I am in the process of interviews right now, so in the meantime I have been working on items for my classroom and can't wait to share! My favorite blog linkys are Monday Made It(s) (MMIs), so I have my own. Even though it's Wednesday.
Who doesn't love pointers? They are SO expensive from teacher stores, and the closest one I have found is in Lynchburg, an hour away from me. SO I resorted to creating my own.
I want my kiddos to have a pointer to go with each story, season, or interest. So, I made A LOT.
To start with, shop your local craft store or Wally-World for pre-painted wooden shapes. Then, find small dowel sticks (in the same aisle) to attach them to. Some mod podge scrapbook paper to the sticks. I didn't.
Use a hot glue gun to attach the shapes to the sticks. You can even add ribbon below for a little flair (I didn't). Voila! You have your own pointers for a tiny cost! (I will add the finished product later :) )
Also, I am currently reading The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher by Rosemary and Harry Wong. This book is probably required by many districts for first year teachers to read. Personally, I think ALL teachers should read this book. It's engaging and so helpful with such great tips and reminders for beginning of the year procedures. It's a must read!
Next up, the Daily Five book by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser for literacy and writing centers.
Stay tuned for more classroom creations and ideas!