Ok, I am finally posting a few things I've been thinking about and storing for the last month! I do apologize that it has taken me so long--it's been a bit crazy, but here it is!
First, I want to tell you about the best idea I've ever had: hot gluing paper clips to the wall. Yep, you heard me right, I hot glued 50 CLOTHES PINS to the wall outside my room. It really didn't take that long (about 30 minutes) and you have to make sure you have a long enough extension chord to reach, but otherwise it was pretty easy! My reasoning behind this? I am tired or putting tape on ever paper I want to hang in the hall (especially since I have 45 kids) and I'm also tired of wasting the tape. It takes forever to put it on and then you spend forever taking it off and then it just goes in the garbage. You wouldn't believe how many rolls of tape I have gone through this year. It was finally time for a change. And it's so EASY! I love how convenient it is, you just slip the paper it and you slip it out! I really recommend it! Also, the hot glue doesn't leave marks on the wall like the tape does.
|Best Idea Ever!!!!|
The next thing we've been working on is Winter activities and ideas. The groundhog saw his shadow which means we have six more weeks of winter so it's still OK to talk about it. I got this idea from The Teacher Wife and it was a pretty fast and easy activity. You just have them draw triangles on a piece of white paper, glue the colored paper on top (you need to cut the colored paper into squares first), then they cut out their triangles, glue them on, add a trunk, use a white crayon for the snow and snowflakes and you are done! So cute!
|We had a flock of geese in our classroom! Some were going South and some were going North.|
|We watched Sylvester and the Magic Pebble to inspire our writing.|
|They had to choose their magic pebble. I then hot glued it onto a piece of cardboard.|
|Living vs. Non-living|
|A great gift from one of my room moms!|
|Aren't they adorable???|
|Birthday presents I got from my kids! I love the plate:)|
|These are the things my afternoon kids think I should get for my birthday!|
|This one says: "Yoor my love bug."|
|This one says, "I like how Fern raises her hand."|
|This one says, "I like you."|
|This is what they looked like when we hung them up--we're going to give them out on Valentine' s day!|
Now, these next pictures are some of my favorite!! Yesterday, we were talking about maps and specifically globes, and the kids had to make their own "globe" and label it with land and water. Didn't they turn out so great?!?! I love not having worksheets but doing our writing in a writing notebook, it really makes them stretch and they do an amazing job!!!