Whew...sorry for the hiatus. I had to spend a few days away from all things having to with school! Now, I am already re-energized for next year and I have been spending far too much time on Pinterest. I thought I would make my to do list public so I am more likely to complete it! Hope you like some of these ideas!
1. Purchase new fabric and borders to give my room a more consistent look. I already have so many primary colored buckets and organizational things so I thought I would foster that theme. Here's an image of a classroom that is inspiring this theme from flipflop teacher. You must check out this link to see images of all sorts of themes. Be ready to stay a while!
2. Make new seats for my small group table. I love these made from crates, board, foam, and fabric. They look simple enough to make and I think they will look beautiful!
great tutorial to make these tissue paper pom poms and I think they will bring the whole room together.
Zap. I plan to make a board and use it for reviewing any concept throughout the year. Easy-peasy!
back to school night. I love it and plan to set up student desks to look just as welcoming. I already ordered magnetic buisiness cards from Vistaprint with my school phone number and email so parents have easy access to them all year long (hopefully I won't regret that!)
small group work for reading and writing workshop. Hands down this has been the best project I started last year and I can't wait to simplify my life with these next year.
assessment binders and plans to help students understand standards-based grading. I already made these free posters and found a great tool to help students track progress from Miss Nanini.
complete writing workshop center and prepare for a successful year by using my new posters to establish routines.
10. Spend some time learning the Next Generation Science Standards for third grade so I can make sure I am ready for a great year of inquiry-based science.
I also plan to have a little fun this summer with my beautiful kiddos! What huge projects are you planning to tackle this summer?