Thursday, June 27, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

I'm linking up with the fab Cara Carroll again for another Throwback Thursday! 

Last week I shared some pictures of the inside of my classroom from this past year. Today I wanted to share a post I did about the outside of my classroom. Without further ado... last year's hallway/student work display.

Originally posted on September 11, 2012...

This year my classroom theme is Circus/Carnival. Think lots of red, white, yellow, popcorn, and stripes! I'm not crazy about clowns, but I do have a few here and there. You know all things circusy! Yep, I know, circusy isn't a word! :) 

I wanted to share my student work hallway display. I found the pennants at Target in the party supply aisle. I bought two so that it would be long enough to hang above my entire hallway display. I then took foam sheets, legal size, and taped them to the wall alternating between red and white so that it would look like a circus tent. The longer red and white pieces on both sides of the foam sheets are long strips of butcher paper that I cut to make the size I wanted. Student work is hung by clothes pins that I hot glued to the foam sheets.

and... A close up

The small popcorn piece accents are from the teacher supply store (here it's called The Schoolbox). This little craft we made is from Abby over at The Inspired Apple. I just love her! It's part of her Super in Second unit. Totally adorabs! I'm so excited to be in primary this year so that I can incorporate some of her fabulous ideas into my classroom!

Now for the freebie. My kiddos have been studying place value. More specifically, ways to write a number. I made this kite to use as a quick assessment. This is TOTALLY not my idea. One of my sweet teamies gave me hers, but I changed it up a little to suit my needs. I completely forgot to take the pics of my kids work. Darn! Anyways, I hope y'all can use it!

Click here to download from Google Docs.

Happy almost hump day friends! I'll be back soon with more classroom pictures. I'm finally starting to get my groove back. SLOWLY, but surely!

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Yikes y'all, it has been a hot minute since I've blogged! My poor little blog needs some love! What better way to get back into the swing of things than to link up with one of my FAVORITE blogs The First Grade Parade!

In case you didn't know, before I moved into second grade I was teaching special education in grades 3-5. So, I decided to link up with pictures from this year of my second grade classroom since it was my first year teaching gen. ed. I love looking back at these pictures because I can already think of a million things that I want to change next year! Teaching is a learning experience right?!