Friday, July 27, 2012

Linky Party

No idea if I am doing this right (I am not a "linky" kinda gal) but here it goes.....

1. Post about this linky party on your blog
2. Follow my blog (Fantastic 5th Grade! )
3. Answer the following 5 questions (include documents if you have them):

 What grade do you teach?         

·         5th grade

 What is the greatest advice you received during your 1st year of teaching?

·         Listen and take in sage advice from those who have been in the profession for a while

·         take lots of pictures of classroom ideas you like

·         go with your gut

·         don’t lose hope if you have a bad day/week/month

Do you have a checklist that you follow when preparing your classroom (include the checklist)?

·         Leveled classroom library

·         Tag everything around the room

·         Have a procedure / rule for everything!

 What are some must haves in your classroom that you cannot live without (ex. items, books, posters, management strategies)?

·         Harry Wong’s The First Days of School book

·         Post its

·         Snacks

·         Chart paper and chisel-tipped markers

·         page protectors

·         Digital Camera

·         Glue sticks

·         Lucy Calkin’s books ANY and ALL books

·         Cardstock

·         Dry Erase markers

·         A subscription to FLOCABULARY.COM

·         Scholastic’s StudyJams (make it a favorite on your toolbar!)

What is something that all teachers should have in their classroom?

·         Personal items to show you too are a HUMAN  :)

·         Pencil Sharpener THAT WORKS! (it is a nightmare when it brakes!)

·         Advil


  1. Just found your blog through the hop and am your newest follower. I'm a fourth grade teacher and I'd love it if you stopped by.:)
    iTeach 1:1

  2. Just stumbled across your blog.... I love all your advice, especially having a rule/procedure for everything (even things that you didn't think would need a rule/procedure or something you think the kids WILL know, because most likely, they won't!) I also love all the necessities for a classroom (advil is definitely a MUST... and I totally agree about the pencil sharpener. I about died when mine broke last year!)

  3. I found you through another blog. Welcome to the blogging world. Come check us out for some freebies and ideas. Your newest follower, Stephanie

  4. Great list! Found you on the linky party. I'm a 6th grade teacher, but I teach 4-8 Creative writing, so the more ideas the merrier! I'll be checking back. Stop by mine too!