As I watched my news feed fill with teachers end of the year gifts, I was planning what I wanted to tweak this year. I had these word wall headers I made a couple years ago when we first started the common core standards and there was more of a push on informational texts and topics. I love these headers and their bright colors so I decided I wanted more of that. I spend 7.5+ hours a day for 180+ days in the classroom so I just want to look around and feel happy.
My inspiration: nonfiction alphabet headers
As I started making new things for the classroom I kept having more and more ideas. So my tweaks turned into a 100+ page colorful classroom decor set! This set is full of things that your students will use on a daily basis, such as, jobs, table numbers, number posters, ABC posters, word wall headers, word wall words, birthdays, schedule, hand signals, nameplates and more. You can pick it up here: Colorful Classroom Decor
I also made the ABC posters as a stand alone: Colorful Alphabet Posters
I also made Bohemian Classroom Decor based off this digital paper that has feathers on it which I L.O.V.E!
Aren't the feathers lovely?
Now what would a post be without a freebie?! Today I have essential items for your classroom door! These are my must haves and I hope you enjoy them. Pick it up here: Door Decor
Sight word slap is a great way for students to learn sight words in a fun way. Just print, laminate and write a new word with dry erase marker daily. Students will high five the word and say it aloud.
Math Password is a fantastic way to give your students more practice. Again print, laminate and write a new math problem every day. As the students pass, they will whisper the answer. This is a great way to spiral or practice the tricky bits. *Tip: Any child that answers incorrectly I send to the back of the line to think. If they still don't get it right on the second try, I quietly reteach several students, model the problem, or give them a strategy.
Welcome to pennant is just a bright, colorful, space saving way to add a little cheer to your door. I made it and intend to punch holes on the sides and thread through ribbon.
So are you planning for the new school year or actually taking time to enjoy summer?