Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day two done

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.


  1. love your book boxes! 10 students? You are lucky

  2. I like the idea of a special place for your thinking charts! 10 students???!!! WOW!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers


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