Sunday, August 14, 2011

The First Three Days

Well I’m back in the swing of things. The first three days were pretty good. I have 16 lovely first graders, and I think we’re going to have a great year. This week we worked on routines and expectations. My students loved the Marshmallow Toes! Thanks to Kelli at Castles and Crayons! 

Here are some more pictures of my classroom.

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Ignore the sorting bins for supplies.





My Important Times wall and clock! Thanks to Mrs. Lemons at Step into Second Grade and Lauren at Just Add Clipart.

This year I’ve decided to give each table group a drawer set to keep most of their supplies.

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Here are what the labels will look like when I tape them onto the front of each drawer. Anything I label always has a complete sentence…reading is everywhere!!!!



I think it will help with the Junky Desk Syndrome. Which reminds me…I need to get my Desk Fairy materials ready.



I made this color chart to go along with my theme.


I also made some color word poems. I got the poems from KinderKorner’s Website a loooong time ago. If you’d like a copy click on any picture below.

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This week we worked on Making Five. I read this story:

The students got their own cookie jar page along with five cookies. They decided how many cookies they wanted in their jar and how many cookies they wanted out of the jar.



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Click here if you’d like a copy of the activity sheet.

Have a great Sunday afternoon! I’ll be back with more fun stuff next weekend.


  1. I just love the color poems! I will be using your cookie jar activity on our fifth day of school...I start back tomorrow. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Thanks for the freebies! I am going to be using them all for kinders! Wow, only 16 students - do you think that number will go up? I am worrying myself to death over numbers this year! We have 3 kindergarten teachers, but at last count less than 40 enrolled kinders! Unless we get a whole lot more next week, one of us will have to change grades/schools! Of course, we didn't have the usual free backpacks to give away during enrollment, so the theory is that a lot of parents are holding out on registering until the backpacks are in. I am crossing my fingers!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  3. Love it! Thank you!!
    Your room looks awesome! Hope your listening center is coming along, too!! =)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  4. your important times are cute! i want to do this.. but just haven't gotten around to it!!

    good luck on a new year!!

    Doodle Bugs Teaching
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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Color Poems!! What a FUN set of resources!! Also LOVE the special time posters-- do you really have lunch at 1040 or was it 1020? That is CrAzY! We are at 11 and I am STARVING at 4! :D

    Awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Sarah Hetrick

  6. Looks so good!!! You are very creative :)

  7. Your room looks great. Your kids are very lucky to have such an interesting room to work and learn in.
    Thanks for the freebies! You are once again so generous.

  8. Your room looks great. Thanks for the freebies. I'll be using those color poems this coming week. School starts tomorrow and Kindergarten comes on Tuesday.
    The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

  9. Thanks for the color poems. Man, I wish I only had 16 students. We're at 25-28 per 1st grade class. You're lucky!

  10. Thanks for the fun activity!

  11. Thank you so much for the color poems! I homeschool our children and we do poetry baskets each week, so this is perfect for my little first grader! I love your blog and absolutely love all your ideas. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful school year!

  12. Thank- you so much! I just picked up the book "Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?}"...YAY!

  13. Love your freebies. I would love to have your your wall clock and your drawer labels. I love your blog and absolutely love all your ideas. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful school year!

  14. Just thought I would tell you that I loved your clocks so much! I linked to them from my blog as they promote creating independent learners that is so important in a multigrade class. i also noted Mrs. Lemons contribution. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks for the freebies! Great ideas for the first week back. I also plan on putting complete sentences on my labels and such around my room. Genius!

  16. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I appreciate you helping me work smarter and not harder. DeAnn Calhoun

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