Happy Monday! I’m linking up with Mrs. Reed from Flying Into First for her Let’s Get Acquainted Linky. I’m sharing three of my favorite areas in my classroom.
1. My Floating Word Wall: I created this because I had very little board space in my room. With this, my kids are able to access our word wall any time! I’ve created a product for my floating word wall here.
2. My Focus Wall: I use my focus wall to display everything we are learning each week. It’s a great reference for my kids who forget our spelling words or HFWs. It’s also a great reminder for me as to what we are doing throughout the week
because my mommy brain makes me forget everything! Did I mention I have a product for this??? I know…I know… #shamelessplug
3. My Clip Chart: I’m sure you’re wondering why this would be my favorite. Since I began teaching, I’ve only used the green/yellow/red behavior system. I found that this only “rewarded” unacceptable behavior. Those students who always did the right thing never got much attention besides getting a “green” for the day. So…I researched and found the clip chart behavior system. I like the fact that students get a chance to clip up. It gives them something to word toward! In my classroom, each student has a punch card. If they clip up during the day, I poke a hole in their punch card. If they fill it up in the month, they get to attend a reward party. So far I’ve done a nacho party, a popcorn party, and this month will be a cupcake party. My students really strive hard to get their punch cards filled, which translates to better behavior overall with my kids. You can view my old post to get everything in the pic below.