Saturday, August 11, 2012

Don't Miss the Back to School Blowout Sale!

TPT Back to School Blowout Sale

Be sure to get in on the "Back to School Blowout Sale" that the TeachersPayTeachers Website is hosting on August 12th and 13th.

Most of the products will be on sale including my entire Simple Steps to Sentence Sense series, and you can save up to 28% off by using the code BTS12 at checkout.

Don't miss this chance to get amazing prices on amazing products to get your school year started right.

In case you missed it, check out my latest product which will help you get to know your students during the first few days of school. I used this activity every year with much success.
Getting to Know You Activities by Charlene Tess


I hope the beginning of your school year is just great this year.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Getting to Know Your Students


The first few days of school are crazy busy. In secondary schools, much of the time is spent dealing with students being added or dropped from your class as students’ schedules are adjusted and class loads are balanced.

The paperwork piles up, and yet you meet a room full of new students every hour or so. How do you prepare for these first few important days?

Getting to Know Your Students by Charlene Tess


Getting to Know You Activities for the First Few Days of School is a series of activities that introduced my students to one another and to me, and provided a sample of their writing and their oral presentation skills. You can use these activities to make the first few days of your school year informative and productive.  

I hope your first days of school are fantastic!

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