Staying Afloat with some help!


I'm linking up with my OWL-Ways girls... they are some of the most talented ladies I've ever met. I use so many of their ideas and packs in my class...I'd be lost without them! So, I'm linking up them to show you some resources that I just LOVE and help keep me afloat throughout the year. 

First, I want to show you one of the fraction packs from Dana (3rd Grade Gridiron) that I'll be using soon! 


I'm super excited to get working on some fractions!!


Another go-to that I have for each season is from Halle...I have all over her seasonal reading passages packs - I LOVE them!!



She has fiction and nonfiction in her packs. I love using them as my small group instruction, and then sometimes we compare/contrast the similar fiction and nonfiction passages! 


You can even get a freebie on her blog {here}! sweet!


Now let me show you a few things that of mine that I'm totally reliant on. 

First...my new center packs that I've been making - a whole month of centers. If I prep them before the month comes, then all month long, I'm ready! Just pull them out and they are ready to go!


Monday, I took off the day to visit with family at Disney (shhh!), and when I got back to school yesterday, to get ready for centers, all I had to do was pull out from my center drawer the already prepped centers and voila! Done and ready!  


This round we're doing the first row of centers..


and we're actually going to start on a new set of math centers on Thursday. 


Another thing I use ALL the time is my Math with a Deck of Cards pack.


I have a binder that has a class set of copies in plastic sleeves ready to grab whenever I need them! Check out my blogpost HERE on how I keep it organized!




I hope you've seen some things that could help keep you afloat!! 
To help  you stay afloat, I'm giving away any item from my store! Enter now, and the winner will be announced Friday morning!

P.S...have you seen the sale that's coming up!? Make sure you enter the code when you check out to get your extra 10% off! My Store will be on sale for 20% off!


Now...make sure you click below to check out more of my friends!





44 comments

Laura said...

I can't wait for the sale. My cart is filling up! One thing I rely on to keep afloat is prayer. The best thing about it is that it's a freebie… and anyone can help you out with it.

irbymd said...

Brain breaks have been a lifesaver this year!!

Fern Smith said...

I love seeing real pictures from products from other great teachers!!
Thank you so much,
~Fern
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
Fern Smith's Pinterest Boards!

Cherie said...

TpT has been keeping me afloat! You teacher bloggers ROCK! Where do you find the time to teach and create!?!:)

Karen F. said...

What keeps me afloat is the awesome ideas that all you bloggers share :-) and of course your products too!! and taking time to just take a step back and breathe..
Karen
tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

Kristen Lewis said...

This year I rely on my team and products made by Stuckey in Second for the Wonders series by McGraw Hill to keep me afloat. I would love to incorporate more skills with basic facts and your product Tasty facts bundle would be helpful. klewis@umasd.org

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Tpt has TOTALLY kept me happy and afloat this school year!! Thank you, I am so excited about the sale and the great giveaways, k

Lori Raines said...

TPT and my Promethean Board keep me afloat!

manakans said...

There are so many amazing products that keep me afloat. The ones that i have been using a lot lately have to do with close reading! Thanks for the opportunity!
Maria
manakans@hotmail.com

Kelley Nagy said...

Lots of great resources!
kelbel03@aol.com

Samantha Rigby said...

I rely on chocolate, TPT, and whole lot of faith! :)

Joyfully,
Sam C.

rigbys2014@gmail.com

megan said...

My SMARTboard and brain breaks!

Erin Pieterman said...

You guys have seriously made my life so much easier!
I would love your Math with a Deck of Cards unit :)
Erin
cpieterman@rogers.com

Unknown said...

Great brainstorming sessions with colleagues keeps me afloat!
-Courtney C.

Carrie said...

Using weekly themes has helped so much! My English Learners are doing much better since I started thematic teaching in reading and writing!

Learning in Room 203

ksteacher81 said...

I use Math Bag games for math center rotations and they are a great resource.
Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

Karyn said...

I rely on coffee, bloggers and Tpt to keep me afloat! Love them all!

dremilylevine said...

I rely on the great activities on TpT!!!
scheinbere@hotmail.com

Andrea L. said...

I rely on TpT to keep me afloat! There is so much inspiration and creativity there that it makes it easier for me to come up with fun activities to keep my kids focused and motivated.

Kristi Smith said...

After 11 years of teaching Grades 4+, I volunteered to come down to Grade 2...it has been a truly rewarding journey so far =). That being said, I am still feeling my way around, so my colleagues and TpT (especially your store!!!)have been my life preservers this year!!! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to be the lucky recipient of your "Tasty Facts - Addition and Subtraction" packet <3 <3 <3. It is SUPER DUPER adorable and yummy, jam-packed with engaging activities!! Thank you for considering me, Jen =). leafsgirl@rogers.com.

Melanie Arizmendi said...
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Melanie Arizmendi said...

Ooops to many typos on the previous one! I can't live without the interactive notebooks we have been using. They keep my kiddos so engaged.

tinysmiles34@gmail.com

Leslie Moore said...

Thanks for the great resources!!

Tracy Rawles said...

I rely on a strong support system at home. That's what keeps me going!

Sylmonduy said...

What keeps me going is my family at home and really good friends at work.

Markisha said...

I rely on brain breaks to help students stay focus and on track during our busy day.

Suzy Q said...

What is keeping me afloat this year is a fresh set of grade-level colleagues!

Laura Scheunemann said...

Honestly? At school I very much rely on my first grade team to keep me afloat! We each have different strengths and weakness that balance each other out perfectly and I'm really lucky to work with teachers who are creative, kind, and grounded. They keep me sane. :)

Michelle Kiger said...

setting up my following week on Thursday before - gives me time to prep any materials that I need!

Kindergarten is Grrreat! said...

I rely on weekends to keep me going :)

jgmund said...

This year I have relied on friends and family to keep me afloat. It has been a hectic one, to say the least. I also relied on the creativity and talent of the sellers on TpT. They have helped me in many ways with their wonderful resources.

Rebecca Scott said...

TPT and staying organized!

hsease said...

I rely on my teammates to keep going! Without them I would be going CRAZY!!!

Denise Backman said...

Dove dark chocolate....and your centers!!!!

Denise Backman said...

Dove dark chocolate....and your centers!!!!

Tracie said...

TPT and blogs!! Love how teachers are willing to share their talents and ideas!

danae said...

What keeps me afloat? TpT Sales, teacher blogs, Teacher by the Beach Centers, my amazing co-workers, and my loving boyfriend who listens to my stories about my days in the classroom.
delting01@yahoo.com

Ms. Rojo's Science Website said...

One thing I rely on to keep afloat is having other great teachers to talk to and use as resources!

daniellenrojo@gmail.com

Your Kingdom Coming said...

I definitely rely on those small moments with my kiddos each day. It reconnects me and grounds me in what is truly important about the work that we do. It's so easy to get caught up in all the negatives and challenges and struggles. Taking the time to soak in the hugs, smiles, laughter, lightbulb moments, silliness, and community we share in our classroom is sometimes ALL I can rely on. Every moment is worth it.

Amy Ware said...

I love you stuff

Jenny Bee said...

Coffee... Lots and lots of Coffee!!!!!

Storie said...

The one thing keeping me afloat this year is my grade level team. This is a group of kiddos that has kept us on our toes every single day, all year long!
Storie
atozscrapbook@gmail.com
Stories by Storie

Jen said...

planbook.com keeps me afloat, especially with all these snow days.

jjn2home@yahoo.com

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