Thanks Tara for hosting this linky!
I made something that I've never done before. I decided to make more washi popsicle number sticks for each of my daily "meetings". Just like my checking for comprehension sticks, these have a piece of washi at the top that once done will be flipped over until everyone gets a turn. I just used classroom numbers so I can use them more than one year.
Do you use a big wall calendar? Years ago I gave up the pocket chart calendar because I absolutely despise changing the numbers every month. I like just ripping the paper off and having the ready reference of reminder dates. I went through my big calendar and added all the dates for the entire year that I already know... minimum days, no school, holidays, vacations, end of trimester, report card conferences - all perfectly color coded. I also spruced it up with washi tape again this year, and added student birthday stickers on the days... I'll wait until school starts to write their names next to them. I also added my student birthdays to my planner. Stickers make it fun!
Target has their summer planters on sale - this was 50% off, only $2. I like that idea about putting past anchor charts in there to hold onto for ready reference. I don't have one of those fancy vinyl cutting machines (though it's on my Christmas list if anyone wants to buy me one), so I just used a Sharpie. I have another planter that I think I might write umbrellas on for winter...
Hope you have a fantastic day! Check past posts this week for other freebies and projects I've gotten ready!