Showing posts with label Library. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Library. Show all posts

Saturday, August 23, 2014

More Back To School

Hey friends! I'm in full classroom setup swing! I  have only had three days in my room and feel progress and overwhelmed at the same time. My sweet colleague sent me a ton of books that were labeled and ready to go! So I've spent some time merging my existing library books into the system she created. It's a sticker system where each book has a sticker that matches the book basket. I am so excited about it and will post pictures and more about it once I'm all finished.
I haven't even glued the labels yet. You can check out the labels right here.

Classroom Library Labels

Something else I'm super excited about is the implementation of interactive notebooks. Here's a look at how we've implemented them in the past. 

I have two interactive notebooks I use.  I typically cut out the header pieces for the students at the beginning of the year, but I want them to cut and sort the words on their own. 
The first notebook includes skills over 20 activities working on sight words, blends, rhyming words, long and short vowel words and much more :)

Interactive notebooks give students a chance to practice on those important reading strategies while being engaged at the same time. Student engagement is the key to students successfully learning a concept.

Interactive Notebook

The kiddos LOVED the blend activity. You can differentiate it so easily by having the students write sentences under the flap or they could draw another picture. 

This is the story element activity. 

This is a noun and verb word sort. 

This is my mess I need to get finished up :) Still so much to do and so little time!!! This is me pretending not to freak out :) 

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Exhaustion at it's finest

So! A little update! As you know, I've been without a full time teaching position for a little over a year. My family moved last fall when my husband was transferred to VA. In the meantime, I've been volunteering, substituting and doing anything to just get out there and be involved in the schools. I've had a couple of *almost* jobs, and then on HALLOWEEN, I got the BEST phone call..job interview! I was so excited. I interviewed that day and was offered the job the next morning! I'm so happy to say that I'm returning soul...FIRST GRADE!!!!

 So since November 1st, I have been running around like crazy!! 

We first had to move everything in..

I'm not sure if my husband was excited about my job...or that the fact that he could actually SEE his boat now ;)

Then, the real work began....

I can't even believe I'm posting this picture! But it shows the working stages of putting together a classroom!! I know you all know  how crazy it can be!!! 

These aren't the best pictures, but here goes my room thus far. I have a few more finishing touches to add..

My Library Book Check Out System. Go check out this FREEBIE

I love A Cupcake For The Teacher's Behavior Chart

I used several of my sweet friend  Erica Bohrer's Resources

This is one of my favorite spaces..and I still have to add to it. I used command hooks to make up my own anchor chart storage area. 

My Library 

So now, I'm off to finish up my lesson plans and print my centers for the month! I'm using so many resources! I will share that with you later in the week!!! Be sure to stop by my little shop, you might find a little sale happening PLUS some freebies I added!!!

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