Well, I’m out of town (at my mom’s) for a funeral, and I’m still blogging. Very normal. However, I thought I might “show off” my classroom. Someone had asked me about it a long time ago, and I just never remember to bring my camera with me. 7:00AM is a little early to remember such things, you know? Last week I went to work and realized during 2nd hour that my shirt was inside out. Needless to say, the camera’s not on the top of my list! 🙂
I guess we’ll begin with how mean I am…
But, really. How mad can you be about my “strict” policy when the sign itself is so cute? This is my whole “scrapbooker who doesn’t scrapbook” thing.
If you’re a teacher, you know about germs. My best advice is to make sure the kids have their OWN supply table. If Billy wants to sneeze into his hand and touch the stapler, at least Suzie will get it–not you. Survival of the fittest around here, folks.
Next up? Bulletin boards. I got tired of my boards being too blah, so what better excuse to go to the fabric store? The first one is pictures about me and my life. This way, I have evidence that teachers do NOT live in cages after school hours. Kids love it!
I didn’t use fabric on this one, but that is scrapbook paper as the border. Cut it into strips and staple. Note: My 4th hour last year thought they were particularly cool that they knew my first name. Hence the poster. They all signed it. Reason #452 why I love teaching.Right now you’re thinking, “But how does she organize?” If not, take a moment to think it. I use binders for all my handouts, overheads, etc.
My advice to new teachers out there? ALWAYS have a stack of thank you notes on hand. You never know when you’ll get that homemade tin of fudge or the handknit mittens that you need to quickly send a note of thanks out for.
So there it is! My home away from home. I hope you liked all the pink, green, purple, paisley, and polka dots!