I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made it! I LOVE this linky! It reminds me that I NEED to finish my projects on my project list. Speaking of that, my project list has about 20 items listed and I don't have a ton of time left to get them all done! Oh well! They will be done when they are done.
Many of the bloggers I follow are already getting their hands dirty in their classrooms. We are not allowed in our classrooms yet, so most of my to do list items are things that I can work on at home and prep before the year begins. Here are some things I have finished:
1. Class Journals-
I have noticed a lot of posts on Pinterest about class journals. I decided to create my version of class journals. Most of the ones I have seen have had one prompt on the cover. I wanted my journals to allow for more than one prompt to be used throughout the year. So, I labeled my journals by numbers. On the first page of each journal is a prompt for the students to respond to. I purchased 30 journals from Office Depot for $0.25 each! WOO HOO! I actually used an editable Teacher Binder Packet that I purchased from TpT by Bridget at www.littlelovelyleaders.blogspot.com. I created the covers using a template for the teacher binders and cutting it down.
Do your students always want to share stories and ideas with you?! My kids always want to share and I wish I had more time in the day to talk to them about what they want to share. SO, I thought this would be a great way for my students to not only practice letter writing, but also share their thoughts with me. In this notebook, the students will write letters to me and then I will respond to their letters!
2. Take Home Teddy Journal-
I always have my students take turns taking home a Teddy and his journal in the beginning of the year. See my post HERE about Take Home Teddy and for a little freebie.
3. Teacher Binder-
Our school does not require us to print our lesson plans and for the past few years I have used www.planbookedu.com. Because of this, I have gotten a little less organized with student information and I have not been as good at keeping everything together. So, I purchased an editable Teacher Binder kit (mentioned above) and started piecing together my teacher binder. I am hoping this will help me organize information as the year begins!
Who doesn't love PIE? We have a TON Of peaches that we either froze or canned in the last few years. We need to get rid of some of them, so what better way than making a pie? I am looking forward to a piece of peach pie when I finish this post!