Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bucket Fillers

I found this on Pinterest too! I absolutely love it. The kids made their own buckets, and as you can see I have some creative babies this year!

"I fill a bucket when I help make my teacher happy."

"I fill a bucket when (I) hug someone."
I love the teeth on this one!

"I fill a bucket hen I give hi fives"

"I fill a bucket when I give people something then give you a hug."
When I saw this face on that bucket, I literally almost fell out. I was so impressed with this student's drawing skills. How adorable is that bucket?!?!

Number Sense

The first couple weeks of school, we have been working on number sense. I am still trying to wrap my head around the new CCGPS. This was something easy, that helped the students see the number in many ways.

Math Center

I came up with these centers after I saw these plates at the dollar store. The kids really caught on fast. I was so proud of them. Next time, I am going to get the small popsicle sticks and make the ten frames smaller to fit in the platter better.

My classroom 2012-2013

First, I want to say that most of the things in my classroom I found on Pinterest or other blogs. Some of it I bought on teachers pay teachers. I am thankful that I didn't have to make everything!
Standards board and writing board

Where the kids do their word work

My favorite planner and desk pad from Erin Condren

My desk, teacher table, filing system, reading materials, and Monday-Friday organizer

Daily Five board, math groups, and  fluency door

The fluency door and pizza pans (math groups) weren't finished at the time. I will upload new pictures soon :)

Tissue paper decorations, group desks,  and computers

Students book bins

Standards Vocabulary wall

Books organized by lexiles.
Labels are from Erica Bohrer

Bucket Fillers, Behavior Guitar from Abby Mullins, and my  "How we get home ribbons.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I love If you haven't been to the site. Stop. Go. Now!!! I have bought a couple of cute notepads for this year and my teacher planner. I love it, it's the best planner ever! Here are some of the cute note pads. Another thing that I love this school year are my special paper clips. They honestly just make the day better. Of course you can't forget the colorful pens :)

New school year!

Here is a before picture of my classroom! I will update you on the progress as I get it finished!