Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Kathleen in Apple March 20, 2015

Too many teachers still are not aware that Teachers Pay Teachers exists. Some time ago there was a discussion on the TpT forums about marketing locally and letting teachers know what a valuable resource TpT is.  One teacher wrote on the forums that she decided to get some attention by taking one of her products to a local school and gifting it to teachers there.  Another teacher was collecting gift packages to hand out at a teacher's conference.  Each package included a resource made by a seller and a few other treats as well!  I finally got busy and decided to combine these two ideas.  I took my freebie, a foldable math resource to classify angles, downloaded it and assembled it.

You can download your copy of this freebie. If you do download it,

please be a sweetie and leave some sweet feedback.

Slide1 - Copy

I wrote a note to the teachers on a task card template, added a business card, a 2" shamrock and two "gold" coins. Then all of the materials were placed in a clear cellophane bag from the dollar store. A leprechaun sticker was placed on the front of the bag and it was tied with a St. Patrick's Day-green ribbon. The packages looked very festive. They were delivered to the school a few days before St. Patrick's Day!  I'm waiting to hear some feedback from my friend who works in the elementary school that received the "gifts."


It took me a number of hours to put the bags together after I decided what I wanted to do. I had to go to the store to collect materials at the lowest prices. I spent quite a bit of time pasting the foldable math manipulative together and then more time filling the bags and tying ribbons.

Have you tried marketing at your local school?  Do you think it's worth the effort? I would be very interested to hear what you think.


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Kathleen in Apple  March 1, 2015

My friend Kelly Malloy is celebrating a big Teachers Pay Teachers milestone with a BIG giveaway.  There are 3 days left to enter one or all three of Kelly's giveaway packages. Each giveaway package includes lots of great teacher-created resources and a $25 Teachers Pay Teachers gift certificate.  I have donated a Winner's Choice item from my store to two of the giveaway packages.  Follow my blog and my TpT store, A+ Kids, for two chances to win. 

milestone logo Kelly Malloy

Hurry on over to help Kelly celebrate and enter to win before the giveaway closes. While you are there, be sure take a look at her great blog!  Kelly is very dedicated and really has it all going on with great ideas from her classroom!  Happy reading and have fun!  Good luck too!


Kathleen in 8 Apples