Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GoNoodle- Best Brain Breaks

Since Halloween is right around the corner I wanted to post my life saver! Let me introduce you to the best brain break EVER!!!
This is I heard about this from other teachers while at a workshop about technology. If you do not have an account I would go ahead and get one, just in case you need it. Once you sign in you can choose your character and then your character will greet you every time you log in. Here is our character:
Every day we log in he comes on with a joke. After each brain break you complete you will fill in the bar. After you complete 10 brain breaks you character will transform. Our class is so excited because we will be transforming soon!  Once you press play it will take you to the main screen:
This is where you will find all the wonderful videos. Zumba is one of my students favorite places. These are awesome dance videos that the students can complete, and the best part is they are usually done by kids. My students favorite thing to do is the Usher ABC song. You definitely want to look into this song, not only is it the ABCs but it has movements to go along with it. Let me know what you think!!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Constructuction Paper Organization

I had an impromptu math center for my kids today, because my tower of unsorted construction paper was an eye sore. I started to organize my construction paper a little last year but unfortunately got really tired of it by the end of the year because it was BARELY wide enough. Over the summer I found lots of file container/bins and finally decided to put them into use. Here is my awesome construction paper holder that fits perfectly into my paper cabinet!
Instead of getting hanging folders that were letter size I got the legal sized. It works perfectly!. The papers fit in nicely and do not rub against the side. I do not know why I did not think of this sooner. I also got a bit crazy trying to organize them in some kind of order. I was able to four things of construction paper and there is a little more room just in case I need it.
Hope you enjoy making this awesome construction paper organizer and enjoy it as much as I do!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Classroom Reveal

I can not believe that I have not put up pictures of my classroom yet. My year has been so crazy already, and I can not believe we are already 8 weeks in! I have moved into my third classroom in three years, and I love the room that I am in right now. So here are some of the pictures of my room so far.
Here is my picture of my whole room. I am standing behind my desk. So you see a picture of my whole room. Our school is only 4 years old, and I definitely very lucky.

Looking in my front door.

My welcome center. This is where my students will put their folders when they come in, make lunch choices, and pick up breakfast cards.

 Here are a few pictures of around my room. I am loving my desks right now. I love my seat sacks and my kids are being organized. Got to love it!!

Here is my calendar that we were given this year. If you are looking for an awesome calendar I would suggest to look into it. My kids love it, and it makes morning meeting really organized. Plus it introduces my kids to a lot of different concepts.You can get it here at lakeshore learning:

Here is my awesome carpet that I got this year. These are all movable carpet squares. I LOVE IT!! My kids have assigned carpet spaces and it works so nice when I use whole brain teaching. You can also see my word wall. I put it on cabinets this year, because I do not have a lot of available wall space. We will be able to hang the words we have learned on the hooks under the letters and my students will be able to remove the words and work on them when needed.

This is my awesome library. Did I say I was in love with my room this year. I can not believe how nice it is. It took a majority of my summer to get ready this year. My poor husband had to deal with two months of things everywhere.