SALE: Literacy Centers

So I've heard through the grapevine that some people are heading back to school today?!? Oh my goodness! Isn't it June?!? ;) It is so crazy to me that another school year has rolled around, but I guess that means it's time to stock up on some cheap great resources! :) Plus, I will have some free loot to giveaway on my Facebook page later on tonight to put you in the back to school spirit! 

Check out my Day 8 Deals for my Christmas in July Sale below, or you can click HERE to check them out in my TPT shop! 

Today, all of my literacy centers will be on sale! 

1. Beach Bums

Sand Dig: Literary Devices

Shell Sort: Prefixes and Suffixes

Sunglasses Split: Cause & Effect

Fill the Bill: Synonyms and Antonyms

Build a Beach: Fact & Opinion

Genre Hop: Identifying Works of Fiction and Nonfiction
{These centers also include a QR code option. The kids scan the passage and get this...the reading passage pops up on the iPad or smartphone! Seriously!!!! Then, once they complete the activity, they scan the QR code under answer to check! I see many, many QR codes in my future!} So excited about this! 

And here are my beach bums in action! 

These centers are perfect for an ELA review.

If you would like to check out Beach Bums, it is on sale in my TPT shop right now! Check it out by clicking {HERE}

2. Keep Calm & Bug On

This set includes two different sets of directions. 

One with words...

And one set with pictures for struggling students, students with accommodations, or ESOL students. 

Here is a look at the 10 centers included...

You can grab these centers in my TPT shop by clicking {HERE}

3. Fall into Literacy 

The ten skills in this pack reinforce:  

- Parts of Speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs), Spelling Strategies, Prefixes, Suffixes, Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences, Dictionary Skills, Character Traits/Inferences, First and Third Person Point of View, ABC Order,
Common and Proper Nouns

That's all for today! Be sure and come back tomorrow for another fun sale! Have a wonderful day, friends! 


NEW!!! Classroom Rules & Quotes

I think that one of our greatest jobs as teachers is to inspire our students to aspire for greatness. Of course, we need tons of creative strategies and resources to implement successful instruction, but if our kids are not given a purpose for learning or taught to have a desire to achieve...what progress are we actually making? The same is true for adults. I think that everyone needs  a little motivational massage every now and then. It's good for the soul! ;)

Once of my all-time favorite parts of my classroom is my "Desire to Inspire" quote wall! You've seen it before! It looks a little something like this…

This is what our quote wall looked like in my room at the end of the year. I covered the inside of each frame with a black piece of construction paper and would reveal a new quote each month. 

How does it work? 

Okay, so how can we use the words of others to inspire our students?!? At the beginning of the year, I decorated my room with several of the quotes from my Desire to Inspire Pack. They make super cute decorations, but are super awesome motivators for the kids later on. I then covered each quote with a black piece of paper so they remained top secret {which made the kids giddy!} Each month, I revealed a new quote/inspirational message.

I didn't want these to be merely words. I wanted the students to use these words to push them towards achieving things they never dreamed possible. We would discuss each quote, what it meant, and then we would journal about how we could use the words to inspire us. That gave meanings to each quote, made them memorable, and it stuck with the kids for quite some time. I would even hear them discussing them at different points in the year! :) 

Desire to Inspire

I had many suggestions for some other color schemes, so here is my newest version…a little primary action. ;) This set also includes inspirational note cards to give to students throughout the year, and some flip journaling pages! Check it out below! 

All three of my Desire to Inspire sets will be on SALE today in my TPT shop! 


Version 1: Original (includes quotes and rules)
Version 2: Chalkboard brights and pastels (includes quotes and rules)
Version 3: Chalkboard & white primary 
(includes quotes, rules, note cards, and journal pages)

While you are there, you can also check out some motivational bracelets that serve as a good reminder of our inspirational words…

Here is a look at just a few of the bracelets included in the pack!
Also included in this pack are bracelets that remind students about our quotes found on our inspirational words wall from my Desire to Inspire Pack!

Here is a look at what is included:

How do you inspire your students throughout the year?