If you have followed me for a while you probably already know I'm pretty cheap. I don't like spending a lot of money on classroom stuff that isn't of excellent quality. I throw together many of my own resources and then splurge on the goodies. This year is even going to be more tough! Last year in the district I worked in, all teachers were given $200 to spend on resources. This year in my new district: ZERO. So with that in mind I have to be fruggle. I've already spent way too much money on curtains, organization carts, and books so it is time to be smart until I'm paid again!
So snatch them up while they are still free.
This Welcome Banner can be for any grade level and looks great outside your door.
Math centers are great at every level. These task cards are just for that and are common core aligned.
Classroom jobs are important to me. I give all my students a job and this year they will be paid each week with coins if the job is completed. Fail to do your job? Then you don't get paid. This Job application is student friendly and easy on the eyes as well.
All fifth grades are fluent in M & D on the first day rightttt? They aren't!? Just kidding. We all know they need that review. These are perfect for that filler at the beginning of the year. They provide excellent opportunity for "thinking". Something some students may have forgotton over the summer ;)
I feel so lucky this year to have 5 classroom computers as well as an Ipad. With all the technology in my room is going to come some hassle. These will provide students with a friendly reminder while they surf the web.
This will also be on wall. How many times must I say on Kidblog is is not okay to write 'hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" as a comment on everyones blog? It must be revelant to the post:)
A handful of sassy door signs.
What are some other great freebies I need for 5th?? I'm basically starting from scratch. With common core on the rise we are making our own units of instruction. No curriculum is given to us and my classroom comes with basically a handful of books and that is it. It stinks.