back to school free stuff blog post

It’s that time of year again! Time to head back to the classroom. Whether you’re a first year teacher, or heading back for the ump-teenth time, it’s always nice to have a few new items. This blog post is devoted to providing FREE back to school items for Middle School Science.

I’ve gone through a few of my favorite stores on TpT, and collected some of my favorite back to school freebies! (Because who doesn’t like free stuff?)

Personally, I like to refresh my classroom before getting class materials ready. It’s like getting the dishes done before sitting down to read a book… it just feels better.

Let’s start with a bulletin board. This one is from my TpT store. Be sure to check out my other great freebies while you’re there. I also have a collection of FREE Albert Einstein quote posters you might enjoy.
bulletin board cover

One of my favorite TpT-ers is Nitty Gritty Science. Her stuff is Ah-May-Zing! I love her free lab posters and her -ology poster set, both FREE!!!

Looking for something NEW to do on the first day of school? Getting Nerdy with Mel and Gerdy (who you should TOTALLY visit if you teach Middle School Life Science) offer this free Scientific Method Cubing Activity.
scientific method cubing

Will you be using microscopes this year? Head over to Science with Mrs Lau (who is a genius, btw) for FREE Microscope Proper Use Posters. Getting Nerdy has your first Microscope Lab, free and ready to go!
microscope signage







Last but not least, if you’re a structured teacher, you can score some FREE EXIT TICKETS, which are awesome for formative assessment.
exit tickets

I hope this (my very first actual useful) blog entry has helped you out some! My goal here is to make your life easier, so that you can enjoy teaching again. After all, when we love what we do, the kids love it too.




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  1. Thank you for the ideas! I love that this is your first blog post and your willingness to share that…I have been thinking about starting a blog myself and your post has motivated me to take that step.

    1. That’s awesome! Thanks! I’m finding lots of little things I don’t know how to do, but I’ve decided to just tackle one thing at a time. Good luck on your blog!

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