The GOOD thing, though, is that I really do enjoy organizing and setting up my classroom. I like to make little changes each year; keeping the things that work and revising the things that don't. I also like to look over curriculum from years past and do the same thing; keep things that worked and delete things that don't. It's the life of a teacher...... We can't wait to get it all put away in May/June and then get excited to put it up in August/September!
If you are like me, you are looking at some All About Me activities for the beginning of school. I just revised my packet. I took out quite a few pages that I felt were unnecessary. Because of this revision, I also lowered the price - A LOT! If you previously purchased my All About Me pack, you should re-download it. I think you will like the changes. At the beginning of the year, I need resources that are simple and quick for my new kinders. I think I streamlined this enough that it can be used early in the year.
I also have a FREE All About Me poster that you can access as a Google doc. Please download it at home and not on your school server. MANY school servers will not allow you to download from outside the network. If you get a message to ask for permission from me to share this resource, try it from another server because the link is set for PUBLIC. :)
My classroom theme this year is going to be chalkboard. So, I am creating (and purchasing) everything chalkboard. I just finished my Alphabet cards. I added realistic photos to them instead of clip art. I LOVE cute clip art, but thought I would go for realism this year. There are large photo cards that I plan to hang up in my classroom, but also small ones that I plan to use in small groups. I also made a mini student black line book that correlates to the poster cards.
This resource took me ALL summer to complete. The librarians got to know me by name at the end of the summer! LOL! Tons of research has gone into its creation BUT that doesn't mean that I won't be revising it. I try really hard to stay true to current changes, so if anything doesn't seem quite right to you, PLEASE contact me and I will check it out!
You can try out a sample of ABC science HERE.
So, that's it for now, my friends! Make sure that you enjoy these last weeks of summer - the first day of school will be here before you know it!
Until next time!