Saturday, July 20, 2013

My TPT Shopping Spree..And a Chance to Win!

Happy Weekend, Friends!
I have been shopping up a storm this summer on TPT and wanted to share some of the fun products I've picked up along the way in case there is something you find helpful in your own classroom!  {Disclaimer: I purchased all of these products and was not compensated for this post}. You can click the pictures to check out the products yourself.

I'm starting with my very favorite new purchase- The Backpack Boogie pack by Growing Kinders. OMG I have been missing out! This is my first Growing Kinders product and it is a-maz-ing!!!!!!  Kathleen did a great job coming up with engaging activities that are very appropriate for the beginning of kindergarten.

Next up is the Digital Paper-Rainbow Pop collection by Red Pepper. This paper is just the cutest. I think Red Pepper is a newer TPT seller, and I'm always happy to support newbies!! :) Although I'm a little afraid of having a new graphic/clip art seller to follow...I have mini-clip art and font obsession! I've also purchased more borders and some clip art from other websites this summer, but I won't bore you with all of that...

"It's in the Bag Take-Home Activities" by Shari Sloane has 30 fun ideas and forms needed to make take-home bags for every occasion under the sun! I'm excited to start making a few of the bags for the coming school year!

I'm sure everyone already has this next item- Literacy and Math Fun with Names by Deanna Jump. This is another pack that I'll use right away in September. We all know how much kinder kids love their own names! I really love that this pack has activities that go with children's books that I already own!

Like I've mentioned in previous posts, I use Daily 5 (or a kinder-friendly version of it) to structure my classroom literacy block. This Work on Writing pack by Caitlin Clabby is filled with all sorts of writing papers and forms that you can simply set out throughout the year. They are so easy for even kindergartners to use!
I also purchased the mother of all nursery rhyme packs from DeeDee Wills. We are going to do a big nursery rhyme unit this year with a performance for grandparents, so I'm excited to have this. If you use the HM Journeys curriculum for reading, this would be a great pack for you to purchase because Journeys introduces nursery rhymes right at the beginning of the curriculum.

I am excited to add Jessica Travis' Super Rhyming Activities and Digraphs-Word Work Activities into my literacy mix!

Have you ever been to the Kinderkids TPT store? She has permanently marked everything at $1.00!!!! I snagged these units and lots more. I didn't put pics of all of the units I purchased because I'm sure you're thinking that I have a major shopping problem by now!!

Annd last but not least...Simply Kinder's snap cubes mats for sight words and numbers. They were on sale when I purchased them last month and I couldn't decide which ones I of course I got both! I am especially anxious to use the 0-20 number mats. I am looking to expand and differentiate my math instruction methods this year, and I know this will be a fun, easy activity to pull out for morning work or centers!

I think I need to make an ink cartridge run!!! I know I purchased a bunch, but these units will be so helpful to my students. I also justify my spending my only using my PayPal money from selling on TpT;)...and I bet TpT loves that!!

Your turn....leave me a comment about your favorite TPT purchase so far this summer (not your own products, please).  Leave your email address, too and I will pick one comment to win one of my Teachers Pay Teachers products!


  1. I got Growing Kinders Fix It Up Again! I loved her first Fix it Up pack and couldn't wait to get her new one :)
    Polka Dot Kinders

  2. This is really hard I have bought so many this summer. The one that I am looking forward to using is the Back to School with Your Favorite 1st and 2nd Grade Picture Books by Sandy's Learning Reef.

  3. I was able to get All Set? You Bet! Classroom Management Transitions and Routines by Deanna Jump after attending her presentation at the MN Kindergarten Conference.

  4. Bah! So cute! There is a really cute little art project that you can do with "If You GIve A Mouse A Cookie" I will whip it up and send it over to you!
    Lessons With Coffee

    p.s. My favorite TPT that I purchased is the ISN Bundle from Runde's Room!

  5. There are 3 that I love...
    1.Awesome Words for Inspiring Authors by Caitlin Clabby Kindergarten Smiles. It is great for a mobile word wall.
    2. It's Calendar Time! Daily Calendar Book by Growing Kinders. The students loved this and were asking to do the calendar before the scheduled time.
    3. Grammar Wall Cards (Everything You Need for the Perfect Grammar Wall) by Sandra Matadamas. This is especially useful for ELL students.

  6. My favorite purchase this summer has been my go math vocabulary cards for kindergarten. My Scott foresman reading street amazing words vocabulary cards and Kreative in Kinders August/September early finishers tub activities. I can wait to print and use them!