Saturday, August 31, 2013

Classroom Contract

I'm not sure where this originally came from, but I always had it posted on my wall when I taught kindergarten and first grade.  During the first week of school when we were discussing classroom expectations for the year, each student would come up and sign the bottom if they could promise to follow the promises in the poem. 

Meet Your Teacher book

This summer I was lucky enough to attend the I Teach K! Conference in Las Vegas.  One my favorite presenters was Shari Slone who brought a plethora of classroom books along with her for teachers to look at.  One idea she had that I really liked was making a Meet Your Teacher book to read to your students on the first day.  Luckily there are artsy people out there who made lovely templates for meet the teacher books, so I bought this one from tPt.  I'm excited to share it with my students in a couple of days!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Daily Schedule

Here's the schedule that I send home with parents at back to school night (or in our case Back to School day...woohoo!)

There is an editable copy of it you can download for free here!

Be sure to pin it on pinterest

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Beginning of the Year Bulletin Baord

Here's the bulletin board I made for the beginning of the year.

Pin it on Pinterest here!

Here are a few cute bulletin boards that the other early childhood teachers at my school put up...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Color Posters

Back to School!

Today was the first day back at school for me.  It was great to see my friends and co-workers and hear about the fun summer adventures that people had!

My break was fabulous by the way...I went to Nepal, Las Vegas, Utah, Wyoming, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ecuador.  It was really, really busy, but I got to see a lot of my friends and family, so I can't complain.

Here's me with my mom, and my nieces and nephew at the Ohio State Fair. 

I haven't had much time to work on decorating my classroom yet, but here's a link for some color posters I made to display on my classroom wall.  I wasn't happy with the posters that were commercially available, so I made these using pictures of things that the students are familiar with.

Download my Color Posters here

and be sure to pin it Pinterest!