September 24, 2012

Still here...

I'm still a blogger and this is why I haven't blogged since September 1...

SCHOOL IS INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my gosh I'm busy.  I've never been this busy at the start of a school year.  It's a "good" busy, but none the less, B.U.S.Y.
I mentioned before I wanted to share with you pieces of my classroom or a room tour if you will, so enjoy!
My warm-up board for students to see when they walk in and get all needed supplies ready, pick up papers, etc.  This is great because it gives them something to do before the tardy bell rings.
*The "dividers" are ribbon with magnets on the back.*
My assignment board that stays up all week long.
*The pink is duct tape.*
*The bulletin board is covered in fabric I picked up from Hobby Lobby last year.*
Do you see some things I mentioned in this post??  Love them! :)
Daily objective
*Ribbon and magnets again for the dividers.*
How I hand back papers...each student has a number and I just file them when I grade them.  (I put the number on the paper when I put it into the grade book.  A lot of students get in the habit of putting the number on there themselves.)  It is there responsibility to pick them up.  It takes half the time to file them vs. handing them out.  I can't stand wasting good class time on things like passing out papers.
Got so tired of my card stock being in one big stack.  I organized those colors baby!
Love this and it works!
Here's my tutorial on how to make it.
My available tutorial times on my door.  The numbers/letters can be moved weekly because they are just backed with tape.  This works wonders!!
Awesome way to assess your students with an exit ticket!  I have my students put their numbers (from the bins mentioned above) on the backs so it is pretty anonymous.
Of course this isn't all of my room, but just some of my favorite pieces.  I'd love to hear from you and see what is your favorite part of your classroom!
And I leave you with this...

 Yes, this did happen in my classroom.  :)
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Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

It looks like you've done a great job of tackling organization in your classroom. The ribbon with magnets on the back as dividers on your boards is a great idea. Fun, functional and completely removable!

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