July 20, 2013

It's That Time of Year Again

My last post was in June which seems SOoooOooo long ago. To me that's good though. I've thoroughly enjoyed my time off and I'll admit I've only been to school twice this summer (which is SO unlike me). I brought a lot of work home to complete so I've been plugging away.

Now my mind is getting back into the grove. The fliers for school supplies have begun arriving in the mail and I can picture myself behind those kids in the Staple's commercials. Haha. It's always hard to get back into the grove of things. I mean, I've been sleeping in until 6 most days now!

I thought I'd share a couple of finds at Walmart. Yes, I've begun supply shopping. The first find my coworker told me about. This Picture Story Chart Paper will work perfectly during Writer's Workshop. It's set up just like their journals. I plan on laminating the sheets and reusing them when I model writing. No more large chart paper!!

Also, I found these chevron notebooks. I planned on buying composition notebooks and taking them to Lowe's to have them cut in half (I heard they'll do this). They were a bit expensive ($1.97) but I decided to go with them.

I plan on using these during Math Workshop. I want to do a better job this year of having kids write out their explanations on how they solve problems. They'll be added to their Math ToolKit where their other supplies are stored.

 Have you found any great finds?