I can't wait for things to settle down in my classroom. Every day I put my camera on my plan book so I will remember to take pictures and somehow it gets moved and I forget!!!!! Has anyone else had that same problem????
Here is a project that my husband helped me on. He spray painted a large coffee can with flat black paint. He sanded it a little before spraying. I guess Target had the squishy lightbulbs over the summer in their dollar section, but when I went I only found two left. I ordered them on-line, the link is below. I plan on using the lightbulbs during our brainstorming for writing workshop.
|Lightbulb Stress Toy|
|There's No Place Like Second Grade Freebie|
Over the summer, I decided that my word wall would be dedicated to Greek and Latin Roots. I purchased a set on TPT. In the beginning of September, Teaching in Room 6 had a great post about "Getting in those Root Words." I would have purchased her set but I had already bought one. She posted about using black felt on her boards. I loved her idea!!! I bought my fabric on sale at Joanne's and used binder clips to attach it to the front of my cabinets.
|Teaching in Room 6|
Here are photos of my wall. I purchased my words on TPT from Creative Classroom A-Z. I printed them out smaller. I used velcro on the backs, the felt didn't hold.
|Creative Classroom A-Z |
My last share is the place value cups from Pinterest. The kids love them. They took longer than I thought and buy extra cups!!!! My fourth graders found them a little challenging. Make sure to space between numbers...have them use a pinky. We have been using them for place value, standard and expanded forms, adding to specific place and rounding.