Hmm...so what did I do this week?
Well, it started with me getting married! We had such a great day on Sunday, with all of our family and friends. It was supposed to rain, but it turned out that we didn't get a drop! So thankful that we were able to have our ceremony outside as planned (the rehearsal was inside due to a downpour). Here is a picture of our bridal party:
I took Monday and Tuesday off to spend time with my new hubby. We spent the two days in beautiful Newport. So awesome and relaxing! I'm still looking forward to our real honeymoon next summer.
However, I also missed my new kiddos so much! I'm happy to be back to school and to be able to completely focus on my class. Side note: I lost my girly-girl gene somewhere along the way and was getting realllyy sick of wedding planning!
When I got back, I started to introduce my students to our classroom Book Nooks. I got the idea from Beth Newingham's website. She has great ideas - go check her out! During Reader's Workshop, my students rotate through a variety of stations. Each day they visit a different station. They listen to books on the Ipod, tape player, CD player or computer. I also have special "reading spots" in the room, such as bean bag chairs, beach chairs, and pillows. Here is a picture of the rotation schedule right now (sorry for the horrible picture):
Each clothespin has one student's number on it. The classroom librarian rotates the clips every morning. I would upload the document to share, but I can't figure out google docs!! Every time I try to upload, my document comes out all funky and not the way I made it. Help!
Anyways...here are some classroom pictures of my Book Nook spots:
This is the listening center. It holds the CD player and the books on CD (green basket). It also has 2 tape players. The headphones are in the blue basket. The pink bin holds the Ipod and all the corresponding books.
Below is the shelf that holds all the books on tape. Each basket has a different book.
Two view of my classroom library (my favorite part of my room!). There are bean bag chairs, a black comfy chair and a pillow chair.
And, finally some of my classroom computers. These ones are actually kinda illegally in my room, but shhh. (I have 2 others in my room) The students listen to books at Storyline, a website that has celebrities reading books aloud. (Notice the math board in the background created by Clutter-Free Classroom!)
Ok, so this is a really long post so I won't go into everything else I did this week!
Happy Weekend :)
I linked up with Clutter-Free Classroom's Peek in my Planbook.