You've ALMOST won the lottery teaching friends :o) * UPDATE*

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
**update** I am offering my freebie for the next 24ish hours in honor of teacher appreciation day tomorrow.  It's one of my BEST sellers -- if you like it can you leave feedback on TPT and follow my store...that would be great.  Don't forget to pick up ALL your other freebies while you are there. :o)  Happy Teacher Appreciation Day everyone xoxo
Here is the link directly to my free product:

I have been teaching 18 years and have taught in both public and private schools.  I have worked in poverty stricken areas and wealthy areas.  I have seen a lot in those years.  Well we all have stories to share that have shaped us and made us better teachers. I am currently in a district and have been for about 12 years that SPOILS their teachers ROTTEN.  Let me rephrase that -- the parents spoil us rotten. :o)  I am often humbled and sometimes embarassed by their generosity....and our PTA don't even get me started....they are AMAZING!!!  So I want to do something special for my fellow teachers --- On this - my first teacher's appreciation week in the blogging world - I want to thank all of my friends, my mentors, and fellow colleagues who work so tirelessly day in and day out. Starting on Sunday, May 6th TpT is celebrating teachers and I have decided to join them.

On May 6th, over 150 teachers have joined together to give away ONE FREE item with a value of at least $3! Wait did you hear that?!?  FREE THINGS -- Where do I sign up - LOL .  If you visit everyone's shop ... that is over 150 items for free! The retail value of this gift is estimated at over $500 of free teacher created products. TpT has divided this giveaway into three categories because it is so massive! Check back for more details as the date draws near!
Here are our main hosts for each grade level group:
PK-Grade 2- April NcNair on A Modern Teacher
Grades 3-6 Laura Candler on Corkboard Connections
Grades 7-12 Adrianne Meldrum on The Tutor House 

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TpT is also running a sale from May 6-8! They are offering this special code so you can get up to 28% off!

I'm thrilled to be joining in on the fun and especially excited to share one of my products with you guys for FREE.  Check back to see which one soon. :o)
*** FREEBIE***
Wild about short vowel freebie at my store


  1. Thanks for the heads-up. I'm glad I found your site.

  2. Hi Vicky,
    Thanks for the heads up about the freebies - I have downloaded your short vowel freebie. Although my children are older, this activity has great clarity for my kids who have some literacy difficulties - a fab independent activity - thank you!
    Wendy from Teachers Toolkit! ☺

  3. Thanks so much for the short vowels activities! Happy Teacher Appreciation to you!

    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  4. Yay, thanks so much for the freebies!!

    Strive to Sparkle

  5. Thanks so much for sharing. We are your newest blog and TpT followers thanks to this great jackpot!

    Christy & Tammy

  6. Thanks!!!! :)


  7. Thanks so much for sharing your free item in the Jackpot!! Unfortunately, I missed signing up... but you can still pick up my free item HERE!
    Happy Teacher Week!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  8. thanks for the freebie.. your page looks awesome... im your newest follower =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  9. Thanks for sharing Vicky! So glad we found each other through blogging!

  10. Thanks for the freebie! I'm loving this blog hop-I'm finding so many great blogs! I appreciate you! :)

  11. Thanks for the freebie. I'm now your newest follower. Glad I found your blog.
    ✿April from ✿Fun 2B in First

  12. Thank you for sharing. The bonus jackpot from the blog hop is finding new blogging friends. I am a new follower. I missed the blog hop sign up but would love to share some freebies. Please stop by and grab a freebie at my blog.
    Classroom Companion