I got a lot accomplished and I am feeling good about heading back on Monday.
Here's what I changed up!
Inspired by the SUPER DUPER cute bulletin board that DoodleBugs shared on her Facebook Wall, I made this bulletin board outside my door.
The attendance files are from my buddy Denise at Sunny Days in Second Grade! She has 20 different files bundled for the year! Check them out HERE.
I updated my date area and I decided to change up my objective board. I am listing the 4 most important for both ELA and math and then placing a little mitten by the one that we are really focusing on for the day. It's hard to even narrow it down to 4 in the two subject areas!!!
To get the Reading objective cards click HERE.
To get the Math objective cards click HERE.
Next, I ventured over to the word work station and did a big clean out. I took out all our word work centers from December. I added in some activities like popcorn words, chunks, antonym cards, blends and chunk puzzles. I did this because I will be slowly adding a new January literacy center each day until I have a good amount of choices. Then I will weed out the puzzles and cards again. It is just a good way to transition us into a whole new batch of centers.
Then I emptied out our old writing paper choices for the writing center and got is ready to implement our new Mailbox Station! You can see the post on this HERE.
See that chart with directions? It is a large teaching chart cut into quarters! It is a top quarter since it still has the spiral.
To see more about the class pet writing click Here.
I also decluttered this area because it was full of notes, candy canes, hawk bucks (our school money) and used post-its.