But, I'm going to be showcasing some resources each day this week that seriously keep me afloat DAILY in my classroom.
These are the resources that I absolutely could NOT live without. They have made my teaching life soooo much less stressful! And, they will all be on SALE during the BIG TpT Sale coming up, so if you think they'd help you out, go toss them in your cart!
The number one resource has to be my Morning Work PowerPoints! They save my
Oh, how I used to dread morning work. Trying to find a skill sheet, waiting in line at the copier, getting them passed out on the desks...wondering if I was close to my copy allotments. Explaining the directions to the worksheet twenty-two times as my twenty + students trickled in. Ugh!
No longer. Now, my morning is stress FREE! I just display the morning work PowerPoint on the board.
Students take out their morning work journals (composition notebooks...that's right...NO MORE COPIES!!!!) after unpacking and get to work! The format remains the same all year so directions are only needed a couple of times per quarter as skills on it may change. HEAVEN!
Seriously. Teacher Heaven! Now, I only need to worry about taking attendance, sending down lunch choices, answering emails, and collecting notes/money. Whew! But, at least, morning work is no longer one of the worries!
Another reason I love them is that it's a time that I can squeeze in some of those skills that we just don't have time for during the day - like CURSIVE!! The kids beg for it and finally I've found a way to squeeze it in! :)
And, did I mention that our ENTIRE set of Morning Work PowerPoints for the YEAR is just $7.99 (and that's not even on sale)! Yep, a YEAR of STRESS-FREE Morning Work for under 8 bucks, people. That is awesome sauce!
If you teach another grade, we also have our Morning Work PowerPoints available for 1st Grade and 4th grade. Check them out below!
I hope this is a resource that will help you stay AFLOAT. Remember to come back by tomorrow for another resource and a special GIVEAWAY! :)