Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back-to-School Sale!!!

If you know me, you know I LOVE a good deal. In fact, I LIVE FOR THEM.

I have linked up with a wonderful group of teacher-authors to advertise a great back-to-school sale on Teachers Pay If you haven't been on this amazing website, GO. GO NOW. Do NOT pass go, do NOT collect $200...TPT is resource HEAVEN.

Don't forget to check out my own store, TastesLikePaste. I have added some new resources, and my ENTIRE store will be 20% off for the next two days! With the TPT sale discount, that will be up to 28% off! Happy Shopping! :)

Back To School "Nesting"...

Does this situation look familiar??

What is it about the beginning of the school that puts teachers in the same “nesting” frenzy that is brought on by the expected arrival of a new baby?

Now, don’t get me wrong…I don’t have any babies in my home. However, every August (and sometimes a bit before), I find myself attracted to every cute classroom decoration idea, organizational technique, and behavior plan under the sun. At the end of each summer, I make a list of dozens of “TO TRY” ideas that I am somehow sure will all come to fruition within the first month of school.

What causes this magnetic craziness? Who knows. I will come to my senses sometime in the next couple of weeks, but for now...

I am deep in the thick of it this week, and Pinterest isn’t helping. So many cool ideas…a teacher could spend all of her time just looking through the examples and never even get into her classroom!

One of my favorite pieces of advice given to me by a trusted mentor, a veteran teacher, is to never attempt to incorporate more than three new "projects" (organizational systems, behavior plans, etc.) within the same school year. Of course this depends on the size of the project, but when you juggle too many new things, they become harder to manage. :) Besides, you tackle those new projects to make your life EASIER, correct?

Which of those PINTEREST ideas have you tackled for your upcoming school year??

Happy Pinning! :)