Okay, so I have been super busy this week! I think with the understanding that summer is coming to a close... and quickly... that I have really jump started my system.
First thing on the list, my first 9 weeks of school placed into 1 binder! I have already mapped out the first week of school and could not be more excited!
You'll see that I have a tab for each week. Every 9 weeks will have it's own binder. I have put in all of my lesson plans, and am also planning on putting in the copies I will need for the week. I hope this will make it easier for me, and will have everything in one ready to go place.
If there are any teachers how there who want to swap ideas for the first week of school for Writer's Workshop, Daily 5, Math Workshop, and anything else, I'd love to chat! Definitely email me! I know I would love thoughts on my first week! :)
I also created some frames to house my objectives for the week. I still have yet to attach the foam letters to name the subject as I am not sure if that's what I want to do yet. I kept the safari theme going though.
I LOVED this idea from The Teaching Thief.
I have also been really thinking about what do with fluency and sight words, so after seeing a great list of sight word chants at Growing Kinders, I printed them out and taped mine onto popsicle sticks with packing tape.
I also created a compliment box, which you can read more about on this post. Basically my students and I write compliments for each other, and during morning meeting or anytime throughout the day, I'll pick out a few and read them to the class. We clap and practice eye contact and saying thank yous and your welcomes. If you're interested, I talk much more about it here!
And greeting and activity cards to go with morning meeting which you can read more about here. (they are from Mrs. Bainbridge's page)
I also ordered this awesome pocket chart from Amazon.
Mrs. Goodwin at i live 2 learn i love 2 grow!
Oh and I just bought these ADORABLE schedule pictures, and am planning on printing them out and laminating them. They came from Ladbug Teacher Files. I'm am in love with them.
Happy to say I crossed a few things off my list... but still so many more to go! Next up, calendar math, poem of the week, and a few other pinterest projects! Come on productive Monday!!! :)
Oh ANNND Colleen at Totally Teriffic in Texas is having a giveaway and Amanda Madden at Teaching Maddeness!