I know I'm a day late linking up for Monday Made It this week!
But we got back from vacation yesterday and I couldn't seem to sit down at the computer.
I'm excited to start incorporating more whole brain teaching into my classroom this year. I've loved everything I've read and the videos I've seen on You Tube. I found a great freebie for whole brain class rules from First Grade Fever.
So I printed them out and hung them on a piece of ribbon that I will hang up in my classroom.
I'm also really excited to try out Fun Friday from A Teeny Tiny Teacher with my firsties this year. My old teammates had great success with it after I left and I thought I'd give it a go! No color behavior chart? No treasure box? No clip chart? I'm sold. We'll see!
I've been doing some shopping and collecting from family members for my various stations!
I've also decided to change up my classroom jobs this year. It got to be such a pain remembering to switch them each week and filling in for absent kids and all that jazz. So I'm going to try just having 1 boy and 1 girl be my "helping hands" for the day. I put them on rings so I can easily flip (or have a kid flip) each morning. Those 2 kids will be in charge of all "jobs" for the day. We'll see!
I have a lot of other school projects left to do before school starts!
I will definitely share them on the next few "Made it Mondays"
I will leave you with something not school related but something we made on vacation- our family's entry for the golf cart parade. I put my teacher juices to good work and we whipped up this crazy cart. It didn't win, but the kids had fun and looked cute!