The back-to-school season can be a little bittersweet if you haven't had enough of a summer break. It's just about this time when I would look at my "summer to-do" list and realize what just wasn't going to get done. (Right about this time, I also started having a recurring dream about showing up for the first day of school and not having everything ready. Forget monsters. Talk about a real panic-inducing nightmare!)
However, the back-to-school season is also an exciting time. Just like the students, we get to choose and buy new school supplies and school clothes. (Oh, yeah!) We also get to plan how we will incorporate all of our ideas from our "Gotta Try That" folder. Plus everything is (hopefully) clean and new in our classrooms.
Another perk of going back-to-school are all of the FREEBIES that teachers can get. The teachers of Teachers Pay Teachers have come through again this year with the release of a library of eBooks with tips and freebies to help their colleagues begin the year with less stress and more creativity.
I'm happy to share that my FREE Back-to-School Brain-Boosting Activities are included in the grades 3-5 Language Arts eBook as are more than 70 other free resources and tips by talented teachers.
Treat yourself and download these FREE gems today! While there are books for K-2, 3-5, and 6-12 in all subjects, I'm posting links to those relevant to upper elementary and middle school classrooms. I encourage you to visit TPT if you're interested in other grade levels or other free eBooks created by teachers.
3-5 English/Language Arts & Special Education
3-5 Math and Science
6-12 Social Studies
Coming Soon: 6-12 English/Language Arts
Wishing you an inspiring year!