Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Classroom Craziness

For the past week and a half I have been in my new classroom, unpacking from the move and I'm exhausted! Can someone please tell my custodian to stop delivering boxes of curriculum to my room?! Every time I unpacked some boxes, he came with more! YIKES!! I finally got everything unpacked and put away today. I have some pictures to share (the whole back wall of my classroom). More pictures will come when my paper piles disappear. :)

This is the entrance to my room. I have a jungle/animal print theme.

My welcome bulletin board. I'm going to take each student's picture standing in front of the bulletin board.

My calendar area.

I use the clip chart management system. When the kids get to "Outstanding", they earn a jewel on their clothespin. When their clothespin is full of jewels, their clothespin will hang on this wall and the kids will be given a new clothespin.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Need a laugh?

I've loved reading other teachers Top 10 Lists of heading back to school and thought I'd share something I found. This is from the current First for Women magazine and it's from the parent's perspective of kids going back to school.

7 signs you can't wait until school starts:

1. You heard someone singing "The Wheels on the Bus" and blurted out, "Hallelujah!"

2. The kids' lunches have been packed for two weeks.

3. Your 6-year-old has already outgrown the new shoes you bought him for his first day.

4. You called your child's future teacher at her beach house to schedule a parent-teacher

5. For family game night, all you'll agree to play is Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

6. During dinner you make your kids raise their hand before speaking.

7. The cashier at Staples knows you by first, last and middle name.

Friday, August 5, 2011

I'm sending out an S.O.S!!

I've been absent from the blog world but doesn't mean I haven't been busy. My living room and garage look as if a tornado swept through with all the school stuff that's been collecting! I've been buying up a storm! I've been to Target, Michaels, Wal-Mart, Dollar Store, Lakeshore, and Jo-Ann's to name a few...sh! don't tell my husband! Been trying to hide some new purchases but I'm running out of places to do it. I can't get into my classroom until Monday but I can't wait! My family will love me once they can walk freely around the living room once again. :) I'll be posting some pictures of things I've made for the classroom soon.