Friday, August 31, 2012

{a few of my favorite things}

Pinterest has inspired me. In fact, I believe it has made me a better teacher. Here are a few of my favorite tips/tricks/things in my classroom. 

{my classroom}

{We are a peanut free classroom. I was tired of looking at the stock picture that the nurse gives out (as lovely as it was), so I had  my awesome friend make a sweet vinyl print for me to put on my door. One of my kidney beans said it looked like a band-aid. So, in my class we're peanut and band-aid free. ;) }

{This is my behavior chart. It's made from a drip pan and just painted with acrylic paint. Their names are laminated with magnets on the back.}

{My classroom storage. These crates are amazing, because they stack. My classroom has little to no storage so these come in handy. And they're cheap!}

{My desk. I love using this cute platter on my desk. It frees up desk space, and the things I use constantly are always in reach. I LOVE my class list that is there in the frame. (Source) I use a white board marker to mark off names and put a line at the top so I know what I'm checking off. It's brilliant.}

{I don't know about you but the whole pencil situation drives me bonkers. So my fabulous classroom aide, Mr. James came up with the fab idea to give them 5 pencils in their box each week. They use them to their hearts content and then on Friday he sharpens and sanitizes each box. This has been incredible! Nobody wants a new pencil, nobody complains that their pencil is broken and nobody drives me nuts asking for a pencil when I'm in the middle of teaching. That Mr. James is a genius!}

{Captain Clean notes. I love the way a table looks when everything is in it's place. Since we have tables I didn't want a "desk fairy" because my OCD brain couldn't wrap around the idea. Our classroom theme is Superheroes so I came up with this idea. Captain Clean leaves a note and a treat on a spot when he sees it looks great. My kidney beans LOVE this and it has really helped them keep their area clean at all times. }

So that's that. Just a few of my favorite things. I hope you like what you see and keep coming back for more!

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K. Elizabeth said...

I wish Sara were in kindergarten just so she could be in your class. So cute!

K. Elizabeth said...

I wish Sara were in kindergarten just so she could be in your class. So cute!

Esther Grubbs said...

LOve your classroom!!! You sound like an amazing teacher!

The Kleyn Family said...

So many great things in one fabulous post! Those kidney beans are "super" lucky to be in Mrs. Gibson's classroom this year! (My fave is the "no band-aid" part! ) Too cute!

Natalee and Greg said...

Can I just say... I'm going to steal your classroom and put it into mine! ;)

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