Finally! I have been in school two weeks and I am just now getting around to posting pictures of my new room. I am in love with my new school (10 minutes away from my house) and my new team. I was really excited to do some new things with my room and I might have gone a little "Cricut Crazy". I just got my Cricut for Christmas and I just really figured out how to use it. So here are some pictures:
Here is a view of my meeting space and board. I have a Smart Board, just really starting to figure that thing out. I found an outdoor chair in my favorite color, I have material for some pillows and am making one for the chair.
Here's a view of my reading corner. I am in love with the HUGE read letters, I got those at Five Below.
I have a large wall on the back, so I made a make-shift bulletin board for anchor charts and word wall charts. 
I am not sure where I saw this idea, but I loved it! This is my birthday board. I put up a little clothes pin on the side, so when we have a birthday, I'll turn on the lights, write their name on the whiteboard and hang a little goody bag on the clip. (I have a birthday coming in my class next, so they are very excited!)
These are our book boxes, I actually am using these for notebooks and folders this year. Since I have tables. Then I got those cheapo book boxes from IKEA. 
I am trying to simplify my whole Dojo reward points this year. I used to have this huge 5 drawer points system and it would take forever to have them choose their rewards. So here it is, 10 get to pick one of these. Then at 70 they can pick out of my coupon book. So far, it has worked great!
We do Responsive Classroom in my school, and this cute little box has all my items for Morning Meeting. I found all of this at Micheal's. I got some balls and things we can pass around when we are doing our sharing and greetings. They love that cute caterpillar!
This is my O.W.L. of the Week sign. I love how it turned out! I had to use chalkboard paint to repaint it from last year then I cut out the letters. You can read about why I only have one helper a week right here.

Well, that's it! I can't wait to post our adventures this year and share some great ideas with you!

Did you hear? There's a huge event next week...something about an eclipse?? Since I am in Georgia we are very close to the path, so much so that my district is keeping kids in school one hour longer for their safety. We don't want kids getting off buses at around the time of the eclipse and not being supervised. Luckily, my principal is providing us all with approved glasses. Thank goodness! I am a little more than freaked out about someone getting hurt under my watch!

So I thought I would put together a few tips for anyone who might be interested in finding out about how to safely enjoy this once-in-every-forty-years event!

Here is the official NASA website that let's you know the best information on how to view the eclipse: NASA website-Safety Tips
NASA also recommends that only glasses listed on their approved website are safe. You can find that list here: NASA Approved Glasses

Since it happening next week, if you don't have glasses or you don't want to chance it. Having your students build their own Solar Eclipse Viewer is a great STEM idea. This is a great video showing step by step directions students can follow:
Solar Eclipse Viewer

If you are not in the path, you can still teach about the event! I love this animated video that shows the path of the eclipse over the US. You could really tie in some geography with this too.

This is another video that explains to kids exactly what happens during an eclipse and it's adorable!
Teaching about the solar eclipse
There are some really awesome resources for this event as well! Here are a few of my favorites.

Enjoy the event! 

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