Just to warn you... this blog post is all.over.the.place!
As the school year is drawing to a close (1 1/2 more days with the students to be exact!), I am starting to think about next year. If you would have asked me last week, I would have told you that I'm doing all that I can to make it through this year without thinking about my future classroom plans, BUT today I felt a little refreshed and revived after our long weekend. Our school is going to have a sports/olympics theme next year, so I decided to get busy making some things for that! I don't do my whole classroom in the theme, but I add some things here and there to bring a little life to our school-wide fun!
I made these little table numbers that I hung from the ceiling. I decided to top them with paper flowers (that were a little MORE than frustrating to make, and came out a lot LESS than perfect!).
I also cleaned out my table buckets and put new labels to fit our sports theme!
You can download the table numbers and bucket labels HERE and HERE for free :) I'm sorry if you have more than 5 tables, but that's all that I made.
I also made these little Olympians that I will probably put on my outside bulletin board. Maybe, just maybe, I'll finish that board this week so I can post about it also!
As an end of the year project, I had my kiddos work in collaborative groups to discuss/draw/write about a 3rd grader. I gave them a large sheet of butcher paper and they got to work! They were supposed to mention things about how a 3rd grader acts, what they do, how 3rd graders are different from 2nd graders, and so on.
In other news...
Don't you just LOVE getting mail?! Well, I sure do! I ordered some books from The Clever School Teacher. I love how the books are set up into different categories/sets for you already. For example, I really want to improve my unit on inferring, so I found a set up books that were specific to that comprehension skill... GENIUS!
You can find the inferring set that I purchased HERE!
Oh, and I forgot to mention (and I can't believe I didn't do this sooner!!!), my husband and I have been matched with a beautiful little girl that is 2 1/2 years old. We cannot wait to bring her home (hopefully by Christmas!)!! I can't share her name or pictures with you, because we want to protect our baby as much as possible, BUT I can promise you that she is PERFECT in every way! If you read my personal blog, I'm sure you are already caught up on this info, but I hope to blog over there this summer with the progression of getting our house and her room ready for our baby!