I’ve been going Pin-Crazy!! If you are not on Pinterest you are missing out! Anywhoo…before getting to Pin-Up Thursdays I have to remind you about the giveaway. It ends Monday! Click the pic below to enter :-)
I have lots of things to share today. The first is a focus wall. I posted earlier this week that I needed help to decide what to do with my bulletin boards. A focus wall was suggested, and I think it’s a great way to display what your students will be learning during the week.
The next thing I found was a cute back to school treat using starbursts. I always put something like this in my kids’ first day goodie bag. I have similar cute sayings in my First Day Frenzy pack here.
The next thing I found kind of goes along with my bulletin board dilemma. Last year I had a word wall, but with fewer bulletin board space this year I wondered where I would put it. This pin shows a portable word wall using manila folders. It includes all of the words the students will use throughout the year. I love it because I can set it up anywhere in my classroom and the kids can easily access it. I definitely want to use this idea this year, but I’m not sure if I’ll add the words beforehand or add them as we learn them…
Finally, my favorite pin of the week, I found a teacher’s literacy center stations. The pin is from Serenade to Second Grade, and she details EVERYTHING. The great thing about visiting her blog is that she provides a lot of free materials so that you can use it in your classroom (I don’t think she uses the blog anymore; however, all of the materials are still available to download). You may have to modify it for the grade that you teach, but the resources are awesome nonetheless! I really want to create awesome literacy centers for my firsties and this pin was a jewel for me. I have a lot of storage in my new classroom, so I will have lots of room for these centers.
What interesting things have you found on Pinterest? Leave your pinterest link(s) below or if you are doing a linky, leave your blog post link below!