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Friday, June 27, 2014

Classroom Labels

When people ask me what my favorite color is, I always have a hard time answering!  I've always loved ALL colors!  Each year, my classroom starts off one color, or maybe two colors...then it turns into this explosion of colors and personality.  So this year, I decided to go with it!  Why not do a rainbow themed classroom!??  Here's what I created...

Rainbow Classroom Labels!!  Yay!  

Table numbers!!

Daily 5 Signs!!

Daily Schedule!

But that's not all!  Here's all of the cool stuff I made:

6- Labels for Classroom Supplies
26-Alphabet Labels for Classroom Library Baskets
4-Labels for N, E, S, and W directions
7-Lables for M, T, W, R, F, S, and Sun.
4-Table Number Labels
5 -Daily 5 Signs Labels for Read to Self, Partner Reading, Word Work, Work on Writing, and Listening to Reading
1-Guided Reading Label
12-Monthly Labels with Jan-Dec
31- Numbers for student numbers or for days for each month
24- Daily Schedule Sign Labels
2- Blank Daily Schedule Signs Labels

18-Classroom Job Labels!
6-Blank Classroom Job Labels

Check it out on TPT!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Brain Breaks

I just came across the most fantastic, interactive website for brain breaks in the classroom!  My students this past year LOVED IT!  It's called GoNoodle, and it's incredible.  Each day, I'd go to this site and allow my students to take a break break!  There are songs, dance moves, and fun interactive body movement exercises that students can do!  You can choose the activity depending on how long you want your students to break.
But wait! The best part is this...after you sign up for the FREE website (umm yep, you heard me right...I said F-R-E-E) you can create a cute avatar for your class.  After doing so many brain breaks, your avatar gets bigger and bigger!  The kids love this!  Here's our avatar...

Here's our little guy (Frank)  after we did a bunch of brain breaks!  The kids LOVE to see how he grows.  I also tell them that the more they move and participate, the more Frank will grow and get stronger!   I would display the site on my Smartboard, and my kids would go!  They did songs, dances, and they really enjoyed "jumping hurdles" around the track.  After doing each brain break, my students got their wiggles out and were ready to learn!  

Once Frank grew as large and strong as he could, we got a new guy, Jim.
Here's Jim!

Try it for yourself!!  www.gonoodle.com 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Substitute Teacher Binder

If you're anything like me, you despise writing sub plans!!  What about those early morning hours (3:00 a.m.) when you just know you will not be coming into to school...and you are too sick to make sub plans!  Well look no further!!  I created a sub binder filled with awesome information for your substitute teacher.  It sure does make me feel good to know that my sub can look in this binder and be all set for the day!  :)  Check it out on TPT!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

End of the Year Awards

I cannot believe that it is the end of the year already!  I am really going to miss my wonderful third graders.  This class has been amazing.  To show them how much I love them, I created these awards to pass out at our end of the year picnic.  I curled up into a ball on the couch, turned off the TV, and thought about each one of my little third grade students.  It was so much fun filling out these awards.  I cannot wait to pass them out!  Feel free to snag them here...FOR FREE!  :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Volcano Time!

Boom!   I'm so excited to say that my third grade bean-a-roos have been working on volcanoes as a part of our Earth and Me unit.  Here are some pics!

Here's my landform packet on TPT if you'd like to snag it!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mystery Unit

I am super excited to introduce my new Mystery Unit pack on Teacher's Pay Teachers!

My students used this religiously in my classroom while studying mysteries.  This made my books clubs go as smooth as ever!  And the graphics are super cute too! Check it out here!