Monthly Archives: June 2016

Kelly Malloy from An Apple for the Teacher has just organized a fabulous giveaway on her blog. Kelly has highlighted one product from each of four sellers and the products are now offered as prizes in individual giveaways. I have listed the resources below so you can see the great prizes available in these contests. Hurry on over to Kelly's blog and enter the contests for the resources that would make your life easier next year!

Kicking It square

Kelly is offering a Winner's Choice resource from her incredibly popular Kicking It Math program. The winner can choose the version they need most: multiplication, division, addition, subtraction or factors.




Nichole from the Craft of Teaching has contributed her Quadrilaterals Shape Sort with quadrilaterals cards to sort and graphic organizers for an additional sorting activity.



Book Club Photo 5

Karen from Planet Happy Smiles has contributed her Book Clubs with fiction and non-fiction task cards that include prompts to initiate conversations about the book that is the topic of discussion.


Shark Pics for Ad

I have been lucky enough to contribute too. This is Shark Week so I am pleased to contribute Sharks: An Interactive Notebook.  Appropriate for the actual Shark Week or anytime you choose to have your own Shark Week in your class. The resource includes stories about sharks and interactive materials to learn more about them and their environment. Graphic organizers help kids with reading comprehension.

Go over to Kelly's blog now to enter her contest to win some of these fabulous resources. Good Luck!!


Kathleen in 8 Apples

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Thursday I met my grandchildren when they got off the school bus after a half-day of school. That afternoon we did what they do at the end of the school year every year. In fact, their mom has been doing it since she was a little girl. What is the tradition? Writing a summer bucket list, of course! So when I got an invitation today from Kelly Malloy, An Apple for the Teacher, to write a Summer Manifesto, it just seemed like a natural thing for me to do.


It looks like I have a good balance of work and play planned. What about you? Do you have special summer plans? Write a Summer Manifest and post it on your blog or other social media account, use the linky on Kelly's blog to share it. Please link directly to your post vs. your general blog link. If you link up, be sure to comment on at least 3 other blog posts! That's all there is to it!

Here is a blank template for you.  Just right click it, save as a jpeg, and add your own text boxes to it.

Summer Manifesto Template

Have an awesome summer!

Kathleen in 8 Apples

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June 2016 $75 TpT gift card Giveaway An Apple for the Teacher

I have collaborated with some blogger friends to co-host this awesome giveaway! Wouldn't it be great to start the summer with a $75 gift card from Teachers Pay Teachers? A teacher could go on a fabulous shopping spree and bring home lots of awesome resources and/or clip art! What a great way to begin planning for next year!


Prize: $75 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

Co-hosts: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher), A Plus Kids,  Peas in a Pod,  The Chocolate Teacher, Lattes and Lunchrooms, Kb3 Teach, Reading and Writing RedheadA View Into My Classroom, Pam's Place,  The Craft of Teaching, The Bender Bunch, Teaching Ideas for Those Who Love Teaching, Deep in the Heart of Teaching, Carrie Comincioli (A Little Red Bird Teaches), and Forever in Fifth Grade.

Giveaway organized by: An Apple for the Teacher
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter.  Giveaway ends 6/13/16 and is open worldwide.

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Good luck everyone!

Kathleen in 8 Apples

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Main Pick 3 Graphic June

Welcome to June's Pinterest Pick 3 Linky hosted by Marissa from the Inspired Owl's Corner, Lisa from PAWSitively Teaching, and  Ashley from Just Reed! It's  June and school is either out or soon-to-be-out!!  The weather is finally warm and soon we will all be enjoying it! So nice!  I found some cool pins that I hope you will find inspiring to wind down the year or enjoy summer--and to remember Dad on his special day!


Father's Day is Sunday,  June 19th.

Father's Day

I love these cool Father's Day cards  and gift bags! Kids will have fun making them and Dad will love receiving them!  This is the perfect place to wrap a sweet note to Dad telling him how much he is loved! This activity is a great school project that reinforces the importance of thinking of others! I don't think we can do that enough!


Planning Summer Fun

Year End Bucket List

Writing lists is so important for kids. Lists help them to plan and focus and realize a sense of accomplishment as they check-off completed items from their list.  The list pictured  is representative of items on a younger child's list, but list writing is appropriate for all grades and adults too! The completed summer list highlights a great summer full of fun!  Additionally, it is a nice treat to write a list of fun things to do instead of a list of chores to do!


Summer Fruit Salad

Pirate Fruit Salad Boat

This is the perfect treat for your year-end party. It is so much healthier than a bag of chips and using the watermelon rind to create a pirate ship makes an exciting centerpiece too. Use this design to create an impressive dessert for your summer guests of any age!


Check out my Pinterest feed for more great ideas for June. Feel free to peruse my boards to find some awesome  ideas.

Visit A Plus Kids' profile on Pinterest.

Visit the other participating blogs for more creative ideas and leave comments everywhere to tell bloggers what you think. If you have an interesting activity for June, a recipe, or an anything-at-all pin,  feel free to link up and share. Have fun! To all the fathers, "Happy Father's Day!"


Kathleen in 8 Apples

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