Classroom Set up 2015: A sneak peek into my classroom


'Tis the eve before school starts up again for the year and I have been very busy setting up my classroom today!

I love looking at other people's classrooms and have had a few requests to share mine, so this is mainly just a short picture post to share my 2015 classroom set up with you all :)
I have changed grade levels this year and classrooms so I decided to go for an Under the Sea theme this year to change things up a bit.

BEFORE SHOTS

AFTER SHOTS


I'm really pleased with the end result! I still need to create some new classroom library labels but I ran out of time today.

How's your classroom looking????

BACK TO SCHOOL RESOURCES: To make your classroom pretty and organised :)


Hi guys!

I am about to head off to a Food Festival today (Yep..... FOOD!!! - I can't wait) but before I head off I wanted to share with you 2 resources I have recently created and uploaded onto TPT.

Maths Equipment Labels



As you may know, I am heading back to school soon (on Wednesday in fact) so this week I have spent some time cleaning and organising my new GRADE 2 room. One of the things I had to do was organise my Maths Resource Trolley. So I created this cute labels for all my tubs that are on my trolley. I haven't finished yet as I am going back on Tuesday, but this is what I've done so far....

**I will post pics of my complete classroom next week!**

This was the BEFORE shot of my Numeracy Resource Trolley
This is after I began labelling each item.


So, I decided to share this pack with you all so that you can organise your Maths Equipment too!

It just makes things so much easier throughout the year - the children will know where things go too and you won't get all those random bits and pieces piling up in places around the classroom. Not to mention, they look pretty! ;)

There are 42 Various Labels included - for a full list of what's included - click on the link.


You can grab them here:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Equipment-Labels-1665418

Classroom Library Labels

I like to make sure my classroom library is neat and organised throughout the year and that can't happen unless each basket is labelled and organised WITH the kids! They need to take ownership over it in order to make sure they keep it tidy. So I created these library labels and as a class, we chose the various categories to label our book baskets. They turned out great!






 These can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Classroom-Library-Labels-Chalkboard-1877878

They come with editable spares for you to add in your own text. (You will need Powerpoint installed on your computer to do this).

Student Subject Book Labels

On Thursday when the children come in to school, they will bring in their book packs and we will go through each item as a grade and allocate certain books for each subject etc.

I like to keep the children's books in labelled tubs in a central part of the grade and to make things easier (for myself and the children) I put a large front cover on each of their books so they can determine which book is which immediately!


I created this little front covers for my students books - Each has a cute black and white picture on them for the kids to colour in and make their own. Then they (or you) can write their name on them and stick them on the front of their books with either glue or sticky tape around the edges,

These print in A3, but if your kids books are A5, just print them 2 to a page :)



There are 14 various covers included and you can find them here:

If you require any adjustments - wording, subjects, graphics etc - please email and I will try to amend them for you :)

Ok, that's it from me folks, I'm off to eat and drink and enjoy the long weekend! (Eeek! Last few days of freedom before BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!)



Nursery Rhyme Bundle......3!!!!

Hello Lovely Readers!

This is just a quick post letting you know about my updated Nursery Rhymes pack!

For those of you that teach Kinder, Grade Prep, Foundation (whatever you call it in your part of the world) you would know how important teaching Nursery Rhymes are at the beginning of your students' reading journey.

My original Nursery Rhyme Pack is my best seller and includes everything you need to teach a unit of Nursery Rhymes. I have since created a 2nd Nursery Rhyme Pack and then a 3rd!

I have now decided to bundle them all up to make things easier and better value for you!

Introducing: Nursery Rhymes Pack Bundle 1, 2 & 3!



It includes: 21 Nursery Rhymes and corresponding activities with lesson plans.








I hope you enjoy using this pack with your little ones! Happy Reading :)

100 Days of School Ideas and Resources


If you are teaching in the US, you may be celebrating your 100th day of school very shortly! If you are an Australian teacher however, soon you will be starting out the new year and beginning the countdown to the 100th day!

Either way, if your grade celebrates the 100th day of school you will know just how exciting it is for the children leading up to that special day. :)

Here is a peak at what I have done with my Grade Preps (Kinders) on that special day:

Grab your copy of my outline for the day HERE:

Here are some pictures of the children's collages. How adorable are they!?

TOO CUTE!



The children all brought in 100 items from home. We used these mats to help us count our 100 objects in groups of tens.


We read and followed a Procedural Text on how to make Fairy Bread using 100's and 1000's.


TIP: Start your countdown FROM THE 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Every day, from the very first day of the year, we used a Flipchart on our Interactive Whiteboard that helped us count up to the 100th day of school. It was a fantastic way to learn and reinforce Math concepts such as money, grouping (bundles) number names, digits and their representations on a tens frame.

This resource was so valuable and not to mention INTERACTIVE! The kids LOVED it!


Take a look at the 100 Day of School Count Sheet I used. It includes 2 versions - AU dollars and US dollars.

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