For those that read this, I hope you know that this page will be SOOO much better starting in late July-early August when I can get back into my classroom and start designing next year's room.
Since switching school laptops, I have lost all of my photographs!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I thought of using turquoise blue, whites, beiges...then the next day, my husband and I went into KMart and BAM there I see this tablecloth---exactly what I was dreaming about. I bought every last one and am planning to make it the backing for my 4 bulletin boards next year.
I then bought 4 pale-turquoise placemats and 3 beige for my 7 tables. I am hoping to purchase 7 galvanized buckets (cheaply) so that the students can have a communal place to store pencils, highlighters, post-it notes, etc.
I am too excited about this....but for those teachers (if any) out there reading this...you get it!
Here is a rough sketch of next year's bulletin boards. We are starting SRA ImagineIt next year, so two of my bulletin boards are going to be used JUST for reading! Yikes...I am going to miss my 4 bulletin boards for each subject.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
This is a wonderful way to start off the school year. It introduces the children to giving positive notes and encouragement in a form of a letter. The letter then gets placed in each other's buckets. I used a large pocket chart with library envelopes as the "buckets." The forms are available online and it's a simple and cheap way to communicate with your students either daily, weekly, or just as a surprise!
I would show a picture, but I switched computers and my backup files did not actually Back Up. Oh well. I will use this again next year and post photos.