Monday Made It!! I absolutely love this linky that Tara hosts. I get so many ideas every single week!
This summer has been weird. I usually am hitting vacation with full steam ahead, but the past couple of weeks I haven't wanted to even think about school. I guess this last year really did me in. It's starting to become reality that tomorrow is July. JULY! Summer is already halfway over and I barely have anything to show for it.
Last week I shared how I decided to set up my planner - I added in dates, added in a monthly curriculum map, added a workshop menu to the planner, and started inputting my different Pinterest ideas for each month.
This past week I really wanted to use that last weekly lesson sheet in the book as a dry erase sheet for a conference schedule. I took 2 sheet protectors and cut them vertically so I could slide it over the page. Basically now they both are only connected on 2 of the 4 sides (used to be 3). Easy on/off, and I can write on them weekly with the kids that I need to meet with.
I also went to Big Lots this past week and saw these magazine holders in the college section. I adore these colors. One thing I use every year are baskets to hold my different centers for Math Workshop and Daily 5. Every afternoon I stick the next day's activities in the baskets and then I'm good to go... only thing I don't have a lot of counter space in my portable. I have one table (other than their desks), and the tops of my plastic drawers. I wanted to change these out to being vertical baskets that won't take up a large footprint.
The blue ones above (and my pink Teacher Time) will hold my Daily 5 activities:
Read to Self - Reading Response papers/prompts
Listen to Reading - Technology check off, MP3 check off
Read with Someone - Comprehension check marks
Word Work - Daily Activity
Teacher Time - My intervention stuff
These labels above were freebies found on TPT from Donna Coleman - only I can't find them again on the site... so weird! I made them smaller on my printer, so they printed all on one page. Then after laminating, I hole punched at the top, threaded through some black ribbon, and hung them around the metal rod.
Math Workshop is green:
Math Facts - Daily Activity
At your Seat - Daily Activity
Teacher Time - Intervention or Lesson
Hands On - Task Card or Game
These labels came from 4th Grade Frolics Math Workshop set.
The pink ones are for my daily copies. I used to use a metal sorting tray, but I like to bring everything for the day up to my cart. These labels were freebies.
I also got around to prepping some of the things I have bought over the months. These math boggle games will go into my math fact rotation. I printed them 4 per sheet, so now I have tons of smaller boggle boards.
I also printed off and laminated these Bloom cards. They were printed 2 pages per sheet (8 cards per page). I'm all about saving paper and ink!
It's also the end of June AND the end to the quarter - so I decided to put 4 items up for $1 through midnight tonight (or whenever I wake up in the morning). My Ninja Reading Graphic Organizers, My Homonym Activity Pack, My Froggie Fraction Task Card Bundle, and Farm Animals Research Book.
Have a wonderfully awesome day!