November already?!? This year has been flying by and here's a peak at some things that we are loving in KC.
Colored Duct Tape!!! Are you hooked yet? I've been jazzing up almost anything that stays still in my classroom. Just kidding...not my kinders. Everything from clipboards to small dry erase boards to pencil cups are getting a makeover with fun and colorful duct tape.
Let me just say...LOVE. I had been getting super bored with my old daily calendar routine and didn't actually feel like my students were getting much out of it. My kindergarten teacher buddies and I came across this calendar pack and decided to give it a try. I think Growing Kinders was also having a Flash Sale that day so it was a little extra incentive. ;) Anyway, the prep time on my end took a bit, but it was totally worth it and my students are really enjoying our new calendar time!
Each student has their own notebook. I model with a laminated, blown up version of the page to help those who get off track. I will admit that the whole process seemed painfully slow at first, but after only a few days they had the hang of it. It is not taking any longer than our original (boring) calendar time routine.
I got a very exciting package at school last week. My FREE Elf on the Shelf came in!!! It was a too good to be true moment. The nice folks at Elf on the Shelf gave away 5000 of these babies and I was lucky enough to snag one. Thank goodness for Teacher's Market for alerting me to this sweet deal. I plan to get started right after Thanksgiving! Visit thenorthpoleplayground.com for ways to use The Elf on the Shelf in your classroom!
I'm just about to FINALLY post my first few items onto Teachers Pay Teachers. They should be up by the end of the week!