Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back to School Resources

Just in case you are looking for some Back to School products, here are some great ones from my store (just click on the image to go to the product page):

Beginning of the Week Activities and Management Tools for the Whole Year
This is a mixed bundle of activities, forms, printables, and ideas that will help get your year off to a great start! Download it here.


Spelling Activities for Any List
Here are 54 different activities to use with your spelling program! Each activity comes in two formats - for 16 words or for 20 words. There is also a Word version so you can edit as needed for your class. Perfect for differentiated spelling programs.


If you are trying to avoid worksheet type activities and would prefer students to work on notebook paper, I also have spelling activities in card format here or in a Tic-Tac-Toe Menu Choice Grid here.


Discussion and Writing Prompts
If you are looking for discussion and writing prompts (great way to get to know your students!), try either or these two:



You can also find journal 252 prompts are also organized in Tic-Tac-Toe Menus here. That is enough for the entire school year!

If you are looking for ways to shake up your reading program, consider this set of 15 Creative Book Reports with Grading Rubrics. Perfect for independent reading programs - or use with the whole class!


I also have Reading Response Questions in Card format and in Label format for interactive notebooks.

If you are looking for Task Cards, I have made a catalog of all of them in the form of a google docs spread sheet.


Of course, I also have a variety of freebies to help during those first weeks. Here are my favorites:
Get to Know You Jenga
Student Search (Grades 2-3)
Student Search (Grades 4-6)
Friendship Cards
Character Word Strips
Opinions Wanted!
Followers of Minds in Bloom will know that I rarely promote my own for-purchase products as blatantly as I just did. So, please let me know...was this okay or did it put you off? I promise that Minds in Bloom will never become the sort of blog that contains post after post of self-promotion, but I would like to know if it is okay to do a little more than I have in the past. Please comment with your honest opinion. 

6 comments:

Morgan said...

I don't see anything wrong with it...I like that you promise not to become "that blog" - you know the one I'm talking about. I enjoy seeing your products, but I don't want the whole blog to be just advertisement! :)

Anonymous said...

I just finished buying and downloading and leaving feedback for several of your products. How can we know if you don't tell us at least a few times. We are busy and we forget. I did not purchase any of the set above because I am a librarian and rarely need the back to school activities. We are a small school and many students in the classroom are cousins for related in some way.

Jamie M. said...

I also think it is fine every now and then so we know what you have. . ♥ Jamie at Mrs. Moore’s Ramblings

Aunt Anna said...

I just spent my "budget" 3 times over and most of it was you product. Love that you ate reasonable and willing to share. We will never know about your products unless you let us know.

Anonymous said...

I think its perfectly fine! You have created some amazing resources, and like others have mentioned, promoting them within your blog posts lets everyone know what's available! Thanks x

Sara at school said...

I read your blog about once a week or so, so it's several posts at once. Your telling about some items in your store didn't bother me a bit - and I enjoyed reading about the goals and rewards - the feel good kind :) you are one of my thinking blogs - whenever I read you, I think about how I do things in my room. Thanks for encouraging that!
Sara

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