July 15, 2017

Back to School with Oriental Trading


I got an exciting package recently - Oriental Trading!

DID YOU KNOW...

that Oriental Trading has an entire educational line called Learn 365?

and that Oriental Trading's prices are really competitive, and cheaper than Amazon?


I was so excited to discover Learn 365 this summer, and had to make some purchases that I think my students and I will love.


First, I picked out some money dice. Counting and adding money is a big 2nd grade standard, and I'm always looking for more fun ways to keep my kids practicing. I thought these dice would be perfect for a math center - just roll, then add or subtract! Easy & engaging.

money dice: $4.49 on Oriental Trading



Next, I picked out a box of 10-sided Dice in Dice. Yes, they're expensive, but I've had my eye on them for a while and I think it's a worthwhile investment for my classroom. With these dice, the opportunities are endless. I see myself using them for quick addition and subtraction fact practice or to roll double-digit numbers. You know the kids will get so excited about the mini dice inside the big dice!

10-sided dice in dice: $36.99 on Oriental Trading



Okay, so I might have a thing for dice.... because I also ordered question dice! Asking and answering questions is another 2nd grade skill. I thought that these would be perfect for retelling a text, or for generating questions starting with specific question words.

question dice: $4.29 on Oriental Trading



I'm so glad that I saw these All About Me Posters on the website, because otherwise I would have forgotten to order a set for this year! I use these every year in my classroom. Last year, I got a great idea from my teammate: I sent them home as homework for the first week of school. Students brought them back, and I kept them in a file. Every two weeks, I would display one of the posters on a special spot on my bulletin board. That child was the line leader and teacher's helper for the time that his or her poster was displayed. I'm going to do that again this year!

all about me posters: $8.99 (set of 30) on Oriental Trading

image from Oriental Trading website

Lastly, I snagged some Glitter Puzzle Cubes. My school has a long dismissal, so the 2nd load and after school kids get bored and antsy. I let them play with Rubix Cubes and those metal puzzlers, and I thought these would be the perfect addition! They come in a set of 24, so you could use these for back to school gifts, Valentine's Day, treasure box... so many options.

glitter puzzle cubes: $13.99 for a set of 24 on Oriental Trading



I'm so excited to use all of the above in my classroom this year! What's on your shopping list?!


DISCLAIMER: Oriental Trading sent me the above products in exchange for an honest review. All images and opinions are my own.

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