Friday, August 9, 2013

Back to School Edition {Five for Friday}

I've survived the first two days of school and made it to another Five for Friday linky with Doodle Bugs Teaching.

1. I'm pretty sure this says it all. How can back to school make me so tired!!

2. Have you tried Discovery School Puzzlemaker? I got a great tip about it from my teaching partner and used it to create a word search using all of my kiddos first and last names! It made a great activity for morning work on that first day! Click the picture below to check it out.

3. I finally got all the labels on my bookshelves. I've tried book bins before and they just weren't for me. My students had a difficult time choosing books and I felt like the books weren't used as often as they should be. Now I just use a sticker to label all of my books by genre and I used some vinyl to label the shelves. 

4. I love trees, so I was excited when I saw this pin that used leaves on the tree to document the books read together as a class. I knew I had to do this in my room, so my tree is up and ready to go! 

5. If you teach multiple classes how do you display anchor charts? I saw this post about using magnetic curtain rods on a chalkboard, so I got 3 rods and used command strips to stick them to my block wall. I'm just not sure if this will be a good system for me. What have you tried? 


  1. Oh the tiredness is so true! I know it's coming soon for me! I go back next week. I'm still looking for the rods. The last time I was at Walmart, they were all sold out.
    A Tall Drink of Water

  2. I love the puzzlemaker idea! Ialso want. To try the shower rods. Great idea!

    And, I am so not looking forward to being that tired. In-servicestartsnext week for us.


  3. I like the curtain rod idea. I have used large command hooks with metal rings to hold my charts before, worked well.

    I {Heart} Recess

  4. I don't know about you, but I am tired all year long!

    Love your reading tree! Such a great idea.

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  5. I love the idea if labeling the shelves with vinyl!

    room 4 imagination


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