Doesn't matter anyway because I just found out they added seven kiddos to my list. That's right, SEVEN! I am dying over here because that means I will have 27 kindergarteners. I should be dressing for comfort tomorrow and nothing else. Do not be surprised if you see me in my yoga pants and sneakers - it's about to get crazy. Eek! Hopefully I have a great group of parents who have talked with their kiddos about behavior and school expectations.
Seriously, I am having a panic attack.
In other news... My classroom is pretty much set to go. I will most likely need to stay late a few days this weeks, but it WILL get done!
I am in LURVE with my new anchor chart wall.
Here is my word wall all set to go! (Paper looks weird because it has been so humid. It will settle soon.) I just bought a pack of ocean cutouts and wrote the letters on them. I made all the vowels the starfish. Below the word wall is the writing station. Fun fun!
Our district put us on chair rations so I am only allotted 1chair/student. So, I went and bought some cute ones from Ikea. In this corner of the room, we have all things writing - writing ideas, writing accountability sheets, lined paper, blank paper, markers, pens, crayons, write-on/wipe-off, letter practice, letter posters and more!
Then I have my teaching cabinet behind my desk. Hmmm, I guess I don't really have a desk, just a table I sit at with kiddos for extra help and practice. Sometimes we just sit and chat!
This is the cabinet where I hide all the bad kids. :/ Uh, I mean supplies. Isn't it funny what kids believe from books?! I like to highlight kids' work and showcase them as examples on our, "Reel Great Work" wall!
On the other side I crafted this little file folder pocket chart. *Thank you Pinterest! So far I have just been filling it with the papers I use all the time:
*Dojo rewards menu
*parent contact list
I will post pictures of how I organize my stations later on! I still have some cleaning to do!
For Meet the Teacher night, I posted a bulletin board outside my room with some thought-bubbles, pens and the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
The answers were hilarious!
If I had asked you this question of your first day of kindergarten, what would you have said?