Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Peek Into My Classroom & A Sale!

Well now that we have been back at school for a month (exactly a month today!) I finally got around to taking some pictures of things in my classroom to share. I also have lots of cute project pictures to put up in upcoming blog posts, so be sure to check back soon :) 

Here is one view of my classroom! This was the day before the kids started, pretty late in the afternoon after setting it all up. It's pretty shadowy, but what I love about my room is its bright yellow color. it's so cheery! 

Here are some other things I love in my classroom. This is our Goal Board. I created this myself! We come up with a goal, and each time we accomplish it, the football moves 10 yards. When we reach the goal, we earn the reward. As you can see, we are almost at our goal of a no homework night for everyone bringing in all parts of their homework! 

Keeping with the football theme, this is a Writing Goals chart I made. These are some goals we are starting off with, and I have about 20 other sheets of interchangeable goals.  Each child has a football clip to attach to their goal. They have a sheet they color in when they show me progress towards their goal also. 

One last thing to share is our behavior board. We have a classroom number that we move up for excellent class behavior and listening, and that can move down for not following directions, being too noisy, etc. It starts at 10 each day. We move 1 space for being above an 8 and 2 spaces for being above a 10. They can also earn bonus spaces for good behavior during drills or assemblies.  There are different milestones to earn rewards! 

I have more pictures I will post soon! Thanks for taking a look around :) 

Also, check out our Teachers Pay Teachers store for our Novel Unit Sale. All of our novel units are on sale for $6.00. Click on the link to visit our store! 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Full Swing and a Giveaway!

Fall is officially here (although in Jersey we are experiencing Aug-tober with this heat!!!) and school is officially in full swing!  The KNJ team has just been Educating, Educating, Educating, - OH! AND...working around crazy schedules like Back to School Night, Picture Day, the Zumba assembly (super fun!), the book fair.....etc.  It's always something at school, isn't it?  We haven't blogged in a while because of the back to school routine but now that everything is back in routine we'll be back to blogging!! Look out in the next few weeks as we blog pics of our classrooms and about some things going on in our rooms!  And since fall is here, check out this cute 3rd/4th grade activity to practice multiplication and division fact families!!  Comment below and one lucky winner will win our Candy Corn Fact Families product!!! 

Have a great weekend!!