Thursday, August 4, 2011

Classroom Update # 7

I went in to work today, but only for about 2 hours. I've gotten a bit of a cold and was worn out before I even got there.

I started out by unpacking tons of boxes. I had order several items (I will post more about them at a later date) and had the task of opening them all up. When I walked in one of the custodians said to me "You got lots of packages this week." :) This is not a bad thing, I love opening boxes and getting goodies. I wish I had taken a picture of it.

I was so down that at one point I fell. I still don't know what I tripped over, but I busted my behind. I can be clumsy at times but I usually catch myself before I take a bad fall. However, my cold had my brain so slow that all I could think of as I going down was "I'm going to stop falling now" and "I hope no one heard me." Before I even reached the floor I had already thought of an excuse for all the noise I made going down... I dropped some boxes. Lame I know.

Anyway, I wanted to do something that I would get finished. I thought that would make me feel better, and it did. Here is what I put up.

I also worked on my students work board. As previously mentioned my home school is doing a school wide "Wild" theme so I put up this bulletin board.

 Each student get's their own spot. That is what the black and gray papers are for. In the middle will be a little safari hat with the students name on it.
 Here is a shot of the whole board from the right.
 Also one from the left.
I think I will make this for my Kindergartners and make a 2nd for my First graders.
My problem is that I want to name it, or put a header saying something about this is where we are displaying our hard work but I can't think of something cute or creative. :/

I don't know when I will be back in because I just got notice that I can officially go in to my second school. I might try to get in there and set somethings up as well. I will keep you all posted. BTW, if you have any ideas for the bulletin board let me know. :)

16 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better soon :) Don't wear yourself out before school even starts.

    Teachers Cannot Live By Apples Alone

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  2. "we're wild about learning"
    "Something to roar about"
    "Working hard in the jungle"

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  3. I was going to post the same first two comments Dana just put!! We used those a few years ago when we piggy-backed on the Madagascar theme. Hope you didn't hurt yourself when you fell! Be careful. I fell one time when I taught first grade. We have really really old a/c vents that are all along one wall from the floor up to about 3ft. I stand on them to open our really really old windows. I went to step down on to a chair and totally missed it! Fell on my behind and hit hard. Ouch! I think my pride was hurt more though.

    http://lessonplandiva.blogspot.com/2011/07/back-to-work-freebie.html?showComment=1312483500104#c2057091848529980383

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  4. oops!! I was supposed to paste in MY blog!!

    http://thoughtsofateacher-lvrana.blogspot.com/

    But check out what she had anyway! It's good stuff!

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  5. Sorry to hear about your fall! I love your "what do you have to say" board!

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  6. Love your Hey! Hey! Board. I even pinned it! Question: Where are you going to get the safari hats for the names? Are you going to make them? I am going to have a strange explorer / forest / Pete the Cat theme and am thinking about having explorer hats. (Pete will lead us as we explore the forest is my premise.)
    Camille
    An Open Door

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  7. It looks great! Feel better!

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  8. Love your work and hey, hey boards. Here's a suggestion for the work board:
    No "Lion" We Take Pride in our Work

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  9. Have you seen the speech bubbles at the dollar tree? I bought some but didn't know what to do with them. Now I do. Thanks. Take care of yourself!

    http://mskerriandherkrazykindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  11. I'm totally doing a student work board!

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  12. Thanks Sarah, Sarah & Katie, I feel much better now.

    Dana, I love "Something to Roar about!"

    Ivrana, I know exactly what you mean about a wounded pride.

    Camille, the hats came as part of the Safari Bulletin Board decorative set from Carson Dellosa.

    Thanks Cheryl, I think I will use that for my 1st graders board.

    Kerri, I had not seen the speech bubbles from the $ tree. I got these a few years back from Creative Teaching Press.

    Go for it Amanda. Oh and share pictures if you can.

    Ms. M

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  13. Hi!! Thanks for the kind words on my blog today! I would be more than happy to make an ocean themed ribbon for you. Keep and eye on my etsy shop and I will post one soon. Thanks again! Jaime
    http://whatsthebuzzinfirst.blogspot.com

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  14. Jamie, your a doll. Thanks, I will keep my eyes open.

    Ms. M

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  15. Hi Ms. M! Love your blog. I have a Hey! Hey! board, too...but I call mine "Tell Me All About It" since I stole it from Megan Power of Scholastic. I have a picture of myself with my own speech bubble asking the question of the day ("What is your favorite word in Spanish? What does it mean?") and a picture of our class mascot (a stuffed animal chupacabra) with the sentence frame in his bubble ("My favorite word in Spanish is ____. It means ____.") It really cuts down on the mom love and works on answering questions!

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  16. Thanks Leigh. Great idea.

    Ms. M

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