Monday, May 28, 2012

Behavior Charts in 1st Grade

So as the year ended and we were packing up my moms first grade classroom I realized how many things I had made for this school year and thought I would share some of them.  First, I thought I would share how she does her behavior system.  She has charts that we make, usually made to match the theme of her classroom that year. This year we did a sports theme.  She also makes one of these charts for her lunch count.  She uses red and blue (hot and cold) strips of paper to determine who is eating at school and who is not.
Items needed:
  • poster board
  • library card pockets
  • bulletin board letters
  • rubber cement
  • extra pictures for effect (optional)
  1. lay the pockets out on the poster board to figure out the amount of rows and columns that you will need.  We always include a few extra for new students
  2. pull the paper off of the back of the pockets and lay them down, be very careful to get them in straight lines because it is very easy to get off just a little.
  3. Add you heading letters, examples for the sports theme were Touchdown, Home-run, Goal, and Score
  4. then you can use a label maker for names or add any touches you would like to make it personal.
 The home-run chart was for her reading class.^^^

Touchdown was for her Homeroom kids that she had for a majority of the day.

With these charts she also had decks of cards,two for her and two for her students.  If one of her students got caught doing something good or had their homework done or reading back signed they got a card.  She then drew two cards on Friday to get matching cards.  The student that had a matching card would then get to go to the treasure box and choose something.  The treasure box has little things like necklaces, rings, little cars, little army guys.  The students also can get the cards taken away if they are naughty.

~<3~ Bekkah :D

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Laced up Bangles

I saw a picture of a bangle covered in lace today on Pinterest and I wanted to try it.  So I did and I really enjoy how it came out :)
Items Needed:

  • bangle
  • lace
  • mod podge
  • paint brush or be like me and use you hands and make a mess

  1. cut lace to were it will go all the way around the bangle and wide enough to cover the sides
  2. cover the bangle in mod podge
  3. begin laying the lace piece over the bangle. make sure you get creases out
  4. i put a rubber band around it just to hold it still
  5. the last part is the hardest, extras on the side will need to be folded in and glued down and it will take time so be patient... 

Hope you enjoyed <3 ~Bekkah~

Wall Flowers

So I enjoy large bright flowers, and colorful ribbon... so why now put them together to make some decoration?  I did, and I used the colors in my room to match.
Items you need:

  • 3 flat boards
  • paint
  • flowers (probably fake would work best)
  • ribbon
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  1. start by painting your boards and then let them dry for a while, you want to make sure they are 100% dry
  2. turn them over and separate them how you would like. 
  3. glue on the ribbon, leaving space at the top to hang up
  4. then turn back over and glue on the flowers, most of the flowers will have stems that you are going to have to cut off
Yay! and you're done!  Hope you enjoy and make sure you let me know how it turns out :)

~Bekkah~ <3