Thursday, August 16, 2012

Back to School Jitters!

It's crunch time! Tomorrow is my official last day of summer vacation. Guess what wild and crazy thing I'm doing? LAMINATING MY NAME TAGS! lol! I live on the edge. So many last minute things to do.. I need about 2 more weeks, don't we all?

I'm joining the fun at "A Turn to Learn"'s Back to School Jitters Linky Party:

Back to School Jitters Linky Party

Here's my list of jitters!

I've been working hard on my back to school lessons and added one of them to my TPT store. Have you read the book Don't Squeal Unless It's A Big Deal?

It's my favorite book for teaching about tattling.. lots of examples of when to tell the teacher and when not to tell the teacher. I've created both a book sort and a classroom sort for students to practice evaluating situations where they need to decide whether to "squeal" or not. You can check it out HERE :)

Enjoy what is left of your summer!! :)


  1. Will definitely have to check out that book-my kiddos drive me crazy with all that tattling.


  2. That's a new book to me! I'm going to have to check it out too!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am excited for you to start yours and I'm excited to follow you!

    I teach 2nd grade but I just posted some free 1st grade CCSS math stuff on my TPT store. You can link to it on my blog

    Wishful Teaching

    I hope you find it useful!!

  4. You're right! It doesn't ALL have to be done for the first day. I need that reminder too ~ lol!
    I'm now following you ... thanks for stopping by my blog.
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  5. I am right there with you on trying to remind myself that I don't have to complete everything before the first day of school, I am thinking this weekend of making two to do lists: by the first day and future to do's. Also, dreading the laminator/copier line next week with 73 teachers. I'm one of your newest followers!

  6. I really have to remember it doesn't have to all be done the first day since I am missing some of the workdays! Our copier line will be CRAZY, but the we have no laminator.
    Hope you have a great year & I am following you also.

  7. Good luck with your first day and all the preparations! I am right there with you trying to get everything done!

  8. Thanks for commenting on my back to school linky. I completely understand about the last day of summer (mine is today as well--kids come back the 27th--i go back monday!) Good luck! I'm also following you now!

  9. I am also worried that the laminator line will be long. That is why I bought my own laminator. Thing is I totally forgot about laminating my name tags! As I was thinking about what has to be done I realized that like you said, everything does not have to be done the first day.

  10. Good luck on your first day of school! We just finished 2 days with kids this week. I like that book-I'll have to go get it
    :-). We are your newest followers.

  11. Hi! I am your newest follower! I giggled at your comment because I am procrastinating going to the teacher store because I KNOW the laminator line will be SO LONG! :)
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