|Twas' the first night back in my room, and what do I see?|
|Oh boy, it will be weeks before I sleep!|
But she worked and she worked,
round the clock,
day and night.
was a magical sight!
|30 new book baskets ordered online from the Dollar Tree!|
|I think I may have the kiddos make book labels this year to give them some ownership!|
|New Math Corner Focus Wall|
|More GREAT finds at the DOLLAR TREE! Sorting Sticks, Foam Cubes (That Amanda Nickerson suggested using for Making Words), Sentence Strips for 6 Traits ideas, and post-its for Learning Targets!|
|Daily 5 GREAT BUYS for Word Work!|
|Fun Math Games on Clearance at Meijer. Thought these would be a great add-in for Math Daily coming soon!|
|Bubbles for the first day!|
|Meghan over at First Grade with a Cherry on Top had this FABULOUS idea ! Instead of giving the usual welcome treat bags for the first day, I chose "Blowing your Jitters Away". We read "First Day Jitters" and then drank some Jitter Juice to settle our tummies, and then went outside to watch the bubbles carry our jitters away! SO FUN!|
|Hop on over to First Grade with a Cherry on Top for this fabulous freebie!|
|I have done STAR STUDENT of the Week for many years now. When I got wind of the Celebrity of the Week idea from Mrs. Bainbridge, I went straight over to ABC CENTER and bought everything they had! Because I have ran out of wall space in the classroom, our new CELEBRITY focus wall is right out in the hallway! No more paper or posters to buy! I laminated these and on Mondays, the Celebrity takes a dry erase marker and writes on each star to answer a particular question about themselves! A portrait will be taped to the red carpet and they get to write their name really big on the feature board! Each day they can bring in a share item for share time.|
|On Friday, they get their picture taken with an OSCAR and get featured in our weekly newsletter! They also get to sign our Hollywood WALK of FAME!|
|Open House WELCOME wall. The vine says "Swingin into First Grade!" Each animal has a student's name on it!|
|My new CLIP behavior system! LOVE IT! Was so excited that I took the picture BEFORE the clips went on! hahahaha!|
This is a freebie on TPT so hop on over to my store and grab it!
|This wonderful little unit houses our electric pencil sharpeners and our "privacy walls and box of mints" for testing days.|
|With newer desks and chairs, the old way of taping down nameplates was harsh and nothing seemed to STICK long enough! So this spring I wrote a grant to our wonderfully amazing PGA and check out these babies! New Prop and Parks by Really Good Stuff.|
|I suggest staying away from the really LARGE nameplates and going with an average size like this one! Laminate and it will fit perfectly! Students already love the deep pencil wells because nothing rolls of the desk anymore! HOORAY!|
|This is a peek inside my EXPAND Vocabulary tub. It has the CRITTERS in front and files containing each of the strategies for the lessons. Anything and Everything that I have collected on Expand Vocabulary is now in this tub!|
|A peek inside the file folder of Turtle Tunes (I can tune into interesting words)! I have a picture of the anchor chart, the beanie critter, and the CAFE's strategy lesson copied and ready to go!|
|Here is my cutie-pie working late one night giving my Read to Self chairs a bit of pizzazz!|
|If you are interested in our First Grade Critter CAFE, email me for more information! With a special $7.00 donation to my classroom, I will share the Critter CAFE with you for free!|
|I will definitely add this writing choice headers to my TPT store for Free! Check in soon to grab them!|
|This is my Mystery CRITTER box! It will help me introduce each new Critter for the Critter CAFE!|
I got this precious inferring idea from Babbling Abby. Check out this great buy at her TPT store!
I took a bright orange NIKE box and spray painted it with white and black. Definitely not perfect but it looks so much fun, who cares, right!
|Open to the inside and find some extra animal print fabric left over from the chairs. It is now a nice liner for the box!|
|Oh, here is a bit more organization for my Daily 5 resources! I made the blue binder for the first 30 days of the launch.|
|Inside my Daily 5 tub is anchor charts from TPT for reference, assessment materials, etc.|
|A peek at my binder.|
|Daily 5 for Dummies is very helpful!|
Well I am late for dinner with the cutie-pie so more to come very soon! xoxoxo