Back to School with Oriental Trading

Hey, y'all!

I've been working in my classroom the past couple of days to get things ready before we officially go back to alllllll the meetings school for teachers. Who's with me here?! We all know it's hard to get into your room once you actually start back!

Since changing last year from Kindergarten to fourth, it's taken me a little while to figure out how I wanted to do materials and such. I finally figured out I want to have caddies with community supplies for highlighters, dry-erase erasers, and scissors. My students don't always have these supplies on hand and it's a big pain to shuffle back and forth to get everything out! Problem solved!

Look what I found on Oriental Trading! These little caddies are perfect, and how CUTE are the little paw erasers?? {Our mascot is a tiger, so we've got paws all over the school!}

I discovered Oriental Trading's Wish List over the summer - such a clever way to let parents know what you could use in your classroom! Take a peek at mine {HERE}I'm going to share mine on my teacher webpage through my school. Our parents are wonderful about helping out!

So, hop over to Oriental Trading to create your own wishlist! I bet you'll be surprised with how many school supplies they offer!

*Disclaimer:  This post contains information about products that were sent to me by Oriental Trading for review.  Regardless of this, I picked out the items and all opinions in this post are 100% my own opinion.


Back to School Writing

The beginning of a new year comes with so much excitement! I love getting started with writing workshop in my classroom! Here are a few things that I like to include the first few weeks for "getting to know you" activities.

Using these prompts is a great way for students to share what makes them unique (I like to quiz-quiz-trade with these prompts so students can share with their peers without feeling the pressure of sharing with a large group)

Once your students have finished several of these pages in their notebooks, they will have a great resource for topics to write about! It makes generating ideas for journaling so easy!

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