Sunday, August 24, 2014

Classroom Pics!

I really am NO photographer, and I'm really not all that good at decorating.  
But I do think that I am pretty good at created workable spaces in the classroom.  
I LOVE looking at pictures of other classrooms, so here's mine.  
It won't be nearly as perfect or pretty as some of the other classrooms I've seen.  
But so far, I think it's pretty good! :)
The Crabitat is right by the front door. 
There is a little extra room in front of the tank so it can double as a science center.  
Next to it I have our How We Get Home chart.  
I still need to write the kids names on clothespins.  
But I figure I have time since I still don't know how they'll be going home. :)
A close up of the Crabitiat.  
The kids LOVE these little things!

Here is a close up of the chart.  
Next to it I have a clipboard with all of the kids names. 
 I asked parents about first day transportation and jotted it down on their name labels.  
I'm planning to take a copy, then I can use the labels as name tags on the first day.
Sadly the pick up students are labeled PU...I think it will be fine though.

This is our job chart, 
our Daily 5 rotation and Math Station Rotation will be located underneath.  
Next to it is our Sight Word Sea.  
I cut out fish onto construction paper.  
We'll write the sight words together and put them up as we learn them. 
This is a close up of our new alphabet chart.  
The kids will draw pictures for each letter. 
This is the whole wall in front of our morning meeting area. 
These are our numbers.  
The are under our word wall and smart board.  
They are my Ocean and Beach theme numbers. 
This is one view of our library area. 
This is another view because I love this cozy space!
This is our area for Work on Writing.  The other half of the board will have our math vocabulary.  My chicka chicka tree is waiting for the new felt letters I ordered and it will be part of word work!
This was taking from the library area. 

Our calendar and meeting area. 

This is our painting center and a partial view of word work. 

This is our small group table.Sorry, I just couldn't get it all cleaned up!!!!

This is our kitchen center.  
The students were asked to bring a photo or drawing of their family and I'm planning to hang it on the greet board area above the kitchen.  

This cozy little space is for word work. 
The wall is blank because that's where our class family projects will go. 
Another view of my Chicka Chicka tree.  
Students will be able to help the felt letters climb the tree.  
The back of the shelves will be for magnetic letters. 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TPT One Day Sale!

Is there anything you forgot to pick up during the last big sale?
Well, now you have another chance!

300 × 300

Check out my store!


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back to School Sale

Get your wishlists ready!  
So many stores are having this sale!  
Click here to check out my store!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throw Back Thursday- Sight Word Freebie & Some Other Stuff!

Wow!  Today is the last day of the Big Time Blogging Challenge that I've done my best to keep up with this month.  I have blogged almost every day!  It's been an exciting and busy month for me so it's been quite a challenge!

Today I wanted to do a Throw Back Thursday to a Sight Word game in my TPT shop.  This is a favorite game in my class.  You can read about it in the original post here.   And you can pick it up for free on TPT here. 

Have a great day & thanks for reading!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

What Are You Most Excited for in the New School Year?

I'm linking up with Big Time Literacy for Day 27 of her Big Time Blogging Challenge.  

Today's topic is to write about what you are most excited about in the upcoming school year.  
For me I always get excited about changing things around in my classroom, new decorations, scented markers, new ideas that I want to try, and my goal of doing it better than I did the year before.

This year I have a little something special to look forward to.
My nephew is going to be in my class.
He is so excited.  
His mom said he was walking through the door singing "I'm going to school"
Then he sat to watch TV and wouldn't take off his backpack or put down his lunchbox!  

My sister's family just moved back to town this past spring so I really don't know him that well...yet!

What are you most excited about?
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Character Education a Freebie and Last Day of Christmas in July!

This morning I was just clicking around random blogs and I found an awesome blog about character education.  
I really want this to be more of a focus in my room this year.  
This lady even wrote a book.
It's in my wishlist.  
I was so intrigued that I had to share.

Buy request I've just posted a camping themed

I also posted the forms that I used for my own class at the beginning of the school year.  They are pretty specific but I'm sure that some people can use some of them or even just get ideas to make their own.

Don't for get to Check out Big Time Literacy for the 

Thanks for reading!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Giveaway Winner and a Sale!

Okay, so I'm trying to keep linking up with Big Time Literacy for the 
I'm just having one of those days when I don't have anything to say.  
Well, actually I have a lot to say but it's kind of all over the place.  
I'm trying to organize for the beginning of the year, revise products, and pack for the move.  

Anyway, I'm just going to keep it short today. 

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my little giveaway.  
Rafflecopter chose Brandy Balser.  
Check your email!

For the last two days of Christmas in July, 
Everything in my TPT store is 20% Off!

Thanks for stopping by!

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