Teacher Week: Classroom Digs (a sneak peek!)
I just went into my classroom for the first time this week. I spent quite a few hours there yesterday doing a little painting and a whole lot of staring at the space. I had planned on doing some rearranging this year but I still needed to figure out the specifics. I left yesterday with a plan in my head. Then I headed straight to Michael's to pick up the necessary supplies. I returned to my classroom this morning ready to roll. A few hours later & it's beginning to come together. I still…
One more week. Yikes!
Hello Friends! I have one week left before I get too meet my new first graders. So it is now crunch time! I have been busy at work in my classroom so I have a few pictures to share with you. Here is my student classwork board I am in love with it. My friends over at Instagram helped me with the title and it looks amazing! Here is my board with my phonics posters. After I got to school to laminate I realized that I was missing a few of them. Ugh!!!! Here they are if you are interested. Just…
Classroom Hand Signals Management System
How often do you ask students to raise their hands to answer a question only have a student reply, "Can I go to the bathroom?" or "One time when I was with my mom..."? Teaching students to use hand signals is the perfect solution! This pack includes cheerful, colorful posters that include an illust...
The Ultimate Guide for Back to School: 29 Classroom Management Tips
I LOVE This back to school checklist. This was the perfect way to get stared in my classroom this year. FREE Checklist and classroom management ideas! Definitely the Ultimate Guide for Back to School
Self-Regulation, Calming Strategies, & Self-Esteem Social Emotional Learning
Teach children to self-regulate, manage their emotions, develop self-control and self-esteem, and mindfulness with this SEL resource. Children will make their own calm down kit and stress ball. Teachers will facilitate the class learning and practicing yoga, brain breaks, and many other mindful strategies in the classroom.
Classroom Management for Writers Workshop
I’m a big fan of one-on-one conferencing with students as a way to connect with them and check for understanding. I use this “deli-style” format with students as a fun way to let them know it is their turn to conference with me. Each student is given a ticket (from 1 to how ever many students you have in class) at the beginning of class and meets me at the designated conference area in the room when they hear the “DING!” and their number appears on the projector screen. Kids love it!
Effective Classroom Seating Arrangements
Your classroom seating arrangement is just as important as your syllabus. Here are some tips on finding the perfect desk configuration that fits your teaching style, your students, and your classroom space. You’ve spent countless hours creating the perfect curriculum. You’ve searched the deepest corners of the internet to find creative lesson plans. You’ve stayed after school to give students extra help more days than not. Don’t squander all your hard work by not using an effective classroom…
Classroom Reveal & First Day FREEBIES
I'm FINALLY finished with my classroom and ready for the first day of school! This post will be loaded with tons of classroom pictures and some first day freebies (at the end)! Don't miss all
Kindergarten Lessons & Ideas on Instagram: “I love this bulletin board made by @emilythirdandgoal . All students need some inspiration throughout the day. "Be somebody who makes…”
I love this bulletin board made by @emilythirdandgoal . All students need some inspiration throughout the day.
How to Make Bulletin Board Letters
Do you ever have a picture in your mind of exactly how you want your classroom to look? Me too! I was searching for the perfect letters for my classroom, but I could never find them! So I decided to make my own...and guess what? Making your own giant letters is EASY! And you just need a regular printer and black ink! Are you ready to give it a try? Let me walk you through the steps: 1. Open PowerPoint on your computer 2. Insert a text box and choose a chunky font Try: KG Second Chances Solid…