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Friday, July 10, 2015
I had to go half way across the country to PA in order to see the new stuff in the Target Dollar Spot, but it was worth it! Check out the cute stuff I found!
I think I am going to put letters on these out in the hall where we display our work...or maybe put my name outside my classroom with them.
These jars were cute, I have no other excuse for purchasing them, but I thought maybe they could hold paper clips, thumbtacks, etc.
We use these dry erase pockets all the time for centers! I dont't take a grade for center work, so I make 4-5 copies of the center paper and slide them in the dry erase pockets to be reused.
These little buckets look like pencils. (They had notebook paper ones too, but the two Targets I went to only had one each.) I am going to use them for my professional development workshop that. I am putting on at the end of July for a neighboring district. I am so excited for this opportunit as it is the first time that I will be presenting outside of my school! I am going to provide pens,ost its and of course chocolate in the middle of the tables.
We have a couple other Targets in the area, so we may try to hit them upover the next few days. Keep tour eyes peeled because there are burlap banners, burlap letters, chalkboard clips, notebook paper gift tags. Oh and my favorite thing were these little notebook paper gift bags. I resisted the urge to get them because I had no idea what I would use them for, but they are adorable! Happy shopping!
Monday, June 8, 2015
I'm baaaaaaaack!!! The Little Man had an ear infection for about a month. (Not joking!) Then, the day after school let out my mom finally came for a visit! So summer break has been busy already! I'm sorry I have been M.I.A., but life happens and summer break with The Little Man is priority numero uno! Have you forgotten he doesn't sleep? Saturday he took a 10 minute morning nap and a 13 minute afternoon nap. The kid literally hits himself to stay awake, he hates sleeping!!!! Needless to say, I do what I can, when I can. We have company coming next week, my mom comes back two weeks after that to celebrate The Little Man's first birthday and then he and I are heading home with her to visit for a week. Hopefully, I can use this summer to get re-energized and find my groove again.
I redid my entire word wall for next year. Last year, I had sight words and vocabulary words listed under each letter, but the kiddos didn't use it unless we were having a spelling test. What they needed was a better vocabulary, hence the change. I went through each standard and wrote down all of the words that they would need and then made a vocabulary card for each one. They are a little bigger than I would like, but I'm hoping they will be able to see them and actually use them. I didn't use complete sentences, just key words or phrases for each word. Some of the pictures are just for fun, but most of them are meaningful. I am going to rotate out the words onto my focus walls for reading and math for each marking period so that the kiddos notice them a little bit more.