I may have gotten carried away at the TpT sale. :) Seriously! I filled my cart to the brim, and I am so glad I did! I am SO ready for the school year to start, and I am excited about having a few more resources at my fingertips. I LOVE adapting really cute ideas and pumping up the rigor to make them appropriate for third grade. My students are still little... they still like to have fun... and there IS a way to have rigor, relevance, and cuteness present in your classroom... even once you transition into the intermediate grades. (Now, I'm getting off of my soap box!) Prepare for the RUN-DOWN of my favorite purchases!
I snagged Natalie Kay's Common Core Galore Checklist for Third Grade... even though I am technically just getting my feet wet this year. We won't be teaching under the Common Core until next school-year, but I want to weave in as many standards as I can anyway! This is a great resource to add to your lesson plan binder!
Also, since we kick off the year with economics and since we already have a school monetary system/school store, I couldn't resist picking up Hope King's Economoney unit. :) I plan on using bits and pieces this year. This is a great file!
I am super excited about Abby's Spelling for All Seasons packet too! I love how simple the craftivities are... because we seriously don't have much time for that in a third grade departmentalized classroom. The easier they are to put together... the more likely I am to do it with my kiddos... and this packet DELIVERS!
I picked up the Writing Center Starter Kit from A Cupcake for the Teacher... and it's fabulous! I have been meaning to make one myself for a LONG time...but I just never seemed to check it off of my list. So, of course, I am thrilled that this resource is cute and saved me lots of time too!
Okay, I am obsessed with the next one! I admit it... I am totally wrapped up in the mustache craze. I also really like puns... even though my husband rolls his eyes at every single pun known to man. :) So, it's no surprise that I am totally crazy about Darlin' in First's adorable literature circle bundle. My kiddos are going to LOVE this!
As you can see, I'm already working on putting it together. I still need to hole-punch and add yarn though! Rebecca used dowel rods for her mustaches... and it turned out super cute. I decided to color-code mine with colored popsicle sticks to make them match the ties for each literature circle role.
The next product is my weekend project. I purchased First Grade Fever's First Day Pictures printables. Now I just need to go shopping for foam and ribbon! Sooooooo cute!
So what deals did you find?
What was your favorite TpT Back 2 School Sale purchase?
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