Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to School YouTube Party!

Hey everybody!  I am PUMPED (and a little bit nervous) about this post.  I have ventured into something I have never done before and I'm ready to share it with you.  My blogging friends and I at the Primary Chalkboard wanted to do something HUGE for back to school for you.  I'm talking gigantic.

We decided to throw a party.  Hint:  it is a YouTube Partaaaaay! We are here sharing lots of tips -- organizational, DIY, helpful ideas-- lots of things you can do RIGHT NOW to make your back to school run smoothly!  That's not all.   We are having a huge giveaway!  How would you like to win….a $100 Amazon Gift Card or $100 TeachersPayTeachers Gift Card or A fabulous Michael Kors bag (you know, the one you want but can't justify spending the money for, especially on a teacher's salary)?

Yep.  I thought so.  If you're like me, you've spent some money at the TpT Back to School sale and maybe forgot to purchase a few things or have run out of money to get more.

So what do you need to do?
Did you see that? You can EVEN gain EXTRA entries in the giveaway by watching our videos and entering our SECRET WORDS into the Rafflecopter - that means more chances to win!  We will be linking up 5 new videos every day this week... so you can come back, watch, and enter every single day!

Now for my YouTube debut...In my video, I will be showing you how I organize student textbooks in my classroom.  Check it out!

Now that you've seen my video and found my secret word, don't forget to head over to the Primary Chalkboard to watch more tip clips and gain more entries to the giveaway!  You won't want to miss all of the amazing tips that all of my friends have to share with you.

 And be sure to enter our Rafflecopter giveaway.  I think this is going to be an incredible new school year and I'm so excited to share more with you soon.  Good luck!


  1. I love your book storage ideas! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  2. LOVE this!! There's nothing like seeing it first hand to make me feel like I can do it too - thank you Terry!!!

  3. What a great way to store books! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. You are so organized!! Thank you for the great tip on storing books!!

  5. I am going to do this with our reading books this year!! It will save so much space in our desks. Thanks for the great idea :)

  6. This is just a great tip! Thanks for giving me a new way to consider organizing my students materials! YOU ROCK! :)

  7. Great organizational tip! I am all for making things neat and tidy and easy to find! Thank you for sharing!

  8. You are seriously teaching your kiddos some organizational skills! I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  9. The cubbies are awesome because I hate desk clutter! This is a great tip! Thanks, Terry.


  10. So smart, I'm moving up to third and they get textbooks too. Thanks for the tip my friend.
    Teaching and Much Moore

  11. Such a smart way to organize books! I remember always having to jam tons of books in my desk in 5th grade. This looks so nice and is so organized!

  12. The crates! Such a great idea!

  13. I can't even imagine managing all those big books in a classroom. This is a wonderful way to help you students out! ☮Monica
    The Schroeder Page