Introducing Featured Teacher Tuesdays!


Dear Edu-Friends,

As you know, I love creating materials for grades pre-K through 3rd grade. I’ve just joined an AMAZING group of first grade teacher-author-bloggers. We are going to be linking to each others’ blogs for “Featured Teacher Tuesdays.” Please visit often to meet motivated colleagues, to find fun FREEBIES, and to learn lots of ways to enhance your classroom experience.

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This week’s featured teachers are Samantha Gibby and Lisa Fain, also known as “The Primary Sisters.” You can find them at They teach together at the same school in North Carolina!!! These ladies feel so blessed to teach with each other everyday. (I still remember when I first started teaching and volunteered in my sister’s class everyday. I wonder if we’ll ever teach together again!)
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The “Primary Sisters'” adventures as Teachers Pay Teachers sellers began last summer. As they were sitting in a hot tub at the Outer Banks, they began to think of resources they needed to best complement their Words Their Way spelling instruction. (You can check out some of the their short vowel word work packs in their TPT Store!)

short e word workSince July, Samantha and Lisa have been busy creating products. They feel so blessed to be on this amazing journey and are thankful for the wonderful teacher friends they are making along the way. The excitement of creating materials that meet their students needs has been the force that keeps them going.

 Samantha and Lisa are married and both have 3 children. Their oldest sons are in college at NCSU and Appalachian State, but they are still busy with their other teenagers who cheer and play football for their local high school. They enjoy being active in their churches, traveling, feeding the football team each Friday night and surfing the internet. They feel so blessed to be on this awesome journey and are thankful for the wonderful teacher friends they are making along the way.

These sisters are always looking for ways to make learning fun and hands-on. Check out their new Halloween-themed Boo games by clicking on the pictures below.

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Also, enjoy these flash freebies. Students will also LOVE these hands on CVC word wheels, and “Sight word Roll Say Keep” is a great addition to any literacy station.

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Roll, Say, Keep Game with Dolch Words

Be sure to follow these creative sisters on Instagram, Facebook, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Pinterest.


Please also try…

Halloween!Poetry Music The Bundle Poetry Music October Guided Reading Strategies Activities and Songs {Beanie Ba

  ***Link to Feature Teacher Tuesdays by clicking here!



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