Sunday, August 28, 2016

First Week of School Plans and a FREEBIE!

Hello teacher friends! It is that time of year again. The back to school season is upon us, and it is time to start thinking about those dreaded lesson plans again. 

Nevertheless, I have some good news! I have compiled all of my first week of school lessons and activities in one BUNDLE so that you can get your year started off on the right foot without spending hours planning.

With this bundle all you need to do is select the activities that will work best for your students along with the days that you plan to do each activity. 

Then, using Post-It notes, complete the first week of school lesson plan template (pictured above). I love this method of planning, because the first week is always difficult to plan for. By using the Post-Its you can easily rearrange your schedule as needed. 

The bundle includes:

  • Read-Aloud Lessons
  • Reading Mini-Lessons
  • Team Building Games and Activities
  • STEM Activities
  • A Flip Book to Help Teach Procedures

You can check out the bundle by clicking on the image below. 

Enjoy your first week back at school, and have some fun with this FREEBIE to help students find their way around the classroom. Click on the image below to grab the freebie!

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

My Fixer Upper Classroom Reveal

Have you watched the show Fixer Upper? It is definitely on my Netflix binge watch list. I just love Joanna Gaines' style, and I wanted to bring some of those rustic chic elements to my classroom this school year. I found this industrial chic classroom decor set from School Girl Style, and I quickly got to work. Welcome to my 2016-2017 classroom reveal.

This is the front of my classroom. I just love this wood grain paper that I got from Amazon. The alphabet cards, number line, lightbulbs and calendar are from School Girl Style. I used black and white polkadot ribbon for the border which you can also get on Amazon

This is one of my tables. The name tags are from School Girl Style. I am so excited about my new classroom rug that I got from Target. 

These are my procedure posters. I use a modified version of the Whole Brain Teaching procedures. You can get them from my TPT store. I attached them together with the same black and white ribbon that I used on the bulletin board.  

This is the area behind my desk. One of my goals for this year is to stay organized so there is plenty of storage. That little angel on the wall is my baby girl. This is my first year balancing being a teacher mom so if you have any tips I need all the advice I can get. 

These are my students' book bins. I absolutely adore these rustic shiplap labels from School Girl Style. I laminated them and attached them to the book bins with a glue gun. 

I love how these schedule cards turned out. I also love that they will reduce the amount of times I hear questions like, "What time is recess?" and "When is gym?" You can check them out in my TPT store.

At my school we use a lot of online programs. One of those online programs is Lexia. I created this tracker that matches my classroom theme so that we could track our class progress and set goals. I love how it turned out. You can check it out in my TPT store here.

For more rustic chic classroom design ideas be sure to check out School Girl Style, and for back to school ideas be sure to check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store

That concludes my classroom tour. I think that this is my favorite classroom design yet, and I look forward to spending the year in this room with my third graders.

I would love to hear about your classroom in the comments section. Have a great school year teacher friends!

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