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You Oughta Know! September Edition

Welcome to September’s edition of You Oughta Know a blog hop created by Jasmine over at Buzzing With Mrs. McClain.  This is the first one after our summer hiatus, which you would think means that theres a lot that I want to tell you about.  But quite honestly, its September and my brain is kinda on autopilot.  I took a moment to think about what impacted me the most this summer, and that of course has to be Periscope and Blab.  If you haven’t checked them out yet you REALLY need to.  There have been so many other posts done about those two things though, and I did not want to be repetitive. 
Then it hit me… it wasn’t just Periscope or Blab that made my summer, but who was on the other side.  One of them is this fabulous lady:
Please allow me to introduce you to Sheila Jane from Sheila Jane Teaching.  
Sheila has dedicated herself to teacher wellness… and she’s pretty stinkin’ amazing at it.  On her website you can sign up to become a Teach Happy Member #THM and have access to oodles of sparkly hearted teacher amazingness, or you can follow her on social media and basque in her glittery feel-goodness.  Either way you will not be disappointed.  Seriously, Sheila has an amazing talent for being down to earth and real, while also sending out uplifting vibes for teachers everywhere.  There have been many days where she has said exactly what I needed to hear.  She also provides teachers with a wealth of information on entrepenuer know-how.  No matter what the topic is, I can not get enough!  I could spend hours talking about how much her efforts mean to me and teachers everywhere… but I really want you to find out for yourself.  Go to her website or follow her on social media @sheilajteaching… either way you will surely not be disappointed.

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Classroom Reveal!

Hello!  Well here we are- I’m headed into the 3rd week of school, and have been meaning to do this for quite some time.  Setting up and getting ready for the beginning of school was a labor of love this year, accompanied by packing my house and getting ready to move.  I apologize for the delay and the somewhat poor quality of the pics, but I am finally ready to show you the place I am calling home this year!  Enjoy 🙂
This is the view as you enter my door.  We will soon be filling up the walls and boards with student items!  #stillnotlovingtheblue
 We have a beachy theme this year.  My 7yr old suggested I hang this fishing net on the door 😉  I’m thinking of putting their names or something else spectacular on here.
As you look to the right you have my small group table (not shown), student work display and my desk!

Here is the front of the room.  My easel does not stay there, I move it based on our needs but usually its blocking my desk.  This is the front of our room!

Front of the room/ whole group area
These two bulletin boards will eventually be focus walls for math and language arts… I think.

Our classroom library

Leveled book tubs in our classroom library

I’m hoping this will house some technology…. but if it doesn’t, it will be our writing center (paper cutter will not be there lol)
This shelf houses our math manipulatives

This is how I plan for a month at a time- I put all the resources/ copies that I will need for the week in each tub!

Well, that’s it for now!  It is certainly still a work in progress, but it has come a long long way.  Stay tuned for updates!