Well, it's Friday again and I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky. You should link up to or just head over there to check out the Fab things posted for Friday.
#1 My Prescription Binder
This is my prescription binder that I just received this week for the 2013-2014 school year. This binder contains my schedules, Emergency checklists and procedures, ELA standards, ELA Units, my summer assignment, my student roster, and a Compass Teacher Rubric. My summer assignment includes to review how to read the ELA CCCS and to plan my 5 weeks of ELA lessons.
I was inspired by Julie's library organization idea over at Lighting a Fire. She has a library book check out system that is similar to the one I used this current year, but is even better. She uses numbered sticks for students to place in the book box to hold their place. Click on the link above to see a picture of her system. This makes it easy for when students are ready to return their book they know their place. I used clothespins last year with students names, but the clothespins broke and some went missing. So, inspired by her idea I made numbered stars that I will glue onto popsicle sticks for students. I have a set in gray like the ones above and a set in blue. If you would like a copy leave me your email address and I'll send them to you. I plan to post them on my TPT store soon.
I hope you are enjoying the first day of summer! It sure is hot here in southern Louisiana.
My boys and I went to the Children's Museum here in New Orleans, LA today, and one of their favorite things to do is to stand inside of a bubble. How cool is that!
We also stopped at Michael's craft store on the way home and my twins had fun trying to make the 4th of July pinwheels spin.
#5 TPT Store
I created two new items for my TPT store. The items are Clip Chart Leaders, which I plan to use this system for behavior this year instead of pulling cards like I've used in the past. The other item is Stars to be used for a Super Improver Wall, which is a Whole Brain Teaching method. You can check both items out here and follow me on TPT.