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!