I need to buy stock in:
- printer ink
- lamination pouches
- and raisinets (seriously, why are they so delicious?!)
I’ve been a busy-bee around these parts! I’m juggling about a dozen different projects all at once, including one that will be the freebie for all of those that entered my giveaway, as well as my Monday Made It for next week (what? you know you’re doing it too!).
Some of the decor-related items I’m working on:
- cutting out all of the laminated bulletin board trim (It is taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r!)
- mock-ups of bulletin boards (I’m using my empty classroom photos + photoshop!)
- nameplates, labels, and other misc. organizational items
Some of the curriculum/management-related items I’m working on:
- my teacher organizer (I opted to make my own, even though I *really* wanted an Erin Condren planner!)
- long-rage thematic calendar (Themes! Oh, the themes!)
- first day of school activities (I’m already nervous!)
- classroom procedures + implementation w/modeling
- positive behavior rewards
- rough-planning of the first three weeks
Some of the books/websites I’m wading through:
- Daily Five
- The Next Step in Guided Reading
- Whole Brain Teaching
Whew. I’m totally beat just listing all of that! I’ve totally been neglecting Pinterest too, so I have to catch-up on all of my pinning and figure out what my next project is going to be!
I do have a few areas where I could use some support and advice, so:
If anyone could share some good morning meeting resources, or talk about their experience with morning meeting, I would love that! Same goes for experiences with whole brain teaching and how you began implementing that in your classroom!
I’ll leave you with the graduation portrait that just came in of Mr. Plum and I! This was taken within a minute after we were handed our (empty) diplomas; I’m still a bit in shock this moment happened!
Mrs. Plum congratulations to you and your husband on getting your masters and graduating with honors. I teach second grade in Texas and I just graduated in December with honors.