Happy Fall my Dear Share the Wealth Friends! I hope that last week has found you happy and healthy. I am sitting here trying to wrap my brain around the fact that Thanksgiving is less than TWO WEEKS away! How did that happen? Didn't we just have Halloween? Didn't school just start? Apparently my weeks are running away from me.
This is such a great time of year. There is so much to be thankful for: good friends, beautiful views, all the blessings that we have received over the past year, and more. I hope that each of you will take a minute and express your gratitude to those around you.
And speaking of gratitude, I am thankful that I have the chance to share another amazing teacher-author with all of you! This week, I would like to introduce, Martha from New Jersey. She has a great shop called Primary Paradise.
In order for you to get to know all about Primary Paradise, I want to share what Martha has to say about herself: "I am a third year teacher, and I have spent all of my teaching experience, including student teaching, in First Grade. It is truly where my heart is. I absolutely love how much students grow as readers and mathematicians in first. I love to create a variety of fun teaching resources, and I have recently started creating my own clip art. I believe learning should be hands on and musical whenever possible. I live with my husband, Chris, and our two cute guinea pigs, Bamboo and Peanut."
I was very amazed that Primary Paradise even creates her own clip art. How stinkin' cool is that? As someone who tried ONCE to make clip art, I can tell you that that alone is amazing! But, if you take a peek in this store, you will find yourself scrolling and scrolling and clicking and scrolling. I seriously spent over 20 minutes just looking, clicking, previewing, and scrolling some more. With almost 200 products to choose from, there really is something for just about everyone and every classroom in the elementary level.
In fact, I want to share 10 amazing items from Primary Paradise that are worth your time. Many are FREE! WAHOO! And, YES, a couple of them come with a price tag, however, unlike big company books, you know that these resources are classroom tested and teacher approved:
As you can see, there is tons of items to choose from! AND, I think it is important to point out that Primary Paradise's 4.0/4.0 record say something as well. This is after 500+ people have left feedback about her items. And, speaking of feedback, here is a sampling of what real-teachers have said about her products:
I love to use "There Was an Old Lady..." books with my Preschoolers - they are fun and great teaching tools. And the products in this pack are just the same, fun and great teaching tools! Thanks so much for creating these. I like to use the cards (printed in multiples) for memory games in addition to sequencing, too.
I printed this activity and used it the very next day during my phonics lesson. It made learning diagraphs more fun!
So excited to use this in my classroom! Makes things so much easier for new teachers.
I absolutely love this freebie! I really appreciate that you included two variations. The article animals has a lot of great science connections. Both versions are super cute! I'll do one version in whole group and let the students do the other version in stations! :) Thanks for such a wonderful product!
So, as you can see from this small sampling, that many teachers are finding these materials useful!
Before we end this spot-light, I would like to review a truly amazing product. This product is a top-seller and having had the chance to review it, I can see why! The Spectacular Story Elements Bundle has over 115 pages of useful resources.
Get ready to explore the spectacular story elements with your class! This 115 page resources includes:
Reading Genre Posters
(Here are a few examples of the posters- I love that they are colorful and engaging for young/older learners)
Parts of a Book PostersParts of a Book- Diagram
(These posters are AWESOME! These make great anchor charts for your classroom to help students remember the vocabulary. HUGE PLUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!)
Story Element Posters
Cause and Effect
(WOW! I can not believe how extensive this kit is. Not only would these double as reading anchor charts, but these would be perfect for my writing workshop and I teach 6th grade. I am excited to use these in the future! I love the thought and succinct wording- no fluff- just the important "stuff".)
(And, even more amazing- there is a bonus section. I love that with all the visuals, the students have a chance to interact and experiment with their learning. These are not static posters, rather, there are tons of teacher instructions, and pages to get your students to "get the learning in their head". Such an amazing set of materials! And...there is over 50 pages of activities! FIFTY PAGES! HOLEY MOLEY!)
Printables, Activities, and recommended books for:
Problem & Solution
Predictions and Inferences
Problem & Solution
Predictions and Inferences
I am still in awe of this kit. The price for this kit is more than worth it. After all, it has a 4.0/4.0 rating and 55 teachers have rated this product, and I am guessing there are many, many more who have not left feedback.
Primary Paradise is waiting for your visit. I hope you will also click on over to her Pinterest page AND her Facebook page. Remember to click on "Like" or "Follow" to stay in the "know" of Primary Paradise.
Don't wait, click on OVER now and visit Primary Paradise, explore her Spectacular Story Elements Bundle and check out her social media sites. Totally worth your time.
Happy "Share the Wealth" Saturday, My Dear Friends,
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Please Note: This was NOT a paid review of this teacher-author. Neither money nor product influenced my opinions or statements about this seller and his/her products. Also, prices, ratings, and changes to products after my review may occur, but I do strive to give the most current and accurate information possible at the time of this posting.