Saturday, August 17, 2013

Back to School S-A-L-E


Thanks, Amy Lemons, for the cute sale image!

We have teamed up with TpT for the annual Back To School SALE again this year. 

Every item in our TpT store will be 20% off. 

Make sure you enter the promo code BTS13 when you check out to receive additional savings.  This is as big as it gets friends . . . so stock up on anything you think you might use this coming school year!!!

Make sure you check out these tabs on our blog for links to all of our thematic math & literacy centers as well as our math and reading resources.


We would also like to pass along a few {free} fun resources that we will are both using at the beginning of the year in our classrooms..

If you are looking for an 11x17 poster to have each student decorate when they are featured as your STAR STUDENT or TOP BANANA here you go.

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(just click on the poster to download)

Here is a basic set of color word posters that can be displayed in your classroom.


(just click on the poster to download)

We have kicked off the new school year with our Color Day Fun unit.  It is always one of our favorite units of the year.  It incorporates lots of great literature, creative writing and math activities while reviewing basic Kindergarten/1st grade skills and standards.


We know a lot of you are Houghton Mifflin users so we wanted to share a resource that we created several years ago to go with the “Back to School” section of the series.  It’s a set of sight word worksheets that review the kindergarten sight words.  They go right along with all of the little paper readers that come at the front of the workbook.  We always practice reading the little paper book that goes with each lesson several times together and then we create a class book by having each student fill in the blank to complete the sentence and draw a picture to illustrate their words.  Then we assemble the books and place them in our classroom library.  Even at the end of the year the kids still love going back and reading them!!!sentences

click {here} to download a copy

Even if you aren’t a Houghton Mifflin user this is still might be a resource you can use to start your school year.  All of the sentences are made up of very basic sight words that every 1st grader {should} be able to read!!!



  1. Thank you for the freebie, it is perfect for Back to School!

  2. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that when I clicked on your sale image, it took me to the Teacher Wife's Store! Wanted to let you know so you can change it to link to your store!

    Beth :)
    A Kindergarten Life For Me

    1. We got it fixed :) THANK YOU for letting us know!

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