Sunday, September 1, 2013

The start of year 5!

Time flies... It's that time of year when teachers start getting classrooms set up for the next class. This is one of my favorite parts of summer.  It means I get to use my creativity with how I decorate the room.  I am very blessed to work in a school that lets me have freedom.  If there is a color of bulletin board paper I would like to use, my principal will order it for me.  

I have set up my classroom with a Bird Theme this year,  I did a bird theme last year but found so many new things that I wanted to repeat the theme the inspiration of my classroom came from   Next year I will be completely changing everything though to Sock Monkeys.  I'm EXCITED!!!

 Last year I was able to get a new bigger bulletin board for outside my classroom after my previous one fell off the wall when it was really windy.  This way I am able to showcase the students work as well.  

I really liked the BoHo bird Welcome Bulletin Board and wanted to incorporate them into my outside board.

 My completed outside board.

My door when you walk into the classroom.  
I thought it would be cool to change the trees in my classroom to look more like a tree you would see outside thanks to schoolgirlstyle.
 A work in progress
Travis adding the leaves and birds to the trees.

   The end result of how one of the trees turned out.
My shelves organized
 Right side of the room wall when standing in the middle of the room.  
 Left side of the room wall when standing in the middle of the room.
You can sort of see our Fly into Kindergarten board above the sink. 
The new birds going up in my room.  I love the green, purple and blue colors together.
My reading corner and morning meeting area.  
The new bookcase I picked up at the teacher swap. Also the bird boarder added to the tree bookcase. 
My newly organized and A.R. leveled books.

My morning meeting area and other bookcase.
More birds :) 
My chicka, chicka, boom, boom tree to be filled out the second day of school. 
Also were we keep our extra art supplies.
The colorful bins in the front of the room hold our supplies ( scissors, glue, glue sticks, markers, extra pencils, etc)
The three bins on top are were we turn in our journals each day, our folders, and completed work)
Our bird nest job chart, counting the days of school with birds, and fruits of the spirit board.)
My desk... I love the bird print and pink combination.
My plan and record books.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

100th Day of School!

Monday was the 100th Day of School!
We had so much fun with all the activities...
When the kids came in I had already hidden 100 paper chicks around the classroom as well as placed 100 footprints on the floor for them to walk.

We had a lot of fun searching for all the hidden chicks around the room.
We haven't found them all...
After we starting working on our 100 fruit loop necklaces.

In our journals we had to draw 100 of anything we wanted.

 We made a special snack mixing 100 of each of the following:
·        - Goldfish crackers
·        - Chocolate chips
·        - M&M’s (NO Peanuts)
·        - Mini marshmallows
·        - Candy conversation hearts
·        - Chex cereal
·        - Skittles
·        - Mini Pretzels
·        - Popcorn
·        - Raisins
·        - Sunflower Seeds
·        - Craisin
·        -Honey Comb cereal
·        -Fruit loops cereal
·        -Colored marshmallows
·        -Teddy Grahams
·        -Fruit Snacks
·        -Animal Crackers
·        -Ginger bread Cookies
We received specal 100th Day of School Pencils!
We drew what we would look like when we are 100 years old!
We worked with partners to count to 100 by 10s on ice creams.
We played a fun game of Race to 100.
We wrote the letters in our first names and color coded each letter.
We had a really fun special P.E.
 We jumped 100 jumps on a pogo stick!
  We hopped 100 times over the stick using different jumps!
 We ran the lane.
  We dribbled around the cones 10 times which was 100 different cones.
 We kicked the ball 10 times around the cones which was 100 different cones.
 We jumped 100 jumps on our jump ropes.
 We hit the ball.
 We tossed the hula hoop 100 times around the cone.
 We climbed the ladder.
 We jumped into 100 hula hoops.
We also sorted pennies into groups of 5 to make 100. 
We sorted our collection of 100 into groups of 10.
Overall we had a really fun 100th Day of School!