I am doing my favorite thing on Friday...linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky party! YAY! I just love doing this!!
First Up...I am LOVING my Class Dojo app, and so are my kidlets! They are SUPER DUPER motivated to get points next to their little monster guy for good behavior, and equally horrified to lose points for bad behavior. You can also sign up on the computer and project it onto your SMARTboard or whatever, if you don't have an iPad. It works the same and the kidlets go WILD when they see their monster with points next to it!!
Next...Literacy Week! We had an AWESOME CRAZY week this week celebrating all things Seuss, with different events every day for Literacy week. Monday was wear red and white day (ala Cat in the Hat), Tuesday was crazy socks day (I rocked my turquoise argyle socks!), Wednesday was like Halloween all over again, with everyone dressing up as their favorite book character (just call me Hermione Granger!), Thursday we had PJ day (see below), and today we had the BEST. ASSEMBLY. EVER. called "The Imagination Machine"! Actors perform our students stories on the stage and it is always wickedly funny!
|Snowman PJ's...nice and cozy!|
|The Imagination Machine-LOVE!!|
|Isn't this Truffula tree fab? Made from a pool noodle! GENIUS!|
|This is my Harry Potter keychain. I told the kids that I shrank him with one of my spells! Isn't he so cute!|
Third...Art Masters! Our wonderful PTA pays for us to have 4 Art Masters lessons per year, and this time the kids learned about George Seurat. Here was their inspiration...
|This is called Pointilism! Aren't I fancy pants for knowing that artsy fartsy word??|
Love these!! They made the pointilism style with sand paper and crayons!!
Fourth...my classroom library. The place I love so much and the bane of my existence at the same time, because my durn kids WILL NOT put the books back where they got them!! Grrrrr....
But I super love how all of the books on the top shelf are leveled for AR, and the kids can find them so easy. AND, I have 4 more bins you can't see that are beginning of the year easy readers (0.4-1.5), perfect for September!
|Like how my labels are all mismatched?? It makes me twitch every time I look at it! I'll worry about it this summer...|
|Yellow sky...so seussical!|
|I love the added bird!|
This one will do me just fine, I think!!
XOXO Kerri B