Happy Monday! Next Monday I finally get into school to set up my classroom. I can't wait!! I have been busy with tons of different projects. Here are a few:
I had to make the journals everyone is making! I think they are such a fun idea and will be super popular with the students. I purchased 6 different color notebooks from Target. They were only 75 cents each! Above is a close-up view of one. Then I printed labels and stuck them right over the writing on the notebook. I love that each journal is a different color.
Here's a closeup of the top of the chart. I will be putting student names on clothespins. I'll attach the clothespins under each job title. I plan to have my students have quarterly jobs. That helps the students to become proficient at the job they do. All jobs are partner jobs. I am going to explain the jobs to the students at the beginning of the year. I will let them write down four that they would like to do and hopefully I'll be able to give everyone one of their choices. We'll do the same thing the next quarter.
My husband and I did some painting this weekend too. I'll have pictures next time. I had all these different bookshelves for my classroom. We painted them all black. Super cool!! This week I need to work on making my curtains to cover my open shelving. I'm a little nervous about it, so we'll see what happens!!
I'm off to check out everybody's Monday Made-Its! What a fabulous idea Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics had to set this up! It's been a highlight of my summer:)