Friday, August 12, 2011

Decorating Frenzy

We are 5 days away from "Meet the Teacher" and my room is, dare I say it, almost ready.  I am sooooo stinkin happy with my room this year and the way everything came together.  I have been working 12 hour days to get everything in place.  I am revamping my discipline system and going with the Clip Chart this year.  Of course it had to go with our Superhero theme so I tweeked it a bit.  My Bucket Filler board is almost ready.  We are getting our class list on Monday.  So excited I can hardly stand it! Why is that like waiting on Christmas morning to me?  Anyway, I can add names to the buckets then. 
My "to do list" grows every waking moment, but slowly I am getting it done. 
I put together a Focus Wall to go along with our Journeys textbook for ELA and I think it turned out so cute thanks to my bestie (First Grade Glitter and Giggles) for making my adorable headers.  To quote Rachel Zoe, " I die" for owls.  The owl headers are available in her TPT store btw.  Also, a shout out to Clutter Free Classroom  for the Math Workshop board inspiration.  I changed mine up a bit, but the signs are super cute and will work perfectly for implementing Math Workstations.  I wanted to post a few pics just to show some of my faves in my room after my decorating frenzy.   More to come but here are the pics I have so far!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Scrap Happy Place Value Banner

So since I am going to be teaching thirdsters this year I'm getting a little higher in the place value realm.  I am seriously obsessed with banners right now so I decided to create a place value banner for my babies.  Easy peasy!   I just used scrapbook paper cut into triangles.  I printed out the wording in a cute font and drew a border around it. Cut them out and glued them to the triangles.   Then I stapled (I was out of double sided tape) the cute ribbon to the top.  You can't even see the staples so it worked out great.  Plus it folds up very easily.  My next goal is to create a "Gallon Man" out of scrapbook paper.  Here is a look at my newest banner!  Love it!  Oh the things that make this teacher happy!