Monday is my new favorite day of the week. Well, in the summer, that is.
I have been working hard making behavior kits using Popsicle sticks and colored Duct tape. Students start their day with their clothespin clipped on the color pink since I am "tickled pink" with their behavior. A reminder means they clip down and so on. For privacy, we store our behavior clips and brag tags in the zippered pouches.
I wasn't sure how I was going to use this notebook pennant I saw in the Dollar Spot at Target a few weeks back. But....since it was in the Dollar Spot, I figured...Oh heck...and bought them. I now have a welcome sign for my classroom:
I used KG font Why you Gotta Be So Mean and outlined the font in blue to make each letter. I also used some stickers from Creative Memories that I had laying around to make the banner.
I also made these Back to School Trading Cards this week.
I think it's important for students to know the staff members who are in our school and what their job is. It helps to build school community and involvement.
During the first week of school, school personnel will get a set of cards (one for each student in my class) and as we tour the school and meet the staff members, we will collect a trading card. Kids just love playing cards and collecting them.
My boys and I had fun playing "Go Fish" and "Concentration" with these at home this past week.
Sometimes when I need a little "pick me up" at school, just reading a simple quote helps me to catch my breath and take a minute when I need to. I LOVE Kid President. I have been creating some quotes by him using a burlap and chalkboard theme. I am printing them out and adding them to a frame. I plan to change out the quote every month.
What have you created lately? I'd love to hear about it. :)