#1 My new carpet from Donor's Choose
My Donor's Choose project was funded last week and my carpet has already arrived. I was so excited to see it come in the school! Then, I realized how big it is. I kind of visualized the space that it would need but it was even bigger than I thought. So I took to rearranging my room. Call me weird but I love to rearrange furniture. I used to make fun of my mom for this so I get it naturally. I've had to completely flip part of my room around but I'm loving how it looks now. My kiddos are so excited about the carpet too because it's so plush and they have room to sit comfortably. Thanks to everyone who donated to my project!
#2 Phonics videos
I've found some great videos lately to teach phonics skills. My students are loving a few of them and want to watch them everyday. I catch myself humming them pretty much all day. Here are a few of my favorites:
#3 Stacking Baskets from The Container Store
On my recent trip to Atlanta, we stopped at The Container Store. We don't have one of them near where I live so I had never been there. I found these great baskets for a reasonable price and, best of all, they match my classroom colors. They are great for organizing books and materials. I plan on using them to store more of my chapter books. I have so many that I don't know where to store them. I may have to order more online. I could only fit 6 in my car and I could use a few more.
#4 Great New Blog -- Zeek's Zoo
I found a great new blog via Pinterest and she has some great writing resources. This picture is what initially drew me to her site and I was not disappointed.
#5 Scaredy Squirrel
Scaredy Squirrel is one of the cutest series of books that I have read in a long time. My kids love him and I die laughing at some of his antics. Just picture, a squirrel that is scared of everything and makes a plan for everything. I love the little diagrams and captions in the story.
You should check out these books. You will love them!
What are some of your favorite things right now?
Have a great Friday!