At TpT, we’re happy about and thankful for Teachers like you!

Below you’ll find recommended products and teaching tips from each of our 15 Milestone Achievers this week. And read on to find out our new twist that gifts you with some totally terrific resources from these Teachers… for FREE!

$75,000 November Notable Milestone Achievers

The Teaching Bank: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
The Teaching Bank

1.  From Omaha, Nebraska Shelly Heisler runs The Teaching Bank

Try her: Wonder By R.J. Palacio Novel Unit Study! Common Core Standards Aligned!

Her tip: “This novel unit is wonderful for use as a whole class unit, small group, or individualized instruction and is ripe with topics that touch on kindness, acceptance, and learning to see beyond skin deep. This modern novel is sure to draw in even the most reluctant reader and the questions and activities are a great springboard for thought provoking class discussions.”


Linda Kamp: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Linda Kamp

2.  Linda Kamp from Arizona

Try her: Catch Me If You Can {Activities for Favorite Versions of the Gingerbread Man}

Her tip: “I love adding a creative twist to my students’ thinking and learning and this holiday book study does just that! It’s one of my favorites and my students are always thrilled by all of the fun ways they get to read, write, and practice math skills during our unit! Designed to be flexible and save you precious planning time, many of the activities can be used with any gingerbread versions you have available!”


Sarah Kirby: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Sarah Kirby

3.  Sarah Kirby from Marion, Ohio

Try her: December Math Centers — CC Aligned

Her tip: “These fun math centers will get your 1st grade students excited about math! We use them on Fridays to practice our Common Core skills by partnering up and taking a break from normal lessons.”


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Erica Warren: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Erica Warren

4.  From Putnam Valley, New York comes Erica Warren

Try her: Reading Games Bundle for Orton Gillingham and Phonics Based Programs

Her tip: “Using a multisensory, mindful, and playful approach will enchant your learners and make the learning process fun and memorable. Just this month, I’ve uploaded bundles at a discount!”


Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

5.  From Florida comes Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas

Try her: Christmas Multiplication Division Facts Center & Interactive Notebook Activities

Her tip: “Give the students a gallon baggie, a pair of scissors, and send home this center game in the black and white version. Call it a ‘Math Bag of Fun’ and tell them they have to teach the family how to play. It’s a wonderful way to spiral a previous math skill and create a love of math.”


Andrea Mason: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Andrea Mason

6.  Andrea Mason from Georgia

Try her: Gingerbread Fun! Math and Literacy Activities Aligned with the Common Core

Her tip: “The holidays are a great time to incorporate important Common Core skills into the classroom in creative ways! Seasonal activities appeal to kids, keeping learning fun and exciting!”


Students of History: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Students of History

7.  Virginia’s Luke Rosa is Students of History

Try his: Daily Warm Up Questions for US History

His tip: “This is the absolute best tool for getting my classes started every day! A set of engaging warm up questions to get students on task in U.S. History each day. It includes 120 days worth of activities to last all year long!”


Innovative Teacher: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Innovative Teacher

8.  Innovative Teacher

Try her: Math Centers Packet

Her tip: “My Math Centers Packet is packed with activities that are easily implemented. The students advance their understanding of math facts while having fun. My favorite is the Small Group Centers. The cozy group setting allows for more one-on-one time.”


Dawn Hilburn: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Dawn Hilburn

9.  Dawn Hilburn from Texas

Try her: Butterfly Bonanza

Her tip: “Provide as many fun, hands-on learning opportunities as possible. This pack has science activities as well as hands-on literacy and math centers.”


Curriculum to the Core: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Curriculum to the Core

10. From Utah, Marlie Strosnider is Curriculum to the Core

Try her: Winter Printables and Worksheets

Her tip: “This product will fit perfectly in any winter unit. You can use these worksheets as morning work, bell ringers, homework, to review concepts, to enrich concepts, and so much more!”


1st Grade is WienerFUL: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
1st Grade is WienerFUL

11. Brenna from North Carolina runs 1st Grade is WienerFUL

Try her: Reindeer Mini Unit for 1st—2nd grade! Informational (non–fiction) Writing Unit!

Her tip: “Even children in the younger grades can be a ‘researchers.’ In my Simple Research Series, the children become the experts and use researching skills to learn more about the world around them. Teaching writing is my passion so my ‘research series’ focuses on writing and allows children to really dig down deep with the Common Core Standards.”


Over The MoonBow:Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Over The MoonBow

12. Dee from Florida runs Over the MoonBow

Try her: Polar Express Write / Stamp the Room Activity Pack

Her tip: “Write the Room activities are a great way to practice reading, writing and vocabulary. It’s also a great way for your fidgety students to move around the room and learn at the same time!”


Renee Dooly: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Renee Dooly

13. Renee Dooly from California

Try her: Writing Center Tools — Just the Littles

Her tip: “I believe modeling what we expect from our students is so important, that includes modeling how to use the learning tools we provide. These writing tools help young writers express their ideas.”


Miss Giraffe: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Miss Giraffe

14. Miss Giraffe

Try her: First Grade Reading Fluency and Comprehension Passages {Entire Year Set}

Her tip: “This year-set of reading fluency and comprehension passages is perfect for young readers to practice their fluency and comprehension skills. Each reading passage focuses on a particular sound and provides a lot of practice with that sound. The passages are a great addition to your literacy routine because they are fun little stories that your students can actually read! The passages can be used in so many ways — as a literacy station, timed reads, small groups, tutoring, assessments, and even as homework!”


Stephanie Ann: Thanks for November Milestone Achievers
Stephanie Ann

15. From Wenatchee, Washington comes Stephanie Ann

Try her: Weekly Reading Records Freebie

Her tip: “Stay positive, don’t get too obsessed… and treasure your family too!”


We’re trying something new at TpT Headquarters. November Milestone Achievers are “giving back” on our TpT Facebook page by highlighting a free product or switching a paid product to free for a limited time.

Make sure you’ve “liked” us on Facebook so you can grab these gifts and not miss out. It’s all about saying Thank YOU for being a part of TpT.