I reorganized some parts of my room. Here are the latest pictures.
First off, I wanted to make a poster that listed all of the things to do when you finish something early. It seems like I ended up posting it on my white board everyday anyway, so now it will be in one place for the students to reference. And of course I had to mention that napping is not considered a good use of time, along with doing nothing. :)
Secondly, using the other half of the poster board, I made a packing-up checklist. Although I most always give the students a minute or two to pack-up, they seem to leave all their stuff behind. And, it bugs me when there is a piece of trash on the ground and no one picks it up. I'm going to work hard on enforcing this list, and not release them until it is done.
Thirdly, I made a pocket chart to put the Boggle and analogies mentioned on the early finishers poster. I made it out of colored manila folders and checkered duct tape. I chose the checkered because I thought the black and white would look good with the colors. And of course, I put the folders in rainbow order. I couldn't help it. #OCD The papers will slip in from the right.
And lastly for now, I made a poster to display banned words in their writing. I get so tired of reading, "He was a nice character." Why say nice when you can say amicable? What about genial? So, the words listed on the poster will be prohibited in their writing. Words going on the list include: nice, mean, said, good, very, and a lot. I have some sentence strips that I'll write the words on and laminate. Then I'll cut them and adhere them to the poster, which I will also laminate. I will probably add more throughout the year, but that's a good start for now.
I had to buy this from Target. How can I resist a black, little, nerdy, fluffy cat? I couldn't.
More to come later.