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Saturday, September 28, 2013

September SLANT box!!

I have been waiting all month for the end of the month so I could receive my SLANT box from my matched up partner! Basically a SLANT box stands for Sending Love Across the Nation to Teachers (learn more about it here)

Basically we are too stalk each/get to know each other and find things for under 10 dollars that goes with the theme! This months theme was "oops I can't believe I forgot..." My partner did a much better job than I did but now I am so inspired for next month! It is awesome getting to know 2 different teachers from around the country.  The person who sends to you is not the same person you send to. Therefore, you become friends with 2 new teachers!

I cannot wait to hear what my friend whom I sent to thinks of her items!

I love my items and my match really did her research on my classroom!  I received...
- a journal with a note saying "oh, goodness I can't believe I forgot my notebook"
-a travel toothbrush with a note saying "oh my I can't believe I forgot to brush my teeth"
-an owl figurine with potpourri in it with a note saying "ohhh I can't believe I forgot how kids smell after recess"
- a leopard print lanyard with a note saying "I totally can't believe I forgot my badge holder"
-lip gloss and fingernail polish in a cute little makeup bag with a note saying "I really can't believe I forgot my lips and nails"
-a pink sharpie and ink pen with a note saying "oh no, I can't believe I forgot my pens"
-a box decorated with dream and stripes on it with a note saying "and how could I forget to dream big and live even bigger"
-last but not least was a hand written note that we are required to write!

Awesome experience!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Classroom Tour

Finally!!! Here are my pictures of my room!

Standing at my door looking in...

My podium that my awesome hubby built for me!

My students participate in the Accelerated Math program. As they master skill, they move there clothespin to the different circles!

My exit ticket poster!

A sign that was VERY much needed! There is a noise gate right outside my room that people do not realize is EXTREMELY noisy!

My schedule that was bought in a decor pack from Hope King!

My math center rotation bulletin board!

My messssssy library! My student librarian has been slacking!

My student self assessment sale. When my students complete their exit ticket, they assess themselves. This lets me know who thinks they do not get it at all and guides me to make my math groups for the next day.

This is where my students turn in their tests and other assignments. Wish I could have found a smaller crate

My math centers shelf!

Students must highlight their name before turning in their paper. This stops them from forgetting to put their name on their paper.

My math vocabulary charts.

This was my "4th grade is fabulous" banner from last year that I patched up and made 5th. lol

My computers with my laptop cart.

My "where are you" part of my board. Last year, I just had the absent and present part. This year one of my fellow teachers at school told me she likes having all the different areas of the school listed just in case there is a lockdown or fire drill and she forgot where that child went. That sounds terrible but sometimes I write a nurse note, send a kid, start teaching, and forget that I sent that kid.

My behavior chart.

My objectives! My science and social studies ones weren't posted yet! It was a crazy week!

Math centers with matching chevron common core strand labels!

Homework club!

Classroom jobs! I  have A LOT of jobs, but it takes a lot of stress off of me!

My MESSSSSY desk! Sorry!

More of my messy desk area..... uh. Can we focus on my fabulous Dollar Store lamp!? lol

Next to my desk area... I painted that chevron cork board!

Teacher to do's!

Small group area... messy! I need to start doing these tours BEFORE my kids come! lol

Where my students turn in their homework... my paper and supplies storage.

My door!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wedding Pictures!

Yeah yeah yeah, I know this is supposed to be Keep Calm and TEACH On and all I seem to do is post about my wedding and honeymoon lately. I will have a classroom tour up soon, I PROMISE! Along with another cute classroom on campus for any blog followers interested in Kindergarten classrooms! As for now, I shall bore you with wedding pictures!

I also started to participate in this new activity called "SLANT Box." SLANT stands for Sending Love Across the Nation to Teachers! This is my first time and I am excited to get to know 2 teacher friends and send out some goodies! If you are interested, read about it HERE !

Now, on to some wedding pictures!!!