Show Us What You Bought!

Here's a question for TPT sellers: do you like being a buyer or a seller better? I love being a seller because of all the networking and collaboration that happens between sellers and bloggers, but I love being a buyer because of how much better a teacher I've become.  So I can't decide! Using resources other teachers have used and putting my own spin on their ideas is the best PD I've ever had!

I'd love to share what I bought at the TPT sale #BTS14 this week and how I plan to use it.  



I am going to be teaching 4th and 5th grade combined ESL Language Arts this year, as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ESL.  I spent most of my time thinking about what would serve my combined class, since I'm looping with those students as well.  Looping is great (expensive, but great) since I already know who needs differentiation in what area.  I already have the ZB print alphabet, so the cursive one will go perfectly.  My boys need lots and lots of help with parts of speech, so these posters will go right up where the kids can see them.

I'm not good at assigning homework.  I'm not good at checking homework on the rare occasions I assign it.  But, I know my students need extra practice.  So I bought this year-long language review.  I'll probably assign one or two pages for homework a week, and assign the rest for morning work.  I think that's a good compromise!

My students all love to do glyphs! I was planning on a different BTS bulletin board, but I saw this and changed my mind.  I like that all my grade levels will be able to work on this, and I can include myself.  I love to play along!

 My room isn't the biggest, but it's cozy and it's home for 10 months out of the year.  I'm going to use Hope's inspirational quotes to liven up my big back wall.  

Don't shoot! I haven't had labels on any of my supplies.  Or anything else in my room.  Yikes! I have bought labels before but never got around to putting them up.  I am determined to put labels on my supplies, and these include great pictures- perfect for little ones and newcomers. 

I'm off to get some printing done.  Lots and lots of printing!  Link up with Blog Hoppin to share what you bought!


  1. Don't you just love ladybug teacher files stuff?! I think her style complements any classroom!

    Third Grade in the First State

  2. I love creating, but buying is VERY easy!!!!

  3. I picked up the same alphabet a few weeks ago! It's great!

    Swinging for Success
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  4. I love Ladybug Teacher Files! I have the same academic morphology posters - it's what inspired me to make my room neon :)


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