Sunday, August 2, 2015

Back-to-School Details & a GIVEAWAY!

Our teachers started back to school last Wednesday, so the past few days have been a bit crazy. Kids start back to school this Wednesday, so I feel like I'm in overdrive at the moment. Naturally.

I plan to share a classroom tour, complete with small-group management ideas, in the near future, but I am saving those specifics for a later date... Mainly because everything isn't that ready yet. I have until Wednesday. ;) However, I have managed to capture a few new details to share now.

  • I created a new business card design for this school year. Previously, I designed and printed my own. While I love the originality of making my own, it requires a bit more time that I really had to spare this time around. So I went with good ole' Vistaprint and spent a fraction of the time on these...

  • I have set up a coffee station in one corner. No more"afternoon slumps" without any coffee to grab from the teacher's lounge (or time to get there to grab it). I can have caffeine at a moment's notice. I've always envied those teachers who had coffee ready in their room. It's a sweet little luxury that is going to be a real treat for me (and my neighboring teachers!) this year. :)

  • I've had a little crafting fun over the course of the past couple of weeks. I needed a new sign for my classroom door. This one turned out larger than I originally planned, but I do love it. I may decide to hang it beside the door; I would love to see it survive with all parts in tact at least until Christmas! ;) I am actually going to use the banner on this sign as part of my class management system. I'll explain more about that later...  

  • Also, in case you didn't know already, the TPT Back-to-School Sitewide Sale begins tomorrow. It will run through Tuesday, and all Tally Tales TPT products will be 20% off. It will be a great time to stock up on back-to-school goodies! :)

  • Before you go, make sure you enter to win my Back to School Packet! The giveaway is now open, and I will announce the winner on Wednesday August 5th, in honor of my first "official" day of school. Enter to win below!
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