As we start to get closer to October you're starting to think about fun art projects for your students. How about decorating hard boiled eggs? If you had to rule out pumpkins for a variety of reasons, this might be the way to go. Some brainstorming with the class and I'm sure you will hear they have plenty of ideas on how to turn their eggs into creepy crawly things. I've done eggs differently a number of years. It's easy if you take care of the prep and have the eggs ready. Some years I've had really helpful generous parents and they have done it all. I've set them up as one of my centers during my reading time and it's made it a lot of fun for all. I had a lit ceramic haunted house set up complete with a spooky cemetery. As the students finished they added their eggs to finish the look of the haunted mansion.
Before I retired, when I found myself really slammed with being back to school, I use to think about the Shoemaker's Elves and wish I could borrow them. Imagine little elves making lunches for the kids, shopping and preparing your meals, doing your lesson plans. While the authors at Tpt can't answer all of those wishes, we can provide a lot of help in the classroom. From whole beautifully prepared units to a one page worksheet with just what you need, we can be there toiling for you as you take care of so many other things on your to-do list. Check out these wonderful resources designed for you.
The week is almost over and you get to take a well earned break, sort of. I always found it so hard getting back to work in those first few weeks. Maybe it was wearing shoes again and it was definitely hard leaving my kids. With that in mind, I've asked members of TpT to post products that will give you some extra time to spend on yourself or your family. So, kick off the shoes for now, have a cuppa or a glass of, and check out the fun, creative, just plain cool, products that will make you a star in the upcoming school year.
Some of you just returned to school. The good news is you made it through the first week. The bad news is you have to do it again next week! Fear not! Your TpT sellers to the rescue. Here are links to lot of fun creative lessons that will make the start to the school year just a little more fulfilling and maybe even fun for you. If you start next week here's your chance to get ahead of the curve. Whatever the case, just know that you're not alone. We've got your back. What's nice is we're teachers, just like you, and really know what you're going through. Let's all strap on for a great new school year!