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Still Looking For Teacher Gift Ideas?

Well Paul Taylor over at Babysitting Jobs has some great ideas just for you. He has compiled a great list of ideas and suggestions entitled ' 30 Blogs With Great Teacher Holiday Gift Ideas'. You can browse each of the suggested sites according to the type of gift you're looking for. It is truly edifying!

So hop on over to this wonderful article that is going to make your last minute shopping a whole lot easier!
Click the picture above or click HERE!

One Day Sale on TPT

Visit my TPT store and take advantage of my Day of Sales which takes place on Monday 31st December ONLY. Yes folk, get any of my items at 15% off on that day. Available to you would be an array of clip art and teaching printables suited for pre-school through  Grade 6. These items were all created by me during the past months and I wanted to make them available on discount just for you to close off this great year!

Highlighted below are of my current best sellers:

For more of my products look on the sidebar to the right of the webpage or go directly to my store by clicking HERE .

Free Monster Toppers Label

Hi there! I just wanted to send yet another freebie your way today. It is from my recently completed Monster Toppers Variety Pack. This pack contains two designed labels of seven different colors. It is available at both of my stores.

Click the monsters below for your free labels

This offer is no longer free.

Writing With Sense and A FREEBIE!

I have the unearthing experience of teaching kids who are reluctant to write. I guide them and teach them well  yet still they always get depressed (really) when it comes to putting their thoughts down on paper. My 12 year old hates to write so much that you can actually see the transformation of feelings at the very sight of lined paper. It seems to be an isolated case, but I'm pretty sure that you have seen that before. I must say that I have a few tricks up my sleeve for her during this holiday time despite her celebratory mode. I'm going to get her to write by engaging her senses at this time. So this is my plan!

Focus on Adjectives
Adjectives are very important in writing so we will match all five senses with as much adjectives as possible. For example;
                       sight-pretty, beautiful, ugly, green, white, orange
                       smell-sweet, good, bad
                       sound-loud, quiet
                       feel-hard, soft, rough

FREE Random Hearts for Christmas and Valentines

It's been a while since I have done any clip art and I think that it's time that I re-started the old mill :). I love doing it, but it really takes a lot of time, really a lot of time.  I have soo many unfinished sets that I think I want to start clearing out the 'To Complete' folder. I know most of you are in pre-Christmas mode but I am offering my Random Hearts set early especially for those early starters. This set is done in both png and jpg formats. There are 33 in each.
If you are interested in my set click HERE. Remember it is FREE, FREE, FREE for the taking! Enjoy.

Merry Christmas to All!

Faithmakes all things possible, Hope makes all things work, Love makes all things beautiful, May you have all the three for this Christmas.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas from A Teacher's Idea

What To Write In A Christmas Card

Are you looking for cute or classy little messages and verses to add some punch and pizzazz to your Christmas cards? Well you have come to the right channel :)! I found a fantastic website which does just that for me so I am sharing it with you. The folks Homemade Gifts Made Easy is your one stop shop for any category of verses or messages that you may need this Christmas. Whether it's general, religious, non-religiousorbiblical these lovely verses can carry your message straight to the heart! Guys, it is truly worth checking out!
Click on Categories Below
All Purpose Verses and Messages
Religious Verses and Messages
Non-Religious Verses and Messages
Bible Verses

Our Plastic Nightmare

Someone sent me a great article from that talks about my favorite topic, Recycling.  The article contains an infographic that paints a dark reality and an even gloomy future for us and our practices. The infographic seeks to educate all about the need for the recycling of plastic to avoid a future of gloom and despair. The reality of the production and consumption of plastic is portrayed most vividly and realistically as a 'Plastic Nightmare' in this image. According to the graphic, the way out for us is in the conservation of energy by recycling of old plastics. This generation of consumers must change their habits.
You can read the article and get the original infographic with an HTML code by clicking HERE.

Free Christmas Gift Tags!

Today I am sending  Season's Greetings your way with a very special FREE DOWNLOAD. Its my set of Christmas gift tags that I created for you as a way of saying thanks for your tremendous support. Just download and print on sturdy paper to send good tidings to your dear friends and family.

Just click on the picture below.

The Elf on The Shelf and Myself!

The Elf on The Shelf is an endearing Christmas classic that gives one of Santa's Elves the responsibility of checking on little kids to report to Santa on their behavior. The book is sold together with an elf doll which parents are to place at strategic points about the house throughout the year. When this is done kids are reminded constantly about good behavior as the elf is 'watching' them. 

Time Saving Tips For Teachers!

Time Management is a skill that teachers have not yet learned how to master in the classroom.There are always too many things to do and too little time for us to do it in! Sometimes we try to squeeze everything into the daily grind and come out more stressed and depressed! Other times we simply leave the things out which seem less important to get the more important things organized and out of the way. But, unfortunately this practice just makes us feel more and more inefficient! What usually happens is that the quality of our teaching becomes the sacrificial lamb.

I present to you today some time saving tips just for you and proposed by K.J. Wagner over at Education Oasis. Let's see how best we can reverse the "stressed" feeling and make "desserts" out of those pesky time robbers!

Time Saving Tips For Teachers

1. Use a daily planner to keep on top of things! Always refer to it!

2. Leave difficult tasks for peak energy periods! When you're tired, do the smaller…