Sunday, May 22, 2011

So Sad for the End of the Year!

We have about 2 and a half weeks left of the school year and I am so sad for it to end this year.  This is the best group of kids I have ever behavior problems, they all get along, they are motivated!  I feel like we have really become a family.  I KNOW there are going to be tears shed the last day.  Has anyone ever felt like this at the end of the year?

My Weekly Newsletter

Here is a link to an example of my newsletter I send to my parents via email each week.


Thanks to ladybugteacherfiles for helping my out with this!  I would still like to know how to post a document without a link...I just want it to show up on my blog.  Any help would be appreciated!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Maybe one of my 6 followers can help...I am trying to post a copy of some of the activities I do with my class on my blog and I can't figure it out.  I want to be able to post them directly onto my blog page, not as a link.  Can someone help me?  Thanks!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Home Away From Home

Here are some pics of my home away from home.  I change it around every year...this is how it looks this year.
View of class from my desk.

View of front of class.

Class library...I had to get rid of the green and wood hazard!

Our book check out system.

CAFE menu.

Student computers and mailboxes.

Student made class rules.

My corner...I've changed it around since this pic.  The kidney desk was used as small group.  Now I use it as my desk.  Might go back to using it for small group again...can't decide!

Close up of my corner.

This is on our door.  The kiddos check it before going to their lockers to see what books they need to bring home.

Our class cheer...we say it every morning.

Their ultimate "knock my socks off" with awesome work!

My behavior/reward system...punch cards.  These show them what they can turn their full cards in for.  LOVE this system!!


How many of you do a weekly newsletter?  I do!  I send them out through email and post them on my class website as well.  I have tweaked them a little each year.  Last year I put their spelling words on it, this year I did not.  I try to keep the info short and sweet...I always feel if it is too long, the parents won't read it.  I made my newsletter on Microsoft easy and I think it looks nice.  I have had many parents tell me they appreciate the info.  Take a look!