Thursday, August 28, 2014

We are Scientists!

We've been talking about being a scientist this week.  To kick off our study we made these little "paper plate scientists".
(I cannot remember or find where I got this idea a couple of years ago.  If it was you or you know the source - please let me know so I can credit them!)

The little hands are holding a beaker and a magnifying glass.  

In the beaker, they had to draw something they wanted to learn more about this year.  I love the little ladybug!

I also LOVE the bat.  Little does this firstie know - but we do a HUGE bat unit on October!

Look at these precious girls working hard on their project!

We started talking about how scientists use their 5 senses to observe and study things.  I hope to be back later with pictures of our 5 senses posters and books.

Our students are out of school tomorrow and we have a professional development day.  We are trying something new and have a ton of vendors and several "break-out" sessions that we can attend tomorrow.  We are pretty excited about it.  I hope it's beneficial!

Have a great holiday weekend!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Need a boost? How about a sale?

Have you heard?  

TpT is having a Back to School "Boost" Sale!  My store will be 20% off tomorrow.  Don't forget to use the code Boost for an extra discount!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Peacemakers and teacher nails!

Oh my goodness!  I've got 8 days behind me.  We've been working hard on rules and procedures.  We have read all the "David" books and have been talking about being a peacemaker or a peacebreaker.  Here are the charts we made and some pics of my precious firsties working on their "Davids".

(I got the idea two years ago from here)

I won a Jamberry Nails giveaway a couple of weeks ago.  Here is the set I won.  Aren't they cute?!?!  I won them from Ashley Reed of Just Reed.  Check out her Jamberry store!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Classroom Pics!

So I've got two days under my belt!  It was crazy as usual but they went well.  I wanted to show you some pics of  my classroom.  I totally redid my classroom last summer so I didn't change much. Here's a look at where my firsties will be learning each and every day!

The reading center:
I scored the bookshelf in the corner by a dumpster this summer.  It was a greeting card holder.  All I had to do was wipe it down and put some casters on the bottom.  I LOVE it!

I absolutely LOVE my writer's eye bulletin board.  I use it E.V.E.R.Y day!

This is where the kiddos come when I read books to them.

My word wall and writing center:
One of my teammates husband cam and put up the shelf for me.  I have so many stuffed animals from Kohls that I was running out of room on my shelves.  I love it!

 The art center:
Our interactive notebooks and book bags are ready to go for Monday!  That's also our "First day of First Grade" frame that we took pics with.

Our word work center:
Lots of pocket charts and a felt board on the closet door.

Math wall and Math center:
We use the small black table and the floor to do our math centers.

Science/Social Studies bulletin board:
I use the black bulletin board to add different charts and books that we read for each unit.

My area!:
This is my corner  I know - it has a lot going on!  I feel like I practically live at my horseshoe table.  The only time I ever sit at my desk is when I need to use the computer.  I do everything else at my table.  Can't wait to get guided reading started in a few weeks!

Ready for Monday!
We have a letter, number, color and shape of the day each day for 2 weeks of Kindergarten review.

Even though the first 2 days were hectic, I managed to get a few pics of my precious firsties!

Aren't they adorable!?!?!?!

Here's the painting I did last year at one of our staff "get-to-gethers".  I love seeing it each time I walk out of my room!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my classroom.  

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

First Day of School - check!

Today was our first day of school.  The first day is always hectic but it went very well.  I've got a great group of firsties and am excited for a new year with them.  I'm hoping to be back soon with pictures!
Have a great Friday!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

BTS Sale!!!!!

It's here!  It's here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I can't wait for the BTS sale!  I already have things in  my cart!  My entire store will be 20% off.  Be sure and enter the code BTS14 and get an additional discount!  Click below to check it out!

Happy shopping!

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