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Cyber Monday Linky party ~

The TPT Quarterly SALE is finally here!!  We hope you had time to fill your cart and get ready for this busy time of year by letting your friends at TPT help you out with your plans!!  
We  have a few items on SALE for this big day ~ Check them out below! 

Our Math Word Problems Bundle is ON SALE for 50% off.  
Each month is sold separately for $2.00 but our bundle is listed at ONLY $8.00 - which saves you 60 % on a normal day... BUT because it's Cyber MONDAY and TPT is having their Quarterly SALE ~ We are putting this bundle on SALE for $4.00 just for two days.   IF YOU use the TPT code then you will SAVE even MORE!!!   
Don't forget to enter the CODE TPTCYBER to get your additional savings!

That is not all we have on SALE!! 
We know December is super busy ~ so we have our Holiday items on SALE too!
These items are 28% off - but don't forget to use the CODE - TPTCYBER to get your additional discount!! 
Click Here to view the PREVIEW!
We hope you have fun shopping!! 
Be sure to stop by our Facebook page for FLASH FREEBIES and GIVEAWAYS!!
Check out some of our friends items on SALE~ you can't go wrong with these holiday deals!!

Black Friday Wishlist and Giveaway!

Black Friday is almost here!!  I get so excited around the holidays!  I love all of the excitement it brings.  Shopping however is NOT my favorite part of the holidays.  I hate crowds and lines!! I have found in recent years that I do a lot of my Holiday shopping online! It is so much easier to just shop in your PJ's and have it arrive at your front door! 


I have to admit  ~ I have never gone shopping on Black Friday!!  The idea of getting up that early and waiting in line for a store to open is just not my thing.   Don't get me wrong - I love a great deal like everyone else... but I can think of better ways to get a bargain!   
      Well the girls at the Primary Pack are trying to help you during this busy time of the year.  We thought it would help you if we shared our WISH LIST for this Black Friday.  We have joined together to SAVE you time and money! 

In celebration of Black Friday - Kennedy's Korner along with 30 Primary Pack friends of mine are having a GIVEAWAY!  You have a chance to win OUR MOST WISHLISTED items from each of our stores!   BONUS ~  Kennedy's Korner will be having a SALE so you can get everything on your wish list for 20 % off.  

My Wishlist
1)  Reading Tab -its from Simply Skilled in Second - are perfect for our Interactive Reading notebooks. The kids love them!
2)  I Can Read Poetry Binder Bundle - from my Primary Pack friend Ashly Sharp has created this product. What a package of perfect poetry to use throughout the year!!
3)  The Poem of the Week by Proud to be Primary is a great way to keep your kiddos engaged.  I would love these for my Interactive Poetry notebook.
4)  I am addicted to clipart - and I love Melonheadz!  Check out these cute little Thinking Friends!!
5)  Educlips Clipart - always a winner - these Writing clips are cute!!  
6)  Hello Literacy is a great place to grab some reading essentials.  Jen Jones rocks!
7)  Reward coupons - read to go!! So many to choose from too!
Mel D from Mel D- Suesstastic has these amazing coupons in her store.

Some items for you ~ 20% OFF too!!
1)  Maps and Globes unit - OVER 100 people have given this unit a 4.0 rating.  Newly updated and ready to use in  your classroom.  
2)  Animal Research Report Projects - Print and Go Non-fiction writing, project ideas and Craftivities included!
3)  Animal Pack of Close Reads - kids LOVE animals and you will love how easy this is to use in your classroom! 
4) Holidays Around the World - just in time for the holidays!! This unit is jammed with Common Core Fun!! 
5)  Martin Luther King Jr. - BEST SELLER on TPT - in top 100 List last year.   Power point and ELA activities. Integrate Social Studies and ELA with this unit. Mini booklet included!  

 You won't want to miss checking out all of the goodies on our wish list. Just be sure to pay attention to what is on the WISHLISTS that you visit and hop from my blog to my Primary Pack friend's blogs.. THAT WAY you can enter the Giveaway and WIN OVER 30 products! YOU will win ALL of the items that are the most popular item from our store!


Good Luck with your shopping and stop to enjoy this holiday season with your family and friends!!
Thanks for visiting our blog!!
We hope you stop back soon!  We are so excited that Michelle from the 3amTeacher is designing our NEW blog for us!!  It is only a few weeks away from being finished. We can't wait to share it with you!  Be sure to come see the final design.

Drumroll please.... Check out this HUGE giveaway package you can win by entering below! There is a resource from almost everyone in The Primary Pack, perfect for all primary grades!! Good luck, friends and happy shopping!

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Now It's Your Turn To Join The Fun! 

Just a few rules to follow and your on your way:
1. Download the images above!
2. Add your favorite sellers products in your TpT cart to the "My Black Friday Wishlist"
3. Add your own products to the "For Your Black Friday Wishlist"
4. Link up below to share your Black Friday Wishlists!
5. Don't forget to enter our fabulous giveaway above AND visit others linked up below!

Giving Thanks and Turkey Trot Anyone?

Turkey Trot Tradition in Buffalo, NY
and what we are Thankful for!  


Hey there ~ Can you believe it is already almost the middle of November? We had our FIRST huge snowfall this week - and it keeps coming...

so it's starting to feel a little like Christmas in Buffalo - rather than Thanksgiving!!  Next week is the annual Turkey Trot that our family gets so excited about every year.  I am personally hoping this 5 feet of snow melts quickly and it's at least 50 degrees on the day of the race!  

The annual YMCA Turkey Trot is one of the largest in the country with 14,000 people registering each year.  

If you happen to be in Buffalo, NY on Thanksgiving morning... be sure to come down and cheer on the Turkey Trotters for the 118th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot and Food Bank Fundraiser.

A little trot history for those of you who are not
from Buffalo, NY
This race is the the oldest consecutively run footrace in North America!
Grab your friends, family, coworkers and run, walk, or jog the 8k route between the Delaware Family Y and the Buffalo Convention Center on Thanksgiving morning.

Buffalo is the city of good neighbors ~ Once again the YMCA is teaming up with the Food Bank of WNY and Channel 2 to help collect non-perishable items for our fellow neighbors in need. Donations will be accepted at all YMCA Buffalo Niagara branches beginning November 1st. There will also be bins available on race day. Help us exceed last year's amount of over 4,600 pounds of food! 

This race is a great day - not only can you do some great people watching - but it's a time to give to the Food Bank of WNY and get together with family and friends. 

Thanksgiving is also a time to remember what we are thankful for.  I try to teach my students that it's important to be thankful for what we have, NOT what we don't have.  I truly am blessed and am thankful for so many things.  



So we would love to hear what your Thanksgiving traditions are.  Do you do something fun on Thanksgiving?  Do you cook, go shopping, or just spend quality time with your family?   Please share in the comments below.  

We are so thankful for TPT, our sweet TPT blog friends, and the opportunity to share our ideas and products with you!  

Most importantly in our new endeavor - we are thankful for our TPT followers and we want to share the Thanksgiving love with all of you! 

Grab FREEBIE while you are here, but leave a comment and tell us what your Thanksgiving traditions are.  
CLICK here to download your surprise!   
Don't forget to leave a comment and share your Thanksgiving with us!! :)


Thank a Veteran!

Hello ~ It's Karen and Kelly blogging from Kennedy's Korner.   We are so happy to be a part of this new collaborative blog here at the Primary Pack.  

We are now officially into the month of November and a very important holiday is just around the corner! 

Veterans Day is near and dear to our family.  We have many family members who are serving in the military - state side and overseas.  Our father is also a Veteran who served in the Vietnam War.   So we make sure to teach this very important holiday to our students every year.  We wanted to share with you some of the books and activities we use in our classroom to help teach our kids about Veterans Day! 

 In my Grade 2 classroom I start the week off with the question - What is Veterans Day?  Some students are well aware of the holiday and why we celebrate it and others have no idea why we are off from school.  I choose a story to read and then I share the Veterans Day Power Point with my class. 

Veterans and soldiers who are currently serving our country need to hear THANK YOU from us!  Taking the time to thank a Veteran is one thing we can do to brighten their day.  Let's teach our students the importance of this. 

Some years when we are able to send care packages to U.S. soldiers, we use the website Operation Care Package.   Some of the items on their "wish list" are listed in this link on their website.   They love getting treats from home!
My cousin's husband who is in the U.S. Army shared with me that these packages are often the highlight of a soldiers month.  When it arrives they know that someone at home CARES and is thinking of them. 
It is a great way to SAY THANK YOU for all of their hard work to serve our country and protect us.

You can pick up this Veterans Day Unit in our TPT store.

As a Thank You to you for following us at the Primary Pack - here is a Veterans Day FREEBIE for you!

This is just a sample of the mini book you will be getting. :)

Thanks for checking out our post on Veterans Day!
  We hope you find the time to Thank a Veteran!
 We will be here at the Primary Pack on the 4th of every month!  Be sure to stop back and keep up with what is going on at Kennedy's Korner blog.  We have some fun FREEBIES just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays!