Saturday, August 17, 2013

TPT Sale 28% Off, Great Deals for Back to School!

My Store and many others on Teachers Pay Teachers will be 28% off for the back to school sale this Sunday 8/17- Monday 8/18. Use code BTS13 I know I can't wait to get all those items on my wishlist!  Happy Shopping! 
Click here to check out the great deals!  

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Does Your School Use CCSS?

First five comments, gets free TPT products!

Just curious, are you required to state the CCSS in your lesson plans?  I have added them to my lessons since my state adopted them, but so far it has not be "required" that I include them.  I personally think they are great and have helped me add more to my lessons.  I work with several different grade levels when working with my ELL students,  and I love being able to find all the standards in one place online.

I started developing these CCSS checklists and student rosters two years ago to help me with my planning. It has helped me pair units I already have to meet the CCSS.  The checklists are a great tool to plan for the year, and  the checklists help you progress monitor if each student has met the standard.  Come report card time, the rosters are so helpful!  Click here to check one out.

What are some great tools or products that you have found helpful in meeting the CCSS?  First five comments will get any of my CCSS products for free from my store


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back to School Fun and Freebie!

I can't believe it is back to school time already!  Some states have even been back for weeks!  Luckily due to maternity leavev, I won't have to return until the middle of October, but I still have been creating some new things to get to know my new students once I do return.  Since I work with ELL students, who are often reluctant to speak and share, I love to have ready to go get to know you sharing activities.   Something new this year, it a cute, fun printable All About ______ pages.  It  is great for older and younger students, there are 14 different girl or boy styles to choose from.  It can also be great for an open house activity with younger students and their parents.

I would love to hear what fun get to know you activities you did or plan to do for back to school.  For the first five comments, I will send the commenters one of these products for free!

This book is great for younger students: