Classroom Updates-long...but good:)

YEA! It's Friday! This week flew by! I love being home, in my pj's and relaxing! I plan on going to bed early and sleeping in! But before I do, I wanted to show you a few updates of things happening in my classroom! 

Super Spellers club is off to a great start! Look at all those kiddos who have joined the club!
I have about 8 more kids that need to get their first 100% to enter. Once they enter, they get to add a sticker to their frog each time they get a 100% on their test. After 5 stickers I give them a prize! Not sure what that prize is yet...but I better get on it. I have one kid who has 2 stickers already! They LOVE it and cheer each other on when someone gets a sticker!

Another thing that is going REALLY well is my Reading is Sweet necklaces! The kids just love reading and earning their bead after 80 minutes of reading. Students are even reading on the weekends! Students are required each night to use their reading log!
Then they use the reading tracker to track their reading progress! Many kids are on their second sheet already! How cool is that???

I want to send Lindsey over at The Teacher Wife for this AWESOME, AMAZING, ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL idea! Her board is pretty awesome!

Another thing that the kids just LOVE LOVE LOVE is my Level Up positive behavior system! 
This was at the beginning of the year! I promised to update you all about how it was working! I will make sure to add that to my list, take a picture of it and share...because it is awesome! The kids love putting stickers on their cards. I have almost the whole class on yellow-which is level 2. They also give each other a cheer when they level up! It is such a positive atmosphere this year in my class and I could not be happier! 

Another thing is just running so smoothly is Whole Brain Teaching! Where was this 7 years ago when I started teaching??? Now I often don't use "class/yes." I mean, I do...sometimes. They really like all the different attention grabbers I have been using! They like, "spaghetti/meatballs," "subway/eat fresh," " holy moly/guacamole," "ba da ba ba ba/I'm loving it," and " peanut butter/jelly." I did not get these on my own, but Ms. Nelson  from Run! Ms. Nelson has the Camera has created a fun attention grabbers poster I just adore! And you can get it for free here!

And today...I used that graphic organizer for math I talked about yesterday! This is the poster we created and they practiced it on their own! They did a really good job! If you want to grab the graphic organizer for free go here:)

Last but not least, my October Calendar I use for morning work has been working great! 

I have had a few people ask me if I plan to do one for each month! YES I do:) I just finished Novembers! 

I plan on having a give-a-way at the end of each month for the new month. Also I will have them in my twos stores. Once I get them all done, I will also offer them as a bundle! I hope to be done with them soon!

Well, that's it for tonight and probably for the weekend! I am so excited to spend time with the hubby! Everyone have a great, fun, relaxing weekend!


  1. I love your bead idea! I have seen it before, but it is nice to see it related to reading time.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

    1. Thanks! They love it! Each day kids come up and show me their log so they can get a bead! I have never had a class that actually DID their reading homework! HAHA!

  2. I love your months writing prompts!! I started your October ones and my students love the prompts and having the option to choose theirs for the day! (I use the calendar without numbers) I can't wait to get the bundle!!! :) THANKS for all your hard work!


    1. SO great to hear! I like your idea of giving them options! I may print them out for them and have them glue it in their morning work book. this way they can choose their own day too!

  3. Thanks for the shout out :) I really want to try your level up system. Maybe after Winter break :)

    1. The kids love it! I think you would like it for sure:)