Saturday, May 6, 2017

I'm having a sale! May 9 and 10, 2017

Hello everyone!  I cannot believe how long it's been since I last posted! Many changes have happened over these months and I am working at settling in to my new "retired" living style.  That does not mean that I am not busy.  Wow!  Where does the time go?

I am still making products for my TpT store and hope you will continue to support me and my work.  Teachers pay Teachers is having a site wide sale this coming week!  This is a great time to clean up your "wish lists" and add new products for the season and year to come. 

Stop on by and have a look! There just might be something that you would like to add to your teaching resources.  ADDITIONALLY, my BUNDLES will also be on sale!  An amazing savings of both time and money.  Use the code "THANKYOU17" at the checkout for the highest of savings!

Happy Teaching everyone! 

Come visit my store!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wow! A bonus "sale" day!

Hello everyone! 

I can hardly believe that we are past the middle of August already!  Many of you are getting ready again for the new school year and are busy preparing for your open weeks. Perhaps you are a new teacher who has just been hired or a teacher who has been recalled and now have a job to go to in a couple of weeks.  Whatever your circumstance is, enjoy your new school year!! 

I want to be sure that you know that Teachers pay Teachers has decided to add one more day of "sales".  It will be happening on August 22 which is right around the corner!  So please take some time to have a look through the many stores and to look at your wish list to see what you might like to add to your resources.  Here is the information for you!
Here are some other products at my store "mrslryan" that you might find useful for your new school year:

Don't forget to enjoy your last few weeks and the sunshine that we are fortunate to have at this time! 

Happy shopping everyone! And happy teaching!  Lorraine

Monday, May 2, 2016

Site Wide Sale! Don't Miss out!

Site Wide Sale from Teachers pay Teachers!


Clear off those wish lists or stock up for next year! 

Use "CELEBRATE" for additional savings at the checkout!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

I will be back soon with a new post! Enjoy your day!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

More Christmas Products! - paid and free!

I have come across another Christmas linky party that has more than 130 products already listed!  Check it out!
You may also like this product of mine: :)

Happy Teaching!  :) Lorraine

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Resources!

It's Christmas time and I have joined a Linky Party with Christmas resources for the classroom.  Keep checking back as the number of resources continues to grow!  :)

You may also like some of mine:

Enjoy the Christmas season with your family and friends! 

- Lorraine


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Get Kahoot!

Generally speaking, each summer I look for a new "special" activity, game, idea, etc. that I can use in my classroom for the following school year.  This fall I discovered "Kahoot" a wonderful on-line method for students to play games or do review activities while using their handheld devices or laptops.  Having students engaged in learning is always important and where often using a student's cellphone is a "no no" this allows the students to use them in an educational way. 

To start you need to set up a "free" account for yourself at: 

You can either explore the thousands of 'shared' games that other people have made and use these in your classroom or make up your own to use.  This way your games or reviews can be subject specific.  I have made some for my French 8 classes to review the new concepts. Even the quietest of students can participate without anyone knowing if they get the answers correct or not.  There is always a running list of who are the "top leaders" of the game and students can create their own "fictitious names" to hide their identities if they wish to remain anonymous.  My colleagues and I also make games to review movies that we have watched in class and now one of the most recent ones is one about Christmas.  === all of these are of course in French for us. With a multiple choice format or true/false you can either write questions, do fill-in-the-blanks or even link questions to pictures.  This is particularly great for vocabulary review. 

The questions will appear on the large screen (connected to a projector) and then the possible answers.  You program in the correct answer when you make up the quiz/review.  The answers will not show up on the students' devices but instead will be red, blue, yellow or green squares with shapes on each of them.  The shapes are particularly good as it allows for students who may be colour blind. The faster the students answer the questions, the more points they will earn.  You can also set the amount of time allowed for choosing the correct answer.  I like to use 20 seconds.  The funky music plays in the background so be sure to hook your projector up to a speaker via your laptop. The countdown will also appear on the screen. You can use this as review by pausing after each question and discussing the correct answer choice with the class.  --- a great learning tool!  Check it out!

Happy Teaching!! Lorraine

Monday, September 14, 2015

Flash Freebie and Halloween Monster Mash!

Hi everyone!  Here is a FLASH FREEBIE for the next 24 hours at my store!  Thought you might like it! 

French – Food Shopping in Paris, France 

Also, I have just come across a Halloween Linky Party that will continue to grow in products over the next month!  Check back regularly at this link to find just the right activity for your students! 

Welcome back to the school year!  :) Lorraine

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A teacher to look at!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share with you a teacher-author, Kimberly Geswein, who makes fonts 'extraordinaire'!  I don't know about you but I get tired of the regular fonts that come with our computer programs and enjoy trying out new ones!  

Kimberly has dozens of fonts at her Teachers pay Teachers store with catchy names that certainly must go along with a bubbly personality.  I haven't met her but the names of her fonts give light to much "love of life".  :) Her fonts are available to you for personal use at no cost.  She shares these with everyone!  So generous I must say.  For those of us who are a part of the Teachers pay Teachers teacher-authors community or for others who sell their work,  she requires a commercial license to be bought with each font you choose to use.  So, for example, if I choose to use the font "Set Fire to the Rain", I can buy a single font license OR IF I find that I am going to use many of her fonts there is also an All Fonts license which will cover all of the fonts that she makes.  Additionally, the license you buy for a font is not for a single use but for a single font. So, I can use a "loved" font more than once and not need to buy a second license. My purchases have been well worth it!!  

For those of you who teach World Languages and who are wondering about the "accents".  Yes!!  Several - not all -- but several of her fonts include accents to cover 80+ languages.  This makes our classroom work look so much better and we do not need to worry about adding accents by hand.  :) 

The fonts that I like that have accents for me to use are:
KG Alphabet Regurgitation, KG Already Home, KG I Want Crazy, KG Hard Candy Solid, KG Hard Candy Striped, and Covered By Your Grace.

Additionally, for those of you who are like me and really don't know how to put different fonts together in terms of what looks good, download Kimberly's Font Tips - Pairing Guide!  It not only tells you the tips but shows you examples.  Very helpful!

So, while you are working so diligently at getting ready for school to start - or perhaps you have already started and are busy with your beginning of the school year activities, keep Kimberly Geswein Fonts in mind. You will be pleasantly surprised and impressed as was I!

Kimberly Geswein Fonts
Here's a link to her store:  KG Fonts

Happy Teaching everyone!  Lorraine