I made it through my first few week of school and I am so tired. Those concrete floors are doing a number on my legs and feet. My week went really well. I have a sweet class and we are working really hard. I'm still trying to get used to my schedule. It's really different than last year.
I've been working on getting centers ready. I plan on doing these some during the year. I love Amy Lemon's Back to School literacy centers. They are so easy to use. I found these great flexible tubs at Hobby Lobby last spring. To keep them organized, I labeled each one with a number on a ring like below.
I have these labels (up to 22) available in my TPT store for free.
I've also been trying to better organize all my books. This is only a tiny bit of what I have. The others are all mixed up from when I moved. I'm going to have to get more of these bins from Really Good Stuff.
You can find my book bin labels for free in my TPT store. I have several different sets so don't forget to grab them all.
This past week, I read "The Library Dragon" by Carmen Agra Deedy with my class.
If you've never heard of this book, it's a great one to teach classroom library expectations to your kiddos. I've had some trouble with kids not treating books well in the past and I'm a bit protective of my books. Hopefully I'm not the only one that has palpitations when kids mess up my books. I know it's a bit insane and I'm trying to get over it.
This year, I thought I would create some library expectation posters to post near my library and I thought I would share them with you. I love chevron so I thought I would use that as a background.
We finished our Splats after reading "Back to School, Splat." I love Splat and these turned out so cute!
You can find this in my Back to School with Books pack.
We also made the giraffes from Mrs. Cupcake from A Cupcake for the Teacher.
I love her crafts. These were so easy to make and cute too!
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