Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gus the Plus Guy

I made a new strategies chart this year after my kids fell in love with Gus!  This group loves him more than any other!  He is my favorite way to teach addition strategies!

A School Anchor Chart

Love doing anchor charts with my kiddos!  Watching them brainstorm is one of my favorite activities!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Walking Through My Room in August

 I have a new SUPER HERO Theme this year that I LOVE!  I have put this Behavior Party Reminder up beside my NEW Behavior Chart.  This seems to help my students be able to keep their behavior score in check!
 Here is my NEW Behavior Chart that is for sale on TPT in my Store!  I love this!

 This is also a part of the Super Hero Behavior Chart and MORE that is on sale on TPT...
 I love my new class schedule that makes sure I am always in the right place and doing the right thing!
 A really simple Web Diagram for the beginning of the year...
 I am so excited to see new Anchor Charts all over my walls!
 Also a part of the new kit on TPT- my Line Leader and Door Holder with a new twist...
 I made up this Hallway song with the poster...which I also LOVE!
 This is the NEW way I am doing my AR points this year.  The students have little super heroes with their names on them that will fly on the buildings and around the different Super Hero clubs as they reach their goals.
 Another Anchor chart that we did today...such little smart Firsties!
 A new idea for my Math Board- I put magnets on the backs of my kids' manipulatives so that I could use them!  Wish I would have thought of that years ago!
 My New math kits which are fantastic!  I love these Really Useful Boxes that I found at OfficeMax.  They hold everything each table needs to get busy with the Mighty Math Time!
 Another new edition to the math board- I bought base ten magnets.  I hope this helps my students to completely understand the idea behind the hundreds chart.  This is before I explained that 10 ones is equal to 1 ten--- and switched out the magnets!
 New Super Hero Level tags adorn my book baskets!
 Yes, I love these!!!!  Also part of the Super Hero Package on TPT!

 One last thing-  I LOVE teaching ten frames by getting the kids involved in being the counters!  Fun!
What will September Bring?!  Come back to see...

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Super Hero Theme in the Making

 Next week, I will take pictures of all these things in my actual classroom.  But, for today- I just couldn't wait to share some new things I have made.  These are magnets for my Magnet Lunch Board.
 These are for my Hero Days in my classroom- Green Heroes on Mondays, Red Heroes on Tuesdays- according to the cape.  Tables coincide with these days- Table 1 is the Green Hero table, etc.
 The bulletin board in the hallway which was so much fun to make!  I still have my purple color as the background color to everything!

 Some of the hero- themed name tags that will be used in the room.
 Hallway Heroes sign that will hang by the door...
 A new way to apologize that my partner teacher found on I used it with our Hero theme.
 The actual print out of our Hallway Heroes sign!  I am making a whole set of all these new things to sell on TPT which should be available by next week.  It has more than 50 pages of Super Hero themed goodies!

These are cards for my pocket chart which will have our schedule for the day.
   I am so excited about this new theme!!!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Circle Maps and Adjectives

 I LOVE all anchor charts, but I super love the Circle Map!  My students have such a wonderful time doing these.  This particular idea came from Dawn Hilburn on TPT.  I love her station activities that go with our reading series.  So, I took her kite idea, and then we glued it onto paper...but I added the labels to her kite.  They had so much fun making this simple activity!  Perfect for a windy, Spring day!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Classroom Organization Photos

 I am posting these to help me remember how my classroom looks at the end of the I can make sure I get everything back in place for next year.  I love my Whole Group space...
 Part of my Whole Group wall...
 My Small Group Reading area...
 My reading corner...
 My Writing Station area with Extras Baskets...