I also planned and carried out three parties in one...on the same day! We had my daughter's third birthday party combined with a surprise birthday party for my husband (their birthdays are 3 days apart), and a Super Bowl party. Needless to say everything went very very well, but I was very very exhausted...and still am! Here are a few pics:
Now for a school related line or two...
I did manage to move a few of my desks around to try something new. I am still adjusting to having a square classroom versus a rectangular one...it makes it a little hard for arrangements. But this seems to be working a little:
Lastly I told you a little while ago that I would share with you all how I set up and store my math center games. I am a HUGE envelope person. Slowly I am getting around to laminating them, so that maybe they will last a little longer.
Most of the games my students know I have made title cards and instructions for. This way I may have two envelopes that contain these items. Therefore I don't have my entire class trying to play the same game. When a student wants to play a game they will take that envelope with them, collect the materials needed, find a spot in the room, and get started.
I store my games in my center central, in a tub (of course)
As I said before all my games have a title card and an instruction page. On the envelope I always try to write what they will need to play the game, so they can get their materials prior to starting to play.
Now that I am laminating the envelopes I have to take the brads off, which is really easy to do (my kids break them all the time). I knew I was going to use or try to use velcro. I was pretty excited to find these velcro ovals (saved me some cuting and gluing time).