Saturday, July 28, 2012

Classroom Jobs

I have been working in my classroom trying to get it all ready for the school year.  I am trying to be super organized this year since I will also have to plan for maternity leave between Thanksgiving and Christmas break.  My goal is to get my room 100% completely done by the end of this week so I can focus on lessons and planning for this semester.  I am laughing as I type this because as much as I say I am going to be prepared, we all know that you are never prepared when it comes to teaching first grade, RIGHT?? 

Anyways, last year I didn't use classroom jobs, so I thought I would go back and give them a shot this year and see how they go.  I created some job titles to use to display in my classroom.  I think I plan to attach my signs above a cute library pocket, then I will use popsicle sticks and place students names on them to place in the pocket for whoever has that job for the week.  I think I will change jobs every Monday to keep studetns excited about them.  I don't have a picture to share with you, but once I get them posted and set up in my classroom, I will take a picture and share it with you!!

I just uploaded this packet of jobs to my TPT store {here}
I included three different designs, so one of them is sure to suit your fancy!!  Here's what they look like!

 I would like to give this packet away to 2 lucky winners.  All you have to do is leave me a comment about anything and your email address.  You have until Tuesday (7-31) to leave me any comment plus your email.  I will announce the winners on Wednesday (8-1)!!  Good Luck!!

If you can't wait until then to have these jobs, they are on sale {here} for $1.60 now through Sunday evening. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

FREEBIE and completed packet!!!

Whew, after working diligently on this adorable gray, pink, and black packet, I have finally finished it and uploaded it here: 

This packet includes:

*56 Book Basket Labels to Organize your classroom library!

*Months of the year {3 Designs and sizes}

*Calendar Pieces

*Table Signs 1-6-large and small sizes

*Guided Reading Labels {one design is Levels aa-Z;  the other design uses Reading Recovery Levels} You can choose which ones to print and use.

*30 Classroom Supply Labels

*13 Center Posters Large and Small

*Happy Birthday Postcards {5 designs}

You can use all or pick and choose what you want to use!  These are all primarily what I use in my classroom. If you would like me to add other labels to this for other things you might need in your classroom, I would be HAPPY to add them FREE of charge. Here's a snippet of what's included!

I also have a FREEBIE discipline chart that correlates to this packet.   Make sure you check it out {here}

I am in love with this new color scheme and will be making more packets.  I am also going to be working on some other organization packets like the one above in different colors and themes. If you would like to see a specific color or theme, please let me know and I can see what I can come up with.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Grey and Pink Design

I was messing around with some different colors today and put together grey and pink!!  I totally fell in love with it and have started making out a complete packet full of classroom decor.  So far I have included:  Days of the week, Months of the year, Calendar-Yesterday Was, Today Is, and Tomorrow Will Be, Guided Reading Levels including the correlating Reading Recovery Label.

I am also planning on adding Library Book Bin Labels such as Alphabet, Colors, Apples! 
And, I will also be adding labels to organize bins of stuff like markers, crayons, scissors, etc.!!
Are there any specific library labels or bin labels you would like to see in this packet??

Also is there something specific you would like to see in this packet that I might not be including???  Any input would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Here are some pictures of what the color scheme looks like!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Polka Dot Galore and FREEBIE!!

I love brightly colored polka dots, so as I have been revamping my classroom, I created some brightly colored dot posters/signs!  This packet is 132 pages of DOT FUN!!  You can check it out here,

I included the table signs for free here:

If you love the signs, then you will love the Polka Dot Packet.

Here's what's included:

Enjoy the rest of your summer, I only have three weeks of summer left!! :(  How long do you have??

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Postcards and Giveaway!

It's hard to imagine that I have to go back to work in three weeks.  Where did the summer go?  I got a lot of stuff done, but there is still so much more that I need to do before I go back.  Last time we talked, I let you all know that my husband and I are expecting our third child in November!  We have two adorable girls, ages 8 and 3, so we were really praying for a boy this time.  Wouldn't you know it, the good lord answered them and we will have a sweet BOY sometime around November 28th.  We couldn't be happier!

I gained some motivation and created some "Back to School Postcards" to give students on the first day of first grade!!  I haven't done a giveaway for some time now and I am due for one.  Here's how to get a free copy of my "Welcome to First Grade" Postcards.

Leave me a comment with an awesome BOY name (first and middle).  You have until Tuesday at midnight to enter.  I will choose one winner at random Wednesday.  Please leave me your email so if you are the lucky winner, I can get these to you.  If you are not a first grade teacher, but would like me to create some for your grade, please let me know and I would be more than happy to create some for you!!