Teaching Inspiration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to School Classroom Prep

Okay ... it's official!  I am officially in "oh my goodness there are so many projects to finish to prepare for Back to School 2014" mode!  That means it's time to finish all of my latest back to school packets so I can have them printed and laminated and ready for the beginning of the school year.  It also means, hurry and print and cut and laminate so I can make everything look good in my classroom!!  My first official day with students isn't technically until September 4th, but I will be going in next week to start setting up.  

The funny thing about being TpT obsessed is that I constantly feel the need to improve ... improve my products for buyers and improve my classroom by constantly creating and finding better things to add or use for the most current school year.  Does anyone else have this problem?

I am excited to get my hands in there and try to make this my prettiest, nicest, most organized classroom yet!  Combine a little OCD and a little perfectionistic tendencies and you have a girl on a mission!!


In case you are a tad bit curious, these are some of the items that I have been working on.  Click on the pictures or headers to bring you to links.


Freebie


{ The bright colored alphabet cards will be coming to my store soon in a handwriting packet I am putting together.  Stay tuned!!  :) }


Here is a new rules freebie that I posted!  I absolutely ADORE it for the primary grades!!  I haven't decided if I will use this in addition to my adapted Whole Brain Teaching rules or not.  They are so different that I just might decide to use them both!



Here are some Schedule Cards, an editable freebie.  There are so many more cards than this but this is all I could get in my picture!



Finally today I got my "Where We Are" Poster Set uploaded that I've been meaning to do for quite a few days!  I spent a long weekend away with my boyfriend so I haven't had the time!  I love this one because there are so many choices (polka dot, sunburst, and chevron - with 3 different font choices).   It's SO cute!


I made that heart out of lime green and hot pink glitter polka dot ribbon!!!



Meanwhile ... I have been working on cutting all of this while ... **** Wait for it ... and drum roll please **** working beach and poolside!  

Word Wall Cards

Those are Fry's sight word wall word cards from my TpT shop.


Here are product covers to go along with the above pictures:








I promise that a new blog post with more classroom preparations will be coming soon!!  I have so much more to prepare and share! :)

P.S. - That handwriting packet will be finished SOON!  I promise!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My Back to School 2014 Must Haves!!

Okay this is my first link up ever and I hope I'm doing this right!  I'm linking up for "Show Us What You Bought" by Blog Hoppin'!  Feeling exhilarated and really want to share some of my must have recommendations with you!

Classroom Purchases

I seriously feel like I bought some amazing items that are going to be so amazing essential for my classroom!!  


Must Haves!!

Click on the names to take you directly to the products I purchased for my classroom!

A Teeny Tiny Teacher - Reader's Theater

Creation Castle - Calendar Cards

Karen Jones - Kindergarten Interactive Math Notebook - For the Year!

Owl in a Vowel Tree - Editable Book Bin Labels

Reagan Tunstall - All About Me Flip Book


Clip Art


And of course I couldn't not get clip art!!


Here are some of the people that I purchased all of that BEAUTIFUL clipart from.  Click on the name below to take you to some of the products that I purchased!  

Ashley Hughes

Whimsy Clips

Teacher's Gumbo (I JUST discovered her clip art and it's freaking amazing)!

Krista Wallden

Graphics From the Pond

Teaching Super Power

Essentials from My Store


Miss Teacher Resources 101

Here are some back to school items that you can find in my store as well!  These are some of my favorites and are (in some cases will be) staples in my classroom.  I hope you will check some of them out!  Here are some links:

Word Wall Posters - Colorful Polka Dots {Maches Fry's First 200 Sight Words)
Scoopin' Up Beginning Sound Sundaes
Beginning Sounds Phonics Printables
Fry's First 200 Words - Colorful Polka Dots {Matches New Word Wall Posters}
Fry's First 200 Words - Black and White Polka Dots
Center and Early Finisher Choice Cards
Editable Lesson Plan Book & Organizer
Seasonal Word Cards - Part 1
Plane Shape Posters with Faces


I hope you have had a wonderful 2 days of shopping galore!  But since I DEFINITELY know that feeling of discovering must have items too late (meaning after the sale), I am going to keep everything in my store discounted at 20% for the next 24 hours!!  

Also, don't forget to link up with your Back to School 2014 "Show Us What You Bought" here!