Enter To Win TPT Gift Card and Some Freebies from my Store


Are you eager to start off the school year? Nothing excites me more than the promise of a new school year.  To kick off the new school year, I did a giveaway for a $10.00 Teacher's Pay Teachers gift card. You can use this money for the upcoming sale on TPT. You can save up to 25% using the code BTS23. This annual Back to School Sale will be on August 1st and 2nd. 

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This summer I've been working hard at updating my products so they can be used digitally or printed for use within the classroom. You can easily upload these digital files to Google Classroom. The best part is that you can change the directions on the digital overlay to differentiate instruction to best meet the needs of your students. 

As you begin the school year, it is imperative that you build a strong classroom community and discuss ways to make good choices throughout the day. I put together this bundle of products that will help teachers build a community of kindness, responsibility, respect, and acceptance of other people's differences. Students will learn ways to discriminate between good choices vs. poor choices. Your class will also learn to discriminate the difference between tattling and reporting. This is something that can be difficult for students. Students need to learn that it is important to only let the teacher or an adult know something if it is dangerous, destructive, or harmful. We do not tell on others to try to get them in trouble. It is best to try and work out minor issues on your own without adult help whenever possible. Grab the desk incentives to let the students know they are on the right track. Send checklists home with the good choices students have made throughout the day. Let them feel a sense of "shine" as they show it off to their families. 

If you are interested in these products or want the bundle, click here. 

Check out my previous two blog posts to grab some  AWESOME FREEBIES.  Don't miss out on this opportunity! 

Be sure to use the code "BTS23" as you checkout to save up to 25% off.  My entire store will be on sale including all of my BUNDLES. Best of luck with the Rafflecopter Giveaway.  HURRY!!  This giveaway starts at midnight EST on July 31st and ends on August 1st at midnight. Just in time for the BIG Sale on Teachers Pay Teachers. 

 Have An AMAZING School Year!

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Tips on How SAVVY Teacher Shop,Teacher FREEBIES, Discounts, Cash Back & More

Teacher Discounts and Freebies

I don't know about you but I find that it's easy for a teacher to go broke with shopping for Back to School supplies.  Thank goodness some retailers know that!  It is common for many retailers to offer discounts as a token for all their commitment and hard work. Teachers can be savvy consumers and are always on the lookout for the best deals. 


Target is always one of my favorite places to shop. I especially love the dollar deals at the front of the store. Get an EXTRA 15% off on school supplies till September 10th. You do have to be part of Target Circle (which is not a credit card and is completely free to join) and you must verify that you are a teacher.
Go to Account - Settings- Teacher Verification. 
I was recently at Target and found 12 packs of Crayola Markers for .99, 12 packs of Crayola Color Pencils for .99 cents. and composition books for .50 cents. Add in that discount and I'm a happy camper. 


The Barnes & Noble Educator Program offers Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, librarians, and homeschoolers a 20% discount off the publisher's list price on select items that we consider suitable for use in the classroom or with the student population, including most hardcover and paperback books, toys, and games.
This is a bit more tedious to get as you have to go into a physical Barnes and Noble store and show your id and proof of employment. However, considering it lasts for 24 months it's well worth looking into.


If you haven't signed up to receive TpT emails I recommend doing so. Teachers Pay Teachers often has a Back-to-School site-wide sale sometime between August and September. If you signed up for our newsletter you will receive emails about upcoming sales as well. 
Check out my store at  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/123kteach  
Would you like one of my products listed for $3.00 and under for FREE? 
Here is how you can do this: 
  • Become a follower of this blog and my TPT store.
  • Find any product at my store for under $3.00 that you may want for Back to School 
  • Comment below to let me what number follower you are at my TPT store, the product you are interested in getting for FREE and your email address
  • Offer expires Sept. 15th, 2023




Download the Staples Connect and sign in. Every time you shop, you'll earn 5% back on purchases. You can designate yourself as the teacher you like to donate to in the app and that go towards your own classroom supplies. During their Back to School Supplies, you can stock up on school supplies with prices that rival Walmart and Target.



When you enroll in the Teacher Discount program, you’ll save 15% on all your purchases. I purchase many craft supplies throughout the year. I also downloaded the app to get additional savings while I am shopping at the store. They always seem to have some great coupons that can be scanned from your phone. 

ID ME Account

Be sure to create an ID.Me account. It is easy to join. You will need to upload your school id badge as verification along with your state-issued certification.  Here you will have access to a boatload of discounts at department stores, grocery stores, travel, restaurants, home/ office supplies, and more. Through ID ME, I have been able to score on many items. You can find savings at MACY'S, JC Penny, Nike, Oakley, Old Navy, and tons of other stores. Here are a few of my favorites. These special discounts are usually better than other online line cash-back rates such as RAKUTEN. 

Here are a few discounts you can score by going through ID.Me for your discounts:


Take advantage of big savings from Apple with their education pricing on certain devices. I just purchased my new laptop and saved quite a bit of money. 


You can find some fashionable eyewear at amazing prices. I love the fact that you can easily upload your prescription and try on your glasses virtually. Once you set up your account your prescriptions will be saved so making new orders is super easy. They usually send you your glasses in a timely fashion. 



Grab your Yeti and keep your drinks hot or cold all day long. You can get a 20% discount. Yeti is proud to offer special pricing for all those that go the extra mile. Special pricing is offered to all first responders, veterans, nurses, and government officials. You can even have your Yeti personalized. I love my YETI as I sip my coffee whenever I have a spare moment, which isn't too often while working with my kinders. My YETI is my favorite cup. I take it everywhere I go. I highly recommend getting it personalized so you never lose it. 



I use Verizon for my wireless plan. You can grab some exclusive discounts. You can save up to 25.00 per month on your plan. Plus they have lots of deals when your order a new phone online with no trade-in required. There are also lots of other wireless plans including AT&T, Xfinity, Cox, Straight Talk, and  More. 

Scan those receipts and get cash back on your everyday purchases.  Download to following apps to your phone.


My favorite app to scan receipts for points is Fetch.  I use it to turn my shopping receipts into free gift cards. It also gives me personalized offers for my favorite brands, stores, and restaurants. Very easy, and super fun. No need to look for deals throughout the app and clip, it does all the work for you.  I racked up over 100.00 in gift cards since I started using the app

There are monthly point challenges with friends, exciting sweepstakes, and free points up for grabs every day.

Sign up for free with my referral code (8CDHYK) and we'll each earn points when you snap your first receipt.

See you in the app.



 I use this app to make real money every time I shop for groceries, online purchases, and more. Once you’ve created an account, you’ll be able to find your favorite retailers, browse available offers and claim cash back on purchases you intend to make. After your account reaches $20 in earnings, you can transfer the money to your Paypal, bank account or digital gift cards can be sent to you. There are hundreds of gift cards to choose from. You can earn your first $5.00 for free just by using my referral code.
Sign up at → https://ibotta.onelink.me/iUfE/8cc13c64?friend_code=hsikq
Just use my referral code "HSIKQ" and earn $5.00 for FREE after you scanned your first receipt.


Let's not forget about everybody's favorite place to do online shopping at Amazon. Check out this link for

25+ Favorite Amazon Finds for Elementary School Teachers (Updated Daily)

         Amazon Deals

If you're a teacher, don't hesitate to inquire about possible discounts. Many places are willing to offer special deals to educators. Happy Shopping! Have a wonderful school year!
Let me know what great discounts you have found. Feel free to share in the comments below. 

FREE Animal Research Pack for Kids~Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!


Are your students animal lovers? If so, I have something that will surely pique their curiosity. Introducing this FREE animal research pack!

Children are naturally curious about animals. They find them mysterious, exciting and love exploring the way they move, communicate and interact. You can nurture your students' curiosity by providing them with the opportunity to do their own research and share findings with their classmates.

With this animal research pack, your students will be able to delve into the fascinating world of lions, tigers, and bears. They will have access to graphic organizers, writing prompts, and diagrams specifically designed to help them gather information and organize their thoughts. 

This FREEBIE has a whopping 60 pages of printable worksheets, ready to go! You will be delighted as it is an easy and convenient way for your students to learn more about these fascinating creatures. If your students enjoy these worksheets, you can visit my store for a wide selection of animal research packs.  

Encourage your students to develop their writing skills by having them write about their favorite animals. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to engage your students and make learning about animals an exciting adventure. 

Click on the video to view just a few sample pages.

Grab your FREE animal pack today! 

Simply click the link below to sign up for the newsletter and review your free worksheets.


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Let's inspire your students' love for animals and their passion for learning together! 

Big News for Animal Lovers! Kids will love these animal research products.

Howdy Amazing Followers,

I hope you are having a fabulous summer break. This summer has been sizzling hot. I hope you have found ways to relax, enjoy family and friends and stay cool.  

Big news! The All About Animals Bundle just got better with three new animal sets added to the collection. Children are naturally curious about animals. Animals have certain qualities that make them mysterious and exciting.  Students love exploring the way they move, communicate and interact. Nurture your student's curiosity by letting them do their own research and share their findings with their classmates. 

Here are the latest animal additions added to the bundle. Since they are newly added, they will be half-price for this week only. 


If you have students who love animals, this is just perfect. You could even assign each student a different animal and have students each do a report back to the class. There are many possibilities for teachers and students to use this product in classrooms.


Each animal product contains the following:
  • tree maps for each animal {are, can, have}
  • Book page to show three facts learned and illustration space
  • diagrams for each animal
  • Two-page Animal Report/questions to answer for each animal
  • some of the products have Facts vs.Opinion and other writing prompts/themed animal writing paper
  • some products include KWL maps, fact sheets, writing prompts, and Venn diagrams to compare and contrast baby animals to adult animals.

***This product keeps growing as many updates are made with additional pages for some of the animals****

P.S. Act fast! This 60% discount won't last. 

Click here to grab your updated All About Animals Bundle today!

 See what other teachers are saying:


"I used this resource in science to guide my students' research to help support our Kindergarten All-About writing unit. The choice of different animals is extensive in this bundle and it allowed my students to freely choose an animal for their research. Each animal includes pages that were visually pleasing, offered various graphic organizers, and scaffolded their research process. I could model using one page on my lesson video and electronically send it to my students. I highly recommend this resource! " -Janelle R.


Extremely satisfied

"This writing resource is perfect for my second-grade students who are emerging writers with language needs. The speech therapist and I teamed to develop vocabulary and sentence production. This product was the perfect bridge to help students turn verbal sentences into written ones. They even learned to use their notes!" Tess N.

Click here to secure your updated All About Animals Bundle now and enjoy a fantastic 60% off!

Enjoy the rest of the summer. Be on the lookout for more summer deals and Back to School Giveaways, Freebies, and Sales.