It is Back to School time! We have teamed up with teacher-authors from across the United States to share with you their best Back to School resources! Along with that, we also asked them to share their most popular resource that teachers could not live without. As an added bonus, all of the resources will be discounted from August 3-4 on TPT if you enter the promo code BTS15 at checkout. Make sure to visit all of their blogs at the bottom of this blog post!
Eric and I have been teaching for a combined 40+ years at the elementary and middle school levels. Every year as a new school year approaches, we get filled with that anxious energy that all teachers experience. We can’t wait to get back into our classrooms, put up our classroom decor, organize our supplies, and get materials ready for the first week of school.
One Back to School Resource we could not live without is our Back to School Procedures Bundled Unit. We have eleven different procedures that we discuss with our students the first week of school. They are: Morning Routines, Lining Up, Hallways, Bathrooms, Sharpening Pencils, Independent Work, Guided Reading, Lockers, Lunchroom, Substitute Teacher, and Dismissal.
Included with each procedure is a teacher idea page with purpose, teaching ideas, modeling and role playing that you can do with your class. Also included is a kid friendly poster that you could use with your students and possibly post for students to see on a daily basis. This would be a great activity to start your school year at the elementary level to help establish routines. This is geared for grades 3-5.
We would also like to feature our favorite ELA resource: Guided Reading Activities and Worksheets. It contains over 40 reading activities that are ready to use in your classroom. These activities have been used with our students and they love the variety. Some of the resources included are: graphic organizers, strategy cards, extension activities, common core assessments, workshop activities and more! There are over 125 pages included. It has been rated a 4.0/4.0 by over 384 teachers and has been downloaded over 1,600 times!
Thank you for stopping by our blog. Make sure to visit all the other wonderful teacher-authors that are included in the link up below. Remember the TPT Sale goes from August 3-August 4. You can always put the items in your cart early, and then check out on one of those dates!
Brian and Eric