CLAAAAASSSSSS! (Then you say .... YEEEEEESSSSS?) I am just lovin' the Whole Brain Teaching strategies. The first day of school is just around the corner and I wanted to be ready to teach my class the 5 rules. There are so many cute WBT rule signs out there and I really liked Stephanie's over at 3rd Grade Thoughts. I used the same graphics as her, but made them to blend in with my dots on chocolate decor. Here is how they turned out:
If you would like a set for your classroom, just click on the picture above to download!
I am also lovin' the concept of the Super Improvers Wall. I think this will really motivate students and I love how motivating it is for individual students. This can really tie in with RTI and student goals for improving. I really liked Tara's Super Improver Wall over at Little Minds at Work. I especially loved the wording she chose for each level. But to keep with my theme - I can't help myself - I decided to create my own Super Improvers Wall using OWLS (imagine that!) I did change the wording just a tad but here is how it turned out.
I used our die cut at school and punched out stars in each color that I will hang next to these signs. If you would like the owl signs- click on the picture or you can download them HERE.
So I've been working in my room the last few days and I am by no means finished but I think my room is coming along. Here is a sneak peak of what I've done so far:
Thanks to Pinterest, I decided to use my four bookshelves to separate my tables this year. I'm finding all sorts of ways to organize all my math manipulatives, table caddies, etc. I'm already LOVING it this way. I also made the signs over each table from tissue fans from Party City and the BIG Dots on Chocolate from CTP. The idea, of course, was from Melanie over at School Girl Style [I just ADORE her creations!]
I would love to show you SO MUCH MORE but I have bigger and better news! I am having a GIVEAWAY! To celebrate back to school and my birthday [let's just say it's a milestone for me]... I decided to have a giveaway. I just happened to mention it to my friend Deedee Wills and she kindly offered one of her best sellers... so get ready to enter! Have you seen her Writing Work Stations? They are FABULOUS! Well I will be giving away 4 (yes - I said 4) Writing Work Stations THE COMPLETE SET worth $32.00! AMAZING!
BUT WAIT.... THERE'S MORE! In addition to the Writing Work Stations, the four lucky winners will also get my new Everything OWLS Classroom Bundle worth $20.00. It includes my OWLStanding Clipchart, OWL Write! Writing Choice Board Packet, Owl Themed Desk Nameplates (in both Brown Owls and Bright Colored Owls), Cubby Labels Numbers 1-28, Blank Labels for book boxes, baskets, material tubs, etc., Color Word Owls to display color words, and OWL themed Restroom Passes (3 different designs for boys and girls)! Take a look:
There are 4 ways to enter - so there will be 4 winners! The giveaway starts today - August 7th - and ends Sunday, August 12th. The winners will be announced on Monday, August 13th!
In addition to my giveaway, I will be running a Birthday Sale in my TPT Store today. Everything is 20% off for today only! Happy 4- th to me! [Can you tell I'm having issues?]
"OWL" see ya later!