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Classroom Reveal 30 August I am beyond excited to share with you my classroom reveal! It has been quite first grade thanksgiving writing activity pilgrims journey. Last year our school was undergoing construction so I was unable to get into my classroom until just days before school started.
That left me little time to think about how I wanted to organize my space. I spent last year creating a vision of what I had hoped to accomplish for this year being that I could work on it all summer.
I must credit the fabulous Maria Manore Gavin from Kindercraze for many aspects of my vision as I, like many others, fell in love with her style and image for a classroom.
She has worked so hard to create a brand for herself and you can see many aspects of her classroom have trickled their way into many classrooms around the world! She has brought pendant banners, bright colors, reading benches and vinyl to life!!!
I am so thankful for the work she has put into her products! I highly recommend visiting her store. Over the past month I have posted some sneak peaks on my Instagram as I completed different elements of my classroom.
It seems many of you quickly fell in love with what is also my favorite space in my classroom.
My library is filled with leveled books and books by theme, author, series and holidays. I could just get lost in there!!! I always share with them my excitement for favorite characters and authors.
I have put a lot of effort into building my library and will always continue to expand it. Scholastic Reading Club is a great way to build your classroom library.
Every time I add a new book to our library, I share with my students the title and bin that it is placed. The labels on my books bins are my absolute favorite purchase from Maria Manore Gavin. Now can it really get much better than that? No matter what grade I will be in, I know I will always have a library label set to fit my needs.
There are also sticker labels to be printed on Avery labels that correspond with the picture on the book bin label. These stickers can be placed on the books in that bin, which helps students return the books to the appropriate bin.
This is a great way to manage your library and prevent you from having to spend time organizing it Her library labels come in a black series as shown that can be found here. They also come in a white series that can be found here. Enter for your chance to win Maria's library labels set at the end of this post!!!
Last year my library was open to my classroom and was the only meeting area in the room. My goal for this year was to have a classroom with different meeting areas to encourage movement.
I also wanted a special space that was specific to our reading area and truly felt like a library. I loved the way Maria enclosed her library with a reading bench and thought it was the perfect way to make that area special.
My kiddos love finding a book off the bookshelf as an early finisher activity. Each week I change the books on the bookshelf to best fit the season, holidays and or upcoming units.
I keep these books in a filing cabinet so that they are new and have become our "weekly surprise. I am also so excited for the changes I made to my calendar space this year. In the past I had put my calendar materials on a bulletin board.
I found myself always having to hold things up in my hands as we incorporated math into our calendar routine. This year, I moved my calendar to the white board and purchased magnetic calendar math pieces. I am hoping this will allow us to use the white board to our advantage when holding math discussions.
I also think it will be a great transition to math on the white board. I place my calendar materials in small bins located to the right of the calendar. Students can access the materials needed and they are separated as needed.Get the latest health news, diet & fitness information, medical research, health care trends and health issues that affect you and your family on alphabetnyc.com Use this large list of Thanksgiving and November Writing Prompts to activity for your a creative writing topic about the first Thanksgiving or.
Us this Thanksgiving themed writing paper in class or This Thanksgiving Activity asks students to read Kindergarten & 1st Grade The First Thanksgiving.
First Grade Writing; First Grade our interactive journals and are absolutely obsessed with the Pilgrims.
opinions about Thanksgiving, life as a Pilgrim. The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving. Students will be intrigued to find out that first grade children constructed the pictures in Thanksgiving Activity Cards. Thanksgiving readers theater is fun for the whole family. This Thanksgiving readers theater activity tells the true story of the first Thanksgiving.