Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Theme Thursday

It is time to head back to the classroom.  Right now, all around the world, teachers and students are preparing for a new school year.  As a teacher, I know how much time it takes to get ready for a new school year.  Here are a few tips to help you stay on top of things during this crazy time of year.
1.  Make themed lists.  Instead of making a huge "To Do" list, make smaller lists according to the tasks.  For example, have a "To Print" list, and "To Buy" list, a "Throw Away" list, a "To Make List", etc.  This will help you to not feel overwhelmed with one super long list!
2.  Sort work into two groups "School" and "Home".  Anything that can be done at home by you or someone else place in a basket,  and then everything that needs to be done at school put in another basket.  This way you are not wasting time at school doing something that could be done at home. Coloring, cutting, and gluing are great at home items!
   Okay now that you are organized and ready to go, lets talk about the students.  I like to give my students a little "welcome to class" gift.  There are lots of different options you can do.  You can put a couple cookies in a Ziploc bag, and then use our awesome "Welcome Back to School" bag topper.  This year, I did a bag of goldfish crackers and an apple juice box for each student.  I put them in a black paper bag and then added a gift tag.  A simple gift that looks FABULOUS! 
Welcome Back to School, Everyone!  Be sure to check out our freebies!  They will add a special touch to any back to school treat!



  1. i too am a teacher and will be making the treat bags for my class thanks so much and have a great school year!

  2. We hope you have a wonderful year as well! :)