Oh my goodness! I am sooooooo excited about the TpT Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) sale! I am linking up with some amazing bloggers to showcase some of the wonderful things that will be on sale! I can't wait to get some of the things that have been in my cart and on my wishlist! I will be singing while I am downloading and printing! Swing by Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge to see who else has linked up and do some serious shopping!
Hello! I wanted to share how I celebrate birthdays in my classroom.
This year in our building we have made a "No edible treats" policy because of all the kiddos with food allergies. So, not a whole lot of the kiddos are bringing in class treats anymore. But, I still want to make their day as special as I can!
The birthday kiddo gets a birthday pencil and a birthday sticker, but they also get to keep a paper copy of the morning message written on their birthday! They LOVE this! I have the rest of the class sign and decorate it, so it becomes like a giant birthday card.
Also, everyday in my room I have a "Star Student". The "Star Student" basically becomes my helper for the day. They run errands, pass out papers, etc....
That being said, on your birthday you automatically become the "Star Student". This can be a little tricky if you have 2 kiddos with the same birthday, but that doesn't happen very often does it? Unless you are like me this year! I have 4 sets of kiddos with the same birthdays! What are the odds? But I digress.
I do my best to make my students feel extra special on their birthdays! I love birthdays! How do you celebrate in your room? I would love to hear about it!
Hello all! I have been working all day on updating a few of my "older" products. I have learned so much since I started on TpT, so I am working on doing some updating! This is actually one of my best sellers and one of the things that I use the most in class! I added quite a few new pages, and now I have horizontal and vertical orientations to all of the pages! I also added several new line styles! This bad boy went from 14 pages to 36! Phew!
My December "I'm Done!" Menu pack is updated just in time for the month of December! This pack is a menu of choices that kiddos can do when they are finished with their class work. It includes all of the forms needed to complete the activities as well!
In celebration of my industriousness this evening, both items will be on sale until Tuesday! Just click on the collages to check them out! Enjoy, and thank you so much for stopping by!
When I saw that Teaching with Grace was doing a linky about what our classrooms look like when they are not perfect I HAD to join the fun. I LOVE blog hopping and looking at all of you all's classrooms, but sometimes I get a bit discouraged because "my room doesn't look like that!" Of course, when I post about my classroom I always try to post "perfect" pictures, but most of them time my classroom is much less than perfect! So, here is some pics of what my classroom typically looks like at the end of the day.
This is a view of my desk and couch from my small group table. Yes, there are 3 different coffee travel mugs on my desk!
This is the table next to the whole group meeting area. We call our rug the "Magic Carpet" because that is where all the learning magic happens in our room!
This is my small group meeting table. My son stowed his jacket on it!
This is a closer view of my desk. I think that is my desk, it is hard to tell!
This is where my kiddos turn in all of their work! When we have a really productive day, it gets a little full.
Well, there is it! It's not perfect, but I love it! What does your "real" classroom look like? Link up!
I am always looking for ways to tweak my schedule to make it work just right! It is always fun to see how other people do things as well. So, I am joining Thank God it's First Grade for a fun linky to show off my schedule! Mine is different everyday because of specials etc... So, here is what it looks like:
Nice and confusing huh? I have to rearrange everyday because of my specials schedule. It works for us! I also have recess duty once or twice a week (it is a rotating schedule, and I have a paid position for bus duty, so I let the kiddos in in the morning and I supervise busses at the end of the day). What does your schedule look like?