We call the roll in the morning and one boy has started this 'thing' where instead of responding 'Good Morning Miss N' he likes to say 'I love you, Miss N' or 'You're the best teacher in the world, Miss N'. WAY too sweet!
They give me LOTS of cuddles at the end of each day (which I didn't get much of last year) and are just SO keen to learn. They come in (early) each morning before school starts and just sit quietly at their desks. They don't need to. In fact, last year none of my kids did that. But these little guys love their desks. Some parents think that they are late bringing their children to class because most of them are sitting at their desks when they drop them off.
Anyway, I could go on all night about how much I *heart* them but I supposed I had better stick to the subject heading.
I spent the entire week before school started preparing my room and am super happy with the result. I have a few pictures to share:
If you didn't see here, I made my very own "Sharing Sticks".
The children LOVE them! One boy was showing his mum his new classroom last week and I hear him say:
"This is my desk.....and this is Miss N's desk......oh, and this is our Sharing Sticks..."
I love that he loved them so much that he thought he should point them out to Mum!!!
Here are some more pictures of the rest of the room!
|My own truffula-tree-inspired pom poms! I made lots on blue, orange and pink and have them hanging around my room. I learnt how to do these from the Martha Stewart website here. It's SO easy!!|
|A Dr. Seuss inspired bulletin display for the children's work. I saw a similar thing on Pinterest here that inspired me.|
|Last year I painted some Australian icons on these windows. This year - one of my favourite Seuss quotes *heart*. This. Took. Me. For. Ev-er!!! But I LOVE it!|
|One of my favourite products from Kylie at Down Under Teacher - her Flip the Sound Strategy cards. I have this displayed near my Guided Reading area.|
|Another one of my new favourite TPT purchases! Owl themed schedule cards with times from First Class Teacher Resources.|
|We will be using and teaching a lot of emotive language in our units this year. Last year I created these emotive word posters (arranged by emotion) to display. I have a small picture matching the emotion in the corner of each poster.|
|My reading corner and Dr Seuss inspired bulletin display.|
|Another angle :) The kids got to the bookcase - I don't actually place the books upside down on it!|
|I created my own Dr Seuss tray tags and desk name plates (no photo of those, sorry!) since we cannot purchase them easily, here in Australia :(|
If you are on Pinterest, follow me! I have a board called 'Seussalicious' that I use for inspiration.
I'll be back during the week to share a little visual reward system I use with one of my littlies.