Well hello, August! It’s been awhile — so glad to see you again. As we welcome a new month with open arms, we extend a heartfelt congrats to nine Teacher-Authors whose tireless dedication has earned them a TpT milestone. Let’s meet these inspiring educators right now:

9 August Milestone Achievers

Tracee Orman:Teachers Pay Teachers
1. Congratulations to Tracee Orman from Illinois

Try her: Teacher Memes Posters {Back to School, Class Rules}

Her tip: “Capturing students’ attention is hard these days! I like to use humor and pop culture references that students ‘get’ in order to make those vital connections. Memes remain popular with students, so I continue to embrace them with my latest meme bundle: classroom display posters you can print and hang, or use the digital images in a presentation for students. They’ll love them!”


Educasong: Teachers Pay Teachers
2. It’s Sarah O’Shea from Armed Forces Europe, Middle East, & Canada – FPO AE — she runs Educasong

Try her: Back To School Clip Art Bundle

Her tip: “With a classroom background scene, buses, books and brightly colored stationery, this ‘Back To School Clip Art Set’ is packed with a large variety of color and black & white images. You can use them to brighten up your classroom documents and letters for the new school year and even create ‘Welcome to your new class’ notecards! Focusing on getting creative with this pack will make your back-to-school experience a little easier!”

Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Teachers Pay Teachers
3. New York’s Nicole Ricca is Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten

Try her: Math Centers “I Can” Task Cards {Common Core Aligned}

Her tip: “Task cards foster independence and help kids stay focused during centers. When choosing tasks to include at each station, remember to limit choices and switch out cards often to keep students engaged!”


Tonya Gent: Teachers Pay Teachers
4. Applause for Tonya Gent from North Carolina

Try her: School Year 2nd Grade ELA Lesson Plans {34 Weeks} 6 Complete ELA Units

Her tip: “This school year bundle includes 34 weeks of detailed lesson plans aligned to ELA Common Core Standards for 2nd grade. Each weekly lesson plan includes a student response booklet. The lessons are very easy to implement in your classroom — all you need are the books. This school year bundle will save valuable family time since the lessons are already written for you. They’ve been successfully implemented as whole class reading lessons, as well as guided reading lessons. However you choose to use them, you can’t go wrong.”


Meet Miss Parker: Teachers Pay Teachers
5. It’s Kayla Parker from Rhode Island — she’s Meet Miss Parker

Try her: Differentiated Reading Comprehension Passages for Fall – Common Core

Her tip: “Back-to-school time is here! My differentiated reading comprehension passages for fall will provide your students with an engaging learning experience that’s perfect for this time of year. This Common Core aligned pack will allow you to differentiate and meet the various needs of the readers in your classroom. Use these passages in guided reading groups, as part of your weekly homework packets, or with your intervention groups! This pack includes 17 original stories with three levels of each story, as well as two options for comprehension questions. Happy reading!”


Rachael D'Elia:Teachers Pay Teachers
6. Great job, Rachael D’Elia from San Francisco

Try her: Camping Math & Literacy Centers {Common Core Activities for K-1st}

Her tip: “This has been one of my best selling products, especially at the beginning of the school year. Included in this pack are lots of math, reading, writing, and word work activities that are geared towards kinders and 1st graders. Most of the centers require very minimal prep — just print, laminate, and place at a center. The activities can be used for whole group, small group, and individual work so there are lots of options for teachers. I used this pack with my Summer School group and it worked out great; the activities were fun and engaging, and I was able to differentiate the material for a large range of student needs. All of the activities are aligned to the CCSS and also align with most Kindergarten and 1st grade math and literacy curriculums!”


Brooke Beynon: Teachers Pay Teachers
7. Big applause for Brooke Beynon from Sydney, Australia

Try her: Rhyming Activities – Time to Rhyme BUNDLE

Her tip: “With lots of rhyming practice for little learners, this bundle has many differentiated activities to suit everyone! Included are multiple print-and-go options as well as games that can be played again and again — to make rhyming fun!”


Digital Divide and Conquer: Teachers Pay Teachers
8. It’s Matt Sutton from Illinois — he’s Digital Divide and Conquer

Try hisZoo Design: Area, Perimeter, Map Skills, Project Based Learning, & More!

His tip: “My students always want to know ‘What’s this got to do with real life?’, which is why I enjoy creating projects that include real-world applications such as my Zoo Design: Area and Perimeter project. These types of projects have objectives but also allow for students to incorporate their individual creativity and imagination. Allowing students to design their own zoo by making connections and applying their learning through projects is a great way for them to have a sense of control and build their independence. I’ve also included a differentiated version here that looks almost completely the same, as well as extension activities for early finishers. A project mixing math skills, zoos, and animals takes me back to those days as a kid when I all I ever wanted was to be a zookeeper.”


Amber Kotzin: Teachers Pay Teachers
9. Kudos to Amber Kotzin from Ohio

Try her: 3rd Grade Common Core Math Worksheets (ALL STANDARDS)

Her tip: “Feeling overwhelmed with the Common Core? I know how you feel! My solution? I researched each standard and created my own worksheets. This 3rd Grade Math Bundle covers every standard to help your students gain practice in each area. I’ve included 62 pages and an added savings of $8.00 versus buying the sets individually. Take a look at the preview file to see if this will benefit your math students, too!”

And there you have it: Our first group of August milestone achievers. What a truly remarkable set of educators. With incredible resources, too. Thinking about becoming a Seller yourself? Here’s a great place to begin. You’ll find useful information on Seller membership options plus suggestions on how to set up your store.