Tonight’s post is going to be short and sweet. Tomorrow morning I’m headed out of town with some co-workers for a little spring break shopping trip. Fingers crossed, I find a dress for my bridal shower and/or rehearsal dinner. 🙂 Thanks to everyone who made such kind comments about my Picnic Unit! You are all so sweet! 🙂
Tonight’s Pinterest Pick of the Week is more of an organizational idea. I have always used a magnetic surface for my Writer’s Workshop board. Students simply move their magnet to the writing process they are currently working on. In my new classroom next year, this will not be possible. There is very little magnetic surface. I found this pin on Pinterest and thought it was a great way to allow students to still move their choices but keep things simple, without taking up much space. It mirrors the clipboard system that so many of us use.
My second Pinterest Pick is an organizational tool for individual conferences. This year, I have a binder for reading conferences with my students. I started the year thinking it was amazing! I was excited to start one-on-one reading meetings with each of my students and work toward doing them quickly and efficiently like The Sisters. Boy, was I wrong! The binder is not.working.for.me. It takes me a million years to find the student’s page and while I could tab things, it just seems like a mess. I like this idea of using Post-It Note sized squares to keep a sticky note of information for each student. Then, the Post-It note could be kept there until the next conference for the teacher to see where he or she left off, before a new goal for the child was posted. This seems a lot easier to keep track of and I’m excited to give this a try next year!
That’s it for tonight! I’m off to bed so that I have lots of energy for shopping tomorrow! 🙂
Love the pencil!
First Grade Blue SKies
I love the reading conference file folder. I used a binder with tabs for each kiddo and it works, but I love this idea too. 🙂 Have fun shopping! I found my dresses for my shower and rehearsal dinner at the Banana Republic Outlet.
Stories From Second
Love the post-it idea! I will have to try that next year.
Krazy About Kiddos
I saw your post on Laura's blog (Over the First Grade Rainbow). I think you're really going to like first grade. I'm a new follower.
First Upon A Time
I plan on implementing more Writer's Workshop time next year and the pencil is so cute!! I just stopped by to let you know you have been tagged!! Surf on over when you get a chance:)
Surfin' Through Second
Love these ideas!!!
I tagged you too! 🙂 Come on by to check it out! And have a great Easter weekend!!! 🙂
I LOVE the writer's workshop idea! I am totally doing that next year=D You have an amazing blog going here and I'm you're newest follower.
These are great ideas! I love them!
I just tagged you on my blog…head on over there to check it out! 🙂
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Lovely Little Learners