I head back this Tuesday for 2 days of inservice and my students start back up September 3rd. I planned to do a ton of work over the summer, but like most years, it got pushed back on the back burner so now I am in FREAK OUT mode!!! I looked at my husband the other day and said, "I have to go to Walmart, I don't have any glue or crayons!" I'm not sure about what it's like where you teach, but my kids can't really afford school supplies so I usually buy everything they will need in the classroom. So, this is what my den looks like right now..... my darling husband is really ready for me to go back so this mess can get cleaned up, lol!
I've also been busy trying to print and laminate some things that I have created and some things that I purchased during the big TPT Back To School Sale!! That is overwhelming..... I love buying all the great things, but printing them and getting them ready is time consuming and expensive!! But, it's also much better than me having to create all of it on my own. And who am I kidding; I am not nearly as creative and imaginative as most of the sellers there!!!
The very first thing I ran off and laminated was this wonderful Reading Genre Poster set from Rachel Lamb, the tattooed teacher! Click on the picture to access it from her store!
Then I know that I want name plates on my students' desks when they walk into the room. Last year, I just had a name plate with their name and I soon came to realize that having some math items on there would definitely help them!! Many of my students don't know their multiplication facts and they confuse fractions. So, I came up with this!!! If you click on the picture you will be able to download it from Google Drive. I've made it editable, so you can type the names into the text boxes or you can delete the text boxes and hand write the names!!
I then realized that I purchased reading bins for my students this summer. I love them and I can't wait to use them, but I need to number them!!! I couldn't find exactly what I wanted, so I created my own. They are circular with a chevron background and a lime green color. If you'd like a set for yourself, click on the picture and it will take you to my store where you can download it for free!!
I am on my way to being ready, but I still have a ton more to do. I am hoping I can get it all done before September 3rd and I'm hoping to post my classroom reveal later this week!!