It's done. I committed.
My Erin Condren planner is ordered. I have been contemplating and intending to order it for far too long. I took the plunge. I'll let you know what I think.
I made it through the first two days of school. My students are very sweet, and I have a small class (about 10 students). The dynamics at a small school with older and younger students both are very different. Usually 4/5 graders would be the oldest in the school where at my school my students are the youngest. I feel like this is going to be a fun year with lots of growth potential for me as a teacher. Some of the emotional maturity of my students is younger than I have typically dealt with, so it is different and slightly out of my comfort zone at times but refreshing at the same time.
Here are some pictures of my classroom. I spent 6 hours on Monday doing some more decorating and organizing.
This is my bulletin board with a space to display each students work. Their work will be attached with paperclips. I also made little labels for each page with their names with my paisley and Harry Potter clipart. I show an example with my own name. I will probably add words at the bottom but this also gave me room for more kids. (That's why it isn't centered).
This is my space to display anchor charts. I labeled it "Thinking charts" with more owls and paisley.
The labels also got put on their book boxes.
The pink chair is my flea market find last weekend for $25. It is my reading chair.
This was me laying out my genre posters from Ginger. I forgot to take a picture once they got on the wall. I love them. They are super cute!
These were my student journal/notebook labels. I realized the margins were off some once printed on the Avery labels. So all of them have been corrected. I have them in safari, frog, owl, and Smarty kid theme. I printed them in Smarty kids. I almost wish I had more things to label because they all are super cute. If you purchased them previously, you can download the corrected file. If you have issues, please email me. I would love to make it right.
Tori from Tori's Teacher Tips is having a 400 Follower giveaway.
I am giving away $10 to my TpT store. Please check it out. I also am getting ready for my 400 follower giveaway. I am ten away. I probably going to set it up this weekend even if a few shy of 400. Let me know if you would like to contribute something. I have already had some fabulous people show interest in contributing. I plan on giving away an Erin Condren gift certificate for the slackers like me who waited forever to order one. Happy Wednesday! Off to dinner at a Greek restaurant with a former-teacher buddy.