Sunday, July 8, 2012

Who Feels Like Winning?

I am having my own little happy dance! Since I'm celebrating, I want to give away some great resources:

What is my excitement all about? I finally posted my "Start School- Using Brain-based Research" at my TPT store!! I have been working on it for over a month! Thanks to my 3 followers who helped to edit it and gave me some great input. I am putting this packet on sale until August. I have jammed this packet with all sorts of goodies:

Using Brain Research for Classroom Setup & Teaching the Brain to Students
(28 pages)
* Brain-compatible classroom
* MacLean's Triune Brain Theory, Safe Place, & Brain Activities
* Lifeskills
* Routine Charts
* Active Listening
* Behavior Counting Form & Behavior Contract

Optimism Can be Learned
(43 pages)
* Success Mapping, Success Folder Labels
* Bucket Filling Ideas (Common Core Standards: SL.K.6, SL.K.1a, K.OA.4)
* Fill or Dip Bucket pictures for chat
* Friendship Quilt
* FRIENDS class reward

Building Classroom Community
(26 pages)
* Morning Meetings (Common Core Standards: RI.K.10)
* My Friends book & Name charts

Other Related Activities to Surviving the First Weeks of Kindergarten
(32 pages)
* Kissing Hand activities (and a few other book titles includes as well)
* Trail of Hearts (K.CC.3, K.CC.4)
* ABC Match Up (RF.K.1d)
* Star Student of Day activities

Family Involvement
(45 pages)
* Parent Communication
* Child Information Card
* WOW (Work of the Week)
* Planner Labels (Adhesive Paper)
* Open House & Meet the Teacher Ideas

Review of Brain Research & Brain Breaks
(34 pages)
* Brain Breaks
* Letter Sounds Actions (brain break activity)
* What's Playing on My IPOD?

Click below to visit my TPT store and download the freebie that includes
filling buckets and morning meeting greetings.

Now in celebration of my newest TPT product, I would like to do a BIG giveaway. Here is what I have for the GRAND PRIZE: My newest TPT packet, "Start School- Using Brain-based Research!", a set of 24 square puzzles, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, It Starts in the Heart CD, Lakeshore lesson plan book, and 24 colorful smiley erasers. These all go along with starting school in a brainsmart way!!

You have 2 ways to win: 1. Be a follower of my blog and leave me a message in the comment section that you are a follower. 2. If you have a blog, advertise my giveaway on your blog, and leave me a message in the comment section that you blogged about my giveaway.

In addition, for every 25 followers, I will do a drawing to win my newest packet to be emailed to you. For every 50 followers, I will do a drawing for a musical CD (most likely a Jack Hartmann or Dr. Jean CD). This giveaway will close on Sunday, July 15th, 2012, by 11AM Eastern Standard Time)! I'll announce the winner(s) the following Monday! I am looking forward to more friends to collaborate with! :0)

Edited to add: This giveaway is over. Congrats to #5- Vickie Plant and #3 Marlana!!
Thanks for your support and joining me in my happy dance!


  1. What a great giveaway! Congratulations on finishing your unit! I follow your blog!

    I wanted to let you know that I added your blog to my new list of blogs at Kindergarten Network. Stop by sometime and check it out when you have a chance. Be sure to let me know if I left out any details you would like to be added.

    I'm your newest follower!

    Lil' Country Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Network

  2. I blogged about your giveaway on my giveaways page.

    Lil' Country Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Network

  3. I am a new blog follower!! What a wonderful giveaway!

    Heather (

  4. Great giveaway!! I follow your blog :)

  5. Great giveaway! I am a new follower!

  6. I follow your blog!!

  7. I follow your blog!

  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog! Good luck with your giveaway!

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  9. I follow your blog!

  10. I am a new follower! :)

  11. I'm your newest follower. I love your blog.

  12. I am a follower!!

  13. What a wonderful giveaway! I now follow your blog.