Class Set Up

Really quickly—- just going to post some pictures of my new classroom.   Once my student work starts going up, I’ll spend more time explaining each part of the classroom.  I LOVE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT! Students love when they can read at places other than their desks. The Writing Wall — now complete with pictures ofContinue reading “Class Set Up”

Birthday Bags Done!

I’m so happy that all 34 birthday bags are finished! I don’t know about you, but I was never good at keeping track of all my students’ birthdays.  So instead of scrambling to find some lame pencil or sticker on the day of, now I’m prepared for the entire year.  Each bag is filled withContinue reading “Birthday Bags Done!”

What genre is this? Wait..what’s a genre?

The second week of school has come to a close for me, and I have to admit, I am pooped.  The kids have been awesome.  It’s just always an adjustment getting all your routines into place so everything takes A LOT longer than I planned.  Note to self:  Next year, try to plan less inContinue reading “What genre is this? Wait..what’s a genre?”

The Giving Tree

Every year I read one of my favorite stories of all time, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.   I’m sure you all know the story and if you don’t, please do yourself a favor, click on the link and just buy it.   You won’t be sorry.  I even bought myself the phone case forContinue reading “The Giving Tree”

Spaghetti & Marshmallow Challenge

Okay, so I guess I have time for one more.  Thanks to this post which contains an amazing list of different team building challenges, I did this activity for the second year in a row this week.  The kids, of course, loved it. The teams were challenged to build the tallest structure using the noodlesContinue reading “Spaghetti & Marshmallow Challenge”

Top 5 Teacher Qualities

So I made it!  I just completed my first week back to school (year round).  There are so many activities to post, but I’m short on time so I’ll have to settle for one.  Like many teachers, my first week back to school I plan many team building/partner activities.  I am trying to build aContinue reading “Top 5 Teacher Qualities”