I've been working on lots of new things for my classroom this week and I'm excited to link up and share for Monday Made It with Fourth Grade Frolics.
I just LOVED this idea from Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics and knew I needed it in my classroom as well. You can get your copy here. Basically all kids will start off in the homework club and if they don't bring in or complete their homework, their number will be removed. Anyone still "in the club" on Friday will get a sticker , pencil, or some little treat at the end of the week. (Haven't decided what this will be yet!)
I love the Dr. Jean cds in my classroom, especially "Kiss Your Brain". When the kids are doing something especially smart, I will often say "Kiss Your Brain". I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew I had to make a Kiss Your Brain jar full of Hershey kisses! You can get your copy of the printable from Rock & Teach here.
I've seen this idea all over Pinterest and blogland and loved it. I knew I wanted to make a little organizer for my classroom as well. I used scrapbook paper to line the drawers to match my classroom theme/colors.
I made a little mirror to hang by my sink area in the classroom. I found a pretty ugly/cheap magnetic mirror and covered it with adorable tape. I added a ribbon and some stickers to match the room as well. I think it will be a cute little addition and hopefully make the kids smile!
One of Reagan's books from the library this week was called "Library Mouse". It is so adorable. And would be a great addition to your classroom. Its all about how anyone can be an author. I definitely need to get a copy for my classroom! Anyways, the mouse ends up making a little mirror to show the kids in the library that they can be the author too. I thought I'd make a mirror that says "Meet the Author" for my writing station.
I've always used "pick me sticks" in my classroom but decided to "cutesy" them up this year with apple cut outs that match my theme.
I always take pictures of my first graders on the first day of school. I found this adorable free printable from here . I thought it would be a great little photo prop for my kiddos.
As you may remember, I am going to incorporate whole brain teaching ideas into my classroom this year. One of the ideas is to have the scoreboard to track class behavior and choices. You can read more about it here. I loved the idea of having a "traveling chart" to take with me when I move throughout the room. I can easily add points this way. I found the perfect color white board from Walmart and added some matching tape to jazz it up. I also added matching apples for the happy and sad faces.