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We Teach So Hard…Episode 16…It’s a Teacher’s Thanksgiving

Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries and TURKEY! It’s a buffet of Thanksgiving topics for teachers! We’re laughing and crying our way through Thanksgiving cocktails, teaching ideas, sing-a-long songs, culturally responsive teaching, and more! You don’t want to miss this episode…we PERFORM a head banging rendition of our favorite Thanksgiving song! The words are included for you below! (To the tune of Frere Jacques)
Turkey dinner, turkey dinner,
gather round, gather round,
who will get the drumstick…
yummy, yummy yumstick?
All sit down, all sit down.
Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffin’
pudding pie, one foot high.
All of us were thinner,
’til we came to dinner,
me oh, my…
me oh, my.

Take a listen on iTunes

Like what you hear? Come visit us at the links below!
Tracy @ mossyoakmusings.blogspot.com/
Retta @ rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/
Deann @ socrateslantern.com/
Kathie @ www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/
And don’t forget to enter our giveaway! It closes this Sunday. You could win $100 for Amazon, Tieks, Starbucks, or Teachers Pay Teachers! Check out the link below!

We Teach So Hard…Episode 15…Attitudes of Gratitude

Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Do your students? How do you teach gratitude? Join us as we explore books and resources for teaching gratitude, not just in November, but all year long! The research says our brains and our bodies are healthier when we learn how to incorporate gratitude into our daily lives.

We end this podcast by THANKING YOU, our listeners, with a $100 giveaway! We’ve got big things planned. 
Join us!

Take a listen on iTunes
And visit our blogs! We’ve linked up to offer some free teaching resources!
Tracy @ mossyoakmusings.blogspot.com/ 
Kathie @ www.triedandtrueteachingtools.com/ 
Retta @ rainbowcitylearning.blogspot.com/ 
Deann @ socrateslantern.com/

Click below to enter our giveaway and find out how to win your choice of a $100.00 gift card! 

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Teachers Pay Teachers Sale and a Ten Dollar Gift Card

Happy February!

Ground Hog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, National Children’s Dental Health Month, and African American History Month.  Did I forget anything?  Whew!  It’s a busy month!  Fortunately, at the Teachers Pay Teachers website, educators have access to thousands of resources on all the topics I’ve mentioned.  Teachers Pay Teachers is having a sale on February 7th and 8th.  They’re just a few hours left to take advantage of the sale.  Use the code:  LOVETpT to get a discount on everything that you purchase.  Don’t forget to press the APPLY button when you enter the code at checkout.  In addition discount code, everything in my SHOP will be 20% off during the sale!

More good news!  I received a TEN DOLLAR gift card from Teachers Pay Teachers.  I can use the gift card to promote my business.  One lucky educator will receive the gift card good toward items at Teachers Pay Teachers.  I want YOU to have a chance to win!  Please visit the blog post HERE to enter.  The contest ends on February 14th, 2017 so don’t delay!  I don’t have many any entrants so your chance to win is high!  TBOTEMC boasts that is has THOUSANDS of page views so I’m hoping for entries!That’s all for now!

Molly, Lessons by Molly

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Ten Dollar Teachers Pay Teachers Giveaway

Hello readers!

I hope you are enjoying the CYBER DAYS sale over at the Teachers Pay Teachers website.  It ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 29th.  Everything at my shop is 20% off until then.  Use the promo code:  CYBER2016 to get an additional savings.  Don’t forget to hit the “APPLY” button when you go to check out.

I’m having a GIVEAWAY at my blog!  A ten dollar Teachers Pay Teachers gift card is up for grabs.  Use it to buy items at the website or give it to a teacher.  It’s the perfect gift for every educator.  There’s just one question you’ll need to answer to enter the contest.  You’ll know the answer to it!  Answer question two to get an additional entry to the contest.  It’s something you won’t want to forget to do when you go through check-out on Teachers Pay Teachers today.  Click on the image shown to go to the contest.

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GIVEAWAY – Ten Dollar Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

Happy Fall, Happy Late Saturday Morning, Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!  I’m all kinds of “HAPPY” today and I’m having a giveaway.  One lucky person will receive a ten dollar Teachers Pay Teachers gift card.  It’s good toward educational resources, clip art, and anything else on the Teachers Pay Teachers website.  Best of all, TPT gift cards NEVER expire!

The giveaway is open worldwide and I will send the winner an email with the code for the gift card.  When you go through “check out” at Teachers Pay Teachers, there’s an option that says, Redeem a Gift Card”.  Enter the code and hit “APPLY”.  There’s one thing you’ll need to do to enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter.  Increase your odds of winning by doing the second task as well.  Click on the image shown below to go to my blog and enter the contest.  Hurry!  The give away ends on October 1st, 2016.

ten-dollar-teachers-pay-teachers-gift-cardThat’s all for now!

Molly McMahon, Lessons by Molly

Halloween Math and Literacy Fun, freebies and Blog Hop with great prizes!

 Hal Fr  Main Image

Happy almost Halloween everyone! I am so excited to be participating in this Halloween Blog Hop! There are lots of great teacher tips, lessons and freebies along the way, so I hope you’re able to visit each store for inspiration and (who’s kidding who!) the awesome freebies! And check this out:


You’ll see the Rafflecopter machine a little further down. But first, I thought I’d take you down memory lane..

Did you used to sing the classic song 99 Bottles of Beer, with its stick-in-your-brain-forever melody and uncanny ability to teach even the most math-challenged among us to rote count backwards from 100?

I did, and it stuck so much that, years ago, I changed the words and created an activity to go with it. Its adhesive quality remains.

The activity:

  1. Print enough freebies for your entire class, and one for yourself. You’ll also see options for the color version at the bottom of this post.
  2. Plan enough time for each student to take a turn at the board. You’ll see why in a minute!
  3. Have some early finishers color and cut out your freebie, mount on sturdy paper, laminate if you wish, and place magnets on the back for use on a magnetic surface.
  4. Gather the class and draw a wall for your characters to stand on. If you have not read the story with them (optional purchase pictured below), then introduce the activity by discussing their thoughts regarding standing on high walls, predictions about what could happen etc. Throughout the course of the song, one character will be falling at a time.
  5. Now, warm up that singing voice! “Mi, mi, mi…”
  6. Give each child a chance to make a character fall from the wall as you sing this song:

Hal Fr 1  5 Halloween friends on the wall,
5 Halloween friends …
Hal Fr 2  If 1 of these friends has a big fall,
How many friends are left on the wall?

Hal Fr 3 4 Halloween friends on the wall,
4 Halloween friends …
Hal Fr 4 If 1 of these friends has a big fall,
How many friends are left on the wall?

Hal Fr 53 Halloween friends on the wall,
3 Halloween friends …
Hal Fr 6 If 1 of these friends has a big fall,
How many friends are left on the wall?

And you simply continue this way until there is one friend left on the wall.

7.  Invite your students to discuss what they noticed or found interesting about the song / story. Were there any patterns? Does anyone think that there was math in the story? How could a number sentence be written about what just happened?

8. Have fun!

Now back to the fun for the grown-ups!  Here’s the secret word for the Rafflecopter machine…


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Be sure to pop over to Elementary AMC by clicking below!

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And grab your freebie below! The story and activity book with color cut-outs is also available here.

Th1 Halloween freebie Th1 5 Hall friends cover

And here’s a little something of interest for those advanced-placement math-types (who I know all too well…)

Happy haunting everyone!

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