Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Polka Dot Classroom Resource Paradise!

Happy Summer Break, Friends! I don't know about all of you, but this past school year seriously FLEW RIGHT BY for me! I don't know if it's just that we had so much going on with the new Common Core stuff, or teaching a brand new grade, or maybe those tricky clocks did start moving faster. Our last day of school was June 7th and instead of taking some (much needed) time off from ANYTHING school related, I've been a busy bee over here trying to crank out some new and exciting resources not only for my own classroom, but hopefully yours as well!

I'm switching grade levels (again!) and going back down to 1st grade this year! It was a bittersweet move for me because I loved my 2nd grade team, but I also love my (former and now current) 1st grade team! Icing on the cake was being able to work with Cindy again and this time we are RIGHT NEXT DOOR to each other! Wahooo! Let the fun begin! :-)

As I was taking down my classroom stuff to get myself ready for my move, I made myself a list of things I wanted to update: my alphabet line, my word wall, my number line, my jobs chart, my classroom schedule, etc. So I set off on an internet search through Google and found a hodge podge of polka dot things. None of them really struck my attention and captivated me. That's when I had the light bulb moment! Why don't I MAKE the things I'm looking for?! DUH! So I did it. It took me the past two weeks during every minute I could squeeze into naptime while my boys were asleep (thanks AJ and Aiden!), and late into the night but alas, it's done and ready! It's posted in our TPT store, so head over here to check it out. Here is a preview of some of the things you will find in the unit:

The entire unit contains an A-Z Alphabet line, daily schedule cards, Word Wall Headers AND words, Student of the Week poster/book cover, Boggle Board title and letter cards, Numbers 1-20 Number line with word form and ten frame, calendar headers, a job chart, and some others!

If you're just starting out and like polka dots, this is the perfect classroom start up pack. If you already have polka dot resources in your room but want to change them out or update them, check this out! If there is anything else you would like to see, add, change, or include, please please please just leave me a comment! I don't mind changing things and am always looking for ideas to add! :-)

Enjoy your break, friends! I'm going to take a break to go camping with my family this weekend and I'm leaving the computer behind!