I looked at my calendar and realized that next week is the first week of August. Most of the teachers at my school start heading back to do the usual to get ready for the students. School starts for us on August 22nd and our school has grown by about 70 kids this year. This will be our second year in operation and it is so exciting that we are growing.
Hopefully when I get back our Mimio boards will be ready for us to try out. If you haven't heard of Mimio it is an interactive board system that will work on virtually any service. Just think of all the ways that I will be able use this.
This week I will spend time updating my BEE books (the daily folder I use), gearing up for our first year of Words Their Way (another folder to put together), and putting together a floor plan since I have a brand new room this year. Isn't the beginning of the year so exciting!
Here are a few pictures of the folders I am putting together to keep my First Graders nice and organized:
This is my Bee Book:
Most of the printables I use I have gotten off of other websites such as Meachams Classroom snapshots. She has some of the best First Grade resources. I could run most of my classroom off of her ideas.
Instead of word notebooks I am using a Word Study Folder. Students will keep all of their Words Their Way items in here and paper to use as a word notebook. Keeps them all organized and tidy:
The brown envelope will be for their word sort pieces and a graph to help them keep on track of their required tasks for the week.
I can't wait to share these with my new studnts.