I am alive and well, just very, very tired.  Last week was my first week of school and it went pretty well.  I think I *might* be on the verge of a sinus infection or really bad cold and I just feel wiped out so  I am going to keep this short.

I am not quite ready for classroom pictures, but I am close.  I have lots of little details to take care of first!I will post them here eventually.

I thought I would do little sneak peeks into different areas first and then post the grand reveal later.  It sounds good to my medicine-addled mind.

This is the top of my cubbies with my guided reading texts.  I posted a shot of that earlier.  Here it is halfway finished.

I have cleaned up the top and moved all those binders.  I am going to focus on the TOP of this piece of furniture.

I have already posted a couple times about my birthday balloons and ceramic cupcakes with erasers.  Here is the final result.   I think it is pretty cute and the kids seemed thrilled.  We have out first birthday coming up in about a week so we will have to see how it goes!
The sweet student jar is also kept on the top of the cubbies.  I think I have already wrote about this but can’t find the post.  Basically at the end of the day the student of the day randomly draws a name out of a bag.  If the student whose name was drawn has good behavior and hasn’t pulled a stick (our behavior system) all day then they choose a piece of candy.  If the student has pulled a stick then the name goes back in the bag for another opportunity another day.

This is our whole group compliment system.  I found this idea on Pinterest from the blog 2nd Grade Rocks!  The kids love it and I think it is super cute!

And here is the grand reveal…the whole top of the cubbies!

I also keep our stickers for correct morning work and a cozy lamp here as well!

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

2017-07-05T22:38:31+00:00 Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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