I am finally feeling like I'm getting in a routine! So I've got a couple of things to share with all of you!!

First some pics of my new space - I just use a portion of the room and it is open to everyone for use throughout the day, I have an "office" area for my things and a couple bulletin boards. I don't have a space at the high school so this is where I spend most of my time planning and doing paperwork - it's actually kind of cozy now that I'm settling in!! Here are the pics.........
My "office" area
Storage for all my supplies - love love love it!
Concepts we've been working on (Color's and Shapes)
The Two boards we're using for various activiites
Color and shape match up in pocket charts
Building our names

Last week when we started working on colors. I was so excited to get to bring in Pete the cat and My kinders LOVED the books (I love my White shoes, and Rocking in my school shoes)!!! I was so excited this morning when one little boy who is really struggling finished his work and I let him look at the book, I heard him singing I love my blue shoes, I love my blue shoes!! Another little girl picked up on it and started singing we're workin in our school shoes!!! They all joined in and it was so cute!! Not only that but they started naming colors and things we do at school so they are learning these things that they have struggled so much with - I was almost in tears it was so wonderful! They loved making their own pages in our class Pete the cat class book today and were creative about what he had stepped in!

I love being a teacher - days like these make me remember why I'm here doing this job!!
They also really love to hold Pete, it's a reward and has helped a few be able to stay in their spot while I read, they anxiously await their turn to hold him - even  if it's just for one page of the book!
So I am a day late on this one - and I know I'm not suppose to post more than once a day but I have to!! I found some fab things at target last night - their dollar spot is all ready for fall!! I can't believe how quickly stores change out their merchandise, no evidence of school supply heaven left at all - I needed some things for teaching colors and shapes - couldn't find anything at target and very little at Dollar Tree that is stocked year round! Anyway here are the fab finds from my Target shopping spree!!

Colorful tins (brown has a leaf on it, red has an apple, and polka dots in fall colors)
little pumpkin charms/confetti (sorry it's a bad picture)
 (I'm going to use them for counting activities)
Monster fingers for tracking while they read!!

I also got ghost, bat, and pumpkin erasers to use for counting, fall sticky note pads including a pumpkin and a turkey, a cute scarecrow to put on my desk and alphabet stickers!! (apparently that bag got left in the car and right now I'm to lazy to go down and get it!!) Loving the new fall theme in stores - but can't believe it's almost October!!!

Ok, so now that I've moved classrooms - have no space at school for my things - and am teaching multiple grade levels things are a bit crazy in my basement.

I started working with Kindergarten on Monday and quickly made a list  of all the things I know I have and want to use, rummaged through drawers and boxes to get them and ran off for the rest of the week.

All the stuff that I just brought home from my high school classroom got dumped where ever it would fit and I've been pulling from those boxes for my 9th grade English class as well. Needless to say my basement is a complete mess!!!

This is so embarrassing and the only reason why I'm going to share these pics is because I know all my blogging friends will give me the encouragement I need to get going and get things cleaned up!!

I am usually ubber organized but things have been a little (no - a lot) crazy here the last couple weeks. I can't stand having my things piled up like this! Besides I will have some wonderful after pics. to share in the near future that will redeem me in the end! So here goes.............

OK so it's also overflowing into my living room which I've been using as a work room this week! But now that I've posted I'm getting to work!! I can't wait to show you what it looks like when it's done!

And the Winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Card is......

Comment number 14!!
Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said... 
I am a new follower! kellybrown28021@gmail.com
I finally got around to updating my Comprehension Strategy posters!

I thought some of you may like them and could use them so I uploaded them  for free!! Click on the picture to get them! Thanks for stopping by!

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