Monday, July 23, 2012

My Top 5!

I am sitting here with a big ole smile on my face all by myself....I just finished catching up on the Bachelorette...HOW CUTE and PERFECT was the ending!?!? I am so happy for Emily! Now, Sean needs to come find me...just sayin'  ;)

Anyways, I decided to link up with Rachelle from Life Is Sweet and the Teacher Idea Factory and tell you all what my Teacher Must Haves are!

Number 1 is super easy for me...I don't even have to think about it...
I cannot even start my day without a diet coke and my kids know it!

Number 2...
I love to use colored sharpies to check my students work and they love to use colored sharpies. I tell them if they do super duper handwriting then they can trace it with any color they want or I let them use the colored sharpies for special projects and let me tell you...the kids feel SO special when they get to use a sharpie :)

Number 3...
Mailboxes are such a great way to stay organized!! All the kids have their own box where they put their folder every morning. Then, when it is time to pass out papers or projects they add them right into their box. At the end of the day everything is right there for you, you stuff their folders, and wa-la they are ready to go home!

Number 4...
Seat sacks!! Love them!! My students keep their poetry/science journal, math book, writing notebook, and science textbook all in the back of their seat. They are able to grab it and start the next activity super fast and more importantly, clean up super fast!

Number 5...
Stickers! You have no idea what kind of power a sticker has in Kindergarten :)

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  1. I am with you girl! Cheers! {clink your diet coke to the screen with me!}

  2. Great resources!! I am a diet coke drinker as well & I can't get enough of colored sharpies!! I love using them for everything! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Everything on your list could have been on mine except substitute the diet coke for a sweet tea with lemon : )

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  4. Thank you so much for linking up! Your Diet Coke cracks me up. My doc made me give up the stuff due to my recent "tummy troubles," but in my glory days I took down a 6-pk of that diet delight each and every day. Oh, how I miss that first swig out of an ice cold can :) Thanks again

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  5. I am so with you on the Diet Coke!! And so sorry for you Kelley... A parent once told me that her daughter said that I sit at my desk and drink beer all day...apparently she confused my diet coke with coors light! I think I took more offense to her other accusation...I never sit at my desk!!

  6. I really need to get a mailbox system like that-it takes too long to pass out papers when they can't even read their own names! :) I used to be a Diet Coke fanatic and actually was able to give it up. Took me several tries-I could do it through the summer but would cave and go to the soda machine about halfway through the 1st day back! :)

  7. Caitlin, I love the idea about the seat sacks; I use them too. Where do you get yours, and what colors are they?

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    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

  8. Hey Sharon! My seat sacks that I have in my classroom are more of a primary blue color and they were from a local teaching store called ACE. The ones in the picture above (I wish I had them in this color!) are from The only thing about those are the pockets aren't as deep as the ones I have. So mine I THINK can hold much more!