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"My Humorous and Helpful Thoughts About Teaching / Educational Resources for Your Classroom / Music and Random Fun"
Showing posts with label #TPT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #TPT. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

#TpTFireworks Dollar Deals & 20% OFF

I’ve joined with a bunch of topnotch sellers to bring you the  

#TpTFireworks Dollar Deals!

Just search on TpT #TpTFireworks, and you’ll find a plethora of great deals.

I’m almost giving away my 
Writing with Transition Words

Christmas Activities
Ho! Ho! Ho!

It’s never too early to shop for the holidays.

Also, my ENTIRE store 
is 20% OFF 
on July 3rd and 4th.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Adding Covers - Catch My Products

Back when I started on TpT in 2013, there was a lot I didn't know about product design. Although I have posted 574 products, which is more than anyone in the state of Tennessee, many of my products are still lacking the basics . . . a cover, copyright, or links to other products. As a result, I've been working feverishly all summer to get these products revised. I'm down to my last 25 or so. This is huge compared to where I started! Plus, when I say "revised," I'm just talking about clothing the naked products. There are many old products with covers that still need work. 

I retired from teaching about a month ago, yet see myself with a full work load ahead. Check out a small sampling of my newest creations and/ or revisions since school let out. Also, please stop by.

close read, nonfiction, stories
logic, puzzles, back to school

idioms, Figurative Language

nonfiction, stories, sports

back to school, logic puzzles

computers, short cuts for kids

logic, Labor Day

If you are not already a follower, I'd love it if you'd sign on board. You will become privy to information about sales, contests, and/or new products. Plus, I offer 50% off of new items for the first day!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Logic Problems to Last the School Year

Logic problems are a fun way to keep kids engaged year round. My store is packed with these that may be purchased for a dollar a piece or in bulk for a discounted price. Why not plan ahead and take care of all the holidays at once with one of my logic problems to last the year packets.

This original packet was made to challenge students in third through sixth grades, but some of these problems are tough and most likely would meet the needs of older students in the regular classroom. 

The booklet contains twelve logic problems from the first day of school until the Tired Teachers at the end. Along the way, students will tackle challenges centered around Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas (2), Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, April Fools Day, Easter, and Mother's Day. Right now it's set at a reduced price of $8.75, so please check it out.

If you teach younger kids, no worries, I have the materials for your kids, too, with Logic Problems to Last the Year (Book II) for grades 1 - 3. This mini version of the original book contains six logic problems surrounding the holidays of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, and our American Independence Day. These matrix logic problems contain one grid to challenge our bright younger students, but once again, they could also challenge an older child in the regular classroom. Book II sells for the reduced price of only $3.95. 

If you like logic or any activities to challenge bright students, please check out my store at:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

End of School Craziness

Perhaps you've seen the owls circulating Facebook.
I am totally the owl on the right; so to celebrate all of us losing our minds, I've created a logic problem about us at the end of the year. It's called Tired Teachers, and it might give your third through fifth grade students a chuckle when they read about what exhausted teachers do in May.
You may purchase this little gem for just $1 
Plus it comes complete with an answer key-a necessity because let's face it,
We're Tired!
If you like logic, please check out my store. I have 
plenty of problems to challenge bright kids.
End of School

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Promoting Teachers Pay Teachers

Sorry I haven't been as good about visiting blogs this week. I just got my
Money Product Package
computer back from the shop and have a back log of Teacher Pay Teacher products to post. I've also learned a little more about how to promote my work in order to sell more. So far, March has started out fabulous, so maybe these tips work.

Besides posting new products, I've been collaborately pinning. I go to the Seller's Forum and pin other people's products on my board while they pin mine on there's. I've also taken some of my dollar products and joined them into bundled products. Since the site requires teachers to spend a minimum of $3 at a time, it helps to join products together.

Finally, I've added suggestions of
Spring Into Logic
other products for buyers to look into on the back pages of my products. I could spend a lot of time adding these things to my 300+ products, but right now this isn't my priority. 

Although I enjoy visiting your blogs and writing on mine, I enjoy making money even more. Teachers Pay Teachers has paid for most of our groceries, my broken computer, and many other day to day items. It's great having the extra income. 

If you are a teacher who makes a lot of items for your class, you should open up your own TPT store. It's easy and well worth your time. Just click on this link, and go for it! 

As a side note, all of these product photos and links to them are new. I just made them either today or yesterday. Snow days rock!

I would love for you to visit my store and follow me at: Gifted-And-Talented-Materials-By-Joyce-Lansky or you may follow my Pinterest boards at:


Thursday, October 16, 2014

October on TPT

I've been selling teaching items on Teacher's Pay Teachers for a year and a half and sales are going well. Since it's October, check out my booklet on Halloween Activities. It contains logical thinking puzzles and other activities complete with answer keys.

I've created different logic problems and lessons throughout my teaching career, so it's fun to be able to sell these and earn cash, too.

The best bargain on my site is my Literary Unit for 
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry. 

I made this 183 page power point for my class when we read the novel. However, Number the Stars is popular and my work became buried among the hundreds of products for the same book. Usually, I sell my literary units for anywhere from $14 - $16. Since there were so many other products, I originally priced it at $10. But alas, it was still buried, so I formed a plan. I practically gave it away at $5 and then decided I would add .50¢ back to the price every time it sells. The unit is now selling at $6 and listed on page two–instead of page 8–of the Number the Stars materials, which is getting there. The more an item sells, the higher up on the listing it becomes, so I had to give it away to make it visible, and technically, I still am providing a great bargain at $6 a copy.

If you are interested in purchasing items for your class or home school, please visit my store at:

I've made 271 items for multiple ages and grade levels and in various subjects. If you purchase something and leave a comment on this blog post with your email address and what you would like, I will send you an additional product of your choice for free, just for shopping at my store and being a blog reader. Not bad!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Last Day of School

Tomorrow is the last day of school, so I figured I'd share what's in my head.

Bleg bleggy bleg ah no no KIDS

razma googoo bugabear TECHNOLOGY

stacka tracka mu mu QUIET

ble ble ble pffffft. 

  . . . OR READ 
    . . . OR SPELL
       . . . OR THINK 
        . . . OR EXPERIMENT
           . . . OR ESPECIALLY WRITE IEPS.
Unintelligibgibly am I,

If you're a teacher, stop by Teacher's Pay Teachers and pick up my "Tired Teachers' " Logic Problem. It's good for a few laughs while challenging your students. Plus, I wrote it before I totally lost my mind.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

#AtoZ "V" for Very Happy About Teachers Pay Teachers #TPT

I've blogged about Teachers Pay Teachers before, but it's time to bring it up again because this site has become a wonderful business for me. I have a store at TPT that contains 246 teaching products, and I am constantly adding more. Every product is for sale with items listing from Free to $15.

These are items that I've made for my students and sell to other teachers. Since joining Teachers Pay Teachers in February, 2013, I've sold 452 products and earned $1,074.72. I use these dollars for groceries, gas, and normal life instead of looking at it as extra income. It's really not extra pay, since I took a pay cut when our school system was part of a hostile take over from the city schools. It's a long story, but to make it short, my earnings from still does not add up to my pay loss this year.

 So if you're a teacher, I'd love for you to stop by my store and check out my products. I try to keep them inexpensive because I know teachers don't make excessive amounts of money, especially for all of the extra hours we put in.
I have many literary units, math lessons, writing activities, logical thinking activities, as well as lessons to go along with holidays. I even have a freshly posted Tired Teachers Logic problem that contains my humor and sells for $1.  And, if you stop by my store between Sunday and the end of April, you'll find all my products on sale for 10% off!

Also, I'd love for you to follow Gifted and Talented Materials By Joyce Lansky at TPT. As a side note, I may start a new blog this summer related to my TPT store. Hopefully, the blog will get the word out.

Sunday, April 27 - Wednesday, April 30 = 10% Discount!