Sunday, October 27, 2013

BOOOO's Having a SALE????

Trick-or Treat!!!  
We are TREATING  this year with a Halloween SALE!!
Visit Reading Olympian's store for 20% off all products!

Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Halloween is Root time!

In the spirit of ghost and ghouls Reading O has created
Root instruction is critical for vocabulary development and you will find student LOVE learning them! 

Happy Halloween!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ready, Set, Go! Bring on The New School Year!

Summer sure does seem to fly by! I can't believe that we are already back to school! It sure has been an exciting summer for both of us as we both have taken on new positions at a another school where we still get to work with each other! We are loving our new school family! We are so proud and excited to be apart of the amazingness happening! Check out all the fun we had this summer!

Also with the move I am now teaching 2nd grade and could not be more thrilled! Here is a sneak peek at my new classroom!

Freshly painted door! 

Word wall and Reading Focus Wall

Can't wait to start teaching Greek and Latin Roots to these little ones! 

Thanks for checking out my new room! Check back soon for some new classroom updates! 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Reading Tags

Reading Olympian Tags---and MORE!
Those of you who are implementing 
Reading Olympians 
know that Reading Necklaces play a key role as a motivator!  The tags are very effective-kids LOVE them! The only disadvantage to the tags is they are a bit pricey!  We did not want the cost to serve as a deterrent to utilizing the necklaces!  SO we have created our own tags!  Just copy on card-stock, laminate, cut, punch and wear!  

When we started our necklaces they were simply the kids' "Reading Necklaces."  However, they grew into much more! They became a necklace that celebrated many accomplishments of the students.  You could use a ball/chain necklace, a wrist band, or simply a silver ring!  We will continue to add to our line of tags.  You will be amazed at the power of these little tags to motivate your students!

Back To School

We hope everyone who has returned to school has had a 
great start to their year!!! 

Reading O in the classroom!
We wanted to bring attention to the Reading Olympians in ACTION page of our blog!  The program is growing quickly and we are thrilled to have Reading O in classrooms throughout the country!  Thanks to all who have implemented!! We feel the BEST way to learn about the program is to see how teachers
 are actually using it! 
 Please follow the link to see Reading O in classrooms K-6!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School Sale and Blog Hop Fun

The Sale Is Finally Here!!!

We are thrilled to be participating in a
Buy One Get One FREE Blog Hop!!
When you buy our
Reading Olympians Root Instruction Program you will receive a code and you will be able to download
Paragraph Sandwich Writing Activity for FREE!!  
Thanks to the amazing  
 hosting a buy one get one blog hop!!

Simply email Reading O your TPT user name and we will reply with the code!!  Easy as that!

Happy back to school and enjoy shopping!!!

Blog Hop and SALE!!!!

The Sale Is Finally Here!!!

We are thrilled to be participating in a
Buy One Get One FREE Blog Hop!!
When you buy our
Reading Olympians Root Instruction Program you will receive a code and you will be able to download
Paragraph Sandwich Writing Activity for FREE!!  
Thanks to the amazing  
Diary of A Not So Wimpy Teacher 
 hosting a buy one get one blog hop!!

Simply email Reading O your TPT user name and we will reply with the code!!  Easy as that!

Happy back to school and enjoy shopping!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Christmas in July SALE

'Tis the Season..... For a 
    Christmas in July SALE
July 24-26!!!

Reading Olympians is celebrating Christmas in July
by throwing a store wide sale!  All items--including the
 full line of  

We also have new programs for content teachers: Science, Math and Social Studies

Monday, July 15, 2013

We are exited to share a different product with you!  We have been working hard to learn the new evaluation processes and how to NAIL walk-throughs!  One thing that is a MUST is to continue to monitor student understanding.  We have created a bundle of quick and simple formative assessments in order to show that you are monitoring student learning either when an administrator is in for an evaluation or a 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thank you 3AM!!

WOW!!  We cannot thank Michelle at enough for her amazing linky!  So many teachers implemented one of the Reading Olympian programs--we are so honored!  All grade levels were represented and we learned right along with those of you new to Reading O!  We are creating a page devoted to the Pass the Torch Linky to serve as a resource.  The best way to learn is to see it in action!!  As always, please email us with questions!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Get Ready for Bloggy Olympics!!!

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Join The 3AM Teacher, the Reading Olympians, and over 80 SUPREME education bloggers as we take you through a tour of the Reading Olympians Root Study Program!!

See the program IN ACTION in a variety of K-6th grade classrooms as you Pass the Torch!! Get ideas, discover the progression of the program, and enter the Raffle for a chance to win ONE of the three prizes listed below!!

First Place Winner : Gold Medal

  Prizes: Complete Reading Olympians Program
            $50.00 Amazon Gift Card
            50% off Discount Code for a 1-Day shopping spree at The 3AM Teacher's Etsy store!

Second Place Winner: Silver Medal

   Prizes: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
              40% off Discount Code for a 1-Day shopping spree at The 3AM Teacher's Etsy store!

Third Place Winner: Bronze Medal

    Prizes: 30% off Discount Code for a 1-Day shopping spree at The 3AM Teacher's Etsy store!

All Reading Olympians products will be 20% off  during the exciting weekend of Pass the Torch!

Have FUN & Let the Games Begin!!!


Grade 1 & 2

Grade 3 & 4

Grade 5 & 6

    a Rafflecopter giveaway --

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pass the Torch

Pass the Torch is going strong!

We want to thank Michelle for her amazing help with this amazing linky!  Don't forget to follow her blog!

Please feel free to ask questions as you implement an activity from your Reading O program!
Thanks for Passing the Torch!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Welcome Everyone!!

This post is especially for all of you wonderful, hard-working and inspiring K-6th grade teachers!!! You are all invited to participate in what may be the BEST and most useful education linky of the year!!! I have been working very closely with Krista Miller and Julie Kiss from The Reading Olympians this past year and I absolutely LOVE these two gals!!! It has been a great honor working with both of you (Krista & Julie)!!! They have developed a  complete program to teach grades K-6th Greek and Latin roots. Krista and Julie began developing this program to help their own students & when they realized how the program had helped their students reach higher academic levels and an understanding of how to understand words in context, they began to further develop this program in hopes of getting their program in the hands of more teachers. 

The program has been strategically organized so that students can work at their own pace. It has been carefully scaffolded to allow teachers from grades K-6th to adapt the program into their daily routine in small portions helping to build students' vocabulary, comprehension, reading, spelling, and writing skills. The program and lessons are all Common Core driven and easily adaptable to meet the needs of a wide range of student academic levels. 

The program includes detailed instructions, web support, and extra supplemental materials to integrate into the lessons and promote student motivation and success. Not only are the lessons Common Core driven, but they are also fun for the students. Teachers will not need to learn new skills in order to implement this program into their classrooms and the students will enjoy the lessons, activities, leveled achievement rewards, and not to mention, the beautiful Greek graphics I created specifically for this program. Krista and Julie have also made themselves available to teachers who purchase their program and are hoping to get opportunities to help implement their program in other schools through workshops and hands-on involvement.  I just know they are going to be big time soon..haha..

Many teachers have already purchased the Reading Olympians program and have nothing, but positive things to rave about after using this in their classrooms. 

In order to help bring awareness and get this treasure into your classrooms, I came up with the idea to do a linky -  back when the Olympics were playing (this has been a long process in the making) and decided that the best and most appropriate title would be, Pass the Torch. 

This linky will allow all of you K-6th grade teachers a chance to use this program in your classroom for FREE  - NEVER again will the program be offered for free, so you might want to join in on the fun.... here are the details...

Pass The Torch with Reading Olympians...

K-6th grade teachers (all of you are welcome) who sign up to participate in this linky will receive the complete program for your grade level(s) to use in your classroom. 

1. Upon receiving the program, you will be given two weeks to use at least one lesson in your classroom.

2. You will have one-on-one support during this time for any questions you may have (if you need it).

3. You must choose one day to use at least one lesson to use in your classroom, take observation notes, pictures, and other creative ideas you used during the lesson and blog about.

4. You will all be given a deadline to use at least one lesson in your class and prepare a post about your experience. **You will also get help from myself or from Krista and Julie at any time. 

5. You will each be given a small set of guidelines to organize your post, but you will have the freedom to use the program in a way that will benefit your students and your teaching style the best. 

6. ALL posts will be scheduled to go live on the SAME day. We will also run a MEGA giveaway for the week the posts go live, which will be a fun and engaging learning experience that will also drive traffic to your blogs.  Followers and new followers will begin with the younger grades and work their way up to the higher grades to get the opportunity to see how each teacher and each grade level used this program. Participants will also get a chance to see how other teachers at the same grade level were able to use the program with their students, which will give you ideas on how to implement and use the rest of the program. Each teacher participant will, in essence, PASS THE TORCH to the next teacher participant until all teachers and all grade levels have been visited!!! 

We will give our followers/readers the entire week to pick up the torch from blog to blog and end the week with an amazing giveaway that will include over $100 in gift cards (and more)!! 

As a participant,  you will get an opportunity to get your hands on an amazing program, gain new followers, and learn new teaching techniques from other teachers around the world!!!! I hope you will join us in this journey and I might cross paths as we Pass the Torch!

My original deadline for signing up was March 6th, but because my blog was down this week, I am going to extend the sign-up deadline to March 13th, 2013!! This gives all of you a chance to sign up. Please make sure that you will be able to use the lesson in your classroom in the next month

Deadline to sign up to participate:MARCH 13th, 2013

HOW: CLICK on the image below to fill in a quick form, so that Krista and Julie can begin to prepare the needed materials for each participant that will meet the specific grade (or academic)level of each participant's classroom. 

WHAT: On March 14th, all participants will be contacted through email. Participants will receive directions, deadline dates, contact information and links to get help, and they will be contacted by Krista and/or Julie to get an access code to download the program to use. 

We will give participants one week to get settled and review everything, ask questions, and prepare a day to use the lesson. 
On March 20th, we will then set a date for the lessons to be implemented by and a date to schedule your posts for the Pass the Torch linky to go live!!!

Click the image above to complete a short form and participate with us!!!

I really hope that you all sign up and I look forward to Passing the Torch to YOU!!! Thank you so much for all of your support!!

P.S. What do you think of the new blog design??? I am so sorry I was down all last week!!! I hope you all have a wonderful new week!!! Here are a couple of WILD, 3AM Teacher-themed backgrounds for you to grab!!

Please stop by and check out the amazing two-some who own Reading Olympians!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Super Bowl Game

Please visit:

For more details and to find out who wins!!!