Congratulations to 10 outstanding Teacher-Authors! Be inspired by these milestone achievers’ PreK and early elementary resources. Let’s meet this wonderful class of TpT’ers, and don’t forget to check out Part 1 to meet 11 more Teacher-Authors. Take a bow, everyone!

10 Fantastic February Milestone Achievers

1. Applause for Alisa — FirstGradeFunTimes

Try herScoot – 30 Games!

Her tip: “You must try Scoot! in your classroom if you haven’t done so already. It’s a fun way to get your students up and moving while reviewing skills taught throughout the year. It’s one of the activities I hear the most praise for when others come in my classroom to observe. This is a great bundle of 30 of our favorite Scoot! games.”


2. Hello Meg! She runs The Teacher Studio

Try herUsing Entrance Slips to Guide Instruction: FREEBIE

Her tip: “One thing I’ve learned in over 20 years in the classroom is that I need to constantly ‘take the temperature’ of my class and adjust instruction as needed. Exit slips are great — but I’ve found that using entrance slips a few days after I’ve taught a concept really helps me see what has stuck with my students… and what I need to do to keep them progressing. Check out this freebie with a few sample entrance slips, and give it a try — they’re great for any subject area and grade level. I love knowing right where my students are, and it keeps me from having surprises on summative assessments!”


3. Meet Julie Amick from Mexia, Texas — Educating Everyone 4 Life

Try herGraphic Organizers

Her tip: “Graphic organizers are a great tool to have in your literacy toolkit! These graphic organizers increase comprehension skills and build mind maps for students. Graphic organizers in the classroom provide students with the opportunity to use higher-order thinking skills.”


4. Also from Texas, it’s Eric and Linda — Mr and Mrs Brightside

Try theirText Features Posters (English and Spanish)

Their tip: “We know how hard it is to find bilingual resources, so we decided to create our own. Our Text Features Bundle provides 20 text features with definitions and illustrations in both English and Spanish that can be used as a daily reminder or quick reference guide to help your students learn!”


5. Out of this world, Ruthie — she’s Starskills

Try herMath Centers for Pre K

Her tip: “Here are 20 Math Center Ideas that you can rotate with your pre-kinders to kindergarten students. I store each activity in a box and rotate the children. Foundational skills are developed, and I have one-on-one time with each child. When I have parent helpers, they’re easily involved — and children get more one-on-one demonstration and support.”


6. Terrific work, Teachers’ Pet

Try herPoints, Rays, Segments, Lines and Angles

Her tip: “Engaging, hands-on lessons for concepts that can be boring!”


7. From South Carolina, it’s Kari Bolt Clip Art — congratulations!

Try herActions Clip-Art

Her tip: “This product includes 15 different actions as great clip art you can use in so many ways.”


8. Awesome in Alabama — it’s We Heart Being First

Try their1st Grade Plants ~ A Science Unit

Their tip: “We Heart Being First is showcasing their Plants Unit to celebrate a super-cool milestone achievement.”


9. Truly great, Kelly Witt from Georgia

Try herFirst Grade Common Core Homework BUNDLE

Her tip: “Do you stress over finding homework to send home every week? This bundle of monthly homework packs is perfect for providing engaging, Common Core-aligned practice of 1st grade skills. Each month includes four complete weeks of homework, as well as reading passages. The set-up is consistent from month-to-month, making it user-friendly for both students and parents. It can be used for morning work, too! You can check out the individual months in the description.”


10. From Tennessee, it’s Elizabeth Hall – Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

Try herPunctuation Police

Her tip: “Find ways to make your products engaging and hands-on. Bring learning to life and make it exciting!”


What an impressive crew! Be sure to read February’s Remarkable Milestones: Part 1 to meet 11 more fabulous Teacher-Authors. Each one has a wonderful resource to share.