The Back to School craziness is fully upon us! Since I know way too many of us use our own hard-earned money to buy school supplies, I am joining up with other TpT authors to giveaway a TON of goodies!
Julie Faulkner and Lauralee, at The Language Arts Classroom, are hosting a giveaway contest August 1-5 on Lauralee's blog! Click the link above to learn more about it and enter!
We have 87 amazing secondary sellers joined up this year and over $400 of excellent secondary resources for all subjects! Here's a sneak peak at the Middle School English prize pack!
There are prize packs for all subjects at middle and high school levels!
And....here's the coolest, biggest news!
Teachers Pay Teachers is sponsoring this event! Along with grabbing over $50 of free curriculum from awesome TpT sellers, the winners will also get a bag full of Teachers Pay Teachers SWAG!
How cool is that?!?
Personally, I've been busy getting ready for the Back to School season updating and creating new Back to School activities! I'm really excited about my First Day of School Activity Stations pack! I can't wait to use it with my middle schoolers! Instead of kids just sitting and listening to me drone on about expectations and curriculum, this set of 7 activities will get the kids up and moving! The activities include:
1. Syllabus Search
2. ELA Attitude Continuum
3. Book Recommendations
4. Goal Setting
5. Confidential Questions
6. What Makes the Perfect Classroom/Student/Teacher?
7. Selfie Station
Each of these activities will help the teacher get to know their students, and help the students get to know the teacher's expectations and get them interacting with others! The set also includes blank templates, so if you want to change any of the stations to better fit your needs, you totally can!
Another fun Back to School product I've updated is my Editable Class Rules Posters Set! This set includes posters in "teen talk" asking about common classroom procedures and expectations with the teacher responding in a clear, yet fun way. This set is also fully editable for you to include your own picture to the teacher's speech bubble, or to add your own questions and answers if I didn't cover all your needs. This is a Power Point slide show, so I always show it to my kids on the projector the first week of school, then print the posters and hang them in my room for year-round reference.
Here's a sample poster. You can upload your picture or use an avatar with the bottom speech bubble! There are 2 sets of 11 different designs: 11 with rules already written, plus 11 blank templates. Also included are a set of late homework passes.
I also have a quick print-and-go ELA Interest Survey that is perfect for middle school and high school and it's only $0.50 for the month of August!