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June 14, 2012
Hi there and thanks for opening and reading your OC Blog Newsletter! Feel free to pass along or repin to Pinterest. I know many are heading out for the summer, and checking your school email address will probably be last on your list, so please make sure to add your home email address to our mailing list so you don't miss out on a single freebie or great idea all summer long! :)
15,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway and Contest!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? I started this blog and Facebook fan page back in the beginning of February of last year, and a a year and a half later - look how far we have come!
There is MORE! I am also going to giveaway 15 items from my OCB Store! (See the connection? 15,000 FB fans, 15 days of a 150-page freebie, 15 prizes?) If you are selected by Mr. Random.org, you will get any one item prize you choose from my store that will work best for you!
Make sure you hurry and grab your calendar and get entered because the giveaway and contest are slated to end on June 21st and 10 pm ET! It is my little way of saying thanks for being a fan - I truly do appreciate it! Get entered and read all the details at the BLOG POST HERE.
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Announcing the New CCSS Themes for Summer According to YOU!
You voted and told me which of the six themes I will be creating CCSS Lesson Planning Packs for this summer will come first and the results are in!
Those Beach Theme fans were pretty much neck and neck with the Jungle Theme supporters, but ended up edging them out in the end. I will begin on the Beach Theme in a week or so, and then continue on throughout the list until I have completed all six. Each Theme will include K-5 CCSS Lesson Planning Packs, as well as the Classroom Essentials Sets to match! Yay! Be on the lookout! See the full results at THIS BLOG POST.
BRAND NEW! The Classroom Essentials Set in the Designer Dots Theme!
I swore I wasn't going to make this but I am a softy when you continue to ask for the same item over and over again. :) If you haven't seen the video for the Classroom Essentials Set, you can catch it HERE. The Designer Dots Theme has the SAME materials, just in the dots theme.
And yes, the Common Core Lesson Planning Packs to match for grades K-5 are also still available!
See 'n' Solve Fraction Calculator from Educational Insights - ends Sunday, 6/17 at 10 pm ET (starts on Friday, 6/15)
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Charity L. Preston, MA is an author, teacher, and parent. Most importantly, she is an educator in all roles. The ability to teach someone something new is a gift that few truly appreciate.
I recently realized that we have over 75 FREEBIES in The OCB Store freebies section and that many of the newsletter subscribers may not have been around when many of these resources were created! So, I wanted to highlight one today and encourage you to go check out all the rest as well. Have fun shopping!
Sports Rhyme Time Game: This 11-page game is great fun for practicing math and language arts skills at the same time! Students will choose a card and be asked to state more rhyming words. The receive points for each correct rhyming word, and then must pick out the point cards to match. This game also includes ideas for differentiating! Enjoy!