Sunday, July 22, 2012

"To Do" Linky Party

We are getting ready to go visit family in Oklahoma so this is the perfect time for a "To Do" linky party as I will have some down time in the middle of the day when it will be way too hot to do anything outside. Summer is FLYING by...I have 4 weeks before I get back into my room to set up!!!! I can't believe it ... I thought I would be bored HA! So I'm linking up with Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies for a "To Do" linky party!

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

So here is the on-going list of to do's. I'm hoping if I post them it might light a fire underneath me to get moving on some projects. I also stopped the list at 20 items...because we all know this could go on forever. I love Pinterest but I think it has actually made my list longer! Here's to getting stuff done in the next 4 weeks!

1.    Classroom Rules and corresponding read alouds
2.    Calendar bulletin board (decide on pieces, print, laminate, cut)
3.    New word wall (print, cut, laminate, cut)
4.    Revamp literacy work station signs (w/ Daily 5 concepts)
5.    Plan out first 9 weeks lessons (with emphasis on expectations for EVERYTHING and science/ss 10 day lesson plan format)
6.    Writing center (materials, bulletin boards “What Can I Write?”; “Rate Your Writing” from Pinterest)
7.    Make birthday treats (glow bracelet balloons, homework pass) Birthday bulletin board (Pinterest)
8.    Classroom Expectations Binder
9.    Inspiration Welcome Sign (Pinterest)
10.  Door d├ęcor (Pinterest)
11.  Standards of Learning signs with clothespins
12. Early finisher jar with popsicle sticks (Pinterest)
13. Science notebooks
14. Morning work
15. Writing Presentation for staff development
16. Science Presentation
17. Labels for writing folders journals, science notebooks, homework folders
18. Organize teacher binder (decide on tabs, create, print, compile)
19. Repaint rocking chair, new pillows
20. READ (or reread): Daily 5, The Leader in Me, The First Days of School (Wong), The First 6 Weeks of School (Denton/Kriete), Questions, Claims, and Evidence (NSTA), Science Beyond the Classroom (NSTA), Start Young: Early Childhood Science Activities (NSTA), Scholastic $1 downloads 


Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies said...

Thanks so much for linking up to my linky party! Thanks for the reminder to read/reread my Scholastic downloads! I always forget I have them!
Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

Alyssa said...

I'm a first year teacher so I feel like I have a ton to do even things I don't KNOW to do.


Becky Mitchell said...

Great list...gave me some ideas of things I had forgotten!! lol I am interested in your pinterest ideas for your door decor and early finisher jar! Do you have a link on your page where we can follow you on pinterest? Thanks so much!!

Kate said...

Becky! Thanks for the great suggestion. I added a pinterest link and also updated the list so you can click on the projects straight from there. Thanks for stopping by!

Simply Sweet Teaching said...

Hi Kate! Just came across your blog and was impressed. I am also incorporating the 7 Habits in my classroom, so I enjoyed reading your post on that. Saw the "word wall" topic on your to-do list and thought this might be helpful to you. I just posted a Word Wall Unit with everything you need to set one up. Just click on our blog link. I teach first grade too, so it should work for you if you're interested! Simply SWEET TEAching.