Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Made It: Bulletin boards, signs, giveaway winners, and more!

I missed last week because of the giveaway but it's time to link up with Tara at...

My days of summer are tick tick ticking away...so I am pretty focused on school!
A few "decor" ideas in now in place...
This is SUCH an easy one to have up for a few days until I have student work/content...it's just a list of all the topics we will be studying.  Parents love to see it at "Meet the Teacher".
I updated the sign for outside my room...the old one was actually on black paper....once upon a time.
Above the lockers...ready for students!
My "cooperative team" name tags are now firmly attached to desks!  See the post about these HERE. 
My "People Picker" jar is spruced up and filled with my new "people"!
My birthday pencil jar is restocked
This was BIG...I got my Chromebooks and got my charging station all set up.  I took an idea from our tech person and changed it up a little to have room for all 12.
Pot lid racks inside a crate on top of a cheap shelf!  All the cords hang out the back...love it!
The sign perches on top with the two kids assigned to each Chromebook.
Travel folder labels are made and put on folders...travel folders are made with all the key info inside!
Copies are ordered for all my reading launch lessons...
I'm going to REALLY work on "Accountable Talk" with my students this year...we'll work to really practice each of these 5 strategies.
Finally...a few weeks ago I posted the first in a new resource series that I have been working on and brainstorming and tweaking....and now I got the second set finished.  I can't WAIT to challenge my students with these open ended challenges--and I knew I had to make them differentiated because of my VERY mixed ability class.  This one is all about "Back to School" shopping!


I also published a set of activities geared toward getting our students to work together starting the first day of school.  If you are looking for some quick and easy ways to help teach teamwork in your classroom, you might be interested!

Hope everyone has a great week and thanks for stopping by.  Make sure to check out all the other great posts at 4th Grade Frolics...just click RIGHT HERE to see more!

FINALLY...My week of giveaways is over and it's time to announce the winners!  
Monday's winner:  Lena Troxtell
Tuesday's winner: Shaunda Jennings
Wednesday's winner:  Krista Reid
Wednesday's EXTRA winner (of the bag, earrings, BN gift card, etc):  Laura Hubert
Thursday's winner: Misty
Friday's winner; Toni Nicholson

WATCH YOUR EMAIL for directions! :)  Thanks to all of you for playing along...tune in for more classroom updates this week!

5 comments:

  1. Ooohhh, I have 6 Chromebooks in my room. I may have to do this. I also love that you have each kids assigned one machine. I may have snag that idea too. Thanks
    Kovescence of the Mind

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  2. Where did you get the pot rack lid for the Chrome Books? My classroom has 7 small laptops, and the racks I am finding all have space for 6. :(

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  3. What did you use for your worlds above the lockers? I really like that.. I may use it! ;)

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  4. Premade cutouts I had ordered from somewhere!

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