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Back to School- Are You Ready?

Are you ready to get back to school?  Or have you already started back?  We don't start back yet for a couple of weeks.  Does anyone else feel like this was the fastest summer EVER??? 

I feel like I have a fresh start this school year as I had to change rooms.  So I am changing up the areas in my room and will be trying some new ideas out.  Pictures of these new ideas will come as soon as my room is done.  Right now, everything has to be unpacked and put away before I can even begin to decorate and organize.  

I do plan on keeping a few things that have worked for me.  Here are a few of them.

I really liked having a focus wall last year.  It helps keep me and the kids "focused" on a few specific elements for each text.  We could do a quick run through these elements before concentrating on the comprehension skills.  Made it easy to manage and to remember to get in each week.

ABC Magnetic app

ABC Magnetic app is also something I will be using again this year.  This is such a great app and I can use it in so many different ways from letter recognition to building sight words to doing the activity Making Words.  It has capitals, lower case, different backgrounds, etc...  Try it out!

Of course I will be using a teacher basket.  I got a new basket this year, so I may make some changes to this basket....will have to see if the new one works for me!

Also to get ready for the new year, Educents is having quite the Blow Out Sale!


  From July 30 - August 2 (Wednesday - Saturday), they are bringing back all of their favorite and most popular bundles for INSTANT download at up to 77% OFF! There is something for everyone and it is their BIGGEST sale of the year! Take a peak into what is on sale! Tell your friends, because there is something for everyone who teaches children in PreK-8th grade!

Preschool Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 72% OFF


Kindergarten Full-Year Curriculum Bundle - 75% OFF


K-2 The Write Stuff ELA Bundle - 68% OFF


First Grade Literacy Bundle - 74% OFF


School Year Curriculum Bundle (Grades 2-3) - 74% OFF


Poetry Curriculum & Activities Bundle (Grades 2-6) - 75% OFF


Tricky Math Curriculum Bundle (Grades 3-5) - 69% OFF


Management, Decor & Organization Bundle - 76% OFF


Don't Miss It!

One last thought...I hope you get off to a great start to this new school year and that it is one of the best you've ever had!!


  1. No, I'm not ready. I'm guessing things will start clicking once I'm back into the classroom. Until then, I'm trying not to think about it. I'm looking forward to seeing your new classroom soon!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I cleaned one closet and it took all day. ONE CLOSET!!!! I'm not a good put-ter-backer!


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