Thursday, July 26, 2012

Classroom Rules

Okay, I am finally getting into the nitty gritty of getting my class binders and pages ready for the new year. I needed to update some things, reprint, laminate...you know the drill. And this year we are adding another first grade class so I will have fun planning and sharing with someone besides only me! So one of the first things I did was looked at my classroom rules. Background note: Last year five teachers from my school attended a Whole Brain Teaching Seminar with Chris Biffle. It was overwhelming and great and the website is terrific too. (WBT SITE). Their rules were available on the website but I thought they were too old for my firsties and wanted to cutesy them up. And since I teach at a Christian school I thought it would be nice to make them Biblically based. There is is a great clip artist named Phillip Martin who is great about sharing. So I contacted him and he is allowing me to share my posters and rule book as long as I don't charge for them. So here is my first FREEBIES!

 I hope if you are at a Christian school you can use them. See below for a little book to go with it. I have permission from the artist to use his graphics for this freebie but they are my own design. I would appreciate it if you give me credit and refer them here to grab this freebie. Thank you.

Classroom Rules

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I am also making a little book that can be shared at home with the parents that goes along with these posters. Here's the link for the book if you are interested. It's 6 half pages to staple together and hand out.




Don't know why this page is rotated this way.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

School Bargins have arrived!

Well it is July...and Back to School is showing up in the stores. Yesterday I went to check out Targets (one of my weekly, if not more, stops) Dollar Spot. And Lo and Behold....Colorful Bins! Yes it was beginning. It looked like my store hasn't really gotten stocked but it was enough to get me started...you know that tingly feeling of "can't get enough storage", the palpitations of which color? oh take them all...! Please tell me I'm not the only one...

Anyway I did find a few things:

I decided to get those foam clocks and hang up showing the 3 different times my eager beavers ask about the most; snack recess, lunch, and time to go home. Gee maybe not enough is going on in the class?? Any how, I saw this idea on several blogs [Peace, Love, Learning] thought I would go with it.

 The yellow bucket (on blue fot special for $.50 WOW!) is for my Choosing sticks. I saw an idea using clothespins and putting them in the bucket after they've had a turn. [Peace, Love, and First Grade] I am alway losing the sticks because I carry them around and then lay them down. Luckily I have some little ones who pick up after me.
I also found those little black bins, sorry the picture didn't show so well, for activitiy cards. they were 2/$1.00. They have no lids but the lids but I'm not using them for storage.

I also bought crayons for my class which I always give when we return from Christmas break...Kinda a New Year's Present...Getting a fresh start. By this time my firsties have broke, lost, eaten, or ??? their crayons from the first day of school. Target now has Crayola crayons on sale for 50 cents, limited buy to the special bins. I don't think I will find them cheaper but I'll keep my receipt just in case.

Oh the Little duster came from the dollar store. I bought one last year and it was such a big hit I thought I buy another. Target did have them also but I wanted a match to the one I had. They dollar store also had white boards in a little frame and a marker for a $1. They seemed really cheap but hey if they work its a good price. Anybody know how these hold up?