Posts made in August, 2014

Getting Ready for School

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 10 comments

Yes, I have already spent over $200 at Walmart on supplies for my classroom. Now I know all of my new kids will have paper, crayons, notebooks, and folders! It makes me feel better knowing no one will have to be disappointed or discouraged by a lack of supplies.

I found the cutest little plastic crayon boxes! Now when somebody immediately dumps all of their crayons into their pencil bag I can give them a box that will keep them (kid and crayons) organized. I have never understood this urge to dump the box and discard it. I did buy all of the boxes that were available (20). I may go look for more.

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Now I need to pour over my wishlist on Teachers Pay Teachers. I will be teaching only ELA and Social Studies this year. I want some really good writing lessons. Writing has not progressed as well as I would like in my classroom over the past several years. I want it to be a big focus this year. And I have my eye on a couple of great teacher authors/sellers. Here are a few that I am considering:

Poetry Interactive Notebook by The Third Grade Zoo

I love how she has many types of poetry to create in a fun interactive format. We do a lot of poetry reading in my classroom. I would love to have a more focus poetry writing plan!

Seed Stories Personal Narrative Writing by The Third Wheel

Her 6 activities complement the Lucy Calkins series, but promise to bring some new life to our writing! This author has an amazing product description. You need to go read all that is offered!

Essay Writing for Grades 3-5 by Kathy O

and

Personal Narrative Writing Resources by Kathy O

I think Kathy O may be my new guru when it comes to writing! Oh no, now I’ve discovered this

Writer’s Workshop Units of Study — Ultimate Bundle

which wasn’t even on my wishlist! So apparently this is a hazzardous blog post that I am writing!

But seriously you need to check these out! And now is a great time to do it, because everything will be on sale Monday and Tuesday!!

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Do you have some writing resources that you could recommend to me or others to check out? Feel free to add them to the comments below!

Ann

 

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