It is hard to believe it is THAT time of year again!  Teachers Pay Teachers is doing their big Back to School Sale!  Buyers can get 10% off items if they use the code BTS13.  Most sellers (myself) included put their stores on sale for 20%.  That means you can get 28% off!  Yahoo!

I have been busy adding to my wishlist- so far it is over $100!  Eek!

Here is a sample of a few things you may want:

The purpose of this unit is to teach students how to
effectively engage in class discussions after developing a class set of norms. Although the mini unit is six lessons long, I hope to
teach the unit in less than a week. The lessons included three picture books:
Listen, Buddy by Helen Lester, Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard
Binkow and Mr. Chatterbox by Roger Hargreaves.

This unit includes:
*6 mini
lessons with correlated Common Core Standards for 2nd and 3rd
*Printable anchor charts for each mini lesson
*3 Listening and
Speaking Posters
*One class book idea
*Two partner activities (Pal
Ponderings and All About Us) for students to practice listening and speaking

Additional Activities to Supplement the Unit include
partner game Quiz, Quiz, Switch
*The writing activity, All About My Friend
______, which is differentiated by difficulty level.
*A Comparison/ Contrast
writing activity that can be differentiated by providing the given text

Another great item to pick up is

This packet was created to help make guided reading more concrete and easy for a
teacher to organize and implement. This packet includes information on how to
run guided reading groups, how to fit guided reading instruction into a very
packed schedule (if we only had more time in the day!), and is a great guide on
getting started. Several photographs (including full page collages) are included
to show how my teaching area for guided reading has evolved of the years and how
I set up my materials.

This packet also includes several ready-to-use
ideas to make reading more meaningful and meet the needs of your diverse

Concepts addressed in this packet:

*Guided Reading and
Reading Workshop: How it All Fits Together

*What Does Guided Reading Look
Like: A Flow Chart of What a Typical Guided Reading Lesson Looks

*Teacher Tool Kit: Materials Needed for Guided

*Lesson Planning: A Lesson Plan for Guided Reading

Keeping and Assessment: A Variety of Forms to Organize Guided Reading Data

*Prompt Cards: Questions for Students to Answer After Rereading the
Familiar Text at the Beginning of the Guided Reading Lesson.

Strategies: Printables and More

*During Reading Strategies: Printables
and More

*After Reading Strategies: Printables and More 

If you are starting math workshop you might enjoy these simple games:
This packet includes five different mathematical sorts. Students find different
combinations of ten and recognize if combinations are equal or not equal to ten.
Each sort is slightly different and scaffolded by difficulty. These standards
are correlated to first and second grade Common Core standards.

Up 10- Adding ten frames to find combinations of ten
*Sandy 10- Adding a ten
frame to a single digit to find a combination of ten
*Tool Box 10- Adding
single digits to find combinations of ten
*Icy Pop 10- Adding and subtracting
to find combinations of ten
*Big Top 10- Adding two and three digits to find
combinations of ten

And these other items might help you get organized for the beginning of the year:

August Daily Math Pages– September’s pages  are in progress!
I am off to look for more clip art…shhhh, don’t tell my hubby! 😉

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