I am getting excited to start D5..what about you?! I am thinking of how I can set up my room. I try to "physically" stay away from school in June. So, I will be ready to go up in the next couple of weeks. I promise I will take pictures!
First up, your gathering place. I still haven't come up with a cute name for my gathering place! Uggg! What about you?
Good fit books I love the shoe lesson that the sisters talk about in their book. I have also seen some great lessons using Goldilocks and The Three Bears....which I love because I use that book at the very beginning of the year to introduce several comprehension concepts! There are so many Goldilocks books that you can use!!
This fun version is perfect for an I PICK lesson!
Here are some cute puppets to use too!!
I created this FREE pack to go along with this!! Click the pink title page below to download your copy! There is a poster for each I PICK AND....I made a poster for too hard books, too easy, and just right books!
I also have some Comprehension sets that I use (with Goldilocks theme) available!
This packet includes:
Posters: author, illustrator, character,
setting, plot, and sequence of events
4 different station response sheets
This packet includes:
Posters: cause and effect, classify and categorize, compare and contrast, draw conclusions, main idea and details, and realism and fantasy
Anchor charts- I am struggling with space on this. We have a fire marshall...although, I have never actually "seen" him, I think he is real! :-) We are not to have more than 20% of our wall space covered with paper. I have been looking for ideas on how to store these and make them visible! I want the kids to be able to use what we create! I would love to hear your ideas!
Book Boxes- I am so excited about my new book boxes!! I bought these from Really Good Stuff.
I made some super cute book box labels to go with my color scheme this year. Click on the title page below to go to my TpT store. These match the FREE name tags, desk plates, and cubby tags that I shared earlier. :-)
Calm signals and check in procedures- I bought the cutest chimey thingy majigs!
As far as check in procedures...I love the sisters' idea with the thumb in front of their heart! I am wondering if there is a way that I can have them check in with me and everyone NOT see what they are doing. I know that we would talk about it...not mattering what others do, or how they feel they did during D5 time....hmmm?! I will be thinking more on this one!
Holy schnikey....LONG POST! If you are still with me, then you get a cupcake!! :-)
Now, for the link up! I can't wait to read your posts! Ready....Set....Go!!