Hey Hey! It’s a Milestone Sale!

BUMilestongraphicOur Book Umbrella TPT shop has hit a sales milestone, and we’re celebrating with a SALE! Save 10% on all purchases in the shop for four days – Oct. 26 – 29th!

The Book Umbrella is constantly being updated with new novel studies. Some new ones that’s we’ll be adding in the near future are The Trumpet of the Swan, Prince Caspian, The Borrowers, and many junior series titles like Junie B. Jones, Jake Drake and Judy Moody!

Guest Post – Happy Happy Halloween by Andrea

guestblogger_iconAndrea, who reviewed our Focus on Fiction Seasonal Reading Passages last year has shared her experience using another one of our products with her students – our Happy, Happy Halloween pack!


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happyhappyhalloweenI used the Happy, Happy Halloween packet with my second graders who need help with comprehension strategies.

Since the passage in the packet was easy to read, we were able to work on comprehension strategies and not on decoding. We talked about the dialogue and how it works with the story. After reading the story, we worked on answering the comprehension questions by highlighting where we found our answers in the passage. The students also put the events of the story in order. Instead of just writing the numbers in the blanks, we cut the events out and put them in the correct order to help them make sure they were correct. The students also practiced alphabetical order with the page from the packet.

I did not use all parts of the packet with the students because we were not working on those specific skills, but I love that it included other parts like quotation marks, inferences, and writing prompts. Students also have the opportunity to be creative and create jack-o-lanterns, which I will do with my students over the course of this week.


Thanks again for sharing with us, Andrea!

Introducing Upper Elementary Snapshots!

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We’ve joined with a bunch of great TPT sellers to create a new group called Upper Elementary Snapshots! (Read about all of the collaborators here!)

We’ve banded together to share resources and information relevant to teachers of grades 3 to 5. We have a Facebook group, blog, and Pinterest board. Come check us out!

Today is our big debut, and to celebrate all twelve of us are holding a big giveaway!

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Everyone in the group is offering $10 credit to their shops! What an amazing thing to win! Enter the giveaway below!

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Little Red’s Clip Art in Print!

This is a first! Our clip art has been featured in a magazine!

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There’s a little blurb about our Back to School clip art set included in the September issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine which is published in the U.K.

Now, we knew the clip art would be in it, but we didn’t expect we’d ever be able to see a copy since it’s a U.K. magazine…but lucky us! I made a stop at a book store the other day and they actually had the very issue in the magazine section!

It’s so exciting to see one’s work in something ‘real’ and out in the world as a magazine!