Heading back to school soon? Need some advice for some classroom management techniques? I can't stress enough the importance of...classroom routines! I am a HUGE advocate for teaching and reteaching classroom routines. I'm also big into visual checklists and reminders - anything to help the transition from helpful strategy to habit!
This is a small, laminated list that I tape to their desks. This is the morning work checklist. These are the expectations for the morning work time, before morning meeting and day get started.
Instagram a ways back, but I LOVE this little system. I originally saw it on Pinterest (I don't know where though! sorry!), and have implemented it into my classroom. It's a great way to help students remember to write their name, and a great way to help me find their name.
I decided to link this post to The Teacher's Chair School Week Linky and Elementary School Garden's Back to School Link Up! Click on the images below to check out the linky and join for yourself!
I've added a poll bar to the side bar of my blog! I want my blog to be a more meaningful experience to myself, and others. I have some ideas for future blog posts, but I want to ensure that others are interested in reading about them first. Even though I love a good linky and giveaway, I really want this blog to be an informational and fun experience for others, therefore I want to focus more on writing helpful posts for others. I have learned so much for my fellow bloggers - I want to return the favor!
So, if you have a minute, I would love to get your feedback on some future blog posts! Thanks :)
In other news... I got back from Block Island last night...I had never been! It was such a fun, spontaneous adventure I took with my friend Kelly. We spent one quick night and had such a blast!
|Old Harbor, Block Island, RI|
|Old Harbor, Block Island, RI (a different view)|
|Just relaxing by the beach :)|
|Our place :)|
|Pond by the house :)|
|View from the Ferry - back in Narragansett, RI|
|Just a cool pic ;)|
This may have been my last "getaway" for the Summer... le sigh. Oh well - end of Summer only means good things: BACK TO SCHOOL! I seriously cannot wait!
In preparation for Back to School season, I've been thinking about my own routines for the new year. In an attempt to stick with my goals for the school year, I'm thinking of some great, healthy lunch options. My old school had free hot lunch and salad bar to all staff and students (I know...I was so ridiculous lucky). This year, I plan to pack my own lunch everyday to ensure I continue to eat healthy and save money!
Some of my favorite, go-to lunch menu:
- Mixed greens with grilled chicken or tuna
- Carrots and celery
- Plain greek yogurt
- Apple (or other grab-and-go fruit
Obviously, if I have any delicious left-overs, I take those instead! I really want a Bento Box - I think it will help with my portion control. I also think they are adorable and eco-friendly!
I want to know - what do you pack for lunches! I'm always looking for new ideas! If you want to include your lunch menu, and/or check out others, link up with Shifting Teacher K-2!