I've gotten some great ideas for my classroom from all of you out there in teacher blog land and from Pinterest of course. I'm not crafty in the least, but I am now the proud owner of two paper punches!
The birthday bouquet is something I've seen on blogs and on Pinterest. I just had to have one! I haven't finished it yet, but it's almost done. I need to jazz up the bucket a bit and add something to cover the styrofoam.
Next on my list were Brain Break sticks that I saw on Pinterest. This was quick and easy. Don't ask me why I didn't just get colored craft sticks. Instead, my daughter and I colored them with Mr. Sketch markers...if nothing else, they smell great!
After that, I tackled my dismissal poster, again, an idea I borrowed!
I got my class list on Friday, so I got my job chart cards finished. I've shown just a sample of what my cards look like. And yes, I really do have an Atlantis and a Diesel in my classroom this year! The cards fit perfectly in the $1 pocket charts I picked up at Target. I took the scraps of laminated paper that I've trimmed off of various projects and decided to keep them as bookmarks for my students. They LOVE bookmarks! I just need to punch a hole in the top of each one and add a ribbon.
Another thing I did this weekend was get my students' names on labels. I give each student a sheet of ten preprinted labels to stick on all of their consumable books, notebooks, and folders.
So that was my weekend. Of course I fit a lot more into it than what I've shown you. I got some shopping done, spent Saturday at the lake, watched the Olympics, hung out at the dog park for a bit, and relaxed as much as I could. So long Summer! It was good while it lasted!