My first task, setting up my classroom library. Books are essential, but they are expensive! I've found some great books in second hand stores. I'm searching yard sales, and finding great steals at Amazon, Target, and Kohls. The Duckling Gets a Cookie
Things are about to change, I'm moving from 5th grade to 1st grade this fall! There are so many differences between the way a 5th grader and a 1st grader works and thinks, am I prepared? I'm moving into a (gorgeous and huge) new classroom, which means the cabinets are empty (a blessing and a curse).
During this past school year we celebrated Read Across America Week. The first day had a theme of "Bring a Book Buddy" for D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read). I was surprised of the amount of 5th grade friends that brought a stuffed animal or baby doll from home to read with during D.E.A.R time. Sometimes teachers forget that, as big as our 5th graders are, they are still children. I want to bring play and fun into my new classroom as much as I can, Book Buddies are an easy way to incorporate reading and fun at the same time! Here are some Book Buddies that I found at Kohl's this week. (Should I Share my Ice Cream? Knuffle Bunny Sneetches Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose) The proceeds raised benefit children across all of our communities (which is a great reason to explain why I needed ALL of the Mo Willem book characters). I also lucked out by finding some of the old Dr. Seuss Kohl's care line at a clearance price!
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Within 30 minutes of meeting my new coworkers, I was warned how serious they take Read Across America Week. Each year our building hosts guest readers, has dress down days, decorates doors, does Seuss trivia, and many other fun activities. I'm so excited for the events we have planned for our students across the school and in the classroom!
Seuss Week Activities
Now that I've been in the same school for two years, I've learned to keep my eye out for Seuss finds throughout the year. Target also has a great selection towards mid-February or the start of March.
Door Decorating Contest!
Current 1st grade teacher and former middle school educator trying to be techy, Reading Specialist, Science Coordinator, Student Government Coordinator, life long learner, and avid reader