If you haven’t entered my giftcard giveaway yet, quick! Comment on this post with your favorite Back to School resource on Teachers Pay Teachers. You’ve got until 8:30pm EST Sunday, August 21st.
Teachers Pay Teachers is hosting a big first week of school sale. But it’s only for one day: tomorrow, Monday the 22nd. Everything on the site will be 10% off if you use the promo code OneDay when you check out. On top of that, I’m automatically taking 20% off of everything in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store , including all of my back to school resources. You don’t need a promo code to get that extra 20%. Together both sales come out to a total of 28% off everything in my store.
This is a great time to pick up my Flag World Map that I use for one of my all time favorite go-to icebreakers. As an ESL teacher, I always want my students to know where all their classmates come from. And the getting-to-know-you exercise I describe on the product page never fails to get students curious about their fellow students and the world. Plus having a map in class is never a bad thing.
You can also learn about Single Point Grading Rubrics and why they will be your best friend this year. Instead of having to create giant rubrics with 5 or 6 columns of grades that your students will never read, save time. These rubrics require only one column. Focus students on success rather than failure! Tell them what you want them to do, rather than describing all the ways they can do wrong, or all the superhuman things they may never accomplish.
And pick up my new book at the lowest price possible. 50 Activities for the First Day of School is my collection of icebreakers, warmers, getting-to-know-you activities and other fun and engaging activities that take care of first day of school business. Learn their names, build a trusting classroom community, set the tone and expectations for the year, and assess your students’ learning goals and needs. There’s an activity for everyone here. And remember that rapport-building doesn’t stop on the first day or the first week. These activities can be used year-round to keep your classroom a friendly, safe, respectful community dedicated to learning. I don’t have the ebook up on TpT yet, so you can pick that up at Amazon . You can also buy it direct from Alphabet Publishing or almost anywhere else you get books.
But wait. There’s more…..
$10 Giftcard giveaway on Sunday night!
The good people at Teachers Pay Teachers have sent me a $10 gift card to help promote this sale. And I want to spread the love around to all the great teacher-sellers on the site. I also want to make sure the winner has the chance to use it during the sale.
So in order to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with a link to the best Back to School resource on Teachers Pay Teachers.
It might be something you plan to buy.
It might be a resource you already bought and love.
It can be something you want to promote.
It doesn’t have to be one of mine :)
I just want to see as many great back to school resources shine as possible.
I’ll pick one of the names with a qualified comment using http://www.randomresult.com/ at 8:30PM EST on Sunday, August 21st.