Friday, July 27, 2012

I don't know about you but for me, this summer is flying by.  I spent the first few weeks scrapbooking to catch up on the fun that I didn't have time for during the school year.  Now it's time to start thinking about school.  It sounds like our classrooms should be ready sometime next week.  I want to make my reading corner a bit more elaborate this year (that's where my "tree" is).  Anyways, I'm looking forward to begin setting it up.
I have tables in my classroom.  Does anyone else out there in First Grade use tables?  If so, how do you manage supplies?  Each of my students had a bin on the back bookshelf this year but I'm trying to think of other ways to manage it?  Any ideas?

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  1. Hi! I just found you through the Newbie Blog Hop. I'm a new follower!! I have desk in my 1st grade. Sometimes I really wish I had tables but my room is so small that it wouldn't really work. Sorry I'm not much help.

    Heather
    I'd love for you to buzz by sometime=)
    The Busy Busy Hive

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    1. Hi Leslie! Yes I ordered the incubator from a vendor on Amazon called KAPLAN Early Learning Company. It ended up costing around $250 and it was well worth it. My kiddos at school and my very own loved this so much. I'm lucky because the lady that took my chicks owns a chicken farm and is going to supply me with eggs and take the chicks back after. Now I don't have to worry about finding homes for my baby chicks.

      Heather
      The Busy Busy Hive

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    2. that's perfect! one of the teachers at my school has chickens and will take mine after but I need to find an incubator! Thanks for the info!

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  2. Hi Leslie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm loving yours! So glad to add to my list of teaching blogs.

    I've always had tables in first grade. I secretly long for desks so everyone can have their personal space, but it's just not going to happen.

    I've always used individual pencil boxes. They were big enough to store their crayons, pencils, scissors, glue, etc. They put them away in a cubby at the end of the day.

    The pencil boxes really got on my nerves this year. Too many kids playing in them and the noise. Could've been the group I had though! This year I bought some bins & cups. My idea is to have the pencils, scissors and glue sticks stored in the cups and then have small plastic containers for their crayons. We'll see if it works. I ordered pencil boxes just in case!

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  3. Hi Leslie - I'm also a Leslie! And Canadian too and 3 for 3, I teach first grade! I use tables and basically what I do is, I buy the big, but not really deep dollar store baskets for each table. Then I spend my summer saving all my 2 litre milk and juice cartons. I cut the tops off them and then cover them with really nice patterned mactac. My kids keep all their stuff in their cartons - no pencil cases or kit boxes, they just get in my way. Their pencils and pencil crayons stand up straight in them so you can always see the colours. And there are 4 kids per table so the cartons fit perfectly into the dollar store baskets. I'll take a pic for you as soon as I'm back in my class:)
    Leslie

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  4. I found you through another blog. Welcome to the blogging world. Come check us out for some freebies and ideas. Your newest follower, Stephanie
    http://primarypossibilities.blogspot.com/

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