Hi! My name is Meghan Bryan. I have been teaching first grade for 10 years. I love those little munchkins. Every year is a new adventure and I am always ready for the journey. I hope this blog inspires you and helps give you ideas for your own classroom.
We all heard our students say "I'm done? Now what should I do?" It is enough to drive you insane. You are trying to give your attention to the student who need it the most, but what about those students who work at a quicker pace than the rest. As teachers, we need to provide options for our students. They should be able to independently decide what should happen once they have finished their assignment. I know there are many different versions of posters and signs which display options for students to choose from, well here is one I created...
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The new school year is approaching quicker than I would like. I realized yesterday that I better start preparing some of my supplies for the year. I do love this time of year, but I honestly do not like all the money I end up spending. I try to find as much stuff as I can at any dollar store or dollar bin. Yesterday I made a quick run to Target. I was very disappointed with their dollar spot, however; I did dig until I found a few gems.
First I found these awesome ice packs. I always try to keep ice packs in my mini-fridge freezer. They are life savers. They seem to defuse any situation where students get a little bump or scrape. It is also nice to have when there are bigger boo-boos.
Another great find at the Dollar Spot at Target were these nerd glasses. They are perfect for read and/or write the room centers.
To compliment these glasses, I found a great pointer at the Dollar Tree. These squirt guns are awesome because they expand out (to almost 3 feet), which makes it easier for the students to actually reach the words they are reading/writing.
**I cannot take all the credit for this idea. Leslie from Kindergarten Works shared "21 Things worth purchasing from the Dollar Store." Click on the picture below to check out more ideas.
I will be posting more of my purchase as the new school year draws closer. HAPPY SHOPPING fellow teachers!