Diphthongs - OY: Morning Messages FREEBIE & Toys R Us

Morning messages are lessons that I have seen worked its magic - for all academic levels of students. Yet, many times I either wrote a quick message at the last minute or I skipped it altogether. It seemed like there were more pressing things I needed to do. I knew that morning messages are a spiral review that strengthen my students' skills who are below and on grade level. It is also easy to extend the message to enrich my strong students. What is a busy teacher to do?

It wasn't until I planning for my maternity leave that I stumbled across a perfect morning message system for me. I wrote about the system with this post, which includes freebies.
I made a new Morning Message free packet that you can check out to see if you like this system as much as I do. The theme for my new packet is: Dipthong - OY. This theme is perfect for December since many students will be asking and talking about toys. Plus, my friend, Fern and I are giving one lucky teacher a $100 gift card to TOYS R US.


Does your school have a Sunshine Committees to plan morale boosters and staff appreciation activities? My friend Fern and I were talking about how we would like to do something similar for our "cyber faculty". We appreciate our "faculty". Your happy notes (feedbacks) on TPT always bring us happiness so we would like to give a little back to you.

Once a month we are going to give a $100 gift certificate to a lucky elementary "cyber faculty" member. The gift certificates will be for morale boosting things such as:

SHOES: Pamper your feet with a new pair of shoes.
CLOTHES: Indulge yourself with a new outfit.
RESTAURANT: Too tired to cook? Dinner is on us with a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant.
TARGET: Do a little retail therapy at teachers' favorite spot - the Dollar Spot!

We thought this would add a little ray of sunshine and feel like a Hundred Dollar Hug from us!

Our Cyber Faculty members are:
Public school teachers
Charter school teachers
Private school teachers
Homeschool teacher-parents
Speech pathologists
Reading specialists

There will be a rafflecopter posted on our blogs the last few days of the month. You will need to:

Follow Fern and my TPT store.
On the rafflecopter you will need to add the following:
Name / email address

The winner will be announced on Fern and myFacebook page the 1st day of each month October - May. We will also email the winner. The winner will have until the 3rd day of the month to respond to our email. If we do not get a response by midnight EST on the 3rd, we will choose a new winner.

One lucky follower will win a $100 gift card to Toys R Us. This is a great site to stock up goodies for your classroom or do a little holiday shopping.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have you heard the news? You can save 20% off my entire store on November 29th - December 1st. This is the perfect time to stock up on your December lessons.

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