Friday, November 28, 2014

CYBER MONDAY AND THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!

Shop 'til you drop on Cyber Monday!
Lisa: This was my first Thanksgiving as a grandmother - what a doll my granddaughter is!  My family came for a visit from the state of Washington to see the baby and we all stuffed ourselves on turkey. 
Linda:  Now that I've retired, I moved across the country to be closer to my son's family and had a great time with my grandchildren.  We're both so thankful to live close to the grandkids!  And we hope you all had a great Thanksgiving too!

Lisa: Now it's time to start the holiday shopping so we're having a sale on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, and Tuesday, Dec. 3.  Get 20% off all items at our website's store at KinderLit.com.  Be sure to use the code CYBER at checkout in order to receive the discount. 

Linda:  We're also having a sale in our store at Teachers Pay Teachers on the same days.  You'll receive a 20% discount on items $4 and over and if you use the code TPTCYBER at checkout you'll receive a 28% discount!  A great sale for stocking up for 2nd semester!
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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!
KinderLit is participating in ESGI's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.  

ESGI has partnered with 12 early childhood bloggers/sellers for this giveaway.  On the first 11 days,  someone will win a $25 gift certificate from one of the sellers plus a FREE 1-year subscription to ESGI.  But on Day 12 the winner receives the $25 gift certificate plus up to 10 subscriptions for ESGI!  That's a value of $225!  

KinderLit is the seller for Day 7 but every day has a great prize!  Check all the details out here and find out how to increase your chances of winning: 

Sign-ups begin today.  Be sure to check out our sidebar to see the raffle of the day! 

In case you are not familiar with ESGI, it is a software company that allows you to do one-on-one assessments with your students at your computer.  You can use ready-made assessments or create your own!  We love using it because it also provides a parent letter to add to our report cards!  Click on the ESGI icon in our sidebar or on this one:  
                                                     


  Good luck! 


Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday Bundle Bash Update

BLACK FRIDAY BUNDLE BASH ON TPT
We're excited to be participating in a Bundle Bash sale this Friday on Teachers Pay Teachers!  There's a huge group of teachers offering discounts on 4 bundles each, one day only - Black Friday!  

To find all the stores participating in this sale, go to TPT and do a search for BlackFriday14 (all one word!).  Each one has 4 bundles at a big discount and should be listed as their Featured Product on their store front.  Not all stores are offering a 20% discount (some more and some less!) and not all are primary teachers so share with your fellow teachers by forwarding this message to them!  See a partial list below of participating teachers!   

Shop at our TPT store to receive a big discount on 4 of our bundles.  These will be on sale Black Friday only!  
This bundle will be only $6 on Friday.


This bundle will be only $6 on Friday.


This bundle will be only $8 on Friday.


This bundle will be only $6 on Friday.



Illumismart
Illumismart
KB3Teach
KB3Teach
Meredith Anderson
Meredith Anderson
The Candy Class
The Candy Class
Crockett's Classroom
Crockett's Classroom
Comprehension Connection
Comprehension Connection
Sandy's Spot
Sandy's Spot
KinderLit
KinderLit
Strawberry Shake
Strawberry Shake
Shelly Rees
Shelly Rees
Emily Ames
Emily Ames
AZSunsetwoman
AZSunsetwoman
Kacie Travis
Kacie Travis
Sandra Farrell
Sandra Farrell
Linda Post The Teacher's Post
The Teacher's Post
Joyful Explorations
Joyful Explorations
Carol's Garden
Carol's Garden
Jill Bell
Jill Bell
Amy Mezni
Amy Mezni
Teaching Momster
Teaching Momster
 Yara ESL World
Yara ESL World
Yara Sea of Knowledge
Yara Sea of Knowledge
 The Lone Wolfe
The Lone Wolfe
Cara Taylor
Cara Taylor
Creations by Kim Parker
Creations by Kim Parker
Jungle Learners
Jungle Learners
Teaching Superkids
Teaching Superkids
Can't Stop Smiling
Can't Stop Smiling
The Knitted Apple
The Knitted Apple
The Teaching Treehouse
The Teaching Treehouse
Curriculum Castle
Curriculum Castle
Rick's Resources
Rick's Resources
 JB Creations
JB Creations
 Triple the Love in Grade 1
Triple the Love in Grade 1
 Angie S
Angie S
 HAVE FUN SHOPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Two KinderLit Hints

TAP 'N GLUE TOPS
Lisa:  If you are familiar with our books, you know we love to have the children collage their illustrations! The children do all their own cutting for the items they need.  All we do is prepare squares and rectangles for the page of the day and they cut circles and ovals from them.  

Our school supplies us with 8 oz. white glue bottles but we found that we were always refilling them.  Then we found these Tap 'N Glue tops and now we refill the bottles about 3 times a year!  Here's how they work: 

Two-piece top
Each top has two pieces.  The tall stopper fits inside the screw-down top and then you twist it onto a glue bottle.  A little tip of the stopper sticks out the top and when the children press and squeeze the bottle, it releases a little drop of glue.  

This is a 3-year-old using the Tap 'N Glue top!  No mess!

Of course she loves to fill the whole paper up with dots of glue!
We love the design of these glue tops but we're sure that whoever invented them never used them with a whole class of children!  If they "tap and glue" you will hear a bunch of "woodpeckers" in your room.  So we call them "press and squeeze" tops since that's all they have to do to get the glue to come out!

At the end of the school year, we take them off the bottles and soak the pieces overnight.  A quick rinse in the morning and they're ready for the next year's students!  

You can see a video of how it works at the website for Tap 'N Glue.   But shop around for the best price! 
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FOAM STAMPERS
Linda: My granddaughter wanted to make our Rosie's Kindergarten Walk book to practice her cutting (she just turned 4!) and I went searching for thick fun foam to cut out the hen's footprint for stamp painting.  At Michael's, I discovered foam "marshmallows" which were easy to cut with an exacto knife.  She was able to hold the end while printing around the pond, over the haystack, through the barn, and under the beehives to get home in time for dinner!  Check out these photos for a visual explanation!
Foam shapes found at Michael's - 15 to a pack
 



 No messy fingers!  
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THANKSGIVING PRODUCTS
Still looking for Thanksgiving activities?  Need a way to teach the story of the pilgrims to your young students?  Have them make their own book, count out turkeys on a song sheet, or print feathers on the turkeys in a counting book!  Check out these KinderLit products: 
My Thanksgiving Book (includes a writing journal!)
Turkey Song SheetOne little, 2 little, 3 little turkeys...

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We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day 
and a restful 4-day weekend!