Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TPT Seller Challenge Week One: Makeover Madness



We are so excited to have an opportunity to come together with hundreds of TPT sellers to participate in the TPT Seller Challenge! These lovely ladies came up with an awesome idea to challenge TPT sellers to spend the next four weeks improving their business.

Sparkling in Second

Peppy Zesty Teacherista

We were all too excited to accept the challenge and Week 1 was just what we needed.

Makeover Madness week is all about improving existing products and we decided to do a complete overhaul of our product covers. We love the look of the square covers and it makes the shopping experience so much more enjoyable. We are slowly changing up all of our covers but we just HAD to start with our first set of products. Way back in December of 2012 we opened Two Nuts Teachin' from the Same Tree and uploaded four individual products as well as a bundle. The products are awesome and we have gotten some great feedback about them but the covers were... well, I will let the pics speak for themselves!

Realistic Fiction Choice Board

Biography Choice Board

Fantasy Choice Board

Adventure Choice Board

All four choice boards in one bundle!

If you are looking for fun and engaging book projects, these are perfect for your kiddos. Each choice boards allows students to choose activities that speak to them as well as demonstrate a deep level of understanding of the book they read.

We used these as quarterly book projects in our classrooms. Each quarter students were asked to choose a book in the chosen genre that is at their Lexile level to read. Students then used the choice board to choose three activities they would complete based on their book. Each resource includes an optional choice board that identifies which of the 8 multiple intelligences (See our FREE 8 Kinds of Smart posters!) the activity is tapping into. That way kids are making informed choices about activities that ask them to capitalize on their strengths. You will also receive graphic organizers for each of the activities to help kids get started with their project. Finally, you will have an easy time grading each project using the provided rubric.

If you think these sound perfect for your classroom, we are celebrating getting rid of those hideous covers by putting all five (YES! Even the bundle!) 20% off for the rest of this week (through Saturday)! Grab them for next year!


12 comments:

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    1. Thank you! It has been so much fun to go back and redo covers! It is a nice little break from product development! Enjoy the challenge!

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  2. Your product makeovers look AWESOME!! Isn't it amazing to see how much we've changed and grown and how different our style has become as the years go by?! Those new covers you gave your products sure do make them POP!! Great job!!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Erin
    www.kinderdragons.blogspot.com

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    1. You are so right about how much we change! I look at those old product covers and cringe a little!

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  3. I had to check out your blog based by its name! Love it! I'm a little nutty (maybe more than a little). Your makeover looks wonderful-I love Graphics From the Pond clipart!

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    1. Haha! It was one of those names that came up and we knew it was meant to be. We have heard more than once or twice that we are crazy from our colleagues. It just fit perfectly!

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  4. Love the transformation of your products! They really do have the look and feel of a set. :)

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    1. Thank you! That is what we were hoping! It is so hard to find a way to have a cohesiveness throughout your store with out it being boring! Thanks again!

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  5. I love how you've designed a cohesive look for similar products. I'm trying to do the same and think it really helps buyers not only recognize your products, but also purchase similar resources. I think I've told you this before, but I love the colors in your blog design! This minty-turquoise color is one of my favorites! :)
    Jennifer
    everythingjustso.org

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    1. Awww, thanks! We love your blog! So adorable!

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    1. Thank you! The make over challenge was exactly what we needed! :)

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