Five For Fraturday and An Oldie But Goodie Freebie

 One of these days I am going to write a Five for Friday post on a Friday! I am just sooooo tired on Friday nights? Anyone else? Anyone? Anyone? 
We use tables in our classroom. My students do not have desks. So, I have had to be creative with my storage space. At first, I was keeping their books in crates. When we needed Journals, we would just pass them out. But, now that it is the 3rd Trimester...
YIKES! And, of course, YAY!
...My students work at such different rates, now. Some finish sooo quickly, while others don't always finish. To help with this, I purchased these drawers and made labels to match our owl themed classroom! Now, all of their workbooks, math packets, etc. are in these drawers! We are all loving it! I have table leaders that get the books when we need them and they are also in charge of keeping the drawer organized. Responsibility at its finest!

 These drawers are from Target! I love how the 
color hides the items a little bit!

 
 I have been rearranging and organizing my classroom a little bit more, lately. It seems like there's always more to organize. It is a never ending cycle.


 My cubbies used to be against this wall...I moved them to our carpet area. Do you see them in the top right corner of this picture? Whenever we line up, I have the students put their papers in their cubbies...well, the line was just getting in the way. This move was a long-time coming. 

I also had my aqua desk and shelf change places! The students needed access to the desk and it was just too crowded. This is working perfectly. Now, when my students need something from the desk, they aren't bothering the students at the table next to it. {They rarely need items from the shelf, so it was a perfect trade!} Do you rearrange your classroom, often?

 
 We made the cutest project this week! We were supposed to complete it last week for Valentine's Day, but we ran out of time. It is such an ADORABLE activity, that I was NOT going to save it for next year. So, we fit it in this past week. First Grade Blue Skies posted about this and I KNEW we had to do it! 


My students LOVE when I put some of our projects above the door! 
They think it is so funny that they can see the legs from the 
outside when our door is open! HA!

Do you recognize this "someday" couple? Do you? Do you? It's Froggy and Frogilina!!! How precious are these cuties!?! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Froggy books! Some of my VERY favorites!!! This project is based on the book Froggy's First Kiss, by Jonathan London!



We have been reviewing our rules like CRAZY this week! We are tightening up across the school with reminders of how to walk in our lines. We walk...
"Zip and Flip"
or
"Zip and Hip"
always with a
"Bubble in your mouth"
 reminding the students of our school rules
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe

I have also been reviewing my classroom rules! I use the rules from Whole Brain Teaching! We have been revisiting them like CRAZY!!! I created this to match my classroom theme. Click the picture for this fun Freebie!

 http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Owl-Style-Whole-Brain-Teaching-Rules-792959


My students have been tattling like crazy!!! So, I created a Tattle Report and a Tattle Box to go with it! 

 
I posted about this Tattle Box and shared a Tattle Report Freebie here. I am enjoying A LOT less tattles since incorporating this into our class! So.Much.Better.

Have a wonderful week! Hopefully, I will post on Friday next week! HA!

3 comments

  1. Those froggies are adorable!! I have been thinking about possibly trying tables next year instead of desks. Do you like tables? Have you had desks before? I would love to hear more about your opinions on tables! I teach 3rd grade and just hate dealing with messy desks, squeaking desks, desks that magically inch their way around the room, etc.!!

    Kate :)
    McDee's Busy Bees

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    1. Aren't they just the cutest?! First Grade Blue Skies has adorable art projects!

      Oh my gosh! I LOVE tables! I used desks when I taught 2nd and 3rd (12 years)...and I agree..they get messy, they move, make noise, are different sizes..Not fun. I love that tables enable the students to work as a team. They pretty much have to. We use community supplies. Our 4th and 5th grade teachers ALL use tables. It just seems like there is so much more room with tables! So, if you have the opportunity to use tables, I definitely would! You just have to find a system that works for you to hold all of their books, workbooks, etc. I'm loving the drawers!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Beth :)

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  2. I love the bins! Where did you get the labels for them?

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