Hi there sweet bloggin friends! Whew! Two days back in the groove and I think I've had a total of 3 hours in my classroom! I know meetings are a necessity but...good grief! Actually, one we had today was VERY informative about Common Core and the idea of using power standards. Anyone else using power standards with the Common Core? Just wondering. It sounds like our county is focusing on the most important standards and calling them power standards. Anyway...now that our preplanning meetings are over with, I can focus on getting everything ready for Open House on Tuesday! I so appreciate all of you for participating in my "Get in the Groove Giveaway!" I have to admit I really enjoyed being home this summer spending time with my kids, going to the pool, and spending my mornings drinking coffee while working on the computer. I didn't go to the school one time during the summer. I still have lots to do before my new bunch of second graders come on Tuesday! I loved reading your comments on when you all were going back and I love that several of you are new to blogging! You will love it and make lots of friends through blog hopping! I know I have. I appreciate you all following me here on Sassy in Second and am happy to let you know we have a winner! Here you go...
Congratulations Dray! You are the lucky winner! I am also your newest follower. Everyone check out Dray's adorable blog...Second Grade is Sweet!
I also have some pics here of my classroom!
I took these when I first went back in my room. It was a cleaning day for me (about a week ago) with bleaching and sanitizing everything in the room. I spent a lot of time organizing my book baskets and cabinets as well.
I spent a whole day cleaning out my cabinets and organizing my art cabinet. I wanted to put everything in plastic containers with lids and labels.
This is how I store my centers and packets. I place each one in gallon-sized baggies and stack them in large plastic tubs. It sure was nice the other day to pull these out and see what all is "already" made for this year. I am so thankful I started making new materials last year! My old centers were looking real shabby. I needed to update my materials! Looking forward to another great year of making centers, tiered math tubs, and lots of other goodies.
I try to keep things posted where my kiddos can see them easily. I post all of my EQ's at the front of the room with magnetic clips. This year I plan to use my Common Core EQ posters here!
Now that you've seen some "before" pics...I can't wait to show the "after pics" in a couple of days. I am making my goody bags (or I should say I have my daughter putting them together for me) this weekend and getting everything labeled in my room. Check back on Tuesday to see how everything looks! I also will post pictures of my Common Core Notebooks to let you see where I am with those. I can't wait to start using those with my kids!!! Have a great night friends and I hope those of you going back to school this next week are "Getting Back in your Groove" as well! Thanks-Yvonne :)