Sunday, March 29, 2015

Can you picture your"selfie" in VEGAS?!?

 Can you picture it now?  


How about 
attending a one day session of the SDE conference?

Primary Chalkboard is giving away 
YOUR CHOICE of a 1 day session at SDE!

So....will it be Singapore Math, Differentiated Instruction, I Teach K, I Teach 1st, or the newly added I Teach 2nd?

How fun is that?!

BUT....that's not all, 
we're also including a 
$25 gift card 
to the SDE bookstore, CRYSTAL SPRINGS.

So, NOW can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS? :) say you need money for airfare, hotel accommodations, or just some spending money while you are here?  

Well, we've got that covered, too. 

How about 
to help you out with that?!?!

NOW, can you picture YOURSELF in VEGAS? :)

Here's how to enter for a chance to win:

Hop through our Facebook pages and collect a tip for your (possible) visit to Vegas.

Be sure to "like" each page as you hop through.

Each tip will have a number on a playing card.

  Add the numbers together and enter the sum on the Rafflecopter on the Primary Chalkboard blog for a chance to win.

For an extra chance to win.... take a selfie, and post it on IG with the hashtag


Don't forget to tag us in your picture! @primarychalkboard

That's it!

The winner will be picked on the evening of April 5th.

A HUGE thank you to SDE (Staff Development for Educators) for their kind and generous donation!


Monday, February 23, 2015


Hey everyone!  Couple of biggish things going on this week. 
You ready?!

Teachers, you are TRUE heroes in every sense of the word. 
Day in and day out,
putting your heart and soul into your job, your kids,
 each and every one of you have touched a child's life in some profound way. 
I personally, am grateful more than words can express for my own children's teachers, 
especially the unbelievably amaaaaaazing teachers of my sweet little baby with special needs.
Oh my, that doesn't even begin to describe them!
So, to honor all the heroes out there...
TeachersPayTeachers is having a SALE!
...and I am too!

Starting WEDNESDAY, February 25th, my entire TpT store will be an additional 28% off when you use PROMO code HEROES at the checkout. 

In honor of you wonderful, lovely heroes out there, I wanted to do a little something to celebrate you!
I am going to give away a $30 TpT gift card for you to stock your classroom up for spring!

 I FINALLY feel that my Kindergarten Phonics Resource BUNDLE is ready to post!

This bundle is EVERYTHING you need to teach and assess kindergarten phonics for the year... you will find activities that can be used for whole group, small group, centers, independent work, early finishers, homework, PLUS assessment and data tracking!
This bundle has been tried and tested in not only my kindergarten classroom, but others as well.
Everything is completely easy to use and implement.
I will also be adding any new kindergarten phonics resources that I create in the future.
There are currently 29 items in this bundle valued at over $140!
Click any of the pictures below to check out everything.

Phew! That is IT!

Have a great week, heroes. :)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Take a Closer Look!

Hi everyone! 

It is time for another...
Take a Closer LOOK Blog Hop!
Me and 10 of my bloggy friends are giving a sneak peek sample of a favorite February product.

I decided that instead of offering you a peek at something seasonal,
I want you to check out a product that I am very proud of,
 that took
(literally, 8 months)
of blood, sweat, and tears.

This baby was a labor of love, but I think it is one of the most useful products in my shop, one that I think will be super helpful to so many teachers!

This Assessment Pack covers ALL of the Kindergarten Common Core Standards for 
English Language Arts. 


There are various written assessments included for each standard, as well as Performance Assessments, detailed Rubrics specific to each standard, and Class Data Tracking sheets. 

This is a very comprehensive assessment pack, with directions and layout that are appropriate for Kindergartners. Everything you will need to assess Kindergarten Common Core Literacy skills!

This assessment pack contains all of the Kindergarten Literacy Strands:
(Please click the live links below to view each unit)

Kindergarten Common Core Reading: Foundational Skills Assessments
Kindergarten Common Core Reading: Literature Assessments
Kindergarten Common Core Writing Assessments
Kindergarten Common Core Language Assessments
Kindergarten Common Core Reading: Informational Text Assessments
Kindergarten Common Core Speaking & Listening Assessments

This bundle is normally 13% off, but for the next 2 days, it will be marked an ADDITIONAL 15% off!  That means a 28% discount!

Here is a freebie sample from the Reading: Foundational Skills unit to share with you!
Click the picture below to download it.

And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing sample! 
Hope on over to Haley's blog!


Monday, February 2, 2015

Love is in the air.....!

Oh, hi.

Remember me?  

I do blog here, I promise. 

It has just been a teeeeeensey bit of time since I blogged last. 
(Now don't go looking back at the last post date and shake your head now, ya hear!?)

I do promise there have been a lot of good reasons...
buying a new house
did I mention moving or snow?

So, now that we got that out of the way.

The month of February is usually a whirlwind of epic proportions, right? Valentine's Day, President's Day, 100th Day, Late winter break (we get a week off smack in the middle of the month.... do you?)

I wanted to show you some love that I have been working on for my little lovies. LOVE. 
That's the theme here.

Valentine Graph and Count (isn't he handsome :)

Roll and write color word hearts (by my little sweetie pie)

 My Kindness flip book, reading comprehension and fluency practice

Click on any of the pics above to check it out!

P.S. If you are looking for some free valentine printable tags for a cutie goldfish treat for your class, you can find that download by clicking here.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas for the Classroom Giveaway

Oh, do I have a treat for you today!
 Some lovely bloggers and I are joining together to make this Christmas extra special for our blog followers!  We have treat for you... a really BIG giveaway with teachers in mind!  It's Christmas for the Classroom!
Around this time of year, many of you are reinvesting in classroom supplies. Perhaps things that you purchased in August for back to school may be in need of replenishing, or maybe you just want to get something new and different for the classroom and are secretly hoping Santa drops some extras off to you in your school stocking. :)
Maybe you have a big ticket item that you DREAM about having in your classroom, but it is just too costly....maybe...a LASER PRINTER, perhaps? ;)

YES! That's RIGHT!  Some of my blogging friends and I are giving away a beautiful HP laser printer to one of our lucky readers this holiday season. You can enter right here:

But, wait!
Santa's blogging elves are NOT finished spreading their holiday cheer!

Each of us are hosting individual giveaways on our blogs that consist of ALL SORTS of amazing teacher stuff!

For you, I am giving away some of my favorite tools to help little readers attend to print!
A 40-piece set of LED finger lights 
A 24-pack of monster finger pointers!

You can enter here, then continue on to enter all of the other Christmas for the Classroom giveaways!