Sunday, July 28, 2013

~~Guest Blogging~~

 I am so excited to be guest blogging for Stevi & Tamara @ 2 Crazy Texas Teachers.   I must admit that I am extremely a little nervous~~this is my first time!  If you haven't checked out their blog~~you must pop over and say hello.  They have some wonderful ideas!! 

 I don't know about you...but I thrive on organization in my classroom. I guess you can say I have a little OCD when it comes to my classroom. Having things in the right spot or knowing where I can find a certain something helps my students as well as myself throughout the day.

In my classroom, I have some must-have needs~~group baskets (see picture below), sharpies (and lots of them), and labels. I provide each group with a basket organizer for their supplies. They can put whatever necessary school item in the basket. Usually, the basket has glue sticks, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, erasers, and sharpies. For the past several years, each student had their own personal basket. It worked out for a while until the basket became too full to hold what was needed. This year I decided that each group would have one basket. Along with the regular supplies, I will put a set of Story Sticks, multiplication/division flash cards, and bathroom passes (one boy/girl for each group). The sticks are used for retelling stories. I thought this would be a great brain break activity.

Check out how precious the baskets came out.  I just love the bright colors! You can grab a copy of the basket signs (HERE).


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