It's time to link up for another...
Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week on your blog.
I officially finished the last 20 pages for my summer reading assignment. Lucy Calkins really has me thinking about the way that I teach writing. I'm definitely going to approach writing a bit differently this year and I'm excited to see the results. This book was a little repetitive, and it has a lot of information. I thought I'd finish it quickly, but it took me awhile to get through it, because all of these wonderful ideas kept popping in to my head. I had about 10 pages of notes by the time I finished!
My summer has been all about organization. How happy was I to find this amazing blogging/TpT sales/Pinterest/everything a teacher blogger can dream of Blog Post, Giveaway, and Linky Planner and Organizer? Let's just say that I LOVE it and it's one of my favorite purchases of the summer! Now I'm not only organized for teaching, I'm organized for blogging too!
Open House was a great success! I love being in a district where so many parents take the time to come in. I can already tell that my group of 27 students are going to be awesome! Each student had a welcome bag on their desk, with my annual goodie bag Welcome Poem, which got a lot of revisions this year.
The welcome poem can be downloaded for free here: Welcome Poem for a Bag of Treats
My "Parent Vitamins" were a big hit!
I saw a version of this on Pinterest, and I loved it, but it only led me to a picture file so even after a google search, I still have no idea who the original creator is. I loved the idea, I just had to change up a bit. I put two fun packs of M&M's in each one - that way each parent could have one! On the other side of the bag, I made matching messages that were meant to put parents at ease. They loved it!
If you want to grab my version of parent vitamins, you can download it here: Parent Vitamins
Student desks are ready for the first day with my wonderful new students on Tuesday! I spent all day yesterday getting everything ready for the first day. That meant cleaning up from Open House, organizing all of the papers that I was handed during open house, copying the papers I need to make our first day a success, and making sure everything in the room is organized and ready to go. I can officially say that I am ready for the first day, which means that I get to enjoy my four-day weekend starting NOW! It also means that there will be a classroom reveal this weekend so stay tuned!
This is the note on the desk: It's available with the Welcome Poem here: First Day Welcome Note for Supplies
Wishing everyone a fabulous Labor Day weekend! For those who have already started, I hope your year is off to a great start. For those who start on Tuesday with me, let's all work hard to make this our best first day EVER!