Here are the projects I worked on last week:
1. Indoor Recess Choice Board: I was inspired by Kristin at A Teeny Tiny Teacher who created a similar board for Fun Friday and thought this would be perfect for indoor recess. I am going to have 27 students and indoor recess always seems a little chaotic no matter how many students you have so this board is how we will have organized fun. Students will choose an activity, clip the clothespin for that activity to their shirt, and stay at that activity. This will ensure that there are not too many students at any one choice since I only offer up to 4 people to be at each one.
I'm not sure if I'll let them freely change their choice or if I should have them all change after 10 or so minutes. What do you think would be most efficient to manage?
2. Community Supply Bins: The Kristi/ens are rockin' because this project was inspired by another Kristen... Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files! Kristen has posted a few times about supply bins, and I've decided to take this particular route, which was also inspired by this pin from Disney's FamilyFun website... a muffin tin (from Dollar Tree) for each table! The little goblets, which come six in a pack (also from Dollar Tree), fit perfectly too! I put clear marbles (Dollar Tree), like Kristen suggests, in the bottom of each cup to prevent tipping. I put extra marbles in the crayon cups to elevate the crayons so the students would be able to see them better.
You can download my labels in my TpT store for free (I've also included a label for glue and scissors). :)
How do you store community supplies?
3. CAFE Documents: I also created documents for managing my literacy block including reading and writing conferences, reading and writing strategy groups, and reading and writing whole group instruction. If you're interested, read my part 1 post about them or click the pictures above to download them from my TpT store.
p.s. I'm moving into my very first classroom today! :)