I KNOW all of you have seen this picture before...I just know it!
Am I right??? I first saw this picture 3 years ago and fell.in.love! Dandelions and Dragonflies set up her classroom so perfect...I was officially jealous! I wanted to have those table shelves sooooo bad!
I have never had enough shelves to do something like this, or the space, or the money to buy everything.
When I first started teaching in Hawaii last year I was fortunate to have 10 metal bookshelves. I used them to store all sorts of things...math games, book boxes, binders, paper towel, and so on.
At the end of the year I was playing around with the room arrangement and decided to finally try giving each table group a shelf. I didn't do much with it since I only had a week left, but I wanted to see what it would look like as far as space.
Here they are from last year
Nasty, old, rusted metal shelves.
I did LOVE how they looked as far as the room arrangement went...but if I was to have something like this next school year, they needed to be remodeled, updated, and pretty:)
So this year I moved to a new classroom at the same school and it was a remodeled room. Instead of having 10 shelves, I now have 6. They got rid of a ton of them because the rust was so bad. So every classroom now has 6.
Anyways, I got busy thinking how I wanted to update them and what I wanted to put on them. I really like how they turned out! The shelves also help with part of my classroom management strategy.
Take a look!
SO easy to use, and the kids just love it. If I forget to move the magnet, the kids make sure to tell me:)
How do you manage your classroom supplies and jobs?
Have a great weekend! I am going to do my best and stay safe inside my house! The hurricanes are coming to Oahu in just a few hours! CRAZY!
I went back to work LAST MONDAY...the 28th of JULY and the first day with the kids was Friday!
I have been so busy I haven't even taken pictures yet! Which is SO unlike me! I promise to take some class pics soon! I really love my room this year and how it turned out!
BUT I am moving rooms AGAIN in December! A new building is being built and it will be done during Winter Break. And I was lucky enough to be chosen to go to the brand new building! I can't wait!
So many of you know, I am back in 3rd grade this year:) SO happy to be back in my favorite grade! I looped with most of my kiddos! Since I work at a military base school many of my families left for a different location. So I was able to keep 13 out of my 21. I have 5 brand new kiddos this year and they are all so sweet! Those 5 kids are sped and I am doing inclusion this year. I have the 3rd grade sped teacher full time in my room! I am looking forward in co-teaching this year. Once I move to the new building it is designed for all grades to work together in a blended environment! It will hold 2 2nd, 2 3rd, 2 4th and 2 5th. I am so excited to be a part of this!
OK...so sorry...onto my currently!
I am trying to get as much work done today as possible! I have dinner plans with the family tonight for my father-inlaws birthday. I really don't think the TV is helping!
If you follow me on IG you already heard the news!
Lots to think about in my life right now! We have finally got the news to start the house hunting process and we couldn't be more excited! Even though it is stressful! I can't wait to have a place to call mine!
A NEW CAR SO BAD! I have to get ours fixed and just don't have the cash! It stinks! I would much rather just get a new car! First we have to get a new car for my hubby since we are sharing a car. But that will have to wait until we get our house! Can't money just grow on trees???
I have to do my plans! This first full week is devoted to:
Math Workshop intro
and I am sure some fun activities in there!
Been there last week:) BOOO! I am looking forward to fall break already! Don't forget to link up with Farley for her AWESOME monthly currentlys! They are always so much fun!
And what perfect timing for a Back to School Sale!
I LOVE having a display of student birthdays in my classroom! But what I don't like is the wall space it takes up! I decided this year to try something different...and that is where Showcase Celebrations was born!
I created a poster for each month that will fit inside an 8x10 frame.
Every month I will change out the poster and use an expo marker to write on the class who has a birthday that month and the date!
I was going to use Washi tape and decorate the frame, but I really like the white!
I can't wait to display this in my class without taking up space!
Over the past few days I have been looking at all sorts of word walls on Pinterest. I knew this year I wanted to bring back a word wall but I really didn't want it on a "wall." I finally decided to make my own word wall...personal style:)
I put one together for myself so I could show my students how to make it. I really LOVE how it turned out!
And the best part is...you can always add more alphabet sections for when the kids run out of room!
Take a look!
Then I started thinking hard about how I want to use this in my classroom. I would love to have students use these for words they misspell often in their writing. I want to take these words and use them for their own word work during my Daily 5 time.