The last two years my parents will not send their child to school and will not contact transportation or me, which is frusterating. It is especially frusterating for the busses that make sure to get to the students houses on time and then they end up waiting for five minutes and the child is not coming to school. So last year I made these contact info magnets for each of the parents. That way they don't have to frantically look for the phone numbers. They can just stick it on the fridge and refer to it quickly. I got name tag sized labels and put on the information. I have been collecting magnets from restaurants and such and put the sticker over the magnet. Super easy! Sorry the pic is so bad.


Day 2 was a success! I got my bulletin boards done and completed the laminating I wanted to get done. I also was able to get some of my apple activities out. When I go into my classroom on Wednesday I will have some extra help so I can get things copied and get my assessment files completed.

I use these picture prompts at centers so my students know what to do.

Classroom rules, behavior chart, and more picture prompts.


This is the finished starting the day poster.

picture schedule. I remove each of the pictures following it being done.
Behavior chart and classroom rules.

Calendar area. It is all accessible to the kids this year because they loved being able to point to everything when they were the special helper last year.
The months and days of the week were placed at the bottom.

Birthday bulletin board. More cupcakes will go up once I get my class list and see how many kids I have. Last year I had LOTS of January birthdays.
I am going to try using circle time prompts this year. My calendar picture went MIA though. I am on the hunt for it.

We will be making school buses with pictures of us that will go up there.

Money and opposites posters.

Shapes, colors and ABC posters.
My desk- that is for Day 3.

Pocket chart. I use shower curtain rings that were on clearance for the rings. The number chart, center chart, abc chart and whose here chart are all on there. The rack is from IKEA.
An overall view of my classroom.

I updated my IEP data collection graph. I use this to record how the students are doing on their IEP goals and when I go to plug it in to tienet it makes it super quick and easy. It also is easy to refer to when we have child study meetings and for report cards.
IEP Data Collection

I can't wait to see everyone elses rooms and the progress they are making. More pics to come following Wednesday.



Show Off Your Space Linky Party
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This past week was a fun and busy week. I was happy to get back into my classroom and plan on getting into my room again today. I am jealous of the people who have a class list. I won't get one until our preschool screeners are done and IEPs. Even then it changes quite a few times before we begin school depending on bussing issues and such. You can link up here:
Monday Made It

I made an I feel and I choose box where the students can describe how they are feeling and choose what they are going to do. I think this will be a useful tool for my autistic students who get frusterated and angry. They will be given a choice to decide what they want to do. I will probably provide 2-3 choices and they will vary on the individual child. I got this idea from Conscious Discipline

The feelings and choices will be kept in baggies. I will take out the possible feelingsa nd choices for the students.


I also made this Dog to go with Dog's Colorful Day. I used my cricut Create a Critter cartidge. I have different color circles that I punched with a circle punch. During the reading of the story I intend to give each child a colored circle and have them come up and place the circle in the appropriate place.
 
I made this shark hoodie for my son. I got the idea from See Kate Sew. I can't sew at all and was able to do this easily. It just required thick felt cut in triangles and sewing it around the hood.


I hope to post pictures of my classroom as I get it finished and ready to go. :)
I had to do this as I LOVE clothes and shopping. I will say Ethan has helped me with not buying so much because I get more suckered into buying him new clothes, but when I get the chance I love to shop and get a great deal!

Here are the guidelines...
1. Tell me your favorite store(s) that you like to get your "teacher's fashion".
2. What are some of your favorite accessories?
3. What type of shoes do you teach in? (i.e. heels, flats, wedges, etc.)
4. Do you have a "go-to" item in your closet? (i.e. sweater you wear weekly, shoes you wear daily, etc.)
5. Have you ever had a fashion "uh-oh" at school? (i.e. heel broke, button popped off of blouse)


So here are my favorites

1. Favorite Stores
 

All three of these store I love finding a great sale in! I also love that they all offer longs in pant sizes because I have a hard time finding pants that fit .
2. Favorite Accessories

My husband bought me this Swarvoski necklace and coordinating earrings since three years is leather or crystal as the gift. Matt went with crystal. So these are my must have accessories and of course hair ties. I wear two on my wrist in case one breaks.
 
3. Types of Shoes
Flats (Rocket Dogs) and sandals are my must haves. I am running around after the kids and heels would not work, although I love heels! I also need to have winter boots becase we can get quite a bit of snow here in MI and I get the kids on and off of the bus. Bare Traps are amazing! On casual Fridays I love my Pumas.


 

4. Go To Item(s)
I love my casual round neck tees from Gap and my khakis from the Loft. I also usually always have a button sweater with me because my classroom's temp is not regulated well.

5.Fashion Uh-Oh

When I taught Kindergarten. I was showing the students how to paint something with red paint and had put the red paint on the table next to me. Of course, one of the students couldn't resist to touch the table and the red paint splattered all over me. This is why I buy everything on sale because that skirt was destroyed, but fortunately it didn't cost me too much.
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