Back to School – Our Top 6 Picks!

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It’s that time again! Back to school season is upon us!

As the TPT Back to School sale is just around the corner, we wanted to highlight a few items from our shop which we think are perfect for this time of year. We have a few products specifically designed for the first days of school, as well as some things that could be used throughout the year. So without further ado, here are our top 6 picks for back to school time!

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CLASSMATES Get-To-Know-Me Class Magazines

Of our back to school products, we’d have to say this is our favourite! Having students create mock magazines about themselves to introduce themselves to their classmates is great on its own, but the idea of creating a classroom newsstand with them all on display for others to read is just so fun!
We’ve recently updated this set with an additional “Reader Survey” page for students to fill out after they’ve read their classmates’ issues. Click here to see a review of this product!

 
OwlCalendar1What a Hoot! Classroom Calendar
We have several sets of classroom decoration and organization products to help put the finishing touches on your classrooms. We think some of most practical sets are our classroom calendars. They add a decorative touch of course, but they can also be incorporated into your class’ morning routine.

 
kissinghandThe Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn Storybook Study
The Kissing Hand is a favourite at the beginning of the year because it’s all about a young raccoon heading off for his very first day of school. This packet contains a nice variety of comprehension and ELA worksheets and craftivities for students to complete individually or as a class.

 
kinderinfobookletMy Book of Names and Numbers
This little booklet is a perfect activity (especially as a take-home) for kindergarteners during the first days of school. There is certain important information little ones should be aware of such as addresses and telephone numbers. This cute booklet helps them put it all in order.

 
dailyreading1Focus on Non-Fiction – Daily Reading Bundle
Yup, it’s our Focus on Non-Fiction bundle! We have to include this pack of reading passages simply because it’s so big! We designed this set to have enough passages to see a teacher through the whole school year – roughly enough to study one passage every school day!

 
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A Year of Glyphs Bundle

Another bundle to see you through the whole year! A Year of Glyphs includes one seasonally themed glyph craftivity for every month. Each glyph included is also available individually – our back to school one, Happy Crayon, is available here!

Infographic – TPT Listing Text Style How-to!

We’ve recently been going through our product listings and adding simple text styling, bullets and separators to make the listings easier to read and to help potential buyers spot important information right away. Here’s a reference graphic for how we’re doing it! (Skip to the bottom of the graphic to copy/paste the different codes!)

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Copy/Paste!

<strong>Your bold text here</strong>

<em>Your italic text here</em>

<span style=”text-decoration:underline;”>Your underlined text here</span>

<span style=”text-decoration:line-through;”>Your line-through text here</span>

<span style=”text-decoration:overline;”>Your overlined text here</span>

<a href=www.yourURLhere.com>Your link text here</a>

A round bullet: &bull;
An arrow pointing right: &rarr;
An arrow pointing left: &larr;
A heart-shaped bullet: &hearts;
A diamond-shaped bullet: &diams;
A star-shaped bullet: &#9733;

Focus on Non-Fiction – Canadiana

FONFcanadianaEeep! We almost let this one slip by without mention!

Earlier this month we finally released our Canadian-themed Focus on Non-Fiction reading passages set! Gosh, we sneak-peeked this set on our Facebook page ages ago, but decided to set it aside while we finished up some other things. It was our top priority for finishing up this summer!

This set is bigger than our other FoN-F packets with 30 different passages.
Topics range from biographies of famous Рand not so famous РCanadians (Nellie McClung, David Suzuki, Madeleine de Verch̬res, etc.), history (how Canada got its name, confederation, the fur trade, etc.) and Canadian trivia (the Ogopogo, Canadian cuisine, inukshuks, etc.).

Check it out here!