So.... What have I been up to?
1. Setting up my room
My classroom was an old music room and is huge and awkward. It doesn't have any bulletin boards and horrible walls. I used a trick I saw on Pinterest and covered some of the walls with plastic tablecloths. My husband suggested edging them with decorative duct tape and .... Voila!
2. I really wanted to start my new year with a bang so I used the first day activity from the book Teach Like A Pirate. I had the kiddos tell me something about themselves through the sculpting of play doh. I'm cheap, so first I found a simple recipe on Pinterest and spent a Sunday making play doh with my midgets.
My new students looooooved this activity and made some amazing things
A crown because she's a princess:)
3. I did some really fun getting to know you activities using Twitter rules. I had so many teachers come in to look at themI got to meet a whole bunch of the staff! #yolo!!!
4. I've started our interactive notebooks and the kids already love them.
interactive notebook, go on over to Teachers Pay Teachers and take a gander.
Lastly, I am making a big ole Common Core push this year so we will be studying primary sources till our eyes bleed. If you are doing the same thing, you may want to look at my TPT store. I have made task cards for both documents and artwork as well as offering both as a mega bundle.
Have a great week!