Friday, February 22, 2013

Hall Pass


I am joining Rebecca over at Tunstall's Teaching for a fun linky called Hall Pass!
Teachers deserve a Hall Pass, too!
P - Product
I LOVE these adorable owls from Peachpops clipart and all the Workstations I have made with them.
However, this is my favorite - Having a Hoot with Tens Frames.
Cover page
4 possible Workstations with the one set of pieces.
Each of the 4 Workstations has its own set of directions.
Recording sheets available if desired.
A - area
My favorite area of my classroom is my carpet/meeting area.  This is where I meet with students for CAFE lessons, mini lessons and read alouds.  I have a small pink ottoman I sit own (with storage underneath).  Beside it is my easel.  On the left wall is the calendar, CAFE board and posted rules.  In front of me and behind students is my favorite part of my classroom - HANDS DOWN - my double sided bookshelves filled with 1000s of books organized by genre, author, and level.
S - Signal
I have several signals that I use daily to get my students attention, but my favorite one is my CHIMES.  When I want everyone to clean up & meet me at the Carpet Area, I ring the chimes which hang from my chart stand.  It is distinctive enough to get their attention without being loud and disturbing my neighbor.  They may tune my voice out, but the chimes get their attention!

S - Sanity
I live for enrichment on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  It gives me just enough of a break to catch up and clear off my desk.  On the days I do not have enrichment, I try to make a small chunk of time for either a math game or reading with our 4th grade book buddies.  If all else fails - I have a Mountain Dew and chocolate!  Then, I am more wired up than the kids.



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10 comments:

  1. Your room looks AMAZING! You're so organized. I also wanted to tell you.I love your how to writing. I'm going to steal this great idea. Thanks!!
    ☀Rikki

    The Hive

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    1. Steal away! Thanks for stopping by.
      :)
      Tamera

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  2. wow you are adorable!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  3. I can tell you are an amazing teacher. I bet all you organization makes your classroom have a calming effect on your kids. I need to work on this, for sure. Great ideas!

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    1. I try so hard to be organized. It does help, but it is not my strength.
      :)
      Tamera

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  4. Your class looks so fun! I love your baskets:) I wish I had that kind of wall space. I use chimes too, I love the sound they make:)

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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    1. Thank you! I got the baskets a few years ago from Target.
      :)
      Tamera

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  5. I am drooling over your bookshelves, I love being organized and your books look amazing!
    I love your owls!

    Deanna
    A Primary Owl

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