Many people have heard of Oriental Trading before… You may know the company as the place to get party supplies and lots of little items for low prices (think arcade ticket redemption prizes) – but what you may not know is that Oriental Trading has TONS of educational items (still at their low prices!)
Recently, Oriental Trading put together a great new website just for teachers (and parents) called Learn 365. This wonderful site shows us all that Oriental Trading has to offer when it comes to education! I was given the opportunity to check out the site and receive a few items for my [new 1st grade] classroom! Come check out some of the items I chose and how I’ll use them in my classroom. Then head on over to Learn 365 to look for yourself!
Since I’m looping up to 1st grade this year with my Kinder kiddos, I’m going to have these “Spotted in 1st Grade” pencils ready for them on the first day of school! There are pencils for all different grade levels and occasions on the site. It was hard to stop with just this one set!
Ok, I am beyond excited about these photo props for back to school pictures!! I cannot wait to see my kids’ faces when we take pictures the first day of school with these! Who doesn’t love some great photo props?!
These “I’m Done” sticks will be great for my 1st graders! I got the set for primary, but they also have them for intermediate as well. Language Arts and Math are both included in the set with lots of independent activities for your early finishers. Blank sticks are also included so you can add a few of your own.
These Word Shape Puzzles are going to be a part of my word work station all year! This game is something my students are already familiar with and can practice during literacy stations or even as an early finisher task. These cards will really help with their spelling and phonics!
These spinners are going to come in handy for everything!! I can use these instead of dice sometimes. All 6 come in one pack. Although they are made of cardboard and may not too last, we’ll work on my expectations for taking care of them!!
These super cute magnets come with 8 sets in the pack and will be perfect for our greater than/less than comparing unit! I love that there’s enough for me to use with a small group or grab a set to use whole group. I’ll also keep a couple sets with our math station materials. And did I mention that they are magnetic?! I love anything that’s magnetic!!
So, I may have saved the BEST for last!!! Check out this shapes geometry set! This is going to be perfect for STEM activities!!!! I had so much fun playing with this and building shapes! I know my students are going to LOVE it!!
This set comes with 15 activity cards for building shapes. The cards are double-sided, so there are 30 activities total. There are 2D and 3D shape cards as well as combining shape and equal parts. The cards tell how many of each piece are needed to build. You could also cover that up with a piece of paper and have the students figure it out from the picture for an extra challenge!
So, head on over to Learn 365 and start finding some great resources at low prices for your own classroom! You won’t be disappointed!! Don’t forget that you can create your very own wishlist on Oriental Trading/Learn 365 to share with your classroom parents. You can read how to do this on my blog post HERE!
*I was provided these products from Oriental Trading for review purposes, but all opinions expressed are mine.