Sunday, July 29, 2012

More Bin Labels

I am in a bin label mode for some reason.  I promise to be done soon.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hamburger Helper visual Recipe

I love using these visual recipes with my students.  My students are totally capable of preparing something like this with a little bit of help.  I really want to do a lot more cooking in my classroom this year.   They all LOVE to cook!  I am always surprised and saddened on how many of my students don't get the opportunity at home to cook.  Here is a basic recipe for hamburger helper.   This will not work for all varieties  and I did not put amounts of each ingredient, as each box was a little different.  Do you cook with your students?  What kinds of thigs are fun and easy to cook in the classroom?  I will give away this recipe card to the first 5 people who comment below.  Be sure to leave your email address!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bin Labels 2

 I was getting my classroom organized last week and decided I was in need of additional bin labels.  So, here is another label sheet to add to  the two I posted a couple of months ago.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Blank Canvas

 I finally got to spend a little time in my new classroom yesterday.  Here are the before pictures!  It's funny, I had been to the room once before and in my mind of picturing what I was going to do, and where I was going to put things, I made the room much smaller in my head.  There is sooooo much empty areas, and so much empty wall space, I am not sure I will be able to fill it all!   I really want to have a little cooking/kitchen area, a small reading area and a craft area.   I spent 4 hours there yesterday.  I unpacked about 6 boxes, worked on the bulletin board and moved a few thing around.  This is going to be a longer process than I thought.  The desk you see will be gone today, I guess it belongs to another teacher and he wants it back.  I have asked for a few bookshelves, another cabinet, another filing cabinet and a desk.  I hope I won't have to wait until right before school starts to finish unpacking!  If you have any pointers or tips, I would LOVE to hear them, especially in filling in wall space. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Calendar Bin Clock Bundle

I changed the backgrounds in the bundle I made for my classroom in case someone is interested in another color scheme.  Each packet includes 3 pages of bin labels (1-18), calendar days 1 - 31 + 15 holidays and 5 "no school" days, Months labels, minute hand times for the clock and a page of name labels.  Red Swirl pack includes two extra pages of bin labels w/ pics.  - Red Swirl

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cooking Terms

I am putting together a curriculum of cooking skills for next year.  I thought this would be a fun way to learn cookbook terms for the kids.  There are 28 words and pictures in all.  I am going to laminate mine so they will last a lot longer.  You could easily play memory with them too!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

My Polka Dot Theme

I have decided (again) that I am going to go with the polka dot, lime green and possibly blue theme for my room this year.  I have spend the weekend working on these to go along with the room.  7 more days until I can get into my room and start putting things up.  Hopefully I don't change my mind between now and than!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Weekly Newsletter

Next year I plan to send home an information newsletter each Monday.  I really want to have a closer relationship with the parents, and I am hoping that this will help.  I had a student last year, who's mother told me, that everyday when she would ask him what he did at school he replied "nothing"!!!  I am hoping by informing the parents on what we are working on daily/weekly, I can prevent this from happening.  Here is an example layout I think I might use.  I found this at a website earlier and as soon as I remember where I found it I can give credit due.  I had to change some of her sections because my students don't have spelling lists.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Calendar Numbers

I decided to use lime green as my main accent color in my new all white classroom.  My clock numbers I bought 2 years ago are yellow, so I made some new ones to go with the new room.  I can get into my room in 2 weeks to start decorating!!   

 I am torn between two colors to use with the lime green.  Pink or tourquoise?  I will have, I believe, 9 boys vs 3 girls in my class this year which kind of makes me want to not use the pink.  But, than every year when I pass things out, it my boys who always want the pink!
I will post before pics when I can get in the room, and progress pics as we decorate!