Tomorrow begins the first teacher day of my 26th year as a public school teacher. The day will be filled with meetings and training. Last week I attended three days of voluntary Professional Development on the Common Core Standards within a rigorous curriculum. Somehow that felt different. I guess it was the fact that it was still July. As we know, tomorrow August arrives!
I put the FINAL touches on the classroom today. As I look back over the first day of this blog to now, I see much has changed. Last night I finished the clipboard bin. Love the purple!
The circular shape works perfectly for 16 clipboards. I am looking forward to having them organized and portable should we need that option.
Yesterday I saw a teacher in my building had used this technique for her small teaching supplies. I liked the idea so much, I knew I had to create my own. I purchased a screw/nail holder from Walmart and printed the labels.
I also used one of the the cute free fonts from the link on the left.
I have heard such positive feedback from throughout the community about the postcards I sent home. Parents, teachers, students, and administrators have all commented on how meaningful it was for the incoming fifth graders to receive them. That made me feel GREAT!
I chose to move my family photo wall up next to a small empty space next to the Smart Board. It makes it easier for me to see there, and also opened up the area by my bookshelves for Reading anchor charts.
|This is the view from front center near the Smart Board area.|
I also purchased a battery operated fountain this week.
This is the finished view of the bookshelf area. I am very pleased with the organization. I have some extra bins to shelve the remaining books by genre, but there is no rush to get that going.
The power has just seen fit to go out...so I guess that is a sign that I need to head on to bed. I always have trouble sleeping the night before school begins. Let's hope I can get this posted. Until next time, peace be with you. Bonnie