Teacher Appreciation Jackpot!

 Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and Sunday, May 6th is sure to be your lucky day! I'm excited to announce the very first Teacher Appreciation Jackpot, an amazing "blog hop" event involving over 130 bloggers!

We wanted to show our appreciation for you in a BIG way, so we've all agreed to give away one of our TeachersPayTeachers products for free on that day! Each free gift will be valued at between $3 and $8, so the total jackpot amount is estimated to be over $500! We'll post the actual amount on Saturday, May 5th.

Because so many bloggers are participating, this event will be divided into three grade level groups. Each of those smaller events is being coordinated by one blogger as shown below:
The item I have picked is my Retelling Independent ReadingResponse Projects! Here is a description of the product:

Included in this packet is a variety of reading response projects for students to complete. All projects revolve around the skill of retelling. A rubric for students and teacher is included with each project. The first two projects are differentiated for difficulty or scaffolding. The projects include:

* A Retelling book- The first project is a book for students to complete that are beginning to learn the skill. Students also make a connection to the text on the last page.
*The second project is the same book retelling project as the first. However, it does not have any sentence starters/prompts or supports for the writing.
* The third project is a Flip Flap book based on the idea of Dinah Zike's graphic organizers/ manipulatives.
*The last project is a graphic organizer. This project has the story elements, an area for a picture and then a section for students to illustrate their favorite part.

Please note that although there are 26 pages to this packet, 2 pages are directions sheets and one is a cover sheet.
Please make sure to hop over and check out the other blogs!



  1. Hi Mandy!
    I'm a Georgia gal also. I'm from Ellijay, Georgia. Have you heard of it? Where are you from? I'm involved in the linky party for Sunday also. It's going to be tons of fun! :-


    2nd Grade Pad

  2. Hi Mandy! Found your blog on the Teachers Appreciation Jackpot linky! I am in the jackpot! I am from Georgia too. I live in the mountains of North Georgia.

  3. Found your cute blog from the Teacher Jackpot. Just stopping by to say hello! :)

    Come by and visit sometime!


  4. Just found your blog!! SO glad I did:) I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll stop by my blog sometime!
    1...2...3...Teach With Me

  5. Hi Mandy!
    I am your newest blog follower. I have followed you other site for a long time.
    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
    Find me on Facebook!

  6. Thank you so much for this awesome resource! I will be coming back to your blog and you TPT store to see what other treasures you have! Happy Teacher's Appreciation WEek!

  7. Wow Mandy, this is great! Thank you so much for sharing your freebie!! I'm a new follower. Stop by when you have the chance. :)

    Cheers To School

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  9. Mandy, thank you so much...for ALL you do to encourage, to support, and to inspire us!! Thank you!!

  10. Thank you, Mandy, for sharing your intellectual property and creativity with us. I'm collecting these fun packets to share with my staff and show them they are appreciated; we send warm wishes for a wonderful week of affirmations to you!!

    The Corner On Character

  11. Thanks so much for making me feel so appreciated! Please know that you are appreciated in return!

  12. Thank you so much! This looks like a great resource. Your website was super helpful to me when I was first trying to figure out Reading Workshop. :)

    ~April @ ideabackpack.blogspot.com

  13. Thank you so much for your freebie! I am glad that I found your blog! Look forward to learning a lot from you!




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