Big Ideas for Little Hands: Black Friday Wishlist

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Black Friday Wishlist

Ok, it's no secret. If you know me then you know that I absolutely love Black Friday! It is my favorite shopping day of the year. And yes, I am one of those crazy psychos that will stand in line forever for the doors to open just to save a few dollars. Saving money is a huge perk but the fun and excitement of waiting in line and running through the stores like a crazy person is the real thrill. I always plan out my shopping trips for every store, map out where everything is, plan what goes on sale and what times, and get a very organized detailed game plan. Yes, this is one of my only OCD moments, ha ha! This year I will be spending Black Friday in.......South Alabama! We are going down to see the hubs for Thanksgiving so we will be there on Black Friday and there is nothing there!!!! I am in a huge panic. The only thing they have in his town is Wal-Mart and the next closest town with any stores is 45 minutes away! This is putting me into a complete panic but I will make it work.

Along with all of the Black Friday shopping I have planned for in stores, I have also been working on my TPT Black Friday wish list. There are so many things that I want need but it's so hard to narrow it down without buying everything. Here is a look at what is on my list so far. I am sure it will triple in size by Black Friday but here it is for this moment.


1. Print & Practice Problem Solving - December from Cara Carroll. We loved her November pack and cannot wait to use her December pack too! These are great for quick and fun math activities.

2. Winter Math Stations Galore-Five Differentiated and Aligned Sets from Marsha McGuire. I love her differentiated center activities. There is activities in each pack for every one of my students and they love every activity! I think I have all of here holiday sets but this one bundle so I have to have it!

3. The Kindness Helpers: bringing kindness to your classroom from Kristen Smith. I love everything from Kristen Smith. Her products have been a lifesaver in my classroom. I love doing the Elf on a Shelf every year and this is the perfect twist that we need in our classroom. So excited to get this one!

4. Christmas Rhyming Puzzles Color and Blacklines Mats from Jennifer Drake. My kids absolutely loved her Thanksgiving Rhyming Puzzles so these Christmas Puzzles are a must. We used them for a center activity then my kids begged to keep these in the early finishers tub. Can't wait to show them the Christmas version!

5. Rate Your Writing (Year-Round Visual Rubric} from Primary Graffiti. This is going to be a perfect addition to our Writer's Workshop and a great way for students to evaluate their own writing and see what they need to work on.

6. Roll and Write- 11 Phonological Awareness Games from Reagan Tunstall. These are a great way to practice phonics still. I cannot wait to use these in small groups and centers!

7. Center in a Minute {Early Numeracy}: Counting BUNDLE from Babbling Abby. Absolutely love her stuff! I think I own her entire store. We have her literacy Centers in a Minute and love them and play them all the time. Can't wait to add these to our math centers and small groups.

8. All About Reindeer- using and learning science vocabulary from Kristen Smith. Another pack that looks amazing from Kristen Smith! We love her unit packs and have used about five so far this year. Cannot wait to add this one to my collection!

9. Christmas Graphics Bundle {Creative Clips Digital Clipart} from Krista Walden. I love Krista's clipart!!! I have a ton from her and am slightly obsessed with her stuff. Love this bundle and cannot wait to create more things once I get it!


I have a few things in my store that you may want to add to your wishlist too. Come take a look!
 

1. Unit 3 Reading Street SmartBoard Companion Kindergarten. These have been a lifesaver in my classroom and many others. Everything you need to teach each Reading Street unit is included in these SmartBoard Companions. They are available for the 2008 edition and the Common Core edition.

2. The Big Circle SmartBoard Companion Reading Street 1st First Grade. After many requests, I have finally started creating 1st Grade Smart Board Companions for Reading Streets. Come check them out. I have Units 1-3 completed so far.

3. Primer Dolch Sight Word Interactive Notebooks Bundle. Interactive Notebooks have been a huge hit this year in my classroom. These are a great way for students to practice Sight Words. I have the Pre-Primer and Primer sets available. Hopefully the 1st - 3rd grade sets will be added soon.

4. Unit 3 Bundle Reading Street Interactive Notebook Journal. I have these for each story/unit for the 2008 version of Reading Street and the Common Core version. My kids love practicing these skills in a fun and interactive way!

5. Reading Street Unit 3 Sight Words Interactive Notebook. I have a set for Unit 1, 2, & 3 ready to go. Units 4-6 will hopefully be coming very soon. This is a great interactive way to practice sight words from the Reading Streets Units.


Start filling up your carts for Black Friday shopping and start mapping out your sales at each store! Good luck! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Now head on over to The Primary Pack to see what is on everyone else's Black Friday Wish List and enter an amazing giveaway!

~*Julie*~