3 Tips for Back to School

3 tips to help you achieve much this school year!  We all strive for greatness and with these tips you are guaranteed to succeed!

Summer flew by and now it is time to start thinking about back to school already.  I have three tips to help you prepare for back to school and help make your planning and first week easier!

As you're thinking about your space make sure that you know how big things can be.  If you have a lot of space thinking about what posters you may want to have enlarged around your room!

I have the advantage / disadvantage of moving to a new school this year.  Due to this I am not able to actually get into my classroom yet!  I report back in a week and I am starting to go a little stir crazy not having my room already set up!  Luckily I have a friend who sent me pictures of my new blank canvas!  I am so excited about the SPACE that I am going to have!  I created these posters to help fill some of the blank space that is taking over my room!  I am so excited for these!  They are HUGE and are going to help me fill some blank space that I didn't know what I was going to do with.  PLUS, they are my colors and amazing!  Did you know that you could have posters printed at Costco!  These were only $6.99 each!!  LOVE!!

Creating a positive environment is very important! You want your students to know that they are loved, supported and encouraged in your room! Use not only your actions to show that to them, but also your room!

Being able to send a positive message to your students while they are in your room is SUPER important!  I was inspired and encouraged by Ashley Schroeder to take my messages that I wanted to share with my students and BLOW THEM UP!!  She did an awesome tutorial for us, and you can check it out here!!  I created three different sayings that I knew I wanted around my room.  #achievemuch #dreambig #workhard  These are my three main messages for my students! I want them to know that while they are in my room this year they can #dreambig!  They can believe that they can reach the moon, and I am going to help them do that!  They are going to have to #workhard to get there, but then we will able to look back and see that they #achievemuch!  I believe that these all go hand in hand and by allowing them to see these things up around my room they will also know that it is okay to believe these things!

Get your planner ready before school starts because once it starts you are going to be running! Set up the important dates you know, NOW!

My planner is something that helps keep me organized and helps me keep track of things!  I have fallen in love with the happy planner this year and am so thankful that I am able to quickly hole punch it and throw it in my planner!  Then I don't have to jot these down all over my plan book, but instead can have a list that can be thrown away after everything is done!  I am going to take time to add all of the important dates that I already know as well so that way once school starts and I begin planning I don't have to worry about forgetting about 1/2 days, parent teacher conferences or school holidays!

TPT Gift Card and Learning Scales Freebie!

Hello darlings!  It's your last chance to enter for the $50 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card!

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And just in case you already signed up for the giveaway, I wanted to give you a little something for stopping by!

Check out this freebie for Learning Scales! Click here.

Thanks for checking out All About 3rd Grade!

Ten Days of Giveaways Blog Launch: Day 9

Hi everyone!!! It's Kim, from Elementary Antics and I'm soooo excited about this amazo collaborative blog and all of these awesome resources you all have had the chance to win!! Congrats to all the winners so far. :)

I'm so super duper pumped to give away one of my newest and biggest resources- my Superhero Classroom Decor Pack! It's perfect for back to school and has practically everything you need for a super cool Superhero theme!

This decor pack has practically everything you need for a Superhero theme classroom!  The file includes 150+ page PDF document and a 27 slide editable PowerPoint.

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Now enter to win our grand prize giveaway for a $50 TpT gift card! Wouldn't this be a great way to start the new school year?!

Ten Days of Giveaways Blog Launch: Day 8

10 Days of Giveaways - Mrs 3rd Grade gives away Superhero Math!

I am so excited to be teaming up with the amazing ladies that you have met over the past seven days and that you will meet tomorrow!  I am so blessed by this group, and I hope that you have enjoyed our giveaways!!  I am moving to middle school math this year, but I taught third grade for the past eight years!  My students LOVED our superhero day!!

Superhero day is one of my students' favorite days of the year!  This math packet is a great resource to use to have your students become superheroes!

Included in this superhero pack you will find word problems, multiplication facts, addition and subtractions facts.  My students also loved playing with the spinners and graphing activities.  You can check out more about my superhero day from last year here!!

To win this amazing pack you can enter the rafflecopter!  You are going to follow our collaborative pinterest account, and my personal pinterest account!!

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Who doesn't love shopping on TPT?!  I know that I do, and this giveaway is AMAZING!!  Now you can be entered to win $50 to TPT!!  I know that this would be great right before school starts!!  Make sure to enter now so you can stock up for back to school!!

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Make sure to come back tomorrow so you can check out another day of giveaways!!

Ten Days of Giveaways Blog Launch: Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of our 10 days of Giveaways!
Congratulations to yesterday's winner!!

I'm Rachel, A Tall Drink of Water and I'm heading into my 6th year of teaching 3rd grade and my 13 year teaching.  And as I'm typing this, I realize that I've taught 3rd grade for half my teaching career!!
I am giving away my favorite product that I use every year during the first week of school!
It's the smartboard/powerpoint file that I use all day long to teach procedures and keep me on track with my activities and read alouds!
The best thing is it is completely editable!
You can choose the black or white version!
Don't forget to enter our grand prize giveaway for a $50 gift card!!

See ya tomorrow for Day 7!

Ten Days of Giveaways Blog Launch: Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of our Ten Days of Giveaways!  
Congratulations to yesterday's lucky winner of Teaching with Apptitude’s fluency centers for iPads!

My name is Pamela, and I blog and create teaching resources as Hedgehog Reader.  More importantly, I teach 3rd grade and absolutely love it!  One skill that I find most of my third-graders need to practice is ABC Order.  Hand-in-hand with that is developing proficiency with guide words.  Both of these sets of important dictionary skills empower our young learners with their research, writing, and vocabulary development.  Additionally, the act of alphabetizing or sorting words to determine guide word placement also strengthens their logic and critical thinking skills.

Some of my best-selling products in my Teachers Pay Teachers store are my Dictionary Skills resources, and today I will be giving away one of my favorites, Fall into Autumn Dictionary Skills.

And be sure to enter our Grand Prize Giveaway!

Thanks for entering, good luck, and be sure to come back tomorrow and each day this week for our 10 Days of Giveaways!

Ten Days of Giveaways Blog Launch: Day 4

Hi I'm Kami from Teaching with APPitude!  And I'm super excited to share with you the Day 4 giveaway! My store is pretty small but this iPad Fluency Centers has been a big hit.  I love using ipads to work on fluency.  All the apps used with this product are FREE! ​

And don't forget to enter our grand prize giveaway!

Ten Days of Giveaways Blog Launch: Day 3

Hello everyone! It's Anna from Hanging with Mrs. Hulsey, and I am so excited to be part of this amazing blog-- and I can't wait for you guys to win some amazing materials for your classroom! Today I am giving away one of my newest resources: Scratch-Off Reward Cards (Editable)

I'd seen this idea on Pinterest-- and actually got a chance to try it this summer! I know my kids are going to LOVE them-- and I'm going to use them for homework rewards, Dojo rewards, etc. The possibilites are endless! To read more about these scratchers you can read my post here (plus pick up a FREEBIE!)

To try and win this product-- use this rafflecopter and follow me on Instagram!
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Lastly, enter below for a chance to win a $50 gift card to TPT! Just in time to start prepping for back-to-school season! And be sure to check back every day for a different opportunity to win something wonderful!

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Ten Days of Giveaways Blog Launch: Day 2

Heeeelllloooo Teacher Friends!  I am Amber from TGIF, a 3rd Grade Teacher from Southern Illinois. It is so exciting to be teaming up with my TpT teacher/blogger friends here on All About 3rd Grade. We are so beyond ready to share 10 Days of Giveaways with our followers with our official blog launch!

We already have our first winner with That Teaching Spark's Reusable and Editable Substitute Plans for Grade 3.  Congratulations!  Don't forget to come back every day until July 19th to get the chance to win some amazing resources for your classroom.  On the 19th, one lucky reader will win a $50 TpT gift card just in time to purchase products for back to school. (Make sure you enter below.)

After you enter the two giveaways below, don't forget to pick up the FREE Third Grade Banner to decorate your classroom with for back to school!  Check the bottom of this blog post.

Who's going to be the winner of today's giveaway?  Here's what a few 3rd Grade Teachers said about this Back to School 3rd Grade Pack.

"Great for the first few days back to school. As a first year teacher, I was stressed trying to plan my first few days. This makes my life a whole lot easier! Thank you!"

"Absolutely perfect for first week back at school. Thank you so much for making my first day easier."

"These were fun for our first few days of third grade. There were plenty of activities to begin on the third day of third grade and keep going for a few more."

Enter the Rafflecopter to win the "Hooray for Third Grade" Back to School pack for your classroom.

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And while you are here, don't forget to enter for a chance to win a $50 TpT gift card compliments of our All About 3rd Grade collaborative group.

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Click here to download a FREE Third Grade Banner for your classroom.  

Fingers crossed!  Here's to hoping YOU are the winner!

Ten Days of Giveaways Blog Launch: Day 1

Hello darlings!  We are so thrilled that you found us at All About 3rd Grade! We are a group of nine TPT Authors and Bloggers who work hard to bring you the best content specifically for THIRD GRADE!!   As a thank you for following us and to officially launch this new blog, we are hosting 10 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS!

Your first chance to win is TODAY  and then you can visit EACH DAY, July 10-19th, for a NEW giveaway!  The GRAND PRIZE giveaway is on July 19th!  You could win a $50 TPT Giftcard. (now if only I could enter....)

My name is Amy Hoffmann and I am the author of That Teaching Spark.  This will be my 13th year of teaching and ALL of it has been in 3rd grade!  You could win my Best Selling Reusable and Editable Substitute Plans for 3rd Grade!  After you enter the giveaways, check below for a freebie from this resource!

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As a thank you for stopping by, I would like to give you this helpful freebie to use when you are planning for a sub!  Lots of teachers use really adorable full size sheets to record their information.  For example, a sheet with the attendance list, a sheet with allergies, a sheet with the car riders and bus riders, a sheet with the schedule, a sheet with students who leave for resource rooms or have push in.  When I subbed in college, this was WAY too overwhelming for me.  Looking at 20 zillion pages of important info!!

This freebie is TWO pages and can hold ALL your important info!  Simply place in a clear sheet protector and its in ONE place!  This file is fully editable!

Thanks for entering and don't forget to stop by every day for the next TEN days for your chance to win!!

Monthly Organization Ideas

Hello fellow educators! It's Anna again (from Hanging with Mrs. Hulsey), and I thought I'd write a brief post about how I organize the monthly materials in my classroom! 

Sadly, I don't have many "in room" pictures because I am currently moving down the hall, and all my belongings are in a giant pile or boxed up! But I can share some future plans with you! 

First, here is a blog post I wrote last year about organizing my monthly morning work and "fun" holiday items. I use drawers with fun labels (much more beautiful than a filing cabinet!) Here is a quick pic of my set-up:

Last year I really began to invest in a variety of picture books for holidays, classroom management, character education, etc. I like to keep those books tucked away until needed-- that way they're a surprise for my students and more exciting for them to see brand new materials! I decided to store them in some Sterilite boxes I purchased at Walmart. (Buy them in-store-- it's much cheaper!) Here's the tag: 
I plan to sort the books based off the month I use them-- that way I can find them on the shelf quickly! For example, I will put my classroom management books in the August or September tub.
Simply print, laminate, and adhere to the tub (I used double sided tape). Click HERE or the pic below to purchase these shiplap labels! Thanks for stopping by and I hope I gave you some good ideas for organizing your materials!