Like many other bloggers and TPT shoppers out there, I build my wish list over many weeks and months. I was eager to carry over some of those Wish List items into my shopping cart last night. But only after checking out what others bought first!
Be it hair products, makeup, a dress, or an athletic tank, if I eye it and love it, I'll likely ask where you snagged it!
So after much wish listing, blog hopping, and soul searching (kidding!) I made my purchases!
(Click on the images to see the item in the TPT shops.)
I'm so excited to create Hope King's vintage label classroom organizer. I'm looking forward to following her adventure this year and the elementary shenanigans that are sure to follow!
A Common Core standard that I have been struggling to find appropriate resources for is shades of meaning, but struggle no more! I came across this great literacy activity from Jen Jones at Hello Literacy, and I am thrilled to print, prep, and use in Room 16!
Another gem from Jen Jones at Hello Literacy is this Picture of the Day activity that focuses on describing and inferring key details. I love the possibilities that this product offers.
Another product I bought that I am super excited about for Guided Reading and the Daily 5 is Hashtag #fluency. With a very active classroom Twitter account (@MrsMacksGrade3), a class blog, and 5 iPad minis, we sure are a class of digital natives! This 21st century product is also from Jen at Hello Literacy.
I have always been a fan of Kristen at Ladybug Teacher Files and she did it again! She knew I was ready for change in our classroom library, and she sure delivered!
Mandy Neal from Teaching with Simplicity created this cute, clever, and technology-inspired back-to-school activity I know my kiddos will love!
To add to my ever-growing collection of QR code activities, I purchased a few more QR Critter packs from the creatively talented Stephanie from 3rd Grade Thoughts. (I already have her summer bundle and couldn't resist these two!)
As I continue to build my classroom library of mentor texts (huge library sale next month!), I am always in search of engaging activities to accompany them. Ding! Ding! Ding! I found it! Ideas by Jivey created a huge compilation of Better Than Basal: Reading and Writing Units for 40 popular Mentor Texts including First Day Jitters, Enemy Pie, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, Fireflies!, The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, Stellaluna, and How Many Days to America? just to name a few! I am thrilled to have purchased this product to add to my files.
So what was the hold up in blogging about my purchases?
I've been busy shopping vintage and antique shops with my sister...
wrapping up another season of summer camp...
celebrating 4 amazing years of wedded bliss with my best friend in the whole world...
a girls' day at Newport Vineyards...
the Luke Bryan concert Sunday...
prepping for a wedding I am baking for this weekend...
and spending precious time with this jellybean!
...and snagging a few fabulous freebies I suggest you check out...
Hall Pass signs from Jameson at Lessons with Coffee
Sterilite 5 Drawer labels in Coral and Mint from Come to the Carpet
an Instagram bulletin board template from 3rd Grade Thoughts that is free now, but may not be a forever freebie
Welcome Back Smart Little Cookie tags from Inspire Me ASAP
a Close Reading/Text Dependent September freebie from 24/7 teacher
The Daily 5 Classroom Pack from The Learning Reef
End of the Day Jar Questions to spark conversation and build community in the classroom from Aimee V at Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks.
What a week it's been-- and it's only Tuesday!