I want to show you a few things that I have worked on in the past week to help get my focus back on track.
In previous posts I mentioned how I share a room with another teacher and her class. This means that I only have half of a classroom to work and teach in! One of my big goals this year is to maximize my space. I figured I would start with the owls community supplies. I have always done community supplies and put everything on the tables in buckets or bowls. However, this year, I want those buckets to not be a constant on tables. I want the owls to put them off on a shelf when they are done. I put together these crayon buckets for each table to use in just that way. As you can see from the second picture, they stack wonderfully together. Each bucket is the color of the table it will go on and the color word is on the lid of each bucket as well. There are three, 24 count crayon boxes inside. I bought the Target brand to see how they work.
I also gave each table toolbox a makeover. I added pencil and scissor labels to the part where I want those supplies to be placed. I am super OCD when it comes to supplies and dislike GREATLY when they are all mixed together in that larger section.
The last thing I did was revamp my literacy workstation signs and rotation cards. I am in LOVE with these! We are required to have five literacy workstations. I break my work work into two stations and have a separate alphabet station. The owls need that focused practice and it keeps the number of owls in each station down.
Last thing before I am off to get some more back to school work done, I recently hit 200 followers via Bloglovin. Thank you so much to all of you who are following! In honor of this quick leap of followers, I am having a giveaway from now until Monday, Aug. 5. One lucky winner will receive a $10 Target giftcard, a $10 Starbucks giftcard, and an item of their choice from my TpT store!
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