Sunday, July 29, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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
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
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
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.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/RedPink-Swirl-Calendar-Bin-Bundle - Red Swirl
Zebra - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Zebra-Print-Bin-s-Calendar-Months-Days-Clock-Minutes-Name-Cards
Thursday, July 12, 2012
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!http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cooking-Terms-Word-Match
Monday, July 9, 2012
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
Monday, July 2, 2012
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!