Happy Back-to-School 2017!!!! Can you hear my excitement!?!? You can’t??? Well, I’m screaming at you through the computer!!
Phew!! Friends, I am beat!! There is truly no tired like back-to-school TEACHER TIRED!! (Well, maybe just-had-a-newborn-and-also-have-a-toddler tired… but I digress!!)
So, we went back to school this week. I had in-service on Tuesday and the kids came Wednesday. So far, so good! Kids are awesome, love my schedule, love my team. We are certainly honeymooning!!
I’ve been sneaking snippets of my room on my Facebook and IG accounts this past week, but I wanted to sit down and break my classroom down for you and talk about what we did during those first three day. One of my goals this year is to highlight all the amazing TpT products that I use all the time that are NOT my own, so I’m going to be showing you those, too.
This is the first thing you see when you walk into my room. My While You Were Out board is one of the BEST things I’ve ever done in my room. It makes absences a lot easier to handle.
- While You Were Out banner
- Black file folders
- Pacon Borderette Decorative Boarders (pink and white)
- Chalk It Up! Doodle #2 Boarder Trim
- Important Information Banner
- Standing Desk from IKEA
- Desktop Organizer
- Lamp – Target (decorated with Washi tape)
- Article of the Week banner
- Additional AoW bulletin board posters seen here are available in my Article of the Week resource
Great blog post and really helpful Midnightinfo | GATE | neet
Hello-I am enjoying reading your blog and LOVING all your ideas and suggestions. I am a new teacher this year after staying home with my children for 13 years. I taught before I had children but in K/1 grades. I am currently teaching ELA in 2 class periods with dual grades per period (Class 1–5/6 grade and Class 2–grade 7/8). I was completely overwhelmed in the beginning. I still feel a bit overwhelmed but not as much now that I am in the classroom and know my students after spending 5 weeks together so far. I am getting ready to start your ISN next week. I am a little behind, but I just couldn't get it done. I spent the first weeks getting used to my students and where they are academically. I did an overview Genre/Subgenre unit with the kids, Independent Reading with story of their choice since first day of school, along with some reading/articles/analysis of Scholastic Scope magazine. I am trying to figure out the best way to approach the ISN with the dual grade classroom. There is a reading series for each grade 5th and 6th and Literature series for 7th and 8th. I thought about approaching this with Theme/Genre Units: Nonfiction, Fiction:Literary Elements, Folklore, Poetry, and Drama. I would then pull stories from their reading series that is equal to their reading level. I would like to incorporate some novel studies too. Do you think my ideas would go with your ISN? I have 90 minutes per ELA dual grade class.
This is an amazing post! I'm a new teacher setting up a classroom for grade 7 this year! Would you be willing to share your the 7 habbits text you used? I can't read all of the posters in your picture! (Or even post the completed 7 habits posters to purchase?) Thanks!
Hi! I love the poster template thank you for sharing where you got them. Do you mind sharing the fonts you used on the posters?
KG Summer Storm font 🙂