August 19, 2016

Back to School Shopping

Back to School shopping is a necessary part of the school year.  Like report cards, full-moon-Fridays, and wiggly students... it just cannot be avoided!  I have love/hate relationship with back to school shopping.  I love the shiny new things:  the fresh notebooks, the reams of unused paper, the unused smelly markers...   But somehow I always come home with way more than I intended.

Please tell me I'm not alone here?!  Does anyone else frantically try to hide back-to-school items around there house in a way that makes it less obvious?  I feel like a small-scale hoarder of all things classroom related.  I have bulletin board borders under my couch, book bins in my closet, and new novel sets in my car.  (Shhh, don't tell my wonderful hubby!)



I got together with some of my favourite teacher-authors to brainstorm our favorite back-to-school purchases:

  • Smelly Markers (every anchor chart should smell like mint and lemon)
  • Chart paper with invisible lines (to make those anchor charts!)
  • A new teacher tote bag (you have to treat yourself)
  • Good quality pencils (the cheap ones just won't cut it!)

Even after a summer of planning and creating, there is always more curriculum to organize as well.  And that can get expensive.  Making sure that school works for a classroom filled with different kinds of learners does not come in a one-size-fits-all curriculum.

Thank goodness for Teachers Pay Teachers and it's endless supply of affordable curriculum.

But even "affordable" can add up.  So a few of us teacher-authors and bloggers have banded together to give away a $30 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers.  We know teaching is a work of heart - and we want to help.

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Let us know in the comments below what you would do with a $30 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card!






16 comments:

  1. Hopefully put a BIG dent in my Wish List!! Fingers crossed!!

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  2. I moved from 2nd to Pre-k this year! I have a very long wish list!!!

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  3. I would purchase items that would assist me at meeting students specific needs.

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  4. I would get some of the things on my wish list! Looking differentiate even more this year with my Kindergarten kiddos!

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  5. Oh - not sure yet, but I do have a couple of items I still need before back to school in early Sept.!

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  6. I want to have a data notebook for each student, and I found some great things on TPT that I would love to use!

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  7. We're starting responsive classroom this year- I'd love some help getting my morning meeting organized and planned out! (Activities, messages, etc.)

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  8. I would purchase interactive notebooks for my students!

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  9. I would love to get some of my wish list items. I buy lots of clipart, and always seem to love the new ones that are created.

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  10. I would get some products for growth mindset, character building and/ or reading workshop.

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  11. I would purchase back to school activities

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  12. I have my eye on a reading strategies kit, and my wishlist is always growing! $30 can go a long way on TPT. Thanks for the awesome opportunity! :)

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  13. I would get some more math resources to use in my classroom!

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  14. I moved from Kindergarten to 5th grade, so I have a wish list a mile long. I'd love to be able to purchase some of what I need.

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  15. I would love some reading products and my guilty pleasure... clip art!

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