It’s time for the annual Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School BOOST Sale, and The Comprehensible Classroom is IN! On August 31 and September 1 (Tuesday and Wednesday!), teachers can save up to 25% on EVERY product that we sell: lesson plans, curriculum bundles, digital resources… everything!
Our entire store will be marked down 20% from the current product listing. That means that if a bundle already carries a discount, it will be even MORE discounted during the sale! Then, remember to use coupon code BTSBONUS21 at checkout to get an ADDITIONAL 5% savings. Woohoo!
Check out our product catalog
Not sure where to start? Check out our new Spanish product catalog– inside, you’ll find many of our resources neatly organized by category, with clickable links that take you straight to the product listings. Finding what you need for this school year has never been easier!
Knowing that you can get a deal NOW can sometimes leave to frantic shopping. With a day to prepare for this sale, however, you can make a plan and shop with confidence. Here are my three big tips to shop smart:
Tip #1: Leave reviews
Teachers Pay Teachers will trade you credits for your reviews!
All you need to do is hop over to ‘My Purchases’, then leave meaningful reviews for all of your past purchases. Be sure to leave a unique, thoughtful comment for each one so that your comments don’t get marked as spam and later deleted!
For every $1 that you spend on TpT, you earn 1 TpT credit when you review the product. Each TpT credit has a value of $.05, so 20 credits = $1 that you can apply toward your next purchase. Before each TpT sale, go through and review all of your past purchases to maximize your spending power on sale day! Learn more here.
Reviewing each product as “EXTREMELY SATISFIED” will give the product a 5-star rating and let other buyers know that you recommend the product!
Tip #2: Determine what you’re shopping for
There are LOTS of nifty products on TpT – but you don’t want to get distracted by shiny objects! Before sale day, determine what exactly you will be shopping for. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you plan:
- Am I buying things to use this year or planning ahead for next year? Or both?
- What instructional setting am I buying for: classroom instruction, digital teaching, or both?
- Do I need a comprehensive plan (a curriculum), or do I need pieces that I can plug into the curriculum that I’m already using and loving?
Find your curriculum match!
Lucky for you, we’ve got an easy way to help you find resources based on your answers to those questions! If you are looking for comprehensive curriculum, check out our CURRICULUM MATCHMAKER to find the resources that you need for your classes:
Favorite resources from The Comprehensible Classroom
Need specifics? Here are our Top Six Products to purchase during the sale:
The original Somos 1 curriculum for Novice-range Spanish learners is designed for classroom learning in middle and high school settings.
The original Somos 2 curriculum for emerging Intermediate-range Spanish learners is designed for classroom learning in middle and high school settings.
Purchase El mundo en tus manos to receive Bi-Weekly news summaries written for Novice and Intermediate-range students, plus digital activities for each article!
The Hispanic Heritage Month Bundle includes resources to help your students see the rich and diverse Hispanic Heritage of the United States.
Providing work to students that are on quarantine is proving to be the big challenge of this school year. Whether school is closing for a period of time or you have individual students that are out of class to limit exposures, this blog post contains low-prep ideas for you to use.
As my friend and colleague Andrea Giganti Dima reminded me, though– remember that many kids who are quarantining may not have the capacity to complete school work. It may well be that you are required to provide them with materials, but be gracious in your expectations for completion. Whether they are sick, caring for sick family members, or taking care of the house because other family members are sick, quarantined students may not complete the work you send home with them– and there are good reasons for that.
The Day of the Dead bundle includes favorite resources for teaching about this meaningful holiday to your students, as well as materials that you can share with students who opt-out of learning about Día de Muertos.
New this year, we pulled together all of the resources that we created last fall to teach about Hispanic Heritage Month and Día de Muertos for Virtual and Hybrid teaching models into this Digital Fall Activities bundle.
In addition, you can browse our TOP SELLERS Shopping Catalog for ideas.
Tip #3: Ask questions
If you’re not sure if a resource will be a good fit for your situation, reach out to the Teacher Author and/or ask for advice from other teachers that may have used the resource!
The best way to get answers to your purchasing questions is to email Support. Let us know what product you are thinking about and a little bit about your situation, and we can answer your questions!
You can also join our Somos Curriculum Collaboration Facebook group to ask questions to other teachers that are using our resources. Typically, we redirect all purchasing questions to email support, but we’ll be taking questions in the group in the days leading up to the sale to help you get answers quickly!
Shop the sale starting TUESDAY!
The sale begins TODAY, August 31 – remember to use coupon code BTSBONUS21 to get your extra 5% discount!