Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Springtime Similes and Classroom pictures

Today I decided to use a springtime activity. I came across one from a packet I purchased on TPT and adapted it to work for my class. We finger painted rainbows and cut out clouds then glued pieces of cotton balls on the them. My kiddos then wrote a simile for each color of the rainbow. They turned out pretty darn cute if I say so myself. Check out our pictures.

I have been working oober hard in my classroom organizing and making new things to decorate the walls. I wanted to share some pics. I'll keep posting pics throughout the rest of the year as I get things up. Here are few for now.

This is my classroom helper board. The fish bowls have the job and then the little fishys have the kids names. We change weekly. This cute little set came from the Dollar Tree. Gotta love the Dollar Tree!!

This is our new writer's wall. I found these adorable writer's eyes mini posters on pinterest. Click on the picture to get yours.

This is our behavior clip chart. I can't remember where I got this idea but I just typed the words (Outstanding, Great Job, Good Job, Ready To Learn, Slow Down, Think About It, and Parent Contact) and glued them on construction paper. I have each student put a calendar in their take home folder and at the end of the day they use a crayon and put an "X" on that date's box with whatever color they were on. The parent's have to initial the box too. Oh and when I took this pic the kids had already left for the day. I usually have a lot more students on blue and purple. Pink is saved for very special situations.

My kids really struggle to remember the parts of speech, especially adjective and adverb so I wanted a board dedicated to just that. You can get my posters at my TPT store for just $1. Just click on the pic.

Now I really need to go organize my pinterest page so that's all for now.

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