Saturday, May 26, 2012

Oh My! I'm at Ninety-Nine!

WOW ~ I have 99 followers. I know, I know, to some of you other bloggers that is nothing but to me it is something. I have 3 and a half days of school left. I can;t believe it is almost over. I have such a big to do list during this summer. Now that I've taught for a year I know what I want next year and what I don't to a certain extent. I know I will always learn more every year and, in turn, be more prepared for the next school year. Today I worked on my report cards! All that's left is comments but I don't think we have access to it yet. :)

I don't know about you but I like using fadeless (and flameless) paper in my classroom. I've discovered the practicality of keeping the same bulletin board paper and borders up all year. All I do is simply change out the content. I use to use staples a lot, next year I'm going to be all about the clothespins. It will be SO much easier to attach ever-changing bulletin board content when all I have to do is clip and unclip! Back on track - As much as I love keeping my bulletin board paper and borders the same all year I have a decent size collection of themed borders. I can't simply part with them. . . . SO. . . the solution. . . Poster board trimmed with themed border (laminated of course)! I had a huge box of posters in my classroom when I inherited it so I took the box home and chose colors to match the borders and themes. I have made about 10 so far and am loving it. What will I use it for you may wonder? First, they are laminated so my students can write on them with expos. I foresee many tree maps, venn diagrams, list, and other graphic organizers. I also create some units with pocket chart pieces that I will use on the themed poster boards as well. I will even attach some pocket charts onto them. Now onto a couple pictures. These ones are bee themed because we have been learning about bees. A bee keeper came in with a hive and talked to the second grade classes. It was AWESOME.

Here are some more color poster boards that I am creating today!

This isn't ten half of my border collection. I don't know how I got so many :-/

That's all for today! PS I just bought Reagan's Candy Awards and I LOVE them. They go perfectly with my classroom theme: CANDY/SWEETS!


YearntoLearn said...

Congrats now you are at 100 as I read this post!

Yearn to Learn Blog

Tania said...

100!!! Congrats :)

Lisa R. said...

Yay! I see you are at 101 now!! Love your posters!!

Learning Is Something to Treasure

Swersty said...

Your blog post title could be mine, because I've got 99, too!
Love the laminated poster boards and borders...
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twilliams said...

Glad to be follower 102!! Love the posters!


2nd Grade Pig Pen

luckeyfrog said...

Good idea to laminate them! :) Congrats on 100!!

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Danielle said...

I love this idea!! It makes the anchor charts even more student friendly!! Thank you for sharing!


Miss Sara said...

I used to have the frogs border in my classroom :) and the watermelon one is so cute!

Miss Elementary

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