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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Classroom Reveal Part 1

I've decided to do something a little different in my room this year. I put up the necessities and my students will do the rest over the next couple of weeks. So, this is where I started...

And this is where I am now...
View from the front door

View from the hallway door

View from the front corner

I used my school colors this year...teal and black with lime green because I love green! I have 25 students (so far), so I put the desks into groups of 8 in order to have more carpet space. I have 3 gathering areas on the floor for mini-lessons. I'm still trying to find a black and lime green rug for the other 2 spaces, but this will be used mainly for reading and writing workshop; the easel is the perfect size for anchor charts.
Carpet area #1
I don't have a table for small groups, so I improvised with my 3 extra desks...
I'll have to get a new president picture for my social studies wall this year! Below, I have my Eureka math board, which won't stay empty for long, and my goal board. We will start on goals a few weeks into the year, so for open house this was my "Meet the Teacher" board.
We are on the second year of being a Leader in Me school, working towards being a Lighthouse School. This is another wall that will evolve as the year moves along. The tree branch is for our Leadership Roles (jobs) which my kiddos will choose during the first week.
I ran out of wall space, so my word wall is a word door with a magnetic dry-erase board. Again, this will fill up throughout the year with student-picked vocabulary words.
I'm trying a new behavior chart this year. Instead of keeping it on the wall (which I have very limited space), each student is in charge of monitoring their own behavior...with my help, of course! Thank goodness for tiny clothespins :)

Finally, a little motivation for my windowsill...hoping to get curtains up soon!

More pics to come as my students finish making this classroom their own...have a wonderful school year!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sale and Give Away!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Show and Tell Tuesday: August Edition

I'm participating in another show-and-tell with forever in fifth grade. This month I want to show off some summer fun. When you're finished reading, click on the picture above to go back to the original post.
In June my entire family came to Nevada to celebrate my parents' wedding, my youngest sister's first baby, and 3 birthdays! My favorite part was spending a day at the Lamoille Fair with most of my nieces and nephews. This is me with my daughter, Allison, and my niece, Candace.

In July we went to Montana to visit my husband's family. The weather was perfect (mid-80's the whole time!) for picnics, hiking, horseback riding, and lots of shopping. My kids love to spend time with the horses. This is their best friend, Fabio.

In August we worked a booth for National Night Out. In case you don't know, that's the first Tuesday in August where public safety (firemen, police, emt's, etc.) cook dinner for the community and offer tons of safety information. We worked at the drug awareness booth hosted by the Elk's Club. My son dressed up as Elroy Elk to bring people over to the booth.
Finally, August is also time to put my classroom back together. Here's to another exciting, wonderful year in 5th grade!

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Product Spotlight

Wow! I had a ton of responses for last month's product spotlight, so I have to split them into 2 posts. Here are the spotlights for August. Remember, just click on the picture to go to the product.
#1 from Daisy Designs

Back to School Kindergarten Time Capsule Book
This is a fun and easy activity for the first day or week of Kindergarten! The pages are created to be half page size books for cheaper printing and include activities easy for kinders to complete at the beginning of the year.

Have your students complete their little books and then "seal" them in a box or an envelope only to be opened again on the last day of school!
#2 Believe to Achieve by Anne Rozell
 Bundle No Prep! Grade 3! Math for 8 months! Year-long math!
8 Months of No Prep, Grade 3 Math for September to April! That's a year of math! Save 20% by buying the Bundle!!

Each month has 30 pages plus bonus activity! All have been revised with Table of Contents and answer keys!

Your students will adore these fun filled activities for math! 

Just print and use!

Answer keys are included!
#3 by Rock Stars in the Classroom
Kindergarten Math Unit 1: Shapes (Flats and Solids)
This shape unit is Common Core aligned. Designed to supplement CCGPS unit 1. 
This unit pack includes:
--Shape Posters (8 different posters) 
--Shape Hunt
--Basic Shape Sort
--Find Those Shapes! activity pages (6 different activity pages w/ answer keys)
--Compare & Contrast (5 pairings plus a blank on 2 different graphic organizers--12 in all)
--What Shape Can You Make? activity
--Shape Coloring Book

*All products are protected. If customer would like modifications please feel free to contact seller with requests. 

#4 by The Sunny Sunshine Student Support Store
Tattling OR Reporting?
Tattling OR Reporting... Use this lesson to help with problem solving, conflict and classroom management! This resource can be displayed on a screen with technology for a class lesson or printed for individual student use. 

What is included: 
* A PowerPoint lesson containing the definitions of tattling and reporting and examples for each.
*14 “problem” situation slides with answers to help students identify the difference between tattling and reporting. 
*A list of books to read to your students on this topic. 

#5 by Natalie at It's Elementary
Place Value Workmats with Decimals
These work mats are a great tool to practice place value. Students build numbers through the billions with decimals through the thousandths.Numbers are written in standard form, expanded form, and word form. A colored copy can be laminated and used as a classroom poster. Black and white copies can be laminated to be used and reused by students.

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