New Adventures in First Grade

I’m so excited to start my new job teaching first grade! I will miss fourth grade very much, but I am ready for a fun and new opportunity! I wanted to share some pictures of my classroom and a few other fun things things.

I don’t have a theme, I just like anything bright and colorful!

LOVE my banners I found at Hobby Lobby!

I made my hula hoop chandelier a few years ago. One hula hoop and lots of ribbon and streamers! Thanks, Pinterest!

Love my writing center starter kit from Β A Cupcake for the Teacher! You can get the super cute pencil for FREE from The Teacher Wife!

A sweet student brought in a few of my favorite things for me on open house πŸ™‚ Β Β 

One of the awesome teachers in my pod printed these out for us to use for our open house treats πŸ™‚
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Meet my new classroom pet…..Mr. Fish! He is without a name at the moment because we were so busy yesterday (our first day) that we didn’t get to name him! Hopefully we will get there today πŸ™‚

I also wanted to share something new I am trying this year….Quiet Critters. I saw this on Relief Teaching Ideas. The Quiet Critters come out and sit on the students’ desks when they are working quietly. If the students get too loud, the Quiet Critters will leave. I tried mine out yesterday and the students loved them and the whole concept worked! I gave Class Dojo points to those students who still had a Quiet Critter on their desk when our quiet working time was over.

They are easy to make. All you need is the fuzzy pom poms, googly eyes, and foam heart stickers.Β 

I hot glued the eyes on the pom poms and the pom poms to the sticky hearts. Easy!
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I got a cute jar from TJ Maxx to put them in.

I have them sitting on my desk. The students are already loving them πŸ™‚

I also made a cute “First Day of 1st Grade” frame for all my sweet students. They were too cute in their pictures.Β 

I hope everyone has a wonderful year!

~Ashley

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