I'm doing a mash-up for this Friday. I'm still trying to get back on a normal sleep schedule. Last night, I went to bed around midnight and slept until 10 am... and now this day just feels like a lazy wash. However, that is the best thing about being a teacher in summer- you can have those kinds of days. :) So for this 5 for Friday with Doodle Bugs,
I'm sharing what I've been up to, with a few splashes in terms of classroom decor to go with Teaching, Powered by Caffefine's weekly linky:
So I'll be sharing some of my favorite pins that have inspired me to prep my classroom this year!
I've been in my classroom a few times this week... if you follow me on Insta, you've seen a few snippets. The first thing I wanted to change was my clock labels.
Here was my old labels (on the left) and my inspiration pin (on the right)
And here are my new labels
I wanted more color and I wanted to include words like in my pin above.
I added 2 arrows that had words that students can use to "talk time" with others. Not only do these bring more color to this tricky space (the wall is a wonky one), but I think these extra visuals will help too!
I also made some new schedule cards for my room. I deviated from my yellow and teal a bit for these and I'm totally ok with that. I love Krista's accents from Creative Clips! They are just enough cute without being too much.
|This picture is bad due to lighting and my iPhone, but you can kinda sorta not really see the labels that aren't in use hidden behind my board.|
That's all I'm showing for now. :)
Technology wasn't my friend this week. This really bummed me out, especially after I was practically without it for almost 2 weeks. Lots of gritted teeth and mini-tantrums occurred here, but I *think* all has been fixed (for now). I got a new Macbook Pro! Yay! Until everything on my screen was fuzzy, my documents wouldn't transfer over, and SMART Notebook wouldn't load. I spent quite a lot of time trying to trouble shoot all of it.
And then, there was the printer. We spent at least 3 hours trying to fix our printer. It was cutting off my trait posters and wasting ink left and right. It's fixed... for now.
I bought supplies and printed out resources to start working on my classroom door! Which included a brown table cloth, tissue paper, and yellow card stock for starters. I won't probably get a start on assembling it for another 2 weeks or so but here are some of the pins that are helping to inspire it! I hope it turns out as good as these pins and in my mind... but more often than not, this isn't the case hehe. I trying to make a tree and a beehive and I love how both of these displays turned out!
Last, but not least, we celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary last Saturday. It was VERY low key since we both were really jet lagged from a couple days prior, but I can't believe a year of marriage is under our belts. We have been together for over 9 years so to be honest, married life hasn't seemed too different. I'm a lucky lady to call this man my husband. We had the most amazing day celebrating with family. Here are just a few pictures from our day a year ago. :)
This is probably one of my most random posts ever... I blame it on my headache and weird sleeping patterns. Until next time!