Monday, July 30, 2012

"Teacher File" Organization

I am in the process of transferring my overstuffed, unorganized teacher files to binders.  I am almost done and they look GREAT so far!

I would be finsihed but I ran out of plastic sleeves...grrrr!  (Junie B. reference there.)
I am loving how organized the binders are.  You can keep the paper and the example together in the same sleeve.

I put my Binder Covers on TPT.  Click the pic below to get your copy for only $1.00!


Sunday, July 29, 2012


I just posted my first product on TPT!  It is only $1.00.  Go check it out!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Made It

It is time for 4th Grade Frolics Monday Made It!!!!!

I was busy this weekend!  I should have been working on summer school stuff (8 days down, 8 to go...not that I am counting!) but this was much more fun.  Here are my "Monday Made Its"!

Part Whole Plates.
Kim made this one, I can't take credit but am going to make my own this week!  The plates come in several colors and are in the "summer" section at Wal-Mart (by the lawn chairs).  They are 2 for $1.  These pics happen to be for the "Story of 7" that we are sharing at a Math Workshop we are giving in August. We plan on posting some of our math ideas soon.

Table and Center Signs
 I have been eying the cute puffy tissue paper pom poms on Etsy to hang from my ceiling.  I even pinned how to make them myself, but then I saw these "fans" at Party City.  I made and laminated the circle signs.  A little hot glue and Ta I have something cute AND practical to hang from the ceiling!  (Ignore my little helper.  He was very curious and would not move out of the picture!)

How We Go Home Sign
I am going to use clothes pins (like on my new Behavior Board) so it can be changed easily.  (I know you have  kids that go home a DIFFERENT way EVERYday like I do!)   Sorry its not a great pic, I was in a hurry!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Math Freebie & Help

Here is a Math Station for fall/beginning of the year.  It is a matching game for numbers to 10.  Just laminate and cut and they are ready to go! Click on the link for the freebie!

Now I need your help!  I am teaching Summer Reading Camp for the 3rd graders who did not pass the FCAT.  If they complete a 30 piece portfolio or pass the alternative assessment (within the short SIXTEEN days I have them), they can go to 4th grade next year.  If not they will be retained.   NO pressure at ALL for this FIRST grade teacher, right?!!?!?!?!   So I am in need of some good 3rd grade Reading apps for the iPads.  Let me know if you are familiar with any good ones!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Behavior Management

This year my team has decided to change our behavior management system. We combined and tweaked ideas we got from blogs and Pinterest.  Of course we had to make it jungle theme!
It has not been laminated or glued yet.  (I think I am going to use a different ribbon.) 

Everyone will start their clothes pin on green.  They can move up or down based on their behavior!  Being on green at the end of the day is the goal, but those who make it up to blue or gold will get a sticker on their sticker chart.  Full sticker chart=Treasure Box!

Below is a picture of the Behavior Log that will be in the front of their binder.  Parents will sign at the end of the week.  Our goal is for the students to keep the log in their binder for the month.....we will see!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Made It

It is time for another Monday Made It!!!  Here are my projects for the week.  Both ideas came from blogs and/or Pintrest.  Warning:  My final products do not look nearly as cute as others, but here you go!
My Teacher Toolbox.  This is going to be SO helpful since I got rid of my Teacher Desk!  I am debating painting the outside of it.  I want it to be bright and colorful like the rest of my classroom.  Any suggestions or recommendations?

2 of my "cute" clipboards.  I will say these took much longer than I expected and did not turn out smooth like I thought they would.  The scrapbook paper was textured.  I am going to try some others with smooth paper and see if it is better.  

Click the pic below to link up with 4th Grade Frolics to share what you have made or get ideas for future projects!