Seuss Week Dress Up Days ***FREEBIE***

If you're a School Librarian/Public Librarian/School Administrator, PTO President...anyone looking for dress up day ideas for Read Across America, I have a freebie for you.  I've planned our dress up days and created a flyer to post on my school's website and send home with students.  It's free of our school name or any other information that would make it specific to my school - and since Read Across America is the same week for everyone, it works!  If you like the dress up days and your school or place of business dresses up all week, then it's perfect!  I originally planned our dress up days a little differently, but ended up having to change a few things due to School Compliance Monitoring.  Anyhoo, enjoy!  Happy Reading!

You can find a PDF version HERE.


Groundhog Day LIVE Stream!

Tomorrow is February 2nd...the 130th anniversary of Groundhog Day!  It looks like it's going to be an interesting day across the United States.  We're getting ready for some severe storms to head our way, while much of the country is getting ready for what's setting up to be a huge snow event.  Whether you're a teacher, homeschooler or just want to see what's going on with Punxsutawney Phil, you can watch a live stream event beginning at 5am tomorrow at this website.  Bring Pennsylvania to your classroom or living room and let's see what Phil has to say!  Happy Groundhog Day!


**Free** 2016 Read With Me Calendar

Brookes Publishing is offering a FREE 2016 Read With Me Calendar HERE that looks just amazing!  Just fill in your address and you're good to go!  Here's the blurb from their website:

Boost your child’s language and literacy skills all year long with our 2016 “Read with Me, Talk with Me” calendar!
Expand vocabulary and help get children ready for school with some of our favorite tips and resources. You can jumpstart your child’s early language and literacy skills all while having fun and spending time together.

This would be a great gift for your child's teacher, your grandchildren, yourself!  Can't wait to receive mine!

Frozen Rainbow Loom DIY Bracelet Kit by Disney - ONLY $3.98!!!

Hurry on over to Amazon where they have the Frozen Rainbow Loom Bracelet kit on sale for $3.98!!!  Think Valentine's Day or Easter Basket!  This is an amazing price!  Shipping is always free with Amazon Prime or with a $25 purchase.  If you don't have Prime, it's WELL worth the free 2 day shipping!  I purchase it EVERY year and use it weekly, sometimes daily for household items, birthday gifts, Christmas and more.  Remember...Amazon deal prices slowly rise back to regular price after so many are sold, so the quicker, the better!

Buy the Loom Kit HERE!

Rook Card Game - Only $3.40!

rookRook is such a fun card game! We love playing with family and friends during get-togethers and holidays. Amazon currently has the Rook Card game for only $3.40 HERE! This would be a great addition to an Easter Basket or your Family Game Night shelf! Free shipping as always if you belong to Amazon Prime. If not, you can always sign up for a free trial here. Hurry, hurry...Amazon deals are always for a limited time.

FREE Poetry Month Poster!

The Academy of American Poets is offering a free poster for poetry month!  Great freebie for teachers and libraries.  Just go here to request your FREE poster!  They also have a link to a letter sized poster you can download instantly.  Enjoy!


Your Story Matters Necklace - $15 Shipped!

If you’re looking for a great Graduation or Mother’s Day gift (it is on May 8th!) ...or just something special for yourself or a friend, check out this Your Story Matters Necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs.  I love finds like this for my gift closet!  I'm in love with this necklace!  Every story matters...what a great memento to share our stories with the world.  This handcrafted necklace features a pewter bench and pendant that states “your story matters” on a sterling silver-filled chain. Note that shipping is $7.95 for one necklace or free on $50 orders before discounts are applied. 
If you're planning to purchase more than one necklace or a few other things from the website, an additional $15 off any $50 purchase is available at checkout with promo code 15BUCKS.  That means you can add THREE of these necklaces to your cart and after the code 15BUCKS, you’ll pay just $45 shipped for all three necklaces – that makes each necklace ONLY $15!  It's great to keep gifts like this in your gift closet for those unexpected Graduation Invites!  Awesome price!


Dr. Seuss Bingo Cards ***Freebie***!

I have such a fun freebie for you today!  Dr. Seuss Day/Theodor Seuss Geisel's Birthday is one of my FAVORITE celebrations of the year.  We always have so much fun celebrating - at school AND at home!  We celebrate the entire week at school with dress up days, a photo booth, illustrator/author visits and lots of fun activities.  This year, Seuss Week is February 29th - March 4th.  A few years ago, I created these Dr. Seuss Bingo Cards as a fun way to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day in the library.  I'm sharing them today FOR FREE!  Follow the links below for 8 Bingo Cards as well as the complete 7 page Calling Card list with pictures.  I always cut the list apart and put the pieces in a jar to use during the game.  Need more for your classroom, child's teacher, birthday party, etc?  You can find all 40 cards + calling list in my store here.  I've JUST discounted them from $5 to $3!  If you decide to purchase the 40 card set, these will be delivered via email.  I always used red hots/smarties/various candy for bingo chips.  If you only need a few for a party or small gathering, I hope these 8 FREE Bingo Cards will be just what you need!  Enjoy!

Bingo Cards 1 & 2

Bingo Cards 3 & 4

Bingo Cards 5 & 6

Bingo Cards 7 & 8

Calling List Page 1

Calling List Page 2 

Calling List Page 3

Calling List Page 4

Calling List Page 5

Calling List Page 6

Calling List Page 7

***Link to ALL 40 Cards*** - Recently discounted from $5 to $3! (cards will be sent via email)

***Freebies*** References and Resources "Cheat Sheet" Bookmark Printables

Finding reliable information is difficult for kids these days.  In a world where they are immersed in information from every direction, they have to be taught that not all of that information is true and/or current.  There are certain places that are better than others to find reliable information, especially when it comes to research projects, presentations and papers.  Students have to be taught and reminded throughout their school years as technology and current events are constantly changing.  I've compiled a little *cheat sheet* bookmark that defines reliable resources for students AND gives them one of my favorite places to go to find information - Fact Monster.  I love giving this to students at the end of a lesson on Research and Reference Skills.  Laminate, cut and they'll be ready to go.  I hope you'll enjoy this little freebie today as a thank you for reading along at Reading Redeemed.  Just click on the picture to enlarge the bookmarks.

I've also created a bookmark *cheat sheet* on citing sources.  If you would like to see those, you can find it here.



Six Flags Read to Succeed Program - Free Ticket to Six Flags

If you're not a teacher or librarian, don't tune out...you can help bring this program to your child's school!

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program is an easy program to add into an already established reading program at your local school.  Here's a small blurb from their website:

Read to Succeed is an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Students who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! The program is available to teachers and schools at no cost to participate, and it's a great way to motivate kids to read.

Basically, this is how it works:
Students read and log their minutes on the reading log - they can read for 5 minutes, 1 hour, whatever...they just record it on their reading log.  Once they're read for 6 hours or 360 minutes, they return the log to their teacher or librarian and the school submits their name online for a free Six Flags ticket.  If you want to implement this in your school for the current school year, you'll need to do so quickly...all reading logs/student names must be submitted online by March 1, 2016 and they DO NOT accept late submissions.

Most schools/classrooms are already reading a certain amount per week/night, so this is a great way to take what they're already doing and get rewarded for it!  Tickets usually arrive to the school sometime in early May.

If you're a parent wanting to share this information with a school, you can find more information at their website here.  If you would like to view the reading log or print a copy to show your school without having to register, you can find those here.

Happy Reading!
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