Thursday, 15 September 2016

2016-2017 Grade 1/2 Classroom

Setting up the classroom

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer.  

I wanted to share the new things in my classroom with our followers. I have a split 1/2 class this year, which means I have quite a few students from last year coming back into my room. So I commandeered my children and their friends and girlfriends/boyfriends to come and help. It turned out fantastic. I get so excited each year with a fresh new start but this one feels the best so far. 

I tried to create separate areas, and independent activities throughout the classroom, because there will be times when I need students to work independently when I am working with the opposite grade. 

Here is what it looks like, starting with the outside of my classroom and door. 

Here is inside the classroom.  

My daughter Jocelyn felt that I needed a desk fairy this year.
 This is how her little desk fairy turned out. 

I should have taken a close up.  I will take one this weekend and post it with the new writing centre I just finished tonight. 

I would like to shout out a thank you to all the wonderful people who helped with my room, including my friends two sweet children, 
Abbey and Ella!  

Hope everyone is having a good start to the new year. 


Monday, 5 September 2016

2016/17 School Year! Here--We--Go!

It's that time!!! Say it isn't so!!!

Are you ready?

I took the summer off from all things teaching (well, for the most part) and enjoyed every-last-drop!

I have loved being home with my daughter all summer and watching her change and grow. Nothing beats quality time. Nothing.

I hope you all had a great summer and are ready to hit the ground running, as we meet our new kiddos for the year!

This year I have moved schools once again (insert shocked face). HAHA! I was the second lowest in seniority at my last school and was redudant. I have decided to return to teaching half-time again this year, in order to be home half a day with my daughter. 

My position this year is 'LSST' (Learning Support Services Teacher). I provide support to students with needs in the classroom and implement the PALS program (an early reading program) to JK/SK students. Like always, I try to add my own spin into everything I do in the classroom, so I will try to blog some new ideas I have throughout the year on the blog. 

If you don't already follow us on FACEBOOK, please do. That way you'll be able to keep track of new blog posts and new materials that we create. 

I need to meet my littlest learners and see where they are at. Some may be only 3 (turning 4) and others are close to 5, so I love to see what they are familiar with, as they begin the school year. We have a few sound tests we do with them, but I like to make it fun, too. 

Stay tuned for a few new ideas...

Wishing you a great start to the school year!