Monday, July 21, 2014

Rounding Out the Christmas in July Sale!

Hey, hey!  Good gravy, friends!  I have been spending WAY too much time working and doing stuff on the computer lately, so I am going to try to simplify things for the next few days.  I desperately need to UNPLUG, but I also want to be able to offer Christmas in July savings in MY SHOP, so here's how the rest of the sale will unfold.  Have a great week, friends! :)  I hope you find some time to unplug and enjoy the rest of the summer too!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vegas Teacher Blogger Meet Up!

Oh my goodness, I cannot even adequately express how honored I am that I got to be a part of the Vegas Teacher Blogger Meet Up!  My friends have organized it for the past three years, but this was my first year as an "event planner" so to speak.  It was so much fun working together to accumulate tons of fun prizes, but it was SO much more fun meeting everyone in attendance.  It honestly blew me away to see a room so stuffed with passionate educators.  I seriously get a little teary eyed when I think about teachers giving up their precious summer vacations to network and attend conferences to keep growing and adding to their proverbial tool belts.  It made me all goose-bumpy being in a room FULL of people just like that.  For real. It's such a neat experience when you can literally FEEL the energy that permeates through the space.  I'm an emotional girl... if you couldn't already tell.  ;)

In all seriousness, I am so glad that I was working by the door passing out raffle tickets because it was a packed house!  I actually got to meet people as they shuffled in through the door, and although I was slightly concerned that I would lose my voice before presenting the next day, and although I did feel a little bit like a broken record, it was all 100% worth it.  I had SO much fun chatting with everyone and putting faces with names and blogs.  Thanks for coming, friends!  I am already looking forward to next year!

We took over 200 pictures of the event and there's no way to showcase them all, but here are a few snapshots of the night.

It was so fun getting to meet some of our online bloggy friends for the very first time! Plus, we got to meet so many teachers from all over the country - we even had teachers from across the world!!
(Shout out to our friends from Spain and Australia!)

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Here are the wonderful ladies who made this meet up possible and helped us line up such amazing sponsors.

(Not pictured: Kathleen Pedersen)

Besides meeting such amazing bloggers and teachers, the best part of the meet up was all of the amazing prizes that were donated from our sponsors! 

Here are all of our generous friends who offered prizes for our meet up:


Thank you to everyone who came to this event! We appreciate everyone who was able to come and mingle with us. We're already thinking about next year's meet up, so start saving your money for next year's Vegas meet up!!

Feeling sad that you couldn't join us this you? Wishing you could win some of these fabulous surprises? 

Well... as a special treat, we are giving away two Erin Condren gift cards!! Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Speaking and Listening Like Rock Stars!

Hey, friends!  Speaking and Listening skills are becoming increasingly more important inside of school and in the workplace...rightly so!  I believe that it is so important to lay the foundation in elementary school, to teach accountable talk, and to give my students plenty of opportunities to collaborate, share, and integrate technology!  Practicing speaking and listening doesn't have to be basic or boring!  This packet is packed with 173 pages of activities that foster discussion, critical thinking, debate, and more! Here's a little sneak peek!

 If you're wanting to revolutionize your speaking and listening lessons AND get a head start on the new school year, this file is on sale today and tomorrow as part of Christmas in July!  :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas in July- Presentation Products!

Well, it's no secret.  I have had quite the busy summer, and it's not slowing down any time soon. It is CRUNCH TIME at the Nickerson residence.  I am working, working, working  like a busy little bee trying to finish grad school assignments, a new resource (gasp!),  and trying to get work on some SDE handouts before next week.  So, I am going to take the easy way out today for Christmas in July.  Everything I mentioned in any of my sessions in Vegas or New Orleans will be on sale for 20% off today and tomorrow!  These are some of my favorite products!  You'll have to scroll through my store to check them out, but the big red sale tag will help you know what is marked down!  Think of it as your road map.  ;)  I don't have a lot of extra time today to make a big fancy post, but I know that what really matters is marking my stuff down to help my cyber-friends prepare for the new school year.  :)  Just click on MY SHOP to check out the sales! 

My Expanding Vocabularies Pack is on sale, and so are my word work packs!
Dictionary Dig & The 'Saurus

Expanding Vocabulary

Expanding Vocabulary

Expanding Vocabulary

Word Warriors- Greek & Latin Word Work Pack
My Close Reading pack is also marked down! 

All of my Test Prep resources can be snagged at low, low prices! They are great for football season too!

Okay, so that's the gist of it.  Like I said, you'll want to poke around the shop a bit to see ALL of the related goodies that are on sale besides the features products.  :)  In the meantime, I am going to keep busy with this guy.  I am hoping to post it tonight!  Yes, after a long hiatus, I actually made something new!  #stoptheworld #backwithabrandnewaddition #justdatedmyself   Have a fab day, friends!