I remember reading Scholastic’s ABC’s For a Low Stress School Year year’s ago. The tips are just for teachers, and they are truly fabulous! A, stands for attitude – “If you think you’ll have a great year, you will”. I know it sounds a little bit trite, but years that I remember this bit of advice always go better than years that I don’t. Another favorite letter for me is N – Neutralize “If you can’t change the situation, change how you view or respond to it”. Check out the full alphabet of ideas, they’re sure to make you smile.
In that light, I have THREE things guaranteed to make you smile. First, a FREEBIE!!! These are free calendar headers which you can pop pictures of your students and class directly into. Print them, laminate them, and you’re ready to go. Personally I like to use pictures of groups of kids, so that between August and June every student is in at least two calendar headings. I do use a checklist when I select the pictures I’ll use to make sure all students are included.
Second, TPT is having a one day only sale – August 21st! Save up to 28% off on amazing resources for your classroom. Use the code: OneDay to save an additional 8%. Seriously, don’t check out without typing in that promo code. I’ve forgotten to do that in the past, and kicked myself.
The third thing that will make you smile is a gift just for you. Not for your students. I know that this time of year is very expensive for teachers. We are preparing our classrooms and new students for the year ahead, and feel the need to buy so many classroom supplies. In honor of that, I am participating in a giveaway for a $40 Tieks Gift Card that you can use for a new pair of Tieks shoes!! Just for you. Go ahead and enter.
Prize: $40 Tieks Gift Card
Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher)
Co-hosts: An Apple for the Teacher, Katie Roltgen, Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching, Teach with Hope, The Literacy Garden, Sliding into 1st, Mrs Humphries Class, Peas In A Pod, and Mrs Irvins Toolbox.
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter. Giveaway ends 8/29/16 and is open worldwide.
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