Tuesday, August 4, 2015

10 Must Have Resources for Every 1st Grade Classroom

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It’s the most wonderful, terrifying, exhausting, rewarding, and hopeful time of year for teachers: back to school time! Have back to school dreams started kicking in? Or, are you already back to school and living it in real life? When it comes to resources for your sweet first grade babes, I’ve got you covered. Below I’m sharing ten resources that’ll keep you and your students floating all year long. You can click on any of the photos below to be taken to the resource.

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Creating a warm classroom environment plays such a vital role in helping students build confidence and take pride in their work. These Bravo Boards that hang in my classroom have each student’s name on them. At the beginning of the year, I hang up an activity that they completed. I make a super, duper BIG deal out of it and make sure they know just how proud I am and how special it is to display their work here. After that initial hoorah, I allow them to choose their OWN piece of work that made them proud. They LOVE this! Displaying their work and letting them be in charge of what work they hang here really encourages them to do their personal best!

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Continuing down the personal best path, I just added a new resource to my shop that is perfect for the beginning of the year. These activities encourage students to think about their choices and how their choices impact them and others.

They meet a friend named Penelope. She sends the class a letter asking for help.

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Penelope is having a hard time at school. Her teacher keeps telling her to do her personal best and make good choices, but she has no idea how to do that or what that even means. Penelope writes down her daily schedule in the letter and asks for advice from the class.

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Students will work together in pairs, bundles, or as a whole group to come up with solutions to help Penelope make good choices. They will "send" the schedule cards back to Penelope so that she can begin to make changes in her day.

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Students will also meet some other characters. Your class will have to determine if the characters on each card are putting forth “4 Star Effort” or “Not Quite” based on the “rubric” shown below. This activity could be completed as a whole group or in small groups (if you are feeling brave). You could even have students act out each scenario.

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Good Choice or Not? - These cards focus on the BEHAVIORS of different characters. These can be used to discuss what good choices look like, sound like, and feel like. Students could act out these scenarios, as well.

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The Best Me I Can Be Booklet: Create a “The Best Me I Can Be” booklet for each student (all materials are included in this packet). Each of the sheets in this booklet reinforce the importance of making good choices and doing your personal best. There is a little contract at the end of the booklet for students to sign.

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Penelope will fit right in with The First Grade Experts.

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Ah! Writer’s Workshop. A topic that can make a teacher’s palms sweaty in 3.2 seconds. I remember three years ago my old district decided it was time to buy a Writer’s Workshop curriculum, which meant random boxes being delivered to our classrooms daily. Oh, the boxes! THE BOXES! THE BOXES! Panic mode set in!

Luckily, the summer before school had started, I was determined to make Writer’s Workshop my area of focus that year, so I had already started reading up on it.

Here are some ideas on what I’ve done in the past:

Create a fun Writer’s Workshop space. You can read more about how I set that up here.

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Introduce each of the writing traits with the help of two characters: Mr. and Mrs. Fix It!

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Organize all of your materials in this binder:

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Use these organizational tips and ideas for teaching each trait!

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Nothing gets me more excited than teaching nonfiction to little ones. Nonfiction gets ALL students (even the reluctant ones) engaged. There’s a topic for EVERYONE. I absolutely loved creating all of these nonfiction resources over the past year. The world around us is so interesting, magical, and beautiful and being able to share all about it with first graders is just plain awesome.

This big bundle includes 31 units. Each unit includes differentiated mini-books for close reading, close reading articles, vocabulary cards, text-dependent questions, and many graphic organizers.

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I’m especially pumped about the latest two units added to the bundle: Schools Around the World and School: Then and Now!

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These two resources will be awesome for autumn! These, too, are included in the bundle.

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Here’s all that is included in each packet in the bundle:

Vocabulary posters and mini vocabulary cards (real photographs help students better grasp these words)

All About _____ article pages - These article pages were designed as a way for you to "hook" your students at the beginning of your unit. You can display the article pages on your document camera as a whole group or print and display during small group instruction.

Differentiated All About ____ Mini-Books - These are differentiated mini-books that can be used during small group instruction.There are three versions. Each version is slightly easier than the last. I wanted to give you options because I know that many of our students come in reading at different ability levels. It is up to you to pick and choose which articles you use with your groups. You can either print in color and laminate or print them in grayscale. Text-Dependent Response sheets follow!

Close Reading Passages: These articles are PERFECT to use for "close reading beginners" or "close reading masters." These were designed to help you and your students get into the groove of closely reading a text that requires multiple reads and answering text-dependent questions.These can either be done together in small group OR with guided support. Questions about each close reading passage are included.

Graphic organizers, vocabulary books, and independent practice sheets to be used however you wish! There are many different options to help meet the needs of your diverse group.

True/False Sort: After learning facts about the topic, students will sort the sentences according to whether they are true or false. I've also provided a cut/paste sheet too that requires students to read simple sentences and glue them in the correct column.

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I LOVE these differentiated mini-books!

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I LOVE these big posters that Learning In Wonderland shared over on her Instagram here. What a cool space too! Her students will be able to see those posters from anywhere in the classroom. The posters she had blown up come from my First Grade Graphic Organizers and Posters resource.

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I break down what each standard means too!

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Understanding word problems can be tricky and not-so-fun! I've found the most successful way to teach my students how to solve words problems is through visualizing. I have discovered my students are much more successful when they create a picture of each word problem situation in their head before they rush off to solve it.

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Ah…phonics! One of my favorite parts of teaching first grade is teaching phonics! If you haven’t figured out my teaching style yet, I often like to bring in imaginary characters to help teach my students! My kids EAT IT UP! One of my favorite characters to help me teach phonics is “Sound Snackin’ Monster.” I would make my students guess the sound we were focusing on that day using Sound Snackin’ Monster. He would ONLY eat the foods/objects that were associated with the phonics spelling and sound that day (ex: shoe, shell, Sharpie for the /sh/ sound). My kids absolutely adored him! I plan on making a resource all about him this month.

Anyway, I digress! Teaching phonics is just plain fun. Here are some activities to help you teach phonics in your classroom:

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Each packet includes I Can Statements and Explanation/Reference Posters

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Read, Circle, and Draw Passages

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And, many practice activities that can be used at Word Work.

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Daily Five completely changed the way I taught! I created a FREE resource packet that you can download in my store.

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I also created two different resources that can be used to help you kick off Daily 5 in your classroom. These activities reinforce a lot of what is addressed in the Daily Five book. I’m working on another resource that correlates with the Daily 3 math book.

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I receive so many questions about how to implement close reading in the classroom. I find that many teachers are nervous and unsure of what to do or where to start. I created this Close Reading for Beginners resource that explains what close reading is and how to implement it. I also offer an introductory lesson to help you kick off close reading in your classroom. If you’re anxious about conducting close reading lessons, I say GO FOR IT! Take risks! You will be BLOWN away with your students’ vocabulary development and comprehension skills once you get rolling. I pinky promise!

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My kids have always enjoyed a good writing prompt to get their creative juices flowing. I’ve created a large collection of writing prompts to last you through all of the seasons! These writing prompts focus on informational, opinion, and narrative writing. I’ve bundled them all up into one big resource!

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The final resource to help get you going this school year is the sight word bundle. Let’s face it…memorizing sight words is not all that beneficial or fun for a bunch of young firsties. These sight word fluency flip books are an engaging and interactive way to practice learning sight words.

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I hope these resources offer you some inspiration and get you excited for the upcoming school year. Just click on any photo to go grab them.

Happy Back to School!

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  129. No way this is really happening ?!?! Thank you for the opportunity ! lmburto@gmail.com

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  130. You are so generous! Thank you for the opportunity!!! I love all of your products! Milieffio@gmail.com

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  131. I would love to buy all of your resources! I could really use the $100 TPT to buy these resources for my kinders.

    Claudflores2@gmail.com

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  132. Would love this!!! So many great resources. swmntchr@hotmail.com

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  133. It would be AMAZING to win this! I've already spent over $100 during the TPT sale and would love to be able to stock up again!!

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  134. This is an incredible set of resources! I'd buy all of them if I could. Pleeeeeeease pick me! kelley.m.rhodes@gmail.com

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  135. Would love to win this!! Please and thank you! Ajs183@aol.com

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  136. What a great blog post~ Thank you for being so generous when teacher's budgets are tighter and tighter. Hope you have a Wonderful school year!!! Angela justhave2teach@gmail.com

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  137. This is such a great giveaway! I have many of your resources on my *wish list*!! asyork71809@gmail.com

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  138. This would be fantastic to win. I am changing grades and need new resources :)
    terrilefler@shaw.ca
    Cheers,
    Terri

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  139. PLEASE pick me! There are still some of your products that I don't own (I know, I can't believe it either). I now have some new items to add to my wish list.
    veronicam81000@yahoo.com

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  140. You have so many FABULOUS products! Would love to buy them all!

    Karen
    anappleadayinfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  141. Holy moly this is awesome! I want all of these resources! :) I wish listed a ton of them since I just can't afford them all right now, but added a few to my cart also! Thank you so much for your insight! Love all of this!

    Delaney

    Fervent First Grade Frenzy

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  142. I am a first year teacher out of college teaching kindergarten! I would love to win this and share all your inspiring ideas with my Kinders!

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  143. Pick me! Pick me! I'm a fellow North Carolinian and this will be my second year teaching 1st grade. I've already purchased some of your amazing resources with the sale but would love to grab the rest of the goodies on my wish list! Thank you!!
    mdanielleweston@gmail.com

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  144. Of course I forgot my email! Sorry!!

    delaneywinborne@gmail.com

    Fervent First Grade Frenzy

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  145. Thanks for the chance, Lyndsey. I could definitely use more money:) Haven't done enough damage just yet! geteacher@hotmail.com

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  146. It would be so amazing to win this!! katie.schimnowsky@gmail.com

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  147. Would love to win!! Thank you for the chance :)
    Nini621@aol.com

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  148. I still have lots on my wish list!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!
    sdaecar@gmail.com

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  149. What a great post and such a generous offer. Fingers crossed that I win. Aprilrfun@juno.com

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  150. Oh boy! Could totally use this! gimichee@yahoo.com

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  151. Thanks for an opportunity to win some TPT cash. I absolutely LOVE all of your products and have purchased many of them already so my students love them too. If I won, I'd be buying a lot more from your store :)

    Rachelle - rrm444@gmail.com

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  152. Thanks for an opportunity to win some TPT cash. I absolutely LOVE all of your products and have purchased many of them already so my students love them too. If I won, I'd be buying a lot more from your store :)

    Rachelle - rrm444@gmail.com

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  153. Thank you for this awesome opportunity! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

    gracepruim@gmail.com

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  154. Great post with amazing resources!
    smithshelbylynn@gmail.com

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  155. This would help me as the new team lead get my team ready for the year!! Thank you for the giveaway!! jkhaz@hotmail.com

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  156. Such a huge push on text-dependent questions. Let's Take a Closer Look (close reading) would be a great resource! Thanks so much! ambyerly@hotmail.com

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  157. This is amazing! Myefsky@gmail.com

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  159. I am not teaching this year since I have the great opportunity to be a stay at home mom this year but I would love to gift this to a fellow teacher who I know could use it! Thien.ca.nguyen@gmail.com

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  160. I love every single item in your store. I could spend the money quick!!!!! Thank you for the chance... Hoping it's me. πŸ˜€
    Allison311@bellsouth.net

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  161. I don't think I did this correct off my phone - please don't disqualify me if this turns out to be a duplicate :-).
    This is a great opportunity, thank you. I saw a few items here that I had to put in my wishlist because even with the TpT sale going on I need to wait for the next billing cycle to shop more :-)
    My email is maryt8326@gmail.com or maryt8326@hotmail.com.
    Thanks again for the chance.

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  162. $100 would be phenomenal! Thanks for the chance! erin.connolly@wssd115.org

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  163. Are the names on your bravo board in your new Packet? Also are they mounted on clothespins? Love how they stick out! Thanks! Clemsonbc@aol.com

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  164. What a great way to begin the new school year! Thanks for the generous give away and opportunity:)
    hamerne@fargoschools.org

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  165. Wow! What generous give away! I am a special education teacher and I have recently switched from primary to secondary grades at an alternative school. I have a large collection of primary resources thanks to all of the amazing blogs (and TPT, of course!), and now I am basically starting over. $100 at TPT would definitely help me get prepared for this year!! love4theLord@rocketmail.com

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  166. I can't even begin to tell you how much I would LOVE to win this!!! Branditwhite@gmail.com

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  167. I would love to win $100 for TPT! I'm obsessed! I must agree with your latest post about the 10 resources everyone needs in their first grade classroom! I sure hope I get picked!! My email address is rkjj328@gmail.com

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  168. Thank you for the contest, I would love to win so I can buy a close read set!!

    Taied06@yahoo.com

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  169. I can't even begin to tell you how much I would LOVE to win this!!! Branditwhite@gmail.com

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  170. Your stuff always looks so amazing!! I would LOVE to win the $100 for TpT!! Fingers crossed :) teachermichaela@gmail.com

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  171. I love all of your resources! I would love to win some TPT money to buy some more :) I really love your nonfiction resources. I know my students would love them! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    Kelly
    kellydeannab@hotmail.com

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  172. This would be so helpful to win! Changing grade levels this year and feeling totally unprepared! Adamico1103@gmail.com

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  173. I can't wait to share all the new resources with my new students. thanks so much! keeping my fingers crossed :) litalitalearninginspain@gmail.com

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  174. I have almost everything you posted about; love your resources! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!!!

    Stacia
    Stacia's Scoop
    staciaseagroves@gmail.com

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  175. This would be the best way to start the new school year! You have so many amazing products I would love to buy! Especially the "best me I can be" product! I hope I win! :) bstone916@yahoo.com

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  176. I would love to win! Elementarytcher@gmail.com

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  177. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your resources and it would be such a blessing to my kiddos and I to win so I can provide them with more of your resources! Thanks for the opportunity :) sehlert13@yahoo.com

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  178. Thanks for the opportunity! I am always finding new things on TpT that would benefit my students. :)

    -Kelly Campbell
    kcampbell7493@gmail.com

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  179. Love love love all these ideas!! Thank you!

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  180. I would love to win!! Thanks for doing this giveaway. manda222@gmail.com

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  181. Awesome ideas, awesome resources, awesome giveaway! sarakoo@live.com

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  182. I would love to win some TPT bucks. I have many of your creations and I am excited to start the year off. Thank you for this blog post that organizes everything and provides reasons why. Love, love!
    Jules.m.ellis@gmail.com

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  183. WOW!!! What an awesome giveaway!! $100 to spend at TPT would be like being in a candy store! Thanks for being so generous.

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  184. OH MY I COULD SO SPEND THIS! Thank you for the chance!
    amy.brett.blair@gmail.com

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  185. You are so talented. I want my school to let us use your NonFiction Bundle as a science curriculum! Thanks for sharing.
    wakefield_anna@yahoo.com

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  186. What a fantastic opportunity! Thank you for all you do!!!!
    Erin
    ehernandez@shjs.org

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  187. I absolutely love your work and would live to win TPT money. 😊
    Jennifer.chuma@Gmail.com

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  188. Love, love, love your stuff! Would definitely love to win so I could spend more in your store lol. Thanks for sharing your ideas and creativity! bshaw@renick.k12.mo.us

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  189. My students love nonfiction and I love TPT! Thanks for the chance to win! lovejunk77@gmail.com

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  190. I love all of your materials and resources. Makes me want to use them all! :)

    Cathydoan7@gmail.com

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  191. This would be AMAZING as it's my first year teaching! Thanks for the opportunity!

    xoxo
    -Just a teacher from Brooklyn

    Email: noorad16@yahoo.com

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  192. Thank you for the opportunity! I'd love to have some TPT cash!
    Msshawnaturner@gmail.com

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  193. Oh my goodness I would so love to win those tpt bucks! As a third year teacher switching schools and grade levels for the third time, I could use some good resources!

    Thanks so much for doing this! flisstjane@gmail.com

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  194. Everything you create is amazing! I especially LOVE the Be Your Personal Best unit. What a great way to clearly teach children what is expected. Fingers crossed hoping to win.
    firstgradecarousel@gmail.com

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  195. Amazing blog post! I'm a new teacher, so I'm soaking up all the advice I can get! :) thanks for a chance to win some TPT bucks!

    allenrd31@gmail.com

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  196. Wishlist is long, tpt bucks would really help. Especially since I'm probably doing a combined next year and will need new resources. Thanks for the chance!!! iteachfirstgr@gmail.com

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