BUILD Math Stations: First Week

First Grade Classroom: BUILD Math Stations
We started doing our BUILD math stations this week and the kids just love it. (To find out more about BUILD math stations, use the link at the top of my page or click here.) On Tuesday, the first thing I introduced was the I basket because that’s where they are just doing independent reading with math books. I also introduced the U basket as one of the first ones because for U they are using manipulatives, and most of my kiddos had used manipulatives in Kinder and we also practiced using them appropriately last week.

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Character Education for the Classroom

First Grade Classroom: Character Education Posters

One of my favorite things is teaching my kiddos all about character education and what it looks like to be a good person. I try my best to model for them how I’d like them to act. It would be totally normal for you to hear me call my students ‘Sir’ and ‘Ma’am’ throughout the day. I apologize to them when I make a mistake. I purposely leave my kids alone for a minute or 2 just so I can talk about integrity when I return.

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Where I Teach Wednesday! {on Thursday}

I took these pictures yesterday after I left school at 7:45pm. I tried to post last night but I was so exhausted I fell asleep with my computer in my lap and my hands on the keyboard! Luckily I woke up and decided to put it away and post a day late instead. I knew my bloggy friends would understand! :)

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Random Act of Kindness Week

Last week was Random Act of Kindness Week at my school and one of our teachers posted a bunch of different Acts that are totally free and hardly take any time- thus making them super easy RAKs!

I encourage you to try these at your school this week. It really did make me feel better as a person and I could also see my kiddos picking up on it and showing kindness as well. It filled all of our buckets up! Read more

Classroom Expectations/Rules

I have started thinking about what my classroom rules for the year are going to be. This will be my second year teaching, and last year I started in October, so this is my first first day of school! (eek!)
{Although, I was thinking last night and it is kind of nice already knowing where I want them to be before deciding all the beginning of year stuff!}

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