I picked up a ton of these last month and I’m so glad I did! They were added to our stem bins and my kids got so creative with them. Now I get why everyone on the gram was so excited about hashtag blocks!
Having some fun sketching today. I used to love drawing and doing more creative stuff but I let that slip away as an adult. I picked up an iPad and Apple Pencil a couple years back and I’ve barely used them. I’d love to get back into that this year! This is still pretty rough but it was so fun! Please don’t look too closely 🥴 Swipe over to see the sketch and the original inspiration from my classroom! Another goal of mine is to keep a living plant in my classroom this year. I’m starting with succulents because they require watering like once a month 😅 My mom is a total 🌱 lady and I’m far from it, but this is a start.
My desk area got a little out of control for a bit. I put my timer on and finally tackled the mess. When I feel overwhelmed with cleaning up an area, I just set a timer so it doesn’t feel like I’ll be cleaning and organizing for hours. It’s amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes when you know you only have 15 minutes to get it done! ⏱
This little @raedunn set inspired me to try being a plant lady one more time. Crossing my fingers I can keep these cuties alive for a while!🤞🏽🌱
Having my kids take over changing the date was one of the best things ever! I haven’t had to change the date in THREE months! 🥳 I am the worst about updating it but my kids love being in charge of this board. #teacherwin Link in profile does this resource: http://bit.ly/dateboard
All the 😍😍😍 for @madsteachingdream’s word wall! I’m such a huge fan of portable walls! Link in profile for this kit: http://bit.ly/brightwordwall
Our team was looking over our calendars and we just realized we haven't taught a full month of school since September! Our next full month is February. How did we not realize this before? Anyway, I wanted to address some questions I’ve received about these calendars. 1. What font is Winter Break written with? AGJoyofMissingOut from @amygroesbeck 2. What is an early dismissal? Students are dismissed two hours earlier than usual. Teachers do not leave early. 3. Is every Thursday an early dismissal day? Yes. We also get two Friday early dismissals per year for parent conferences. 4. What are those days used for? I feel very fortunate to say that our district protects our contract hours. All our PD, trainings, staff meetings, etc. happen on Thursdays during our contract hours. 5. How long is the calendar year? We still work 180 days. I recently learned that Arizona doesn't go by days. It goes by required academic instructional hours and our calendar has more hours than are required for a school year. We go back to school during the first week of August and end the year in late May. 6. How long is your school day? The school day begins at 7:15am and ends at 2:30pm except for Thursdays. 7. How do specials work? Our kids get to go to specials every day but it's the same class for the week. Let me know if you have any other questions!
I know this graphic was made for children with attention issues but I honestly think they work well for most children. I swear my teaching was transformed when I began incorporating brain breaks and seating options! PC: @pathway2success1