Friday, July 29, 2016

Five for Friday and new TpT products!



Oh, Summer Days.

Shouldn't they be full of relaxing, swimming, reading, laying out, traveling, etc.?
For me, my summer days are anything BUT relaxing!  I love my daughters with every ounce of my heart, but I am definitely ready to get back to school and get back into my routine again!
Does anyone else feel like this? Or am I a total asshole mom fail?!

In my spare time, meaning after my daughters fall asleep and before I am awakened by my 3 month old so she have her midnight meal, I have been working on some TpT products that have saved my sanity in the classroom.  They have worked for me for a few years so I decided to share them on TpT so they can work for you too!

I want to share my newest products and share a little bit about what I've been up to lately by linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky!

First up is my Voice Levels Hanging Clip Chart! I love using this in my classroom. Whenever my students need to change their voice level, I simply change the placement of the clothespin on there.
This is a picture of the Voice Levels Clip Chart hanging in my room! It's the one on the right.  I'm sorry the picture is so blurry!



Next up is my Hanging Compliment Chain! This product is perfect for motivating students to do the right thing and get compliments all through out the school!

Don't you just love it when your class is walking in a perfect line down the hallway and they get a compliment from another teacher? What about when the lunchroom monitor tells you that your class had exceptional behavior that day? Here is a way to reward all of those compliments your class gets!

When your class gets a compliment you hang up a letter. Then when they get another, attach the next letter using a binder ring. Once the chain is complete, you throw your students a compliment party! Individual compliments don’t count in my classroom- It must be a compliment that the entire class received! 




I use my Classroom Rubric/Scale of Understanding  after every lesson I teach.  I use this rubric to help students evaluate their own understanding of a concept by having them rate their understanding using the numbers on the scale.


This is a picture of the Rubric and my Hand Signals Poster, which I talk about below!


And another product from the picture above is my Hand Signals Poster!  Use this simple Hand Signals Poster in your classroom so students can visually signal the question instead of shouting it out!   Any time my students need to use the restroom, get a drink of water, or sharpen their pencil, they simply use a hand signal so I don't have to hear those questions 1,000 times a day!




And lastly, my 6 year wedding anniversary is this Sunday!  We have been together for over 12 years and I have loved (almost) every second of it!  We are planning on going to dinner and spending the night in a hotel attached to a casino!  I love me some gambling, and I am super excited to have a date night!

That's it for now!

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1 comment:

  1. Happy anniversary! I love the colors of your products. The compliment chart is a great idea!

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