Back to the Grind

So, I've been in my classroom every day this week trying to prepare for the upcoming year. I spent like 3 whole days just organizing and labeling my classroom library into baskets. We are undertaking reading workshop this year at our school so I thought it would be helpful for the kids to finally have an organized library!

I feel like I haven't really gotten much stuff on the walls, but I have tons of ideas bouncing around in my head that go along with our "Learning is a Treasure" theme. I'm going to make a large treasure map game board on one of my class bulletin boards. Students will move along the board based on their behavior. At every increment of 5, there will be a reward and then at the end, they will get the treasure chest prize!! I will post pictures when I'm finished!

I'd like to do my reading area with "The Pirate's Cove: Set Sail with a Good Book." I purchased some pirate themed reading strategies signs that I will laminate and clip to a net.

To do the lunch count, I will have a sign titled: "Catches of the Day," and then the students will move their stick to the corresponding cup.

The EQ sign will be titled "Today's Treasure Map."

I am still working on my idea for the outside bulletin board and my door. Any ideas??

Pictures of the classroom to coom soon, so stay tuned!!


  1. Treasure map and pirates....your students will love this! What grade level do you teach?

  2. I teach third grade! I am so excited to do my room up with pirates and treasure maps!


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