3...2...1 Back-To-School Bash with The Primary Pack

Hello Friends!

I'm so glad you are making your way through our blog hop to read through the terrific teacher tips, gather the letters that spell out a secret message, download the fabulous freebies, and enter all of the great giveaways at every stop!

Our hop is a 3…2…1… BACK TO SCHOOL BASH 
because each member of The Primary Pack will be giving you 
3 teacher tips, 
2 giveaways (one on each of our blogs and one BIG one on the Primary Pack), 
and 1 freebie!

To enter our BIG giveaway, you need to head over to THE PRIMARY PACK first! As you "hop" through our blogs, you will collect a letter from each of us… 28 total. Those letters spell out a secret code that you need.  You will use the secret code to enter the Rafflecoptor on The Primary Pack at the end of the hop.

You need to collect the letters from us IN ORDER, so please make sure that you start from the beginning of our hop. Click on the button below to head over to THE PRIMARY PACK and start our BACK TO SCHOOL BASH!!

My three tips are all book series recommendations guaranteed to make your daily read alouds engaging, entertaining, and effective!  I've included a link to a website for each one as well that my students enjoy exploring during our Computer Lab time, during indoor recess, or at home!

Primary grade students LOVE to laugh and learn from the school mishaps experienced and mistakes
made by Junie B. Jones!  

I use the props, poster, School Survival Guide and Top Secret Personal Beeswax books pictured above to review school rules with my second graders.  A little humor goes a LONG way in helping them understand behavior expectations!  Click {HERE} to enjoy her website!

My students also love Mercy Watson, a pig with personality plus, who has more human traits than animal ones!  I discovered this series just last year and it was a HUGE hit in Room #2!  

The chapters are short, the supporting characters who live on Deckawoo Drive are hilarious, and the featured "porcine wonder" will steal your heart--especially when she is dressed in her pink tutu and tiara!  Click {HERE} to enjoy her website!  

Betty Birney's Humphrey the Hamster series chronicles the many ways a very handsome rodent helps the students in Mrs. Brisbane's second grade classroom solve their problems.  Room #2 has a stuffed version of Humphrey that lives in a little bucket with his own notebook, pencil, and fake NutriNibbles!  

I found him on Amazon two years ago when my group really wanted a class pet.  He is by far the most popular of our book buddies, and listens during after-lunch read aloud from the lap of a different student each day!  Visit his website {HERE}.  

Be sure to enter for a chance to win a Silhouette Cameo when you visit The Primary Pack!

Enter here for a chance to win a Classic Logo Design Package 
from one of my favorite
graphic artists !  

I'll announce the lucky winner on the morning of
Saturday, September 5th!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The prize logo package will be designed by my dear friend and collaborator, Laine.  We had the opportunity to finally meet at the TpT conference in Vegas this summer!  What a lovely and talented lady she is!  I will be forever grateful for the amount of time and ingenuity she continues to invest in my blog design and TpT store brand, and I am addicted to the clip art she sells on TpT!

My giveaway winner's classic logo will consist of simple, clean lines and patterns, with their TpT store's name as the main focus of the design.  The package will include the following:
- Logos (in small, medium and large sizes) and a logo for your TpT/teaching store.
- Banners and side bar badges for your store which match the colors, theme, and style of your logo.
- Header banners for both Facebook and your blog. 

Your students will love writing letters to some of their favorite book characters from all three of the book series featured above with this FREE pack of friendly letter templates and task cards!

 to download!
Thanks in advance for leaving thoughtful feedback!

Before you head to the next blog, be sure to record this letter so that you 
can decode our secret message!


Your next stop on the hop  will be at the blog of one of my first SLANT Box buddies!  I finally got to meet her in Vegas too!  What a pleasure and a privilege it has been to get to know Alexis and have her design my business card.  We've also co-hosted a few fun linky parties together!


Before you make your merry way over to Laugh Eat Learn,  know that I am grateful for your readership, and hope that you'll take the time to click on the social media icons at the top of this page to follow me on Bloglovin', Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook!  

As always, hold a song in your heart, don't be afraid to share your story, and continue to teach your children well..... 


  1. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway! I asked Laine to just do a whole package since I have been wanting to update my blog anyway! So here is what the TPT store looks like: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Bible-Fun-For-Kids
    Here is the new blog look: http://www.biblefunforkids.com/
    Yes, Laine was super easy to work with! Thanks again to both of you!

    1. You are most welcome, Debbie! So glad you were pleased with Laine's design! She continues to be a gem to work with!