Sunday, August 9, 2015

Back to School, Visual Plans, Freebies and Sale!

It’s here.  The first day of school!  I’m linking up my visual plans for a peek at my week! 

I’ve spent the last 2 weeks prepping my room and getting organized.  We’ve had Meet the Teacher….I’m ready to get started!

Here are my plans for the first week!

I'm linking up with the fabulous Mrs. Wills for a Peek at my Week!


The first week will be busy with First Day Jitters, getting to know you activities and learning how to Table Talk!  Our first framework is called Collaborate and Communicate and we spend several days learning how to have conversations about our learning using activities and lesson from my Table Talk pack.  Once students learn how to “Table Talk,”  we use it all year long and across content areas!  This pack will take you through it step by step! 

I forgot to include the link to Jivey's amazing Mentor Sentence pack in the picture so HERE it is. If you don't already own to her store and grab them.  They are amazing and I will never teach grammar with worksheets again.

I’ve also included in my visual plans cards to use to practice Table Talking after reading First Day Jitters!  Don’t forget to download the visual plans to get all of the links to the products and FREEBIES!  Click on the pictures of the plans to download!  Any product of mine featured in my plans will also be on SALE for the next 2 days!!!


I love teaching math and I LOVE teaching multiplication!  It is so fun and they always come to thrid grade so excited to learn it!  I love using the picture book Each Orange Had Eight Slices to introduce multiplication and this summer I made a little journal companion to use with it!  I’m so excited to get started! You can read my blog post about it HERE.

I also LOVE Number Talks and I can’t wait to start them again this year!  If you haven’t already read about my love for Number Talks you can find that post HERE

I plan on beginning to introduce our new M.A.T.H. centers slowly this week.  I’ve learned over the years to take it very slow when introducing math centers and Daily 5.  The more intentional you are at the beginning of the year about teaching and practicing those procedures the more it will pay off in smooth sailing down the road!  I’m excited to get started and I love how cute my new board turned out!  The packs to create the bulletin boards are available in my TpT store!


I’m so excited to get this year started tomorrow!  How many of you go back this week?  If not this week, when do you go back?

Happy Back to School Season everyone!


  1. Your first week looks like it will be a blast!! I can't wait to hear all about it friend! Thank you for sharing your plans for the week!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  2. Um... this looks spectacular! Have a GREAT WEEK!!!! AHH! The beginning of the year is so exciting!

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