Thursday, August 30, 2012

Open House and a Freebie!

Well I am so glad that is out of the way.  This year we had our Open House before the kids came back.  I have to say I really liked it.  Getting my room together this quick was a challenge, but I had to realize that some of the stuff could wait because I want the kids to add their touch to it.

My classroom is going to have a Fairy Tale theme this year.  I really love having a theme that goes along with what I have to teach.  We are all going to be the subjects of the Kingdom of Kuhn.  I am going to call my weekly newsletter "The Kinghtly News"  I that too cute or what?  These are the little things that keep me going.

I have a freebie for you.  It is my morning routine posters.  I have just used clip art from the internet.  I am pretty sure it is free, but I am not making any money from it so you should be able to use it too.  I hope you enjoy my little tour.  I will be posting more classroom pics after the kiddos help me complete it.  I would love ideas for Rapunzel's Tower,

Here is Rapunzel's tower. Don't know what I will do with it yet along with my bulletin board listing the royal subjects of the Kingdom of Kuhn.

This will be the frame that I will use to take pics of the kids on the first day.

I used the poem from The KinderGals for my apples
These were that Magic wands that I made that said, "It is going to be a "magical" year. 
I have seen similar ideas floating around on the web.  

This is my reading area.  I do Daily 5 and last year the CAFE.
This year going with my theme I am doing the FACE of a reader.  The first poster is the magic mirror with the face in it.  (Think Shrek)  Each of the other 4 posters are mirrors with each of the letters of FACE and definitions in them.

I am using this whole group incentive along with my PBIS clip chart that will track individual behavior.  I picked up these cute cupcakes at Michael's and cute sign at 4th Grade Frolics.
This is where my parents started in the room for Open House.

This picture shows my easel that has my "Once Upon a Time" writing board. and my morning routine posters.  You can download them by clicking on the picture.