Thursday, September 29, 2011

Classroom Layout Folder

As part of a new (sucky) evaluation system in my state...I'm having to rethink and reevaluate everything I do and say in my classroom...headache, yes!  good in the end, maybe?!?!

ANYWAY, I sat down last week and pulled out these two file folders that are printed inside with graph paper.  I measured out my classroom by counting the carpet squares (the ONLY good thing about carpet squares in a classroom) and voila...I have a classroom layout folder.

I drew all my furnature on one and only the outline on the other.  After it was laminated, I cut out all the furnature and classroom fixtures (small group carpet, library area, etc...)  Then I flipped it over and double side taped it down.

Now, I can see were all my desks need to be!  I even could very carefully plan for where my students were going to sit.  I {heart} this!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

What's in my school bag...Linky Party

Ok...I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never.  I loved seeing all the great stuff in the teacher bags.

Babbling Abby at the Inspired Apple is hosting and I'm excited to join in.

My current teacher bag was a gift from hubbie...aww.  I like the size because it can fit a huge stack of papers to grade.  I also like that it is not big enough to allow me to carry home unreasonable amounts of stuff...we all try.  


Now to the contents... My classroom layout folder (blog post later), said papers to grade, math teacher's edition (love how skinny it is), easy grade pro, post-its, and my to-do list spiral.

The most important thing, however, is my jump drive.  I keep all my files (backed up...I think) on it and carry it back and forth.

I did, however, just order a 31 Gifts bag to replace this one...  It's the bag with all the pockets around the outside.  I just couldn't resist.