Saturday, July 19, 2014

Flash Freebie!!!! Reading Workshop Unit Is FREE for 24 Hours!

Check it out!  Teacher's Notebook has this awesome new feature called Flash Freebies!  For 24 hours, Monday at 8am until Tuesday at 8am Teaching Upstairs is giving away 25 Launching Units for Reader's Workshop!!! This unit is adaptable for grades 3-5 and is based on the work of Lucy Calkins! Other units are available in our store. Watch for more Flash Freebies coming soon!!! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

How To Make a Button For Your Blog in 4 Simple Steps

Design a button for your blog using your favorite design program.  (Powerpoint, Photoshop,  ) It will need to be either 150x150 or 200x150 pixels (I prefer the bigger).  Today I am going to show you my new favorite way...   It is FREE and easy to use.  Here is a 3 minute video of how to use Canva if you are interested.

Once you have made your button and saved it as a PNG or JPEG you are ready to move on to step 2.

Back To School Ideas: Very Hungry Caterpillar Freebie!!

Even though we are just really getting into the thick of summer I know you are already thinking of back to school time!  One of the first things I begin thinking through is my classroom theme.  This year I have created a new theme based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar!  What I love about this theme is that you can bring in so many different elements!  The primary colors are easy to find in different items for the classroom and it lends itself to easy coordination!