Personalize it! Classy Classroom Theme Pack and a Back to School Sale

Are you looking for ways to get organized this school year? I have created these packs to help you just a bit. 
The Teacher Organization Pack includes Monthly Calendars, dividers  and some forms for your teacher binder. These include: class schedule form, to do list form, lesson plans, class list form, how we go home form, student information info., arrival procedures, dismissal procedures, reading, guided reading, math, guided math, small group instruction, writing, social studies, science, grade level meeting notes, staff meeting notes, newsletters, parent-teacher communication,  field trips, teacher duties, parent meetings, assessments, running records, work stations, behavior management, annecdotal records, common core standards, safety procedures, rainy day procedures and blank forms.
This next theme pack is also for the teachers who prefer damask patterns as their theme.This theme will give your classroom a very unique look. It includes: alphabet posters, alphabet cards for small group, literacy centers or word wall letter headers, round alphabet to use as word wall headers, word wall bunting, dolch word cards for pre-pimer, kindergarten, first grade and second grade, blank cards to add your own words, welcome bunting and a second set of alphabet posters as a bunting/banner.
I have included more name and desk tags to my inventory. These sets are editable so that you can personalize them all by yourself. 
These are all on sale from Aug. 12-13.
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Happy Shopping 🙂

Back To School Must Haves and a Freebie

Have you seen the first edition of the Teacher Smart E-Magazine? Several teacher-authors have teamed up to share our Must-Haves for Back-to-School. It is a very well organized magazine. You will find ideas in categories such as grade level, student books, classroom decor and more.  Just click on the word EXPAND in the picture below. Feel free to browse this teacher magazine and check out the fun things that you can add to your classroom this year:)

And a Freebie.

Back to School: Arrival Procedures

First day arrival procedures differ from classroom to classroom. Many students do not go to Pre-K and are not familiar with classroom routines and procedures. Many are scared and do not know what to expect from their new teacher and friends.

We have to make our classrooms a pleasant and welcoming environment where our students can feel safe and eager to learn. I will list some simple ideas that you can use on the first day of school.

1. Have some nursery rhymes playing softly in the background. This will help children walk into a classroom with familiar songs and feel at ease.

2. Display the child’s name throughout the classroom before the first day arrival. Label a place for their backpacks, cubbies, and seating assignments. This will help them feel reassured that there is a place for them and their belongings at school. When the student arrives, you will say something like “This is where you will hang your backpack everyday.” Then, you can show the student the table with his name and say “This is where you will sit today.”

3. It’s always a good idea to have an activity ready for them. They can work on that while waiting for the rest of the students to arrive.  Some teachers like to have math manipulatives at each table. I prefer to have play-doh activities. I buy enough play-doh for each child in the classroom. You can place some cookie cutters and one can of play-doh on a tray for each student at a table. This will keep them engaged while classmates arrive.

*My giveaway is still on. Make sure to enter here.

Back To School Giveaway

update: Welcome, Kinder Alphabet Followers!! Thank you so much for entering the giveaway. Rafflecopter has selected the two winners listed below. I have already contacted the winners:)

Hello Friends!

Today is my Birthday! What better way to celebrate than with a Giveaway?  I have been quite a busy bee creating some nice things in preparation for Back To School. The best thing is that all of these items are in English and Spanish versions. So, everyone on your team can come enter! I will select two winners. One will receive the English resources. The other will receive Spanish resources.

I will keep this post short and simple. I hope that you like what I have to offer:)

3 ways to win:

1- Follow my TPT store here. (+5 points) 
2- Follow this blog (+3 points) and leave me a comment indicating if you prefer the English or Spanish versions. Don’t forget to leave me your email in the comment OR come back on Thursday to see if you won.
3- Share about this giveaway on Facebook here. (+10 points) Just click the share button of this giveaway picture on my facebook page:) I will know that you “shared” if I see your name come up under the “show shares” button:)*Hint: You will see that little number increase when you share from my facebook page. I must see your name there for the 10 points to count.

This giveaway will end July 25, 2012 at midnight central time. The winners will be announced on the next day.

Good Luck!

This is what you could win:)

Or the Spanish Newsletters here.
Or the Dual Language Classroom Labels here.

Or the Spanish Alphabet Signs here.

Or the Spanish Calendar Pack here.

Or the Spanish Classroom Rules here.

There is only an English version of this one.
How will winners be selected?
I will select winners using this rafflecopter widget. It will generate a winner on Thursday.
Make sure to click “DO IT”  on this widget to record your entry. 

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