Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays !!! It's giveaway time!!!

Happy #TeacherTipThursday !
With some long days wrapping, shopping, cooking and managing everything else; we are sure you are all tired !! To help you relax; we are running an special RELAX AND ENJOY SPA GOODIES BASKET giveaway!
You hear it right! It is giveaway season and what better day to start to run it than on Christmas Eve !
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

WHAT DAY IS IT?! #TeacherTipThursday !!!!

Happy ‪#‎TeacherTipThursday‬ !!!
With the holidays coming up we felt it was the best time for Wendy's Bookworks to have our first ever GIVEAWAY!!!! Stay tune for the details! 
"With Jingle Bells and school bells still ringing in your ears - it is time to stop and smell the gingerbread! Lucky me; my awesome niece works for Epicuren Discovery and has provided some of their products for a basket full of spa luxury and we have added a few fun items. Start with a tropical body wash and finish with Kukui coconut moisturizer. Invite some friends over and erase those stress lines with packets of Hydrating Mineral Mask, Enzyme protein Gel and Instalift Facial Cream! We also included some caramel spoons for stirring hot chocolate or hot toddies and golden straws for sipping frappachinos or egg nog. Since "Back To School" you have been giving time and energy to your students - now take some time and re-energize yourselves".

- Wendy's Bookworks

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It is Thursday and you know what that means !!!

Running out of display space? This time of the year there are so many cute craftivities to display. A quick and easy solution is to hang butcher paper from doors and cupboards for temorary display space. I used 2 old pants hangers I saved from my grandmothers closet, but you can get hangers with clips at the Goodwill stores or Target. Make your own with a metal hanger and some clothes pins. If the hangers do not fit over your particular door, use a wreath door hanger on the door, then hang the metal hangers from there.
Attach items with tape - single sided or double sided. Yes it will tear a bit when you take it down, but it is "disposable" display space.
Or cut a small slice into the paper with a craft knife - slip a large paper clip onto the butcher paper through the slice, then slip the craftivity up under the paper clip to hold it in place.
The Angel, Elf and Jingle Jack in A Box are from Alphabet Art Upper case and the jolly Santa is from What's New For December.
Next week when the last cupcake crumbs are being swept away, the displays come down quicly and easily!

Wendy's Bookworks

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Check out our first ‪#‎TeachersTipThursday‬

Tis' the season for crafty projects. The problem is many of them require more than one session to finish. Pieces get lost, tears are shed and we end up providing a lot of extra materials as "back up". I have solved this problem with a one gallon resealable bag. The bag has been labeled with the childs name and may or may not have been decorated with stickers. At the end of every craft session, all the pieces go into the bag and the bag gets stored in a cubby, a folder, the desk, or an easily accessable storage box. When the students have finished other work, they can retrieve their bag and work on their projects. Periodically we bag up everything in the cubbies and desks to send home in the bag (usually before vacation) and we label a new bag when we return to school.
I have found this solution helpful for cut and paste activities in a center as well.
Note: The 99 cent store sells 50 one gaallon bags for $1.00 !!
📚 Wendy's Bookworks


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Monday, November 23, 2015

SALE !!!! Don't miss out!!!!

We are running a special 20% sale !!!!!
Take advantage of our sale and stock up on your favorite items !!!! You do not want to miss it !

You can find our pages here !



FREEBIE from Alphabet Art Upper Case

Hi Everyone,
     Just a reminder about a quick and easy last minute craftivity FREEBIE with the upper case letter H. The letter is from Alphabet Art Upper Case and makes the H into a home. Just add family members behind the doors and windows to give it the holiday touch. This FREBIE is available at my stores at Teachers Pay Teachers and Teachers Notebook as well as on my website. Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours.

You can find it Here!

FREEBIE from Alphabet Art!!!

Greetings to the T day chefs,
       The day of thanks in the new world was celebrated with a feast with familiy, friends and neighbors. Here is a quick and easy craftivity FREEBIE using the lower case "c" from Alphabet Art Lower Case. this excited cook can be used for several differnt activity options as described in the instructions. Have a wonderful celebration with friends and family this year .... and happy cooking!

You can find this item here !

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Back to School Night Desk Top Diorama

Back to School Night Desk Top Diorama

Parents always want to know where their 

child sits and they will be impressed

with this easy stand up project.  

***  Get a freebie package of the Back To School patterns to use for this diorama
***And the patterns for the 
"I can eat a healthy lunch" diorama
shown below at my store at
Teachers Pay Teachers   and
Teachers Notebook

Start with a rectangle sheet of paper. I am showing 2 sizes 
(81/2 x11 ) and (9x12).
1. Fold the paper in half length wise and cut.
2. Put 1 piece aside.
3. Fold the 2nd piece length wise so 1 piece is narrower than the      other and cut.
4. Trim approx. 1 inch off the end of the middle piece.
5. Trim approx. 2 inches off the end of the bottom piece.

   6.   Display items should be glued along the top edge of each strip.

7. Stack the strips on top of each other
widest on the bottom, medium width in the middle and narrowest on top.
8. Line up the left edges and the bottom edges to match. 
9. All bottom edges should be even and all left edges should be    even with each other.
10. Staple together along left edge.
11. Pull all the right edges together and staple. The diorama will
 stand on it's own.

Below I am showing and 81/2 in x 11 in version using a sentence strip as the bottom strip:
   You can see a demonstration of this 
project on my youtube channel
Wendy's Bookworks 

These projects can also be used to teach a lesson or concept. Below is an example of a diorama showing a healthy lunch example - good info for both students and parents.

These patterns are part of a freebie pattern set at my store at 
Teachers Pay Teachers   and 
Teachers Notebook

Below I have posted more samples of ways to use this diorama idea and noted which books the patterns came from.

These patterns are from Alphabet Art Upper Case and Paper Plate Phonics
Beginning Sounds

The numeral 5 is from the Number Art Book and I used hand shaped cut outs and magazine pictures.

The Circle Tea Pot is from the Shape Art Book and I also used magazine pictures.

For this last one I used body shaped cut outs so students could make their families. They wrote their name, address and phone number on the bottom strip.

Watch for more ways to use this basic diorama through the year.!!