Back to School Resources for Early Years!

Struggling to find something to do during that first week? A week that is usually full of tears and tantrums!

Try these hands on resources for little ones.

Playdough Activity Bundle

Playdough Activity Bundle

This will keep them busy for hours AND with a purpose!

OR perhaps you want to take the learning outdoors with these cute little games and task cards?

This little book of numbers is great for starting off, students will love how simple these little worksheets are!

Tons of other resources available in my shop right NOW!

Click the link below to go straight there!

Polly Puddleduck’s Shop

 

March Madness – Springing into Spring!

Spring is on its way! Temperatures are rising and teachers are smiling! It must soon be time for a holiday?

Almost there, 2/3 of the year is through! Time to knuckle down and get everything covered that you haven’t!

Need a helping hand with resources?

Lots of new items in my shop now!

Check out the links below for some March Madness

March Circle Time Activity Pack.jpg

March Circle Time Activity Pack

 

March Writing Pack

March Writing Pack for Emergent Readers and Writers 

 

Spring Themed High Frequency Words

Spring Themed Design High Frequency Words

 

Looking for something else? I’m sure I have it in my shop! Pass by now and grab yourself a bargain!

 

 

Digital Teaching Resources – The Pace of Change

With up to a million downloads per day of free material, TES Global provides a platform for teachers to share ideas and materials for lessons.

In recent months, TES Premium Authors have come under scrutiny and many in the same profession suggest that teaching resources should be free. Unfortunately, some are not aware of how time consuming creating a resource can be. Many of us spend days or weeks creating materials. We have paid money for fonts and clipart. It’s not as easy as just downloading a font from the Internet, we still have to follow correct protocol and the law. Fonts must be available for commercial use. Any Clipart that is used must be in the public domain and/or if purchased follow the correct terms of use set out by the Illustrator or Designer.

This year, I have spent around 150 pounds on Clipart, Fonts, Merchandise and Advertising. That’s 150 pounds and it’s only February!

Recently, a few TES Authors have had comments left on resources (reviews) stating the price is too high……………………first of all, that’s an opinion, not a fact! Some ‘wished’ the resource had of contained more. Tell me WHERE can you get an 80+ page educational textbook with lesson plans / worksheets AND activities for less than £4? Yes, many resources on TES are actually priced too low! Many of us are underselling but we know how important it is to have good quality resources available.

The prices on TES are actually much, much lower than they should be. We realise that many teachers do have to buy their own resources, pay for their own ink and paper and therefore our prices are reasonable. We ARE thinking about the buyer, however, many of us are losing out and should probably be charging double.

Please, READ before you buy. Many of us include lengthy descriptions AND previews. If you can’t get the information that you are looking for from the description, move on. If you bought something that was 24 pages, don’t then return and leave a review saying ‘it was a bit short’ or ‘there weren’t many pages’.

There are over 250,000 resources on TES Global and hundreds of Premium Authors. Nobody is twisting your arm- READ the descriptions!

We want to make a better future generation. We know what our students need. Large publishing houses often haven’t stepped foot in a classroom yet we trust them to build us what we need to cover the curriculum.

It’s time to put the ball in our court, it’s time for us to take control. We only want what’s best for our students and for our fellow colleagues.

We don’t always charge for resources, we aren’t that mean! We also offer FREEBIES. Many of us include samples and/or weekly freebies and we all love positive feedback. If you leave a comment, please, remember, what we tell our students, if it isn’t constructive criticism – don’t bother.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post!

You can check out a few of the Premium TES Author shops by following these links.
Don’t forget to click ‘Follow’ to receive updates.

betsy
Betsy Belle

msliterature

MsLiterature76

teachers resource

TeachersResourceForce 

learners

Learners’ Labyrinth

oskinwan
OkinawanGirl

teachers tool
TeachersToolkit 

polly
PollyPuddleduck 

If any TES Authors want their shop/store added to this list- please, drop me an email!

-Polly

Christmas over for another year…

Christmas is over for another year, it will soon be time to get back to porridge! 

Truly looking forward to 2016, I started this business in October of 2015 and the success I’ve had already truly makes me feel blessed. 

Hoping that 2016 is just as successful and more,

Wishing you and your families a very happy and prosperous 2016!
-Polly

My Interview with TES

Was unsure whether I wanted to throw myself out there so soon but when TES offered me the chance of an Interview, I grabbed it with both hands and I’m so glad I did.

Have you read my interview with TES? If not, read it now!

Click here

It’s almost that time ….. REPORTS!

It’s almost that time of year again. If you are lucky and you are a Class Teacher, you will have less work than Specialist / Subject Teachers, some of whom have to write 400+ report comments… (I feel for you, I really do!)

If you are having a brain freeze or fart, yes, my son likes to call his ‘weaker moments’ brain farts, then be sure and check out my Report Bank Comment Resource Pack. It’s ideal for KS2/KS3/Middle/High School.

I am in the process of creating another for lower levels but it will be more skills based.

If you want to have a nosey, you can see a preview on either of my stores.

For US Resources go to either my TpT Store or my TES USA Store.

https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/report-comment-bank-11155856

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Report-Comment-Bank-2140845

FOR UK – TES UK

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/report-comment-bank-11139743

-Polly xx

Massive Sale on ALL Teaching Resources

Good Morning!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.

Just wanted to update you all- there are two places where you can buy Polly Puddleduck Resources. I have a shop on the TES and a store on TpT. Why shop and why store? Well, the TES is mainly British Curriculum and TpT is an American site with mainly American Curriculum. Most of my products are British and American English- yes, you will find two pages that may look exactly the same in the middle of your packs but if you look closely, you will see that a favourite becomes a favorite!

You can find my store/shop by clicking either of the two links below.

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources-shop/PollyPuddleduck

www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/pollypuddleduck