1. I'm thinking about our Writing Interactive Notebooks (WIN). Right now the WINs are in a folder with brads. I like that I have a table of contents with tabs, but it is very annoying if I ever want to add paper. So... I'm actually thinking of changing some things around with the format and maybe even using a binder. Does anyone have some suggestions of what you would like in a WIN? I think I will make a cute one and put it on Teachers Pay Teachers. Let me know what YOU would be interested in having in it.
2. I went to Wal-Mart and purchased contact paper. I like to use it over my students name tags. Cutting them to size is one of those things that I don't enjoy doing at the beginning of the year, so I put them in the work room for a volunteer to do. We have such a great set-up and so many great parents willing to help out in the work room!
3. I'm trying out a new room arrangement! I figure I should try it now and work out the kinks before next year. I have some pictures below. Now my desk is next to my computer, so answering the phone isn't so difficult! Also, I purchased a rug for my classroom. The kids haven't seen it yet, but I can't wait for them to see! (If you want to compare the old and new pictures of my room, click on classroom photos on the side.) Enjoy!
|Here's the rug! You can also see that my desk is now on the other side of my room... next to the computer and phone!|
|This is a closer view.|
|Here's the view from the door.|
|Here is my calendar set-up.|
|This is where my desk used to be. Now the shelf holds my library and my student library. The blue table is our writing table.|
|The book boxes are now on the back counter.|
|I moved the math manipulatives here since I stole two of the bookshelves to go behind my new desk location.|