I just wanted to do a quick post on one of the other things I love from this week. As I mentioned on Tuesday, I overhauled my room from partner tables in my room to groups of 5 and 4. I love it, my kids love it, it's awesome. I run a very crafty classroom, in the sense that we use scissors, glue, highlighters or markers pretty much every day. I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner after 4 months of passing out and collecting these items virtually every day for 4 months, but I have a system now:
TA DA! I love this. I was so excited how well the preliminary items worked on Wednesday that I added more today (breakdown to follow). My kids are respectful and we went over the "uses" for each item. The ribbon is for the number of kids at the table, red ribbon bins mean the tables of 5, while the orange mean tables of 4 (I have too little space to do all 5 team tables). Here's what we have inside so far:
here to find out more.
Happy Weekend! I think I am coming down with a stomach bug, I felt SO SICK in ELA today! :-( Here's to a night of movies, fuzzy warm socks, and the couch.