Well, I survived my first week in first grade and to be honest, it was pretty darn great! I totally love my little munchkins, and we are already having lots of fun! Of course, I do have a couple of kids who are going to give me a run for my money, but that's okay. Here's my mantra with those types of kids...As Ivan Drago said to Rocky in Rocky 4 (best movie ever in 1986) in a Russian accent please, "I must break you." In a battle of wills, Mrs. B will reign SUPREME! Right, ladies??
I finally got around to taking pictures of my room., It hasn't changed THAT much from last year, but there are a few new things. Let's take a tour, shall we??
|Our Wowzville Writing board with our first piece of writing!|
|My vintage Peanuts gang (bequeathed to me by my 5th grade teacher!) and Abby's First Grade is... activity!|
|Our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Art! My firsties cut out every piece by themselves-NO PATTERNS! I'm so proud of them!|
|Bucket Fillers art and a view of the front of the room-see here for Bucket fillers post|
|My new word wall that I bought from Teachery Tidbits (I LOVE IT!) and my half-labeled library. Put it on the to-do list...|
|Focus Wall with Lindsay's Wee Ready Writers signs in top left corner! I can't wait to introduce these to my kiddos! The super cute FACE signs are from First Grade Owls!|
|My Calendar Wall (bain of my existence!) but at least it's cute! My Math Wall cards are to the right...|
|My corner, and our bucket fillers anchor chart!|
|I love my front door! I'm telling you, Dots on Turquoise literally threw up in my classroom!|
|Our welcome center! I love this place the most!|
I also have a couple of FREEBIES for you! This week we will be working on our color words, so I created a little color words graph and spinner for my kids to use with a partner. They will basically spin a paper clip on the color wheel, find the color word, and color it in on their graph-Easy Peasy, and I think they will LOVE it! Click on the crayons to access the file via Google docs!!
Okay, last but certainly NOT least, and DEFINITELY the best, are you ready to win this (or something similar)??
When I saw this I. ABOUT. DIED. Seriously, the heavens parted, angels flew down around my head, the choirs sang, and I busted out my credit card so fast (actually I have the number memorized-it that bad? That's probably bad, right??) I mean this thing is GINORMOUS! We're talking over 24 inches long, and almost as wide! I CANNOT WAIT to hang it up tomorrow and I have the PERFECT SPOT (which has been empty waiting for this to arrive, and I have had HIVES looking at the glaringly white wall all week!)
I contacted Sherri from Must Love Art Studio on ETSY and asked her if she would PRETTY PLEASE do a giveaway for our followers, and she said YES!! SO HAPPY! She is the sweetiest lady ever and her products are so darn deliciously cute, I just can't stand it!
She said you can win one of her back to school burlap wall hangings. Here are some of her other choices...
|I think I need this one too!|
|For all of you chevron fantatics!!|
|Classically cute, and I love me some polka dots!|
P.S. Guess who is now a contributing author on Blog Hoppin'?? Little ole me! I am seriously in shock to be among such an awesome group of ladies! Head on over to read my first post (sooo nervous!) and join Blog Hoppin!