Sunday, October 23, 2011

Stay tuned...

Well this weekend has already flown by. My plans were to have a guest post by an AMAZING person and a wonderful give-a-way to celebrate reaching 200 followers, and do this by today. Well now I am thinking it's not going to happen so quickly. My daughter woke up from her nap yesterday with a "barking" cough and sore throat because of the cough. She was up at 5AM asking for juice and cough medicine. So I am thinking my day will be spent taking care of and loving on her. I will share a few new pictures of some things I added around my classroom, pretty excited to get all of my reader's and math workshops started...you may think I am a little behind, which I am, but with testing this week and starting a new school a month and a half into the school year... I pretty much had to have the "first 20 days in a nutshell" with my "new" class (we have had two weeks together now)...they are pretty excited to start too!


My word work station, I am going to write the two things (a week) they can do on the white board, and use the are to store materials they will need for those activities for the week.

On the what do I do paper, I plan to write the different things they can write when they are "working on writing" during Reader's Workshop/Daily 5/Guided Reading (whatever you want to call it).

When we were talking about our workshop rules the kids wanted a place they could leave me sticky notes if they had questions and I was working with a group, so they wouldn't interrupt me...what a great idea!

Instead of doing an anchor chart for EVERY workshop we do in our classroom, we made a general list of rules and consequences.

My prefix/suffix/root/base word trees are finally starting to "bloom"...I have more to put up, but with testing this past week, I didn't want to have yet another thing to cover!

Close up for you!

Now going to cuddle with my little one, hopefully I will have more fabulous stuff for you all soon! Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

S. Parker said...

I love your classroom design. Did you use a Cricut to cut the lettering?

Lots of learning is taking place.

Kristen said...

Oh I could just keep looking at your photos, your room is beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible learning environment :)
Kristen

Kristin said...

Love your room!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Dandelions and Dragonflies said...

The black and white letters are from the School Box.

Jess said...

The "root of it all" display is fantastic. I am excited to use this idea in my classroom. :)

ThrivingInThirdGrade said...

This is so cute! I am using Mountain Language in my classroom which has students work with prefixes/roots/suffixes. Right now my classroom is in a trailer and I don't have much wall space, but I will definitely take this with me to my new room once our addition is complete!

ErIca said...

I love your blog! can you please post what grade you teach? i can't find that info anywhere and I'm curious!

Miss Dennis said...

how did you get all of the trees to be so perfect? did you use clipart and then xerox it onto construction paper?

Dandelions and Dragonflies said...

@Miss Dennis: I actually drew the tree on white paper then copied them on to art/construction paper. I thought I had grabbed the master when I left for the holiday so that I could scan it and post it for you guys...you aren't the first to ask for it :) It is on my list of "to dos" on our teacher workday, so stay tuned!

Lisamarie said...

You have fantastic ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Kern said...

I love your classroom & am also interesting in doing a ladybug theme this year. I am having trouble finding ladybug cutouts (large and small- ex: as seen on your word wall basket). Where can I find ladybug cutouts, boarders, etc. My local teaching supply store did not have any!

Thank you! Sarah

kimmi592 said...

I love The Root of it All idea! i already put it up, but I need more tree printables! Did you take them off?

Dandelions and Dragonflies said...

Hey there! I am so glad you like it, sorry you are having trouble finding the printable. Try this link: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4-SUxXaRtQsNDM3YmFiZmItMTJiMC00ZDY4LWFmNDMtOTA4YjU5MzcxOTBk/edit?pli=1

If that doesn't work head to the post itself and click from there:

http://dandelionsdragonflies.blogspot.com/2012/01/root-of-it-all.html

kimmi592 said...

thank you so much! love your sight!