Here’s a TpT blog round-up of wintry, wonderful posts from TpT Teacher-Authors who are embracing the spirit of the season in truly meaningful ways. Get cozy on the couch and click on over and check them all out.
TpT’ers Say Thanks and Give Back
From Miss Giraffe: “I’m so incredibly thankful for all TpT has done for me this year. I shared a few of the reasons in a blog post about what TpT helped me do for someone very special to me: My dad.”
“I just blogged about how my class used two free apps to create a Thankfulness Comic poster enhanced by augmented reality (AR),” explains Mrs M’s Learning Resources. “It was a gift for our classroom paraprofessional and worked wonders in terms of collaboration and independently applying our writing organization format to a new context. We’re going to start on individual AR projects this Friday (Christmas cards, or students can ‘pitch’ their own ideas to me). Super engaging!”
Nitty Gritty Science is organizing a Great Day of Giving Back in which some TpT Sellers will be donating a percentage of their sales to a charity or organization that’s near and dear to their heart. She says, “On December 14th, I’ll be donating 100% of sales from my TpT store to Seattle Children’s Hospital, where my daughter spent the first eight months of her life. We had so much support from family and friends through those hard days, but the reason my daughter is here today is because of the diligent care and knowledge of the medical team at Seattle Children’s Hospital.” Take a look at her blog post to learn more about how your purchases can go further on December 14th.
Stress, Stress Go Away
From Teach 123-Michelle: “Here’s a post for stress management and behavior management. There’s a freebie included, too!”
Rainbow City Learning says, “I wrote a blog post for teachers, reminding them how important it is to take some time for themselves, and especially how to find time for reading. It’s a great way to unwind at this hectic time of year!”
Holiday Gifts, Crafts, and Traditions
Performing in Fifth Grade says, “I have a blog post about a holiday writing project where students decorate trees and bring them to school to write about them.”
The Third Wheel says, “Holiday gifts for our students add up fast, and so many times the little trinkets and toys end up lost or in the trash within days. My goal was to write a blog post to help teachers pick gifts that were practical, useful, and most importantly won’t break the bank. Take a look!”
“Here’s a post featuring my holiday gift guide for preschoolers,” says Erin Holleran. “Friends are always asking me for ideas for the little ones on their shopping list so I though I’d make my recommendations available for everyone.”
From Ellen Weber – Brain based tasks for upper grades: “In a recent post on my blog, Brain Leaders and Learners, I talk about how to create a culture of giving priceless holiday gifts related more to your mind than your money. Upper grade students love to create holiday extras that others find festive — and they can always afford to do just that — when brainy benefits come from their own mental DNA warehouses.
The least wealthy can give the most priceless holiday cheer with animated offerings. Creativity is joyous at this time of year, whenever students (and faculty) mine gems for others, that too many miss when holiday stressors approach.”
Lessons That Inspire
“I have a strong focus on art integration for classroom teachers on my blog,” says Art with Jenny K. “Here’s a blog post about my Pop Art math coloring sheets. They were very helpful to teachers in November for Thanksgiving, so I created more of them for December, hoping to make life just a tiny bit easier for teachers during a very busy time of the year.”
Holly Jolly Linky Parties and Blog Hops
“I blog about this and that,” says Sara Hickman. “The latest is an A to Z series about Christmas, including a Christmas Product Link-Up.”
From Brandi Wayment: “Here’s a post from the iHeart Math Holiday Hop comprised of more than TpT bloggers. We’re collaborating to help math teachers of all grades. This is a particularly fun hop because we’re not only providing math tips, but also gifts. One new post will go up each night, for the entire month.”
“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” – John Burroughs, Essayist
(Feature image: Thanks to The Hands on Teacher in First for the snowflake clip art.)