Welcome Winter Sale & Friday Flashback Linky!

I am joining up with the Welcome Winter Sale so everything at the Teacher's Clubhouse TpT store (primary) and Lightbulb Minds TpT store (intermediate) will be 20% off now through Sunday!  Stock up on some units you'll need soon, like the "Super Bowl Unit" or "Halfway Day Unit." 

This was a short week for us at school...and the last day was filled with Holiday Fun, so I'm just going to take this time to share our {finally} finished informational books!  You can see their progress through my other Friday Flashbacks. 

Students worked on adding special type to their books.  They bolded important words that could be found in their indexes and highlighted important words that could be found in their glossaries.
Then, students designed their covers and I bound them into books!  They were so proud of their final creations. ;)  I must say that this process was soooooo much easier having my own personal laminator and binder in the classroom!  In the past, I've always glued their covers to construction paper and laminated with the school laminator.  Yep, glued, laminated, cut out.....ugh!  This year, I just laminated their covers with my personal laminator - no need for construction paper since the lamination is so much thicker and no need to cut out since the sleeves are paper-sized!  L-O-V-E-it's the little things that save us time! ;)

We started on biographies before we left, but I forgot to take a pic of our affinity diagram!  I'll share that when we return to school.

Are you already out for winter break?  Are you in school the entire week?  Link up and share a snapshot from your week!


  1. The kiddos' books!!

    I’m having a giveaway! I’d love for you to buzz by and enter :)
    The Busy Busy Hive

  2. You may have just convinced me to buy a personal laminator. We made calendars for parent gifts. Yes...construction paper, 10 glue sticks, and laminator at the teacher store. It was so much work!
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

  3. Definitely add it to your Christmas list, April!! Under $30 at Target and sooooo worth it! :)

  4. Hey Amanda, I just linked up to share out Snowflakes for Sandy Hook.
    I emailed you a few days ago~ Not sure if you got it..
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  5. We are going to be writing informational books after break, too. Thanks for the linky.

    Happy Literacy!

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  7. Thanks for the great linky. We are starting our non-fiction unit after the holidays and your post gave me some great ideas - as always!

  8. I love these non-fictional books! Are they available at your store?
    Mrs. Sheehan

  9. Hooray for me...I just found your Blog! WOW...your students' informational books look wonderful! Excellent idea to highlight indexed words and words found in the glossary! Smiles and stop by anytime!

  10. Hi! I wish had seen the Linky last week. I would have joined in! I LOVE the books! The laminator/binder is fantastic! I might have to get one!! Thanks for sharing!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans


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