It's a New Year's Miracle! Okay, not really, but it is a sale at Staples just in time for going back to school! I just got my Staples flyer and they have the Endura-Glide dry erase markers on sale for just $1 for a pack of 5!! These work just as well as Expo dry erase markers and you can't beat that price! If that's not enough of an incentive to get up early on the 1st (limited quantities people!) then check out the 12 pack of colorful Sharpies for only $3! I'm going to be starting the New Year with a new class set of dry erase markers (thank goodness - we were down to using our dry erase boards only on days when 2 or more students were absent lol!) and some new Sharpies for me to use, set down, forget where I put it, grab another one, use, set down, forget where I put it and repeat 12 times!
I got so many lovely comments on my Penguin Glyphs that I was smiling all day long! Thank you for the love! Barbara from the Corner on Character also directed me to Pre-K and K Sharing where she shared some ideas based on My Penguin Osbert, one of the books in my read aloud list. This inspired me to share a freebie with you all, because this really is a great book - and it spans a bunch of grade levels too! My kinders always liked it, but my 2nd and 4th grade sons also enjoyed it! There are so many writing activities you could do based on this book, depending on your grade level! So, anyways, here is a fun little freebie that includes some vocabulary, comprehension questions, sequencing worksheet and a writing prompt. I hope you enjoy it!
I'm linking this post up over at TBA for the last Freebie Friday linky of 2011! Go check it out, there are always great freebies shared!
My Penguin Osbert
Oh, and I am so sorry that I somehow managed to forget to post who the winner of the My Memories Suite giveaway was! I did the drawing and had the post all ready to go and somehow managed not to publish it :( So, congrats to the winner, Erika from 2B Honey Bunch! And, if you didn't win but wanted to get the software anyways, make sure to use the code STMMMS47539 for $10 off the purchase of My Memories software AND a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store!