Saturday, August 17, 2013

Five for Friday 8-17

Y'all, we went back to school this week (teachers only) and I am exhausted!  I can only imagine how I will feel next week with students!  

I had hoped to blog each day and link up to Blog Hoppin', but it just didn't work!  My goal is to blog regularly this school year.  

Here's a look back at my week with Five for Friday!

One - I am super excited that my school is going to purchase 5th grade a class set of Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule. Our plan is to do several novel studies through the year and truly integrate Social Studies and ELA.  I am excited to use this book during our Reconstruction unit! 
And...someone on Instagram told me that The Watsons go to Birmingham was on sale in Scholastic for $1.00.  I have lots of points saved up so I was able to use some points to purchase a class set!  Even without points, they are so affordable!  We will do a novel study with this text, too.

Two - We had Open House this week.  I had all but 4 students come, which was a great turnout!  I had several stations for parents & students to go to:
  • Sign-in sheet (documented b/c we are a Title 1 school)
  • Complete parent info on orange sheet (basic info for parents to fill out)
  • Bus/Car sheet - How does your child get home?
  • Helping Hands (optional)
  • Packet to take home (field trip letter, class t-shirt letter, class party information, welcome letter, PASS results, paper for parents to fill out)
  • Email sign in for pictures taken throughout the year
Here is a look at my helping hands!  I place a sign that says, "Be a Helping Hand.  If you would like to donate an item to our classroom, please take a hand!"

Three - I made first day gifts for students.  I always like to have a gift on students desks as they come in the first day.  Inside they have: an eraser, a bookmark, a pencil, a snack, and a drink!  We don't serve breakfast the first day so a snack helps tide them over until lunch.

Four - My classroom is ready for Day 1 next Monday!  It's supposed to be a rainy weekend so I am hoping for lots of rest and relaxation before the school year begins!
Five - I just had to show my new necklaces!  These are all from Our World Boutique.  Check them out online!  They are super cute and affordable!

5 comments :

  1. Your room looks great!! So bright & colorful! :)

    Good luck on your first day!
    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  2. I like those little poof balls hanging from the ceiling. Your room looks great and ready to go.

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  3. Looks like your ready to go! Your necklaces are super cute!

    Jamie
    teachingtidbit.blogspot.com

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  4. Have a great first day on Monday!
    I love the necklaces. They are really cute.

    Mary

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