Hello blogverse. I've been a little absent for a while. I've even cut back on blog stalking so my BlogLovin' app is full of 'unread' posts. I've had some Dr. appts and some worrying news...well worrisome to me. A big wakeup call on my choices. So I've been looking at what I eat and I've been moving more. I even did a belly dancing video this morning. It was 30 minutes...and I butchered every single minute. Hey, at least I was up and moving...and alone, lol. My dogs are appreciating more walks and longer walks.
|a view from a dog walk at the park|
Enough of that!
I made it into my classroom last week. So daunting. Time is really ticking down.
This must be the year of new reading adoption. I have a friend (a real life one if you believe that!) who is also adopting a new series.
She walked into her room with alllll of these boxes. (It's the National Geographic series, I believe) I felt bad for her...until I saw all of her storage...and coveted it. That momentarily absolved any feelings of that may have wanted to jump up and help her. (kidding...if she would've asked I would've helped...but I am jealous of those cabinets)
I walked into my room last week and found all of my reading materials unwrapped and waiting to be put away.
Please note I do not have tons of cabinets or closets. My school is pretty old and was built in sections. I work in the middle section so I'm pretty sure the rooms are older than me. I just can't imagine teachers 30+ years ago not needing storage. C'mon room planners!
I got all of the green books put away and I'll go back soon to deal with the rest. Each kid will get 6 books throughout the year. That is a lot of textbooks that need stored!
We got a new laminator at my school and it still has some of the uber fancy thick high quality laminate that came with it. (ooh lala) So I put together my new clip chart.
|I'm thinking I should've made "Ready to Learn" bigger...but once I get 20+ clips on there it'll be okay|
I also (finally) dropped off some stuff I've been 'collecting' in my living room. I found these book covers at Target on sale for $1. They weren't in the dollar spot and I'm not sure of their regular price. They had two sizes and the jumbo ones came in so many cute designs as well as a few plain colors. I was sooooo tempted to get the owls but they didn't match my other room stuff.
No, I don't give my firsties book covers. I made cheapo DIY seat sacks. Just flip one inside out and put it over the back of the chair. It's not perfect but the price worked for me. The 'pockets' will stretch but I think they'll be just perfect for leveled readers for my groups and maybe a pencil pouch. I might see about a whiteboard but I don't want to weigh them down.
I also started numbering some book boxes. I only did a few because I'm hesitant to unpack too much and then end up with dusty pretty school stuff. i just wanted to make sure my labels fit and were well....good looking, lol.
On my way out I stopped by my mailbox and found these gems
|sorry it's sideways|
That's been the haps since my last post. I'm going to catch up on some blogs and drink my Kellogg's 'Breakfast To Go'