Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Classroom This and That

Today I've got a variety of tid-bits from my classroom. I wanted to take some pictures but of course I left my camera at home. So I apologize for the poor cell phone quality pictures.

The awesome writing process tracker pencil chart that has been floating around Pinterest. I knew I had to make one! I can't wait to start using it!

I bought this awesome Haunted House Descriptive Writing Project on TPT and I love it! So far we have brainstormed who would buy a haunted house and what kinds of things they might look for in a house. They had some super creative ideas! Today they made their haunted houses out of construction paper and tomorrow we will start writing our ads.

This is my teacher bulletin board that is right next to my desk. I'm a big fan of the polka dot border. The beach/hammock picture is great to stare at and pretend that I'm there in the middle of a stressful day. :)

Don't you just love our cute fact and opinion owls? We have learned all about facts and opinions and one of our activities was these cuties. The kiddos simply cut the strips and sorted them by fact and opinion before gluing them onto the owls.

My classroom job chart. I use clothespins for EVERYTHING. I have a long list of jobs and each kid gets their own job. We keep the same jobs for 2 weeks. I "pay" the kids Eagle Bucks (part of our school behavior incentive program) on "payday". They know that I pay more for a job well done! Then the kids who get paid the most get to pick their next job first. I told the kids that I want them to do their job well so they get to choose instead of me assigning. It works GREAT! They love the responsibility and it helps me out so much to not worry about some of the little things in the classroom.


  1. Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer! I will bookmark your blog and have my children check up here often.

  2. I can't pull up the Writing Process chart. Could I get a copy of it?

  3. I just linked up your writing pencil. It's SO adorable I just had to make one. You can check it out at Teach on a Limb.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Teach on a Limb

  4. I was looking for the pencil that takes the kids through the writing process...Its saying the link isn't working. Do you still have this? I love it!

    Cheryl :)

  5. This is the best action plan for the class room to make the best place for the kids to attach in proper manner. This is the best innovative inventions for the students to do well in every scheduled they have mentioned for all. in addition each step is very specified for them who are fond of the beauty of the classroom.

  6. now so many diversifications as well as technological innovations are been brought up to make the movements smoother to all. Though the inventive natures of educational thoughts are encouraging the students to engage the classroom nicely. Comparisons are needed to change the system for the improvements.

  7. Do you have a link or directions on how to make the writing process pencil? I am switching over from K to 2nd Grade this year and would love to make it this summer. Thanks :)