My Classrooms and Alphabet Posters




(more on this in a minute!)



I feel a great excitement at the prospect of a new school year!  I also feel a great overwhelming wave of fear and anxiety and stress, but for now I'm going to focus on the excitement!  





I've been looking back at photos of my classroom over my two years and the all-prepped-and-waiting-for-the-cute-firsties look of a classroom has been giving me those butterflies again.  I cannot help but reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly of my first two years and know that I am making little steps each time.  This will be my third year.  Third time's a charm, right?





Year One.









Year Two.  (I moved across the hall after my first year so the room's layout is opposite.)










Year Three?  Who knows what is coming!?  But the little part of me that is not absolutely trembling with fear (have I told you I'm a worrier?) is so very excited to meet my new sweet friends.  


3 weeks!





By the way, I feel like my classroom improved from one year to the next, even if it was just a tiny bit.  I knew what worked for me and my students and I knew how to make things a little more functional.  Now, with my recent discovery of teaching blogs and TPT (huzzah!), I am hopefully also able to make things a little bit cuter.  I am going to reason that this is totally important as well because we all have to spend a whole bunch of time together in this room and it might as well be happy and pleasant!





I made a new set of alphabet posters to help in my decorating goal.  They feature chalkboard, polka dots, and happy rainbow colors and can be used in a variety of ways!  Stick up in front of your room, use them on the word wall, or even use them as flash cards.  










When you display them in a line you will see a rainbow of colors!





   



    








Click on any of the pictures above or right here.


Have a lovely evening!



My Classrooms and Alphabet Posters

(more on this in a minute!)

I feel a great excitement at the prospect of a new school year!  I also feel a great overwhelming wave of fear and anxiety and stress, but for now I'm going to focus on the excitement!  

I've been looking back at photos of my classroom over my two years and the all-prepped-and-waiting-for-the-cute-firsties look of a classroom has been giving me those butterflies again.  I cannot help but reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly of my first two years and know that I am making little steps each time.  This will be my third year.  Third time's a charm, right?

Year One.

Year Two.  (I moved across the hall after my first year so the room's layout is opposite.)


Year Three?  Who knows what is coming!?  But the little part of me that is not absolutely trembling with fear (have I told you I'm a worrier?) is so very excited to meet my new sweet friends.  
3 weeks!

By the way, I feel like my classroom improved from one year to the next, even if it was just a tiny bit.  I knew what worked for me and my students and I knew how to make things a little more functional.  Now, with my recent discovery of teaching blogs and TPT (huzzah!), I am hopefully also able to make things a little bit cuter.  I am going to reason that this is totally important as well because we all have to spend a whole bunch of time together in this room and it might as well be happy and pleasant!

I made a new set of alphabet posters to help in my decorating goal.  They feature chalkboard, polka dots, and happy rainbow colors and can be used in a variety of ways!  Stick up in front of your room, use them on the word wall, or even use them as flash cards.  


When you display them in a line you will see a rainbow of colors!

   

    


Click on any of the pictures above or right here.
Have a lovely evening!

Hurray for Handwriting!


Heya!  I'm excited to announce a new packet today that's all to do with handwriting! Hurray!










I love handwriting and I love trying to come up with ways to motivate my students to have neat handwriting.  For one thing, when you can actually read what the little ones are trying to write it makes life a whole lot better, and for another, parents and those second grade teachers sure do love it when the first graders learn good handwriting practices!





This packet has lots of resources to teach good handwriting, practice good handwriting, and maintain that good handwriting!  We start with letter formation guides and oral prompts for all letters, capital and lowercase, and numbers 0-9. 


















I plan to put these pages in page protectors so I can write on them with dry-erase marker, throw them all in a binder, and then use them to show letter formation.  I'm not allowing myself to go back into my classroom yet (2 more weeks!) or I would show you this.  I guess you'll just have to wait, but I'm sure you get the idea.  After I teach a letter I like to practice examples and non-examples on this.





Next up we have all of the resources you need to make a student handwriting book with practice pages of 2 kinds for each letter.















It is one thing to teach good handwriting from the beginning, and it is another thing to maintain it and keep the little darlings motivated to keep it!  





Enter...The Handwriting Fairy!  





Oh my goodness, my friend the Handwriting Fairy has worked her magic in my class so many times and my kids are always ecstatically excited about it.  All I do is I leave one of these little reward notes out on a desk of a deserving student with a little treat and dash of glitter.  








This instantly improves the handwriting of the entire class!  See, magic!  I've also included a few Handwriting Fairy motivation posters so the kids know what our magical friend is looking for. Here are a few of them...



                       





So there you have it! 135 pages of handwriting joy!  Grab it here or click on the picture below. It will be on sale throughout the rest of this week!  Happy Teaching!























Hurray for Handwriting!

Heya!  I'm excited to announce a new packet today that's all to do with handwriting! Hurray!


I love handwriting and I love trying to come up with ways to motivate my students to have neat handwriting.  For one thing, when you can actually read what the little ones are trying to write it makes life a whole lot better, and for another, parents and those second grade teachers sure do love it when the first graders learn good handwriting practices!

This packet has lots of resources to teach good handwriting, practice good handwriting, and maintain that good handwriting!  We start with letter formation guides and oral prompts for all letters, capital and lowercase, and numbers 0-9. 




I plan to put these pages in page protectors so I can write on them with dry-erase marker, throw them all in a binder, and then use them to show letter formation.  I'm not allowing myself to go back into my classroom yet (2 more weeks!) or I would show you this.  I guess you'll just have to wait, but I'm sure you get the idea.  After I teach a letter I like to practice examples and non-examples on this.

Next up we have all of the resources you need to make a student handwriting book with practice pages of 2 kinds for each letter.



It is one thing to teach good handwriting from the beginning, and it is another thing to maintain it and keep the little darlings motivated to keep it!  

Enter...The Handwriting Fairy!  

Oh my goodness, my friend the Handwriting Fairy has worked her magic in my class so many times and my kids are always ecstatically excited about it.  All I do is I leave one of these little reward notes out on a desk of a deserving student with a little treat and dash of glitter.  


This instantly improves the handwriting of the entire class!  See, magic!  I've also included a few Handwriting Fairy motivation posters so the kids know what our magical friend is looking for. Here are a few of them...

                       

So there you have it! 135 pages of handwriting joy!  Grab it here or click on the picture below. It will be on sale throughout the rest of this week!  Happy Teaching!