There will be many links posted below to my inspirations:) Thank you to all these fellow bloggers!
I received my Scotch Laminator in the mail and everyone was right! I DO LOVE IT. It has become my best friend this past week:) It was well worth the $30 to be able to laminate WHAT I want, WHERE I want, and WHEN I want. Priceless!!
I finally figured out I had to feed the laminating pouch in the top (I tried feeding it through the bottom and wondered why nothing happened). It took it right in and laminated pretty quickly!
Here it comes!
I finally got the "WELCOME" letters laminated that I was inspired to make by 4th Grade Frolics (who got her idea from Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten). I had my 5 year old hold them because I cannot bring my things to school yet...still waxing the floors:(
Back view of sign...
I laminated these ADORABLE owl subject headers from The Wise and Witty Teacher to use for my homework area.
Found these two great charts that I can hang once we do these lessons for the Daily 5 that I will be trying a modified version of in 4th grade this year. I found this website (San Juan Unified School District) through Pinterest and they have a lot of Daily 5 resources.
These cute EEKK posters I downloaded from Kelli at Castles and Crayons. Check out all her Daily 5 resources!
I (actually!) made these myself for my front board. I will put magnets on the back of them and my teacher's helpers and math meeting helper will be changed daily below them. The "recess" one is where I keep a list of students who owe work and stay back from recess that day to get caught up.
Next, I printed these Reading Response Labels for Interactive Journals from Rachel Lynette's TpT store. I printed them on Avery 8160 and they didn't quite line up correctly, so then I printed them on regular paper and will cut them when I need to use them.
There were 42 prompts available to print and I just picked out about 10 to start with:
Then, I knocked off the sharpened/unsharpened pencils and Box Tops container on my to do list. I have seen these all over the blogging world! I started with 2 Folgers containers for the pencils and a taller container for the Box Tops.
I just wrapped each container in scrapbook paper and adhered it with my handy Scotch Tape Runner! The cute labels are from Lil' Country Kindergarten.
Back view of pencil holders...
Finally, I decorated this binder cover template to fit my needs. The binder cover template is from Lyndsey at A Year of Many Firsts. They are fully editable! Yay!
The only item that I used to keep in this binder (with a not-so-nice cover) was the record of books read by each student (independent reading chapter books). I keep track of where the book is from (home, library, or teacher library), the date they finished the book, AR test score, and if the book was returned. I don't have an elaborate way of checking out my teacher library books and this system works for me to check if students have checked out books. Every student in my homeroom and ELA class has a tab.
In addition to the form below, this year I will be adding the CAFE reading and writing conference forms for each student under their tab in this binder. I also will put calendar and keeping track forms in the front of the binder. Check back soon to read my blog post about this as I get more organized. This is all new to me and I am nervous that I won't be able to keep up with the paperwork for D5 (or D3 in my case:)
The border is from the Hello Literacy blog. If you would like a free copy of this handout to keep track of your students reading, leave me a comment with your email and I will send it to you!