It is hard to imagine how the people in Moore, Oklahoma are feeling right now, and it is easy to just think "I'm glad it wasn't me" and put it out of our minds - but many people cannot simply just forget. It is scary that this could have happened to any of us, and I know that we are all thankful for the blessings we have. I have donated three of my units to help in the relief efforts, so check them out, along with hundreds of other units and lend a small hand in helping out our neighbors in OK.
Just a couple fun coloring sheets to have for your students to enjoy. It is always nice to have a little something extra on hand to fill gaps in the day!
Here is a fun freebie you can use to display your student's birthdays around the room. Have students decorate the cupcake of their choosing, and label the cupcake with their birthday. Hang these on the wall or keep them to use as a reminder of when to celebrate those special days!
I am READY for the first day of Fall 2013! I have created a fun "Me-Bo" choice board! It is essentially a "Bingo" board, where students choose 5 items in a row to complete. These items are things such as "draw your favorite foods inside the dinner plate" or "draw/write a picture of what you did this summer" etc... but there are 24 different items, and there is a fun picture printable to decorate for each. The students will place their 5 items in a brown paper sack which we will call their "Me Bag". Students will share their Me Bags with the class as a fun get-to-know-you activity, and you better believe I will share mine as well! I am excited about this activity because it starts the year off right by offering choice to students. Their projects automatically become relevant to them because they are personalizing every detail to make it about their life and experiences. I can't wait to see what my future class has to offer!
I have begun thinking about the start of the next school year - I know, this one isn't over yet - but I've always been one to think ahead. One of the first things I will have to do of course is get ORGANIZED! I created two little forms that will help me organize information in my classroom and I am offering them to you. The first is a simple student info sheet. I tried to include all of the main little snipetts of information that I may need from a student right off the bat. I can keep these forms to refer back to as the year goes on; and in case any circumstances arise. The second form is my favorite! This one is to help organize the money, permission slips, and chaperone volunteers that come along with putting together a field trip. Simply glue the form to the outside of a manila envelope, and as students turn in their items, check them off (using a vis a vis! ) and place the item in the envelope to keep it all together. This form can be used OVER AND OVER from field trip to field trip, year to year, simply because it is laminated! How. cool. is. that. ... I get too excited about the little things... but it is there for you if you would like to download for yourself!
P.s. I am currently developing a teacher planning journal that will incorporate both of these forms- watch out for that coming soon!
I'm just an Elementary Nerd sharing my excitement for the classroom!
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