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This Just In — Future Leaders of the World Supported and Inspired by Resources From TpT!

The cool thing is, it’s true! Teachers really do impact lives more than any other group of folks. Use TpT resources to teach at your best. Stand up and be proud to be among them. We applaud you.

And please join me in congratulating our latest round of 9 “November Notable” Milestone Achievers…

$75,000 November Notable Milestone Achievers

Susan Moran Jones - TGIF: Milestone Achiever News
Susan Moran Jones – TGIF

1.  From Massachusetts comes Susan Moran Jones – TGIF

Try her: Writing Through the Seasons – {All Year Long} BUNDLE!

Her tip: “This writing pack has helped my primary students love to write by using engaging writing prompts, games, and crafts! All of the prompts have their own graphic organizers and were made to align directly with the Common Core Standards.”


Angie Neal: Milestone Achiever News
Angie Neal

2.  From Mesa, Arizona, it’s Angie Neal

Try her: First Grade CORE Math Unit 1

Her tip: “I’m so proud to be a part of TpT. My CORE math units for Kinder and First Grade teachers have helped teachers all around the country successfully implement the new CORE standards. I am so inspired by the amazing feedback and support that I receive daily from these units. It is so refreshing to be a part of a group of teachers who work to support and build each other up!”


$20,000 November Notable Milestone Achievers

Hollie Griffith: Milestone Achiever News
Hollie Griffith

3.  Hollie Griffith from Lexington, Kentucky

Try her: Holiday EXTRAVAGANZA

Her tip: “I LOVE teaching with a theme! By incorporating ‘Holidays’ into my daily reading, writing, and math plans I can engage my students while still teaching skills, strategies, and the Common Core standards. This unit is jam packed with activities!”


Teaching In The Fast Lane: Milestone Achiever News
Teaching In The Fast Lane

4.  Alyssa is Teaching In The Fast Lane from Austin, Texas

Try her: Underground Railroad Dice Simulation with Narrative Writing Connection

Her tip: “While studying the Underground Railroad get your kids up and moving, and then allow them to reflect on their journey through the narrative writing connection. Students won’t forget their experience.”


Teacher Tom: Milestone Achiever News
Teacher Tom

5.  From Michigan, Wyoming, it’s Teacher Tom

Try his: Complete Character Unit, Task Cards, Writing Activities Camping Theme

His tip: “I’m the most proud of my ‘Camp Classy Character’ unit. It’s such a joy to see students apply what they’ve learned in the lessons, and demonstrate many positive behaviors in my classroom.”


Angelica Sandoval: Milestone Achiever News
Angelica Sandoval

6.  Angelica Sandoval from Chula Vista, California

Try her: Spanish Reading Comprehension Stories #2

Her tip: “It’s always so difficult to find quality and creative products in Spanish for dual immersion or bilingual classrooms. These reading comprehension sheets help second language learners in Spanish understand text and answer the comprehension questions by looking back at the text. I love creating these sheets! They are super-beneficial for my second language learners in Spanish.”


Kalena Baker: Milestone Achiever News
Kalena Baker

7.  From Kansas comes Kalena Baker

Try her: Main Idea!

Her tip: “Scaffolding difficult skills helps students to build confidence and perform better than they ever thought they could! My Main Idea packet has built-in scaffolding to help students develop a true understanding of determining the main idea. It can be used successfully in a variety of settings, including whole class, literacy centers, small group instruction, or even special education classrooms.”


Over the Hills: Milestone Achiever News
Over the Hills

8.  Elle from Michigan is Over the Hills

Try her: Holidays Around the World– PowerPoint and Activities/Crafts

Her tip: “This product is great for incorporating fun and learning throughout the Holiday season. There are many cultures and traditions included in this cross-curricular unit! My students love learning about other countries and they go crazy for the craftivities.”


2 Brainy Apples: Milestone Achiever News
2 Brainy Apples

9.  From Georgia comes 2 Brainy Apples

Try her: Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text: 5th Grade

Her tip: “I ‘find’ extra minutes in the day by integrating reading with science and social studies curriculum. I love using my Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text because my students learn important content WHILE they practice and apply critical reading skills. You can use my Interactive Notebooks during your reading block, science/social studies block, or — what I love to do — during both blocks! These Interactive Notebooks are also an easy way to implement Close Reads in your classroom, and they’re available for grades 1-5.”


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