Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Dollar Sale at Scholastic

They've done it again! Those lovely people at Scholastic are treating us all to another one of their dollar deals.

Over the last couple of years I've managed to stock up on loads of great bargains in the Dollar Sale. I stumbled upon this one purely by chance this time, but I couldn't resist. I'm not on commission - I just thought you'd like a heads up. This time I saved  massive $114!! This is what I got for my $14...

Fresh & Fun: Halloween    Quick Crafts: Apples, Pumpkins & Harvest  25 Emergent Reader Mini-Books: Favorite Themes 
 15 Wonderful Writing Prompt Mini-Books  Teaching With Aesop’s Fables  Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers: Teaching Guide 20 Sing-Along Mini-Books for Emergent Readers  15 Easy-to-Read Holiday & Seasonal Mini-Book Plays  Grammar Manipulatives Kids Love! 

 Word Family Mini-Storybooks  Shakespeare Mini-Books  Irresistible Shakespeare

Teaching With Favorite Back-to-School Books  The Scholastic Big Book of Holidays Around the Year

The mini books will be great for my EAL kids, and the grammar manipulatives will help to make grammar a little more interesting. The Hallowe'en, Back to School, holidays and autumn themed books will hopefully give me lots of ideas for new resources. The Shakespeare books are for my older EAL kids who have to study them in high school - sometimes a watered-down, modern version is easier for them to access. I can't wait to start using them!

What will you spend your dollar on...?

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Hot off the press! Read all about it!

Morning all - and a Happy Easter to you!

A few things to share with you today:

Firstly, the latest edition of my newsletter has just been published. You can link up to it here. And why not use the tab on the right to sign up to get the newsletter delivered straight to your inbox - that way you won't miss a thing!

Secondly, I've just popped over to Natasha's linky. Natasha is based Down Under and runs a fabulous linky party every Saturday. This week she has a huge range of link ups with an Easter theme, so there's something for everyone. You're sure to find some creative ideas for your holiday.
Finally, don't forget to join in with my Welcome Back giveaway. There are 5 prizes up for grabs with 21 chances of winning.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, 18 April 2014

Welcome Back!

Regular readers will know that we've kinda been through the mill over the last year. It hasn't been easy, and the first thing to suffer was my blog, which I had to ice for a while. But things are definitely on the up.

In my last post I asked you to watch out for some exciting new changes. Well, they're here.

Drum roll please... DDrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Ladies and gentlemen, I have great pleasure in unveiling the new SOS-Supply!  Ta ra....!

I just love the new design. It's fresh, colourful and dynamic. I hope you will love it as much as I do. Do let me know what you think.

To celebrate my return, I'm hosting a rather special giveaway - one Rafflecopter, 5 prizes, 5 winners.
Prize 1 - Valentine's Day
5 packs of 3D embellishments with a Valentine theme - handbags and shoes, birds and hearts, kittens and hearts, red cut-out hearts, and wine and cupids.
Prize 2 - Rule Britannia
2 packs of embellishments with a British theme, London Olympics 2012 official key ring, and cute vintage Carters seeds fridge magnet.

Prize 3 - All Things Scrapbooking
4 packs of embellishments, including camping, baseball and Christmas, and a cute mini scrapbooking kit (full instructions, 2 scrapbooks, over 60 stickers, decorative papers, photo frames, stencils, and 3D decorations - all crammed safely in a keepsake box that you can also decorate).

Prize 4 - Back to School 
Pack of assorted post-it notes and tabs, Ty Beanie puzzle eraser "Daisy the Cow", Ty Beanie puzzle eraser "Seamore the Seal", 2014-2015 academic diary, and Dirty Girl On The Go kit (32 tiny page travel diary, 2 luggage tags for girly bags, towelette for speedy clean-up, and spf 18 lip balm in "get ready raspberry")

Prize 5 - Choice of 2 items from my store
Explore my fully stocked shop - you're bound to find something that takes your fancy.
With 21 chances to win you stand a great chance of winning. So why not be the first to start clicking that Rafflecopter. The giveaway starts today at 7pm Eastern Time (that's 12am 19th April GMT). You have until 7pm Eastern Time on Friday 25th April to get your entries in (that's 12am Saturday 26th April GMT).
Don't forget to spread the word - I'm really hoping for a successful Rafflecopter to launch my new-look blog. 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Reader, it's been too long...

Well hello there... It's been far too long... Yes, I know I've had one or two tiny problems, but things are on the up at last. And I'm in the mood to celebrate - yay!

My good friend Andrea over at Reading Towards the Stars is celebrating too. It's her 2nd bloggy birthday and she's having a party! She is holding a huge Rafflecopter giveaway with gifts from over 40 fantabulously creative bloggers. Gifts include teaching resources, clip art, vouchers for Amazon and store credits.

Don't miss out - pop on over to Andrea's place now, wish her a happy bloggy birthday and join in the fun.

I admit that things have been a little pushed on the time front, but all that is set to change. My Easter break starts on Monday and I have BIG plans for this blog. I hope you'll join me for a peek next week.


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Oh my....!

Oh my...! just look how long it's been sine my last post! I'm so sorry, peeps. I hope you'll forgive me once you've heard the reasons for my silence..

As you know, last year I split with my partner and bought a house. Moving house is always stressful, but I've had a bit of a roller coaster ride. We moved in on 13th December in a bid to speed up the builders... They soon left, but on 18th December catastrophe struck. You see, we've had rain here almost non-stop since the end of November. At its worst, we had the most terrible storms with driving rain and gale force winds, all of which took its toll on my little house - and my sanity! We had water coming in everywhere, including down the flue that was to service my new wood burner... Christmas was bleak. New Year was bleaker. But I'm pleased to report that things are looking up. After spending an additional £2500 (on top of the £12,000+ it took to modernise the place - phew!) to repair the roof and guttering, and having removed one of the leaky chimneys (I need the other one for my wood burner, so that's been repaired), we are now officially watertight! Yay!

So here's what I've been up to:

Lounge before

 Lounge after
Kitchen before
Kitchen after

Kitchen after

As I've been away for so long, I thought that now would be a good time to clear out the cobwebs and re-invent my blog. I'm not sure what I want to do yet, but watch this space...
By for now :)

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