Beginning of the Year Camping Pack

Here is a packet that is jam packed with goodies that I use in my classroom.  All camping themed of course :) It includes several beginning of the year activities and classroom decoration!
Here is a little preview of some things I have hanging in my classroom . . . . clock labels, student response signs, rules banner, and phonics word wall headers.  Click on any picture to link to the packet!
The pack also includes several beginning of the year activities to kick the year off.
This is one of the activities that is great for morning work for the first few days of school.  It also helps you get to know the kiddos! 

Click here (or on any of the images) to check out the goodies: 

Happy Teaching, y'all!

Same Theme, New Year, New Bulletin Boards!

Well y'all, my kiddos and I have survived week number one of the 2014-2015 school year.  Ms. Winter's Campground is in full swing, so I thought I would share some photos of my new classroom additions! 

 Here is my hallway display. I made super easy tents out of blue construction paper (cut out triangles, cut a slit in the middle, and fold down the sides). I glued them to clothespins for easy student work hanging.  I am also adding their pictures inside the tents :) 

 Common Core is all about that accountable talk! I introduce a new marshmallow (accountable talk phrase) each week.  The students earn a campground coin when they use the phrase correctly.  

 Critter Centers! I am trying a new centers reading rotation this year with a wheel (pictured below).  Here is where my students retrieve their centers work each day. 

 I created this wheel so my students know right where they are supposed to be for the day.  They only visit two stations each day, but then choose a "Furry Finisher" activity.  I took the Daily 5 idea and tweeked it a bit to jive with Ms. Winter's Campground.  I will make a separate post explaining my centers in more detail!

 Campground Rules based on Whole-Brain Teaching. The banner is available in my Beginning of the Year Camping Packet. 

Instead of a boring ole word wall this year, I created a PHONICS WORD WALL! I can't wait to start filling it with Woodsy Words with my kiddos ;) Get the labels for the word wall here.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the camp!