Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back to School Shopping!

I just bought 8 items!  My wishlist was twice that size but I decided to hold off (8/12-I may give in and buy the rest tomorrow- 8/15- I did buy more before the sale ended!).

Here are some highlights (please excuse the images, I'm playing around with PicMonkey):

Playdough Fun! (Literacy and Math Center Activities)

I've had this on my wishlist since I came across it in June in Alessia Albanese's Store.  My students last year loved play dough.  It was an activity that would keep them engaged for quite some time.  I never gave the activity too much structure because I was surprised by how freely they were able to explore and create on their own.  Often times students with Autism struggle with open ended activities.  This year I'm going to try to balance free play with some more structured time with play dough to take advantage of how much they like the stuff!

Here's another item that's been on my wishlist for months.  Last year I was hired for my classroom RIGHT BEFORE the start of year.  I was in another mind set (I was going to be teaching K in a different district) and I didn't do a word wall!! I know it sounds crazy but I was not sure of what my students would be like and how many were reading and etc.  This year I WILL HAVE A WORDWALL and this product is going to help make it super cute!  I started fooling around with it and it's very easy to edit so I can use all the Dolch words that I get to this year and beyond!

I came across this unit Friday at Kreative in Kinder's Store and I think it will be perfect.  I don't have a science curriculum of any sort so I'm always looking for new resources.  I think this will be perfect!

I bought Bead It from Marsha McGuire's Store, to extend and give more structure to the center activity.  I usually just write words or sentences on index cards for the kids to bead but this takes things a step further.  I look forward to starting this at my Fine Motor station in the fall!

I've been waiting for this sale all summer and I'm glad that I was able to take advantage of a lot of great deals.  Thanks to all the creators of these great products.  Maybe I will eventually get to the point that I can create such amazing curriculum too.  

There are still some sales going on so it's not too late!
Happy Shopping:)

(click the images!)

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you got some great stuff!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties