First Week Back: Saturday Snapshots!

It's hard to believe that my first week of school is complete! We were so busy this week getting to know one another with tons of fun activites. We still have several to complete next week too! 

Everyone took their first day of school pictures and we put them in these frames to give to the parents at Back To School Night!

We made our classroom banner. Each student drew and colored a picture of themselves and then we hung the banner in our classroom. The banner templates and other getting to know you activities are from my All About YOU! packet.

We completed our first week of second grade books thanks to the Bubbly Blond's Savvy in Second pack! We have several more activites from this packet to complete next week too!

I am so in LOVE with my new classroom library sticks. This all came together thanks to my mom! I was telling her how I wanted to make libary sticks for my own classroom to hopefully help the kids keep my books organized through the year. She walked through my classroom door on Friday afternoon with these in her hand! Just looking at them makes me smile. I can't wait to show the kids how to use them next week.

Thanks Aimee for the adorable B2S button!
If you haven't heard yet... TpT's HUGE Back To School Sale is this weekend! My store is on sale starting today (Saturday 8/17)! Everything is 20% off! I hope you all load up your wish lists and get some great deals to start your school year off with a bang!


  1. I'm totally jealous of your library sticks! I already liked them on Instagram but I'd like then x100 if possible :) I made some and they are cute but yours are SUPER DUPER adorable! Wow! Can I hire out your mom?

    Thanks for sharing all your great back to school ideas!

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  2. Love all of your back to school ideas. I'm purchasing that unit tomorrow. Thanks for linking up.

  3. Thanks for sharing these ideas! I pinned a couple of ideas for my kiddos! I am actually starting to get excited to go back seeing all these pictures of people back in their classrooms (we go back the 28th). Thank you!!!

    Bitty Bilinguals

  4. I love the idea of putting the kids' pictures in the small frames-genius! Last year, I just sent them home as is. In retrospect, that wasn't very creative, was it? I may be heading to the craft store to get some craft sticks...(another project, yay!!! I truly do love to craft).

    I'm so glad you had a great first week, I hope the trend continues and you end up having a fabulous year!

    Primarily Speaking

  5. I LOVE your library sticks! Super cute picture for first day pics! I am sure the parents will love those.


  6. I really like your Back to School banner. Super cute!
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