Monday, August 21, 2017

A Peak into my 3rd Grade Class and a Back to School Sale

Hello! I hope that you are all doing well. Happy Eclipse Day. We were able to see about 95% of the total Eclipse from our home. What a neat and unbelievable thing to witness.

What a whirlwind year I had last year, which definitely reflected in my blog posting (or lack of). I went back to teaching full time, continued to be a mommy and wife full time, and settled into a new state and new home. A lot of changes and a lot of wonderful memories made at the same time!

Here is just a small glimpse into my 3rd grade class last year.
 Last year I was in a portable, so I needed a organized and practical way to store my students much needed water bottles (yep, no sink or drinking fountain in the portable). This method worked like a charm and it was easy to keep the plastic bins sanitized and cleaned. 

This was my Classroom Jobs area. I wanted to make sure that everyone had a job each day. I rotated the students on a weekly basis. I simply wrote the students names on a blank index card, and rotated them through the library pockets. The fun fan decoration I placed above the job chart area, was made on a whim from leftover bulletin board paper. I love decorating my classroom. 
I always tried to rotate my featured books each week depending to go along with what we were learning, or to introduce new books I had recently purchased for the classroom. 
My super Star area (or some of you may know them as Brag Tags), as well as part of my classroom library. Students loved seeing their necklaces fill up with tags and beads throughout the year. Such a great way to reinforce positive behavior. 

This year I am not only changing schools, so that I can be at the same Elementary School as my youngest daughter, but I am also changing grade levels going from teaching 3rd grade, to teaching 1st grade.
Love notes from my students. I dedicated a specific area by my desk to showcase all of the sweet notes and drawings I received throughout the year. I made sure to rotate the notes and pictures often so the students knew how much I appreciated them.

In a short few weeks I will be starting my 12th year of teaching. I have taught Preschool, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Elementary School Art, and I owned my own art studio where I taught children ages 3-16 yrs. old. Now I get to add on 1st grade to my teaching career. Besides the formal teaching jobs I have had over a 11 yr. period, I have also had the opportunity to do several long term sub jobs in 4th, 5th, and Kindergarten, teach all ages of Sunday School, and teach my sweet daughters. Teaching is a big part of my life, to which I have definitely been blessed. Teaching brings me an abundance of joy in my life.

I hope to be able to continue to share wonderful things from my 3rd grade class last year, as well as all of the great new adventures that I will be having in my new 1st grade classroom.

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This "A Peak into my 3rd Grade Class and a Back to School Sale" first appeared on my blog, Learn and Grow Designs, on Aug. 21, 2017. 

1 comment :

Lindsey said...

I love the parts of your classroom you shared. I'm excited to see how your new classroom turns out. You're going to be a great 1st Grade teacher.