Sunday, August 21, 2016

Back to School Resources, Sale, and Giveaway!

I am so excited to share a few of my favorite resources that I am using to get my new school year under way, and they are on sale for one day only, on this coming Monday, August 22, 2016, with code: OneDay This sale is all about sharing our #bestresourcever so we help everyone have their #bestyearever this #bts2016 season! My entire store will be on sale tomorrow at 28% off with the code One Day. In addition to this awesome bonus sale, I've partnered with over 30 other awesome teacher-authors for a MEGA HUGE giveaway! Please enter the rafflecopter at the end of this post to have a chance at winning over $300 in prizes.

Last year I set out to revise some of my classroom resources, anchor charts, and posters. After teaching for 15 years I knew it was time for a small makeover. Some of my posters and charts looked dusty, tattered, and plain worn out, not mention some were created with just a couple of markers and cut out stars. I was also tired of looking at the same old activities and resources I was using, with some even illustrated by hand. I also found beautiful graphics and fonts to update my job chart, parent survey, first day of school survey, welcome banner, birthday chart, 5-star line poster, and other activities.  I hope these resources help you have the #bestfirstweekever like I did! Last week I got to meet my new third graders, and I'm feeling very lucky and blessed to get a break from extreme behaviors after experiencing an exhausting last year.  

Note: I have recently updated some items like the parent and student survey so it can be completed via Google Forms for remote learning that has been added to this bundle.

Welcome poster copyright (c) 2016 by Teacher Ms HBack to School Classroom Resource

Check out this before and after:

5 star line

Easy Job Chart  by Teacher Ms H Personal Crest 

Here's a look at the whole bundle, sans two direction pages explaining how to glue sheets together to make a larger poster as there are actually 3 different sized posters for the Happy Birthday one and two different sizes for the 5 Star Line poster.

Back to School Activity Pack

I have a new favorite resource to share with you. When I taught fourth grade I had my students had to respond to the quote of the day I wrote on the board, each morning when they came in. I think that inspiring quotes are really valuable for our older grade students as a source of motivation and character development. Not only did my students get writing practice we had awesome discussions centered around each quote's meaning. However writing a new quote on the board got old, and I didn't have as much time to do this when I moved to third grade, the grade where the most new concepts are taught, in elementary school. I had to find away to keep this tradition up but make it more feasible. I came up with these poster that I could have up all the time and focus on one a week during our Monday Morning meeting time. I love all things chalkboard and vintage looking so I came up with these poster including all my favorite quotes in one place. 

With limited wall space left I took to using m classroom windows. I used Scotch Sticky squares to affix the laminated posters as it holds up better than any tape and the outside sun doesn't seem to ruin them. What I like about these squares is that they make it easy to reposition the posters so that they are straight. There is nothing more annoying to me than something looking topsy-turvy in my classroom when it comes to decor and displays. If you are interested in trying these squares, Amazon has them via my affiliate link. However I can't vouch for their use on other surfaces or how long they will last,  but for now, they are doing the job, and they were way easier to use than rolling up the tape.  Since my classroom is on the second floor of our building and I have tons more wall space, I only use these windows to display posters and mini-anchor charts for my students to see. 

Classroom Quotes Chalkboard Themed   Inspirational Classroom Quotes

Classroom Quote Posters

Inspirational Classroom Quotes

Of course over time I got a little bored with these posters so I created some new ones and updated both the old resource and this new one for distance learning. Both of these can be used in Google Classroom and students can now respond in Google Forms. I'm so happy to be able to continue my Monday Morning Meetings while teaching online. Also both quote resources include Zoom backgrouind images of the posters. 

Motivational Quote Posters

Finally for more back to school tips, check out 8 Back to School tips a post I wrote last season. You'll also want to make sure that you are following me on Instagram @teachermsh where I host monthly giveaways and by subscribing to my monthly newsletter for even more exclusive freebies and giveaway announcements. This month I'm sending out editable name plates and goodbye cards.

Many thanks to the Whimsical Teacher for helping to organize this great giveaway! 

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1 comment:

  1. I subscribed and I like your Back to School Activities, Classroom Jobs, and Teacher Resource Bundle.