Saturday, July 30, 2016

Back to School Giveaway and FREEBIE!






Getting ready to go back to school? Enjoy a few back to school FREEBIES, ideas, favorite back to school must haves, and enter a giveaway for a $10 TPT gift card! 

When school approaches, I scour the local dollar stores to collect bins, bins, and more bins for the classroom.  I find I use them for everything! Some ideas are turn in bins for work, scrap bins for the artsy days, and to hold our library books since it’s one less item in their desk. 
I also love to plan out my week with a bin to hold the work for each day of the week. Did you know that you can order from the Dollar Store online and they deliver it to your local store?  So easy!




For my book bins, I love to label them.  If you’re looking for some great labels, check out the Editable Labes in my TPTstore.  Here’s a sample of some of the labels in my Ultimate Edition. 

Additional themed and solid color
 labels as available as well. 
I also create custom labels- just ask!


When students enter on the first day, I find it helpful to have a coloring sheet or something for kids to do while I’m collecting supplies. 
There are sheets for Pre-K through Third Grade and a generic Welcome to Our Class! 







My favorite back to school item: 
Paper-mate Mechanical Pencils with 1.3 lead 
Seriously a game- changer for those who hate goinbg through pencils at a ridiculous rate.  They are always sharp and kids never want to lose their fancy pencil!



My a-ha moment and new must have: 


    Click here  to find out 
how to make glue sponges  for your class!

Now for the fun part!  Enter for a chance to win a $10 Tpt card to get you started for the new school year!  
Have a great one!

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42 comments:

  1. I love to do a scavenger hunt with the kids to learn where things are in the classroom and school.

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    1. Great idea! I've always done the friend scavenger hunt, but I love the classroom search!

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  2. After we read Brown Bear, we sit in a circle and play Student, student, who do you see? (with a student's name instead of student ). Helps us all learn names.... :o)

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    1. What a fun way to learn their names.

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  3. On the first day of school, my students illustrate paper t-shirts (in various bright colors) with a summer memory, and then add sentence-strip arms, trace-and-cut hands, and their face with yarn or paper hair. They make the cutest bulletin board! Once the board comes down, I save the "people" to put up with the writing we do for each special person of the week. My kids love this activity, year after year!

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    1. This sounds like such a fun activity! I love how you reuse the people.

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  4. I like having my first graders decorate book marks for our reading books, I then laminate them and they have them all year.

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  5. We make a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom class book that the students love to read all year long in my preschool class.

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  6. We make a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom class book that the students love to read all year long in my preschool class.

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  8. I love the labels it really helps to keep my room organized. I like the glue and sponge idea as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are very welcome. Hope you can use the ideas in your class.

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  9. ALL school supplies are my favorite items! ;) I can never have too many!

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    1. Lol... yes, I love when everything is new too!

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  10. Birthday books and activities is my favorite!

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    1. Absolutely... do you have a favorite?

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  12. I enjoy getting to know the new kids with all about me sheets and games

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    1. I agree. You learn a lot about the class.

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  13. I like post its and colorful bins! :)

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    1. I believe there is no such thing as too many bins!

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  14. My favorite back to school activity is going on a school scavenger hunt with my class! They love it!

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  15. My favorite thing in the world is brand new crayons!!

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  16. Love a new box of colored pencils! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  17. Love your store and your teaching blog!

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    1. They are so much fun and I love the color packs!

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