This week for the Monday Meet Up, bloggers are sharing three facts that you might not know about them. Here are mine...
Moving on to some craftiness...
My first project makes me giddy every time I see it! I spent a couple days in my new classroom this week doing some decorating. Seriously, I love decorating my classroom and always look forward to the summer for this reason. With my husband's help, I got my new writing board up for my sports themed classroom.
My husband is such a good sport! (Pun intended!)
I will show more of the bulletin boards next week! And I might have some sneak peaks on Facebook ;-)
My next project is also for my classroom. And most of the credit for this project goes to my husband. I am not handy with saws or drills. Heck, I'm not even handy with screw drivers. I prefer to stick to making things with my Mac!
I absolutely HATE tripping over backpacks while walking around my classroom. And then during the winter, I also get to step all over jackets. Grrrrr!!! So we hung backpack racks from the wall. It is our locker room!
This was another fairly simple project if you or someone you know is comfortable with the drill. We bought 2 inch boards from Home Depot. We even had them cut while we there. Saved a step for us! The next step was to give them two coats of spray paint. My husband screwed them into my classroom wall and added some hooks (also purchased at Home Depot). I made some cute varsity letters and we were done!
First, I made some place value task cards that will be perfect for the beginning of the year.
The next set that I made is meant to encourage kids to investigate and graph data. I know my kiddos will love these and they can be used over and over because their are so many tasks for each student to choose from. The response booklet even encourages them to come up with their own future investigations.
Make sure to hop over to the linky and check out the projects that other bloggers are working on!