Top 10 Favorites for Back to School from My TpT Wishlist

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in vocabulary | 0 comments

“You did everything penguinly possible.” –Happy Feet 2006

Top 10 Favorites for BTS Wishlist

I am really gearing up for “Back to School.” Yesterday I shopped online for new shoes, a penguin t-shirt for “Meet the Teacher”, a penguin mug for my classroom, penguin magnets, and penguin decals. I went to Walmart for folders , crayons, markers, notepads, pencils, pens, and Sharpies. I still need to find composition books. I can’t believe I forgot them.

I have created all new penguin decor for my classroom and it seems like everyday I think of something else to make. I have also added to my wishlist almost daily when I read about new products from the sellers I follow on TpT.

I thought today I would share my Top 10 newest picks. (I have over 170 items on my wishlist.) 5 will be freebies and 5 will be paid. I put freebies on my wishlist all of the time. That way I can find them when I want them. I have never saved an item (freebie or paid, except for clip art) onto my computer. I feel like I wouldn’t know how. (Silly, I know.)

Anyway, here they are, freebies first:

1.  Laura Santos has speeding tickets for students who rush through their work too quickly! I think this is an excellent idea and would be effective for those who really don’t care about quality.

Here is what she says about her product, “If you notice your students are having trouble remembering to take their time, write neatly and edit their final product, you can give them a speeding ticket. Not only will they be required to correct their “violation”, they are also required to pay a fine, further motivating them to avoid future violations.”

2.  The “Voice Level Posters” from TheHappyTeacher  are awesome. They are in the popular chalkboard style.

She includes these levels:

Voice Level 0: Silent
Voice Level 1: Whisper
Voice Level 2: Partners
Voice Level 3: Group
Voice Level 4: Presentation
Voice Level 5: Outside

3.  Ciera Harris provides a great product for those early finishers. It is called “What Do I Do When I Am Done?” She includes 16 task cards, plus blanks for writing your own.

4.  Weather Task Cards from The Science Penguins will add to my weather unit. I love that it will make a complete science center.  This free file includes 12 review task cards about weather map symbols, tools, and climate. A student recording sheet and answer key are included.

Weather Task Cards

5.  This persuasive writing activity is genius. You ask your students to persuade you to let them do something special in the classroom. It is by Third Grade Galore.

Persuasive Writing Activity Freebie

These 5 are paid items that I REALLY want!

6.  Little Red’s Informational Reading Passages are all over my wishlist! Todays Product Update included this one (okay so actually three – I just love her!):

Informational Reading Passages with Comprehension Question

She has at least 6 packets available with plans for 8. Each one has 20 passages, so it will be enough for the entire year! I love how she includes vocabulary!!

7.  Laura Santos is back on my list with a Brain Break Bucket. She includes 25 ideas that can be done in 3 minutes or less.

Brain Breaks Bucket

8.  MrHughes has the coolest dodecahedron projects! Maybe I love them just because I love the word “dodecahedron”! Here is one I plan to use to help promote mastery of multiplication facts. I think the kids will enjoy this.

Math Facts Mastery: Multiplication Edition Dodecahedron Kit

9.  The Science Penguin returns with Primary Science Notebook Activities. I am having a difficult time choosing between this one and her other sets! They all include amazing foldables!

Primary Science Notebook Activities


10. I am in love with Lovin’ Lit’s Ultimate Interactive Notebook Template Collection! This set can be used for any subject AND she gives permission for sellers to use them in their own products! This one is a MUST have.

The Ultimate Interactive Notebook Template Collection (Bla

Okay, now that I have 10, I can’t believe some of the things I missed, for example:  The “Tower of Books” Challenge {An Independent Reading Challenge} by Michael Friermood Landforms Task Cards – 110 task cards for 11 different landforms – common core by Tiny TOes

Oh, and anything by Rachel Lynette.

There’s so much great stuff available! Please share some of your favorites and must haves! Or join my Linky Party!





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