Since I have a few days left of summer to relax, I have been doing a little brainstorming (and a lot of pinning) in my down time. The real work will start once I can get back in my classroom in LESS THAN a week.
Here are my Top 5 Back to School Pins. It was actually really hard to only pick 5! These are Pins that I am definitely going to tackle this year. Some I plan on making myself, others I plan on buying (once that big TPT sale kicks in!).
1. This post from Make Take Teach has a lot of great ideas for Sight Words. I already downloaded the Freebie for the assessments. I will definitely be incorporating some of her sight word activities into my classroom this year...either at an aid-run station or to send home as homework.
2. Have I mentioned how much my students love do-a-dot markers? Through Pinterest, I found Tot School which has an entire set of capital letters for my kids to go dot crazy on! This will be great for working on letter of the week! I just downloaded every last one...and these are FREE!
6. This is a FREEBIE from PreKinders. It is a bunch of pattern block mats. I love that she offers them in color and black/white (for more of a challenge). You can easily slide different ones into a top-loading sheet or laminate them for multiple uses. I remember buying some of these mats my first year of teaching because I already had the pattern blocks in my room. How great to get them for FREE.
Ok, I had to post more than 5...sorry!