First Week Craziness

My classroom is pretty much ready, but I keep forgetting to take pictures of the full room! I promise to be back later this week to share those!

However, I do want to share some things I've been up to this past week!

Our school is doing a camping theme this year and so I made little build your own s'more treats! 

You can download your copy by clicking the image below!

I also did a teacher wishlist with magnets on the white board. I was so excited that almost all of them were taken!

I do this at the beginning of every year and I seriously love the instant, easy feedback! No shuffling through 20 different student surveys! It's all on one nice sheet! I like to leave them hanging up for the first couple of weeks.

This is an adapation of my About Me snapshots that I did last year...

which you can read about HERE. I'll be back to share how I adapted it with pictures of the final product later this week! =)

If you guys haven't purchased Lindsey's Be a Reading Expert, you should! My kids loved it and it was such a great way to introduce reading to my third graders! 

I must say this week was utterly exhausting! I felt like I had no clue what was going on the first day because I was new to the school! The rest of the week went great. I have a fabulous morning class, but my afternoon class needs a lot more structure and work on following expectations. I have no doubt that they will get it together within a couple of weeks! I am excited for the changes this year brings! 

I'll be back soon....hopefully....with my FULL classroom reveal!!

Happy Sunday!


  1. Glad to see you back blogging! First days in new schools are always crazy! Are you only teaching ELA this year?

    1. I am teaching just reading and math this year Shasta! =)

  2. Wow, what an amazing first week you must have had. Busy, busy busy! It's exciting to see how much that child has written too. :)

  3. Thanks for the free S'more printable. I used it this year, and my 5th & 6th graders loved it! I posted a link to your site in my post

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  5. Came across your smore printable, but I cannot download it. When I click it, it says file not found...any suggestions? TIA.

  6. I am not able to remove the "insert name here". Any suggestions? Thank you!


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