Saturday, January 17, 2015

You Oughta Know about Table Captains!

You Oughta Know About.... Table Captains
Have you ever had kids who fight over who is going to be the one to bring you the papers or who is going to come get supplies? How about when your students table buckets are all messy and crazy and your glue bottles are open? All of the above drives me bonkers, so a while back I introduced Table Captains. The table captain for the week is in charge of turning things in, getting supplies, making sure tables are cleaned up, and closing the glue bottles. My kids take it SO seriously! It saves me a lot of headaches and wasted glue. If a student isn't on task or being a good citizen, they lose their turn as Table Captain. I put this cute little cone from the Dollar Tree on their desk when they are the Table Captain and then each Friday we rotate to the next person. However, if someone loses their turn, then it rotates to the next person. Everyone wants to be Table Captain... it has to be because of the fancy title and the cute little cone! :)
 
 
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Linky Party: Time for a Fresh Look

Hi friends! I hope that your week back to school has gone very well. I have enjoyed seeing my kids and reorganizing my classroom. I had the idea that I really wanted to see what my fellow teacher's classrooms looked like in January. Check out my current classroom below... it isn't as pretty as in August, but it sure is where a ton of learning & laughing happen!! :)

Here is a quick 360 degree video of my room:
And here are some photos of the current state of my classroom that have changed some since the beginning of the year:
My Teacher Table (instead of a desk... I shoved too much when I had a desk!)
A close up of my organizing drawers
Weekly and Task drawers that are underneath my table... along with my amazing mustache treasure chest
Small group materials
Library/Book Boxes
Word wall/Alphabet
Student work display in a more prominent spot than it was before
Writing table
I have friends who have to sit alone, there are errors on the anchor charts, there is trash on the floor, the pillows need to be fluffed, but I just love spending my days in this classroom with my 20 little friends!!
 
I'd love for you to link-up as well. Use my graphic below and link it back to this page, upload some pictures, then come back here and link up so we can all see what's going on in your classroom!
 
   

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wordless Wednesday {first one in 2015}

Today I'm linking up with my sweet friend Miss DeCarbo! :)
I am loving all of the stuff I got accomplished on my workday Monday! :)
What is something you feel accomplished about this week?

Easy cheesy blog post opportunity FF! Here's the early link up for Wordless Wednesday for tomorrow.  It took a short Christmas break the last couple weeks but is back. :) http://www.inlinkz.com/new/luAddLink.php?id=483423&key=54ac90cf72204&cookie=&ref=http://new.inlinkz.com/ludash.php