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
to organize as well. And that can get expensive. Making sure that school
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.
Let us know in the comments below what you would do with a $30 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card!