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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Morning Work

I love always having something to do for my kiddos in the morning. Sometimes I will give them Drops in the Bucket, review work, or work that reviews a skill. On Fridays I like to give them something fun like a coloring sheet. During football season, they always get a Florida Gators football coloring sheet on Fridays! :)

Specials Clip Chart

I used to have a specials wheel for our color rotation but I decided to try something different this year. The kids absolutely love being able to move the clip from one color to the next each morning!

I can finally BREATH

Phew! I cannot believe how busy I have been the past two weeks. My goal of wanting to blog everyday hasn't been reached yet, hopefully now that we are in full swing! I got my kinders on Monday and we have had an AWESOME week so far! It is definitely challenging to teach a combo class but it's so worth it! I love being able to teach two curriculums and make up lessons for a variety of skills and strategies! I am hoping to post often (if I'm lucky, then daily) about the ideas and activities that we do in our classroom! Stay posted :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Meet the Teacher Scavenger Hunt

I cannot believe the kiddos come on Monday! Today was Meet the Teacher and it was so fun to meet my first graders! I won't be getting my kindergarteners for a week or so, but it'll be nice to get to know the wonderful kiddos that I have now. I always have paperwork for the parents to fill out on meet the teacher so I always have something fun for the children to do. I have attached the scavenger hunt that they do that helps them get acclimated to the classroom environment. If you would like me to change around this to fit your needs please let me know and I would gladly do so for you!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Look WHO'S in Ms. Brooks' Class

I am so fortunate to have these two huge bulletin boards outside my classroom so I figured why not make a fun back to school board! It still needs some work but I'm almost there :)

Love my cricut!

I have always had an obsession with my circuit but now that I've been able to make these ADORABLE owls I can't stop cricuting! Stay posted for more classroom pictures :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Whoo's excited for a new school year?

It's now finally time to get into full swing and prepare for a new school year. Preplanning started this week so we all have been busy preparing for the arrival of our new kiddos! I am so excited to finish getting my room ready. I moved into a bigger  classroom this year so the first thing that I wanted was a HUGE word wall! In honor of the "owl" theme, I had each owl stand for a different still needs some touching up but here's a picture of it! :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Class theme!

I have never really done a specific class theme other than the beginning of the year typical "back to school". This year I decided to do a theme. I got inspired by some really cute things on pinterest and I'm going with an owl theme. I ordered the "hoot n holler" cartridge for my cricut so I'll have a ton of options for bulletin board/decoration making! I'll be sure to post pictures all of the cute things I make :)