It's my last day of summer vacation. This post will probably be all over the place.
First. yesterday I shared my fail for my refrigerator and the mod podge idea. Not sure if I mentioned that the process was over an hour and a huge MESS!
I decided to use duct tape. My classroom theme is polka dots, but I also have to incorporate my college per my principal. So, I decided to duct tape it maroon. I'm a Texas A&M Aggie... WHOOP!
My idea is to add white polka dots or A&M symbols.
It looks pretty good, way better than the paper. I have my classroom phone and an Aggie picture frame on the top. (yes, I will get a recent picture in the frame) I am satisfied. Oh, and I should mention it was ten times easier, not messy, but it did take an hour.
Then, I went to a three hour leadership meeting and found out that our district has decided we can no longer have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, warmers, etc... in our classrooms.
I just spent over two hours making that thing cute and NOW you tell me!!! I am so bummed.
I have decided to just unplug it and use it to keep my phone and photo on top. I do not have a place to keep that in my house.
Not to mention I am ticked that I can't keep my lunch cold and cold water in my classroom. But, apparently it is a non-negotiable.
Yesterday for teacher week it was classroom reveals.I was not ready to share anything yesterday, and I didn't want to post old ones.
I do have a few to share today. Nothing is 100% done though.
My behavior management plan
Desk are labeled. Important for the first day activities.
Test Taking Strategies Board. (Still needs border)
Love this saying, so I had to incorporate it.
I think it is very powerful!
Today's teacher week is to share organizational tips for teaching materials.
Again, I don't feel ready for that either.
But, I have a few things.
This year I have two preps; Advanced Math and Regular Math. These will have Monday- Friday hanging folders and the papers I need for each day.
This file will have things like "to copy", "to laminate", my reward tickets, important stuff like that.
The other important organization I am creating the longer I teach sixth grade is keeping materials together.
I have boxes for the games I create.
I have a file for each unit and things we do as well.
Sorry, no picture of my files.
As far as organizing my most important tool, my interactive notebook. I keep everything in here!
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