Sunday, August 27, 2017

Cactus & Kindness

Over the past 14 years, I've only had two different themes for my classroom: jungle animals, and turtles.  I thought for my 15th year, it was time for a change!  This year I'm going with Cactus and Kindness.  Here are a few decorations around my classroom.

This year I really want to work on our classroom community, so Kindness is a natural choice!
Be the reason someone smiles today display
(These letters and paper fans are strategically placed to cover up large holes left in the wall when the wall mounted tv was removed a few years ago!)

Be Kind Display
I thought this would be a good reminder for everyone who enters our room!

I can't get enough of all the adorable cacti things!

Cactus Marker Board
Marker board from Target Dollar Spot

"Stick With Kindness" Cactus
"Stick With Kindness"

Free Hugs Shirt
My newest favorite shirt!

Basket Labels
New labels for our headphone and journal baskets

We Are One Sharp Bunch Display

Student work display
Student Work Display 
Each student will have their own cactus with their name written on it.
(There's a clothespin behind each cactus to hold a paper)


Random watercolor cacti all over the room!


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Where Did Summer Go?

Well, I took a much longer break this summer than I intended.  I really wanted to work on adding on to some of my existing  products in my TPT store, and creating new ones too.  But then summer just seemed to start going by way too fast and I was having way too much fun hanging out with my kids!  
I hope you enjoyed your summer too!

I was able to get these two products into my Teachers Pay Teachers store that are perfect for Back to School.

First up is this Write Around the Room activity with Color Words.  All you have to do is hang the color words around the room, and hand the students a clipboard and recording sheet.  They walk around the room looking for the color words and then record them in the correct place on their paper.

Color Words Write Around the Room

I also added this adorable cactus color memory game.
Cactus Memory Game

Happy "Back to School", and I hope you all have an amazing year!