Sunday, May 26, 2013

After the storm...Teachers Unite

A huge thank you to everyone who has generously donated their products, talents, time to put together Teachers Care for Oklahoma.  This has been a huge team effort to raise much needed funds that will directly help the teachers in Moore.  To read my original Blog post of this fundraising effort, click HERE!

Special thanks to:  Viki from Special Teacher for Special Kids, Amy from TPT,  Mel from Graphics from the Pond and Wendy from Teacher's Toolkit for your support and help this past week.  

You can help by purchasing one or more of the bundles that have been put together in part by generous donations by amazing teachers like you.  There are 4 bundles, each valued at $150-180.00.  100% of the donations are being sent directly to the Moore, Oklahoma schools.

If you have any questions about this fundraiser, please email me HERE.


3-6 - Clipart Bundle 2

I was going through my files today and found this cute Apple Compound Words Learning Center.  I am making it a freebie.  I know it's a little early to think about back to school, but I have a thing for the apple theme.  There is just something about it that makes me smile.  When I was a little kid, I had one of those toys that was shaped like an apple that had a cute face on it and when you shook it, it made this chiming music. It was called a "Happy Apple."  One of my first websites was named after that.  Bright red, cheerful apple pictures remind me of what is good about going to school.   

I chose this activity in part because of the happy feelings that I have when I think of apples and the connection to the newness, and the excitement of being in school.  Why would I post something like that in the bottom of a post about the aftermath of a destructive tornado?    Because I believe what people need most to recover and move forward is hope.  Most kids often really love going to school, not only for what they will learn and the friends they will make but also the stability and security that comes from being in school.  For these children who lost their schools, and even some classmates, there will become a new normal.  With a little help from each of us, we can make that possible.

So my freebie this week is featuring Apples.  With the thoughts and prayers that the new normal that our friends in Oklahoma will be restored soon and the smiles in the hearts and on the faces of those who go to school there will be restored.  

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. First of all, congrats on the fundraiser! What a cute freebie! I, too, remember the Happy Apple. I hadn't thought of that in YEARS and your post totally made me smile! :)

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  2. I love that Happy Apple toy! What happened to simple toys like that for kids? My little girl likes those the best!

    Thanks for the wonderful freebie! It is wonderful!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  3. Great freebie! I am following your wonderful blog! Laura



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