made in school.  Of course, it wasn't all fancy and done on the computer.  It was hand drawn and copied by my teacher.

Here's how it worked.  It looked like a regular calendar that you would hang on the wall or on the fridge.  The bottom portion was the days of the month and the top was a hand-drawn portion by me.  Each picture was related to that month in some way.  For example, in December I drew a Christmas tree with presents.

I remember my parents loving these calendars, so I took the idea and ran with it!  I created a 2014 calendar for your students to create for their parents.  Each month comes with a drawing and a writing prompt.  You could use the writing portion for older students.  There are also blank pages if you want your students to come up with their own idea for a drawing.

I did the April page to show you what it looks like:

All the pages are in black and white, so you won't use a lot of ink when printing them.  It also gives your students the option to color in the pictures as well.

The pages should be copied back to back so that it creates a calendar.  For example, on the back of the April calendar is the May drawing page.

 Here's an up-close look at my April page.  I worked hard on that coloring!

Each calendar page has a spot for notes...

...as well as a to-do list on the side (my personal favorite!).

Here's the cover right now.  I don't like it.  I am in the process of re-creating it to make it look more appealing.  Any idea of what I could add??  I'm completely stuck on this one.

Also included in the set is an undated calendar, so you can use it for years to come without having to re-purchase it!  I will update it next year to include a 2015 calendar.

Click here or on the picture below to grab a copy from my TpT store.    Let me know what you think.  I hope you like it as much as I do!!


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