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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

An Apple For The Teacher Giveaway May $75 TpT Gift Card

Here is Another Opportunity to Win a TpT Gift Card

 This is open until May 13!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS Prize: $75 Teachers pay Teachers Gift Card Giveaway organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher), Co-hosts: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher), It's a Teacher Thing, Mickey's Place, Reading and Writing Redhead, A Plus Kids, Amanda's Little Learners, The Chocolate Teacher, Heart 2 Heart Teaching, The Literacy Garden, PreK Kristin, Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching, Teacher Jeanell, Kamp Kindergarten, Leah Popinski, Digging Deep to Soar Beyond the Text, MM Bilingual, Right Down the Middle with Andrea,Trending Technology in Tennessee, A Library and Garden, Kelly McCown, Planet Happy Smiles, Teacher Mama School, Catch My Products, Samson's Shoppe, Glistening Gems, Jackie Crews, and Kathryn Watts. Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Giveaway ends 5/13/17 and is open worldwide. Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Go to the GiveAways Tab to Enter for a $75 TpT Gift Card!

Thank You To All Educators!

To Start off this week please make sure you take advantage of sales on two wonderful sites.

Teacher Pay Teacher is offering and extra 10% this Tuesday and Wednesday.  Just type in Thankyou17  My products are also 20% off too. 

Enter for a chance for a $10 TpT giftcard by entering this rafflecopter.  Winner will be notified on May 10. 

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I had 30 entries, but all of you together have 

390 years of Teaching Experience! 

 Wow A Wealth of Knowledge for Our Students!

Second Great Sale This Week is on Teacher Notebook!  Their sale is from May 8 - 12. Again they are offering 10% off deals.  Just type in Appreciation17.  My products are also another 20% off!

Stop Back during the Week for more chances to win gift certificates!

Saturday, 29 April 2017


Just wanted to let you know about this great 


 on TpT

 starting April 30 - May 1.

Items are 50% off!

Happy Shopping!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

Wonderful April Fool's Day!

Happy April Fool's Day

Today is one of my favorite holidays.  


  • It is my birthday!
  • It is a day of fun with simple pranks!
  • It is a day to make people smile!

So Enjoy the Day!

As a Special Surprise, stop over at Teachers Pay Teachers, And Join Some of Us Who Are Having a Special Sale This Weekend!  

Use these #



Happy Shopping on My Birthday!



Friday, 24 March 2017

Spring Break Giveaway

Spring Break Giveaway

You are invited to enter this Spring Break Giveaway for a $200 TpT Gift Card

Contest runs from March 24 thru the 28th!

Good Luck!


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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Mickey's Place 1000 Follower Survey

1000 Follower Survey!

        I recently met a personal goal of 1000 followers on Teachers Pay Teachers. This is a perfect time to reflect on how I can meet the needs of teachers and their students. 

My hope is to make Mickey's Place the go to store for your educational materials!

    By completing the survey you will be giving some important insights into what you, as a customer would like to see in a resource.

As a special thank you for completing the survey, I am giving away

Five $10 Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards.

Thank you!

No Pinching Allowed in My Classroom!

This is a guest post I made on

 Conversations from the Classroom!

Happy St. Patrick's DAY

St. Patrick’s Day is a Fun Holiday for students.  They love talking about seeing a leprechaun and finding a pot of gold

  However, there is one habit many students like to follow: 

Pinch Someone if They Aren’t Wearing Green! 

Pinching causes a ruckus, and sometimes tears for our little ones.

Solution to this Problem:

ØRun these shamrocks off on green paper.  If you don’t have green paper of any kind, the students can color and cut out a shamrock.
Now, write their name to be

Irish for the Day!  

ØSimply write their first name on the shamrock.
Then when you write their last namewrite O’______  in front of it. 

  Now their name sounds Irish.

Ø   Using a safety pin (straight pins don’t stay as well) pin their Shamrock to their shirt.

 Everyone is Now Wearing Green!

  Chaos has been avoided! 

The students can focus on enjoying 

St. Patrick’s Day!

 Added to this resource are sample resources using storybook character names. 

 It would be fun to write about these characters and what they might do on 

St. Patrick’s Day!

Here is a link to this resource!  I hope your students enjoy it, and you have a calm St. Patrick's Day!

 No Pinching Allowed


Saturday, 11 March 2017

March Giveaway

Only Two Days Left to Enter for a $75 Giftcard! 
 Complete the survey below and Good Luck!

Prize: $75 Teachers pay Teachers Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher), 
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter.  Giveaway ends 3/13/17 and is open worldwide.
Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog?  Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Conversation Hearts Are Not Just For Eating

Conversation Hearts and
Valentine's Day Go  Together!

Students love to receive them.
Now, how can you extend their enjoyment into curriculum areas!


First, get a box of conversation hearts for each child.  You might be able to get them on sale after Valentine's Day, too!


  • Estimation: Ask them this question.   
I wonder how many hearts are in your box?  

(Using the words I Wonder takes away the anxious feelings of guessing correctly!)

Students will write their number on a piece of paper in crayon.  After counting the hearts, they can write the correct number in a different color or in pencil. ✏

Graphing:  By counting the hearts this leads right into a graphing activity.  

   Real Graphs:  Make a chart on the board with a range of numbers.  Students will post their box under the number of hearts that was in their box.   Older students can then use this to determine mean, median, and mode.

Real Graphs can be made by sorting the hearts by color.  Students can arrange them on a sheet of paper and then color in the boxes on the graph paper, or just color in a line for the height or length the color of hearts made. Now the graph has become a representative graph. 

     Line up the hearts and measure their hand, finger, desk and anything they have in their desks.   Hearts are a standard size of measurement, since they are all the same size from the factory. 

Language Arts: 

Handwriting:  Copy five of the favorite phrases from the hearts. 

Creative Writing: Have the students write a conversation between two people using the phrases from the hearts. 
    Example:  Ted said, "You're cute!"
                      Nan said, "I am crazy 4U!"

Now have them read what they wrote aloud!  Watch out for GIGGLES!😁

Reading: Have the students walk round the room and read a heart to five other students. This will be fun for them and enjoy the reading!


Now Think Out of The Box!

Ask this question: 

 How could they dissolve their hearts?

  • What would they need?
  • How fast would it take a heart to dissolve?
  • Do you need hot water or cold water?
  • Would the heart dissolve faster if it was crushed?
  • What could we use in the classroom to crush a heart?
I know you and your students will come up with many more ideas.   

These are just a few ideas to extend the curriculum while covering concepts!

Have Fun With It!😍

Happy Valentine's Day!


Friday, 10 February 2017

February Giveaways!

February Is the Month Of Love And I Love to Have Giveaways!

Here Are Three Giveaways That I Would Love for You to Enter!  Check Them Out!  

This one has already started so enter today!

Prize: $75 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card
Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher), 
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter. Giveaway ends 2/13/17 and is open worldwide.
Are you a Teacher Blogger or Teachers pay Teachers seller who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your store and social media?  Giveaways  to find out how you can join our totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Second Giveaway!
Starts on Feb. 11-16

Third Giveaway! 
 Starts On Feb. 11 - Feb. 18
To Celebrate 1000 Followers for Zipp-A-Dee-Zazz!

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

My First Blog Hop!

Blog Hop!

To Celebrate February I am participating in a Blog Hop with some friends from Conversations From the Classroom. 

Complete the Rafflecopter to enter in a drawing of a product of your choice from my Store. 

After you complete the Rafflecopter, head to the next link on the Blog Hop!  It will be posted under the Rafflecopter. 

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