Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sneak a Peek at my Purchases! Linky Party

I've linked up with Blog Hoppin' to show you the awesome stuff I bought during TPT's Back to School sale!

I definitely took advantage of the great sale, but I always end up regretting NOT buying a bunch of things too! Oh well, I guess I can't go too crazy with purchases. :)

In my district we have brand new benchmarks for kindergarten. Normally we always just have a pre-test and a post-test, but now they are changing it so that they have 3 separate benchmarks to be given 3 separate times of the year. They recently informed us what was going to be on the 1st quarter math benchmarks and we flipped out! Due to the new common core standards, everything is getting shoved up and we are having to teach concepts earlier than ever but have been given no new curriculum to accomplish it. But lo and behold, some of my favorite bloggers came to our rescue and I bought 3 math-related units to help boost our kiddos' skills and get them to even higher levels of thinking. I'm so excited to get the ball rolling!

The first thing I bought was Deedee Wills' Complete Set of Daily Math Journals. I've had my eye on these for awhile (cause I seriously love everything she does) and last year we really implemented interactive math journals into our schedule so this was the perfect addition! I love that her Aug/Sep prompts are simple enough to help my kinders get into the basic routine (barring kiddos skipping ahead to random pages every 5 seconds)!

I also grabbed Deanna Jump's Math Magic: Common Core Games and Activities Pack. I don't know how I missed this before, but I didn't know it existed until I went scouring through her store to see what new fandangled thing I wanted to buy! Glad I found it, I think it will work perfectly!

Finally, I bought Growing Kinders' Fun With Numbers (Part 2) Pack. Those dastardly teen numbers are always so tricky for kinders to grasp and I think this will be an amazing resource. The circle maps included will go perfectly in our interactive notebooks!

Want to see what other treasures people found this weekend? Go link up here at Blog Hoppin' to join in!

1 comment:

  1. Time flies so fast and look, were about to face another school year. I'm so excited for my daughter, she is about to enter her kindergarten. :) Thanks for sharing your new purchases!