Monday

TPT Back to School Sale and a raffle!!


It's time for the TeachersPayTeachers sale!

Here are some great products from my store!

Growth Mindset


Is your school doing  more and more with technology?  Here is a Google drive activity about growth mindset.  It had two quick activities and a report for the kids to do!  If not techy yet, I have other products for Growth mindset for you.

Digital Close Reading Guide

Here is a great digital close reading activity for your students to use with thre novel Wonder.  I also have guides for many more: The One and Only IvanWonder, Fish in a Tree and many more.



Back to School Team Building Activities

Looking to build trust and community in your classroom?  I hope these activities help you build that environment where your students feel loved, secure and supported.


Classroom decor sets

Looking to decorate your room?   I always start with literature!  Here are six different sets: Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Dia de los Muertos, Island Tiki and Mary Poppins. Choose the one that fits your personality and kids!

Remember to use the code BTS 2017 for a bigger discount!  Click on the magnifying glass to the right to enter to win a $10 TPT gift card.  You'll get a free close reading guide too!  The sale starts tomorrow. I'll notify the winner Wednesday morning.  Good luck!!

Updated 8/2...

The winner is.... Miriam Martinez!! Check your inbox!! Congrats! Thanks everyone for entering!!



        

Friday

Best Fall Desserts: My top five are easy, beautiful and delicious!!

Best Fall Baking
My Top Five!!
All of these recipes are easy to make, look great and are super good!

This is a favorite of my family.  It's from William Sonoma.  Big tip:  get the pumpkin butter from Trader Joe's.  It's much cheaper.

I love Taste of Home.  Their recipes are so homey and good!  This is a great recipe for Apple Crisp.  Make sure to serve it with some ice cream.  

I love Allrecipes and use it all the time. Often you find caramel dips but this one is a step above.   You add toffee bits on top.  You can either add toffee bits and tiny chocolate chips or broken up Skor bars. I usually serve it without the chocolate. Really doesn't need it.

Isn't the picture magical?  This is so delicious!  You neeeeed to try it.  It's on Betty Crocker.  Can't go wrong with that! 

Last but not least...

I found this on the blog Mom Makes Joy.  They were a great fun fall dessert. Try this out next time you're making rice krispie treats! 

Enjoy your fall baking!

        

Sunday

3 great read alouds for Back to School


Monday Linky from Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers and Kathryn from Book Date!

Three great read alouds for back to school!

Here are my top books for going back to school.  I will be teaching fourth grade this year so that's the age group I'm looking at!


My number one pick!

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate


Kids love this book about Ivan the gorilla.  He's perfectly content until Ruby comes to live at the Big Top circus. He finds he needs to find his own inner strength to help her.  I cry every time I read it.


It's a great book and an easy read.  Kids love books where animals are the main characters.  It's written from the point of view of Ivan, the gorilla.  The characters are complex and relatable.  This book is a Newbery winner.


Number two!

The Girl who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein


Are you looking for a short read?  The Girl who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein is great for the beginning of the year.  It's a great starting point for teaching about growth mindset. 

Last but not least: Number Three! 


Because You Are My Teacher by Sherry North

Think of everything you want to accomplish with your kids this year! This another picture book.  Consider the horizons you will broaden. It has beautiful illustrations and takes you all over the world.   Also, if you have school aged kids, this makes a great gift for their teacher. 

Enjoy!  I know it's early but you might need some time to order them...
        
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