While I still have quite a bit of summer left I can say I have officially started some BTS planning and prepping, it is small and it is slow but it is starting : )
I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky to share some of the things I have been up to this week : )
My BTS prepping and planning usually starts the same way: blog reading, Pinterest, TPT shopping and Dollar Store shopping. This year is no different!
Here are some of my DollarTree purchases.
A composition book for each student for their writing journal and a few extra for our shared writing journals.
A Teacher Journal - which is just a composition book that says "Teacher Journal" and I said I have to have that. During our journal writing time I write for the first few minutes too and yes could have just used the one like the students - but it said "Teacher Journal" so, like I said, I had to have it....and I decided my friend needed one too!
"My Story" books. They are just one page folded with room to illustrate and write but I think they will be a great motivation for my students and will be in our writing center.
Speaking of books, today is your last day to enter to win a Kindle Fire - plus while hopping through the blogs you will find tons of BTS book ideas.
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I also picked up some more of these containers while at the hardware store - so.....these don't count as BTS spending either!!! These are for holding center materials at school but for right now at home they are so I can start printing the things I have found and bought online this summer and need to start prepping.
You may also want to pop over to the collaborative blog I am part of for a chance to win an iPad Air 2!!! Click on the picture below to head over there now!!
Hope you are having a great day and are enjoying this BTS season : )