Saturday, March 16, 2013
Here is a picture of my classrooms weekly schedule I have posted on one side of my white board. I used electrical tape to section off the times and days. The activities are attached with velcro so they can be changed to new activities each week. We go over the weekly schedule each Monday so the students know what is going on for the whole week. We also go over the daily schedule each morning when the students arrive.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Here is a picture of my boxes I use during down times and free time in my classroom. Most every idea in them came from Pinterest! 4 of the boxes contain money skills activities. Others include making patterns, sorting, stamping, counting, number activities, dice games, shapes, time etc. We started this year with only ten and have continued throughout the year to add the rest. I have had to change out some of the original ones that my kids didn't find as entertaining as others. I am sure I will keep adding as time goes by!
I have been spending time this year putting together some manipulative boxes for the kids to use when they finish their work and have free time. Inside of each students morning folder is a checklist which includes all of my educational activities. If a student finishes their work early they can find an item on their list that they have not worked on. After they finish the activity they will mark it off on their list. During "free" time the students can pick any of the activities. There are about 50 items on the list, 20 of which are the boxes. The other items include all our games, matching, tracing etc. I add to it constantly so no one has finished the complete list. Since the kids love Dominoes, and we are constantly working on money I thought they might enjoy this Domino set. I printed them on cardstock and laminated them so they will last us.