Saturday, August 17, 2013

Slant Box Mail-Off, HUGE Back to School Sale, and New Products!!

Hello Friends!  We hope that everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer!  Up here in the Northeast, the air is definitely starting to change with cooler nights.  Makes for good sleeping weather, though!  Colleen and I are starting to gear up for the start of school!  I had a chance to peek in at her classroom yesterday.  It is looking magnificent with all the cool Melonheadz inspirational posters and quotes.  Her students are blessed to have such a positive teacher next year!!  Stay tuned for her "after" classroom picture that will be posted soon.  It will knock your socks off!

Speaking of positive teachers, we met two FABULOUS ones through the Slant Box Exchange this month!!  Thank you to Terry from First At Bat and Anisa from Creative Undertakings for opening their classroom to us through an exchange of email, Facebook posts, and blog comments.  We are happy to have two new friends to share ideas and inspiration with!  Here is a picture of Anisa's slant box...SIGNED, SEALED, and ready to be DELIVERED to Texas!  Anisa, we hope you enjoy some "Favorite Things"!

If you would like to participate in Lessons With Coffee's Slant Box Exchange next month, Jameson will be posting September's theme soon!  DO IT!!

Now, for the BIG NEWS!  Who doesn't love a sale?  A HUGE SALE?  A GIGANTIC SALE?  Well, GET READY because Teachers Pay Teachers is having their Back to School Sale starting tomorrow, Sunday August 18th and running through Monday, August 19th.  We have joined thousands of educators by slashing our prices to give you some great deals!  Yes, you heard right!  Everything in our TpT store is 20% off starting Sunday!  And get this!  Because TpT is so incredibly awesome to teachers, they are offering an additional saving with Code BTS13 which equates to 28% off!  We can't wait to fill our carts tonight with some of the FABULOUS products created by teachers for teachers. 

Finally, speaking of some FABULOUS products, I am in love with two new bundles I uploaded last night.  Sweet Tooth Crush was inspired by my addiction love of Candy Crush Saga.  The hours time I have spent playing this game is unreal.  I really do need to get a life!  LOL!  Anyway, after Logan came home from camp to share he saw Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that day, I knew I had to incorporate Willy Wonka and his pals into my design.  Love the Melonheadz!  Grandpa Joe kills me! 

Sweet Tooth Crush focuses on the digraph sounds of ch, ck, sh, th, and wh. The package includes THREE games and WEEK of reinforcing activities!  The bundle aligns to the following Grade 1 and Grade 2 CCSS standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3a Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

And for our second new MR. AND MRS. FIX-UP!  Colleen's idea to incorporate them into our Which Tool Will You Use? fix-up strategy bundle was brilliant!!  I can't wait to introduce my students to the Beanie Baby Decoding Strategies in this product.  The visuals are adorable and will be easy for them to remember and use when they get stuck on a word.  If you are not familiar with the beanie baby decoding strategies, you can find more information here.
The bundle aligns to the following Grade 1 and Grade 2 CCSS standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4c and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4c  Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.  

We hope you enjoy our new products!  Grab them until MONDAY at a 28% off saving!!  Don't forget to use the coupon code BTS13.  Have a FABULOUS weekend!!


  1. I need to get my SLANT box out in the mail as well. I really had fun shopping for someone else!

    I really like the colorfulness (is that a word? :) of your blog!


    1. Thank you Miss Trayers for stopping by! We had so much fun thinking of ideas for our Slant Box but it was tough staying within that 10 dollar budget!!

      Maybe we will cross paths in future exchanges!


  2. I can't wait to see the after classroom!

    Oh man, the box looks EXCITING haha. I need to mail mine out soon too!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings