Saturday, March 31, 2012

$50 Educational Insights Promo Code Giveaway!

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Educational Insights products!   I just L*O*V*E their products!!  They make products that are both FUN and EDUCATIONAL, a requirement at The Moffatt Girls House:)

Are you ready for a great giveaway?
Educational Insights is offering one of The Moffatt Girls followers a $50 promo code!!  How generous is that?  That's $50 to spend any way YOU want in their store!!  Whoo-Hoo!  I am excited for you!!
There are so many great items from Educational Insight!  Here are a few that we like:

But we are not picking...YOU get to pick!!

How do you win?  Sooooo EASY!
1) Hop on over to Educational Insights Facebook page and Like them!!   They have so many fun giveaways and you can see their upcoming products!   That's it!  Give them a big thank you for this giveaway:)  Let them know that The Moffatt Girls sent you:)

*Come back to THIS POST and leave a comment HERE, telling me that you liked Educational Insights on Facebook:)  1 entry per person.  Good luck!
*Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win:)
*The giveaway will only last 3 days and will end on Monday, April 2nd at 9pm EST!  So HURRY!
*The winner will have 48 hours to confirm or another will will be chosen.
*The giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

Disclaimer:  Educational Insights provided a $50 promo code in exchange for a blog post on our blog.  I was not influenced by the company or the product.  

Ready2Read Level 2 Bundle!


I am excited to have FINALLY finished my Ready2Read Level 2 Bundle!!  It is ready for purchase, however, due to the file size I am having difficulty uploading it onto my Teachers Notebook Shop.  I am currently in the process of reducing the file size, but they may take a little time.

However, if you would still like to purchase the entire bundle, just send me an email and I will send it to you.  Here is the breakdown for the Level 2 pricing, which includes 10 units:

*Individual units = $5 each ($50)
*Bundled by two units =  $4.50 a unit,  $9 for the mini-bundles ($45)
*The entire bundle = $4.00 a unit = ($40)  20% savings 

* You will need a zip file opener, which you can get for free.

If you would like more information about the Ready2Read program, you can read about
Level 1{HERE}
Level 2 {HERE}

To purchase Ready2Read Level 2 Bundle, click below...

Friday, March 30, 2012

It's National Pencil Day!! (FREEBIE)

What am I doing at 1am in the morning?  Creating pencils flags for National Pencil Day...of course!  Okay, I will be totally honest...I didn't know it was pencil day either!  However, I got a FUN surprise in the mail today from Dixon Ticonderoga...the people who make pencils and so much more!  I am going to save that for another post:)

In honor of National Pencil Day, I created some encouraging pencil flags for your kiddos!  When I was teaching, I tried to write a few notes each week to a couple of kids in the class as a way to encourage them.  I wish I would have thought of creating some pencil flags:)

A Few Fun Pencil Facts:
1.  A single pencil can write 45,000 words or draw a line that is 35 miles long!
2.  A pencil can write in water.
3.  Manufactures painted the first pencils in yellow because the color was associated with royalty and honor.

I hope you enjoy these:)  Click on the picture to get your freebie!

Directions:  Cut out each flag, fold over the end of a pencil and glue together.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ready2Read Level 2 Unit 10

Finally!  I finally finished Unit 10 AND the entire Ready2Read Level 2 Program!!  Although this unit will not be shown in action on our blog for a couple of weeks, I wanted to make it available.  I will also be releasing the entire bundle tomorrow.

If you are new to the Ready2Read Program, you can see the information page
*for Level 1 {HERE}
*for Level 2 {HERE}

Click the buttons below to Download Unit 10

I have also added the bundle for Units 9 and 10 {HERE}.

FREE Color by Sight Word Easter Bunny!

I just took the girls to get their pictures with the Easter Bunny and I thought it would be FUN make a FREEBIE for everyone!

Here is a FREE Color by Sight Word Easter Bunny.  The sight words in this picture are used to make a sight word sentence that children can read with the words they used to color the picture!

Click on the picture to get your FREEBIE!
I hope you enjoy this freebie!

If you like this product, you may also be interested in our Color by Sight Word Sentence Pack, which includes ALL 40 Pre-Primer Sight words!

For more resources, click the buttons below...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Time Out Tuesday: Self Control

Join Tamara and I in our last study and challenge to Transform Your Teaching and Parenting!  We have been blessed.  We have been challenged.  We have been changed.

These last 7 weeks have been an amazing journey through the Fruit of the Spirit!  We have opened up our hearts and shared our thoughts on how the Fruits of the Spirit CAN change us and make into the BEST teacher and/or the BEST parent that we have been designed to be!

Self-control...that little word can make all the difference!  For this very last radio show, Tamara eloquently discusses how self-control ties into all of the all of the attributes of the Fruit of the Spirit.  You don't want to miss this episode on self-control and how MUCH we need this in our teaching and parenting!

Click {HERE} to listen to self-control or use the widget on the right side bar.

If you missed any of the other radio shows, just use the click on the episode you need and join us in our 7 Week Challenge to Transform Your Teaching and Parenting!

We found this adorable poster from Mrs. Mabe at Fabulous Firsties.  Be sure to hop on over to her blog to get your free download on the Fruit of the Spirit and to read her post!
Thanks for listening! We hope that you have been encouraged and transformed these last 7 weeks!
Tamara and Annie

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Toddler Tasks Week 6

We are having such fun with our toddler tasks and Sophia really enjoys doing "school".   Here are some of the activities that we did this week...
(Sophia 2 1/2 years old)

Letter Identification and Letter Formation:
We started by dot painting letters.  I just drew an outline of some letters and let her "decorate" them.  She was really proud of her work and wanted Daddy to see what she did for "school."

 Fine Motor Skills:
We really enjoyed our Easter Fun Preschool printable pack from Our Little Monkeys.
We did a little cutting....

Color Identification and Object Discrimination (finding the difference):
Color sorting and finding the difference...

Letter Identification with different fonts:
 Letter sorting...

Fine Motor Skills and Color Identification:
We played several games this week, but The Sneaky Squirrel was one of her favorites!  I like the squirrel "tongs" that come with the game because they really help to build up those fine motor skills as she pinches them together to grab a colored acorn.

ABC Order:
We did a little ABC Dot-to-Dot and she colored the picture.  

Sorting, Color Identification and fine Motor Skills:
She loves to play with her counting bears, but she insists on doing them in her highchair, which she doesn't use anymore.  Whatever:)  

We used a pair of tongs to pick up the bears, which is also good for building up those hand muscles needed for writing.

Worked on patterns a little...

Since we released 1,500 ladybugs this week, we decided to paint a ladybug on the art easel.  I drew a ladybug with upper and lower case letters.  The uppercase letters were supposed to be red, but I had to change it to yellow since we ran out of red paint. Flexibility:)

Color Mixing/ Experimenting:
Sophia learned that yellow and blue make green!  Such a fun way to learn your colors and how they change and work together.
 She added a few more colors and this was the final master piece!
 Finger Print Painting:
I LOVE these finger ink paints and so do the girls.   I picked these up at Lakeshore along with a cute book that helps you create fingerprint animals and scenes.

This is a VERY bad drawing of a tree (by me) and cutely decorated by Sophia:)

Color Matching and Color Discrimination:
I used markers to draw color coded circles on a paper.  Sophia used her paint set to match the colors, which also included light and dark.

I taped a piece of paper to the floor and let her draw a picture.  In case you can't tell, this is a picture of our family and Daddy's name:)

That wraps up this week of Toddler Tasks!  This post goes to show you that you can do so many activities without spending a lot of money or printing off a ton of pages....although I like printing pages:)

You can check out our other Toddler Tasks posts {HERE}.
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