Who CLEANS your CLASSROOM?

Keeping IT  Clean!

So..WHO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

 SCHOOL PERSON 

YOU NEED TO KNOW?

( OK...AFTER  the Secretary!)


THE   JANITOR! 
This is the person who can help make your life easier...
 moving desks, tables, etc, etc..AND  

KEEPING YOUR CLASSROOM
DUST FREE
BUG & MAMMAL FREE

and

GERM FREE!
( LOTS of GERMS on tables, floors, deks, etc..etc )

These little "creatures" can make kids stay home, 
can RUIN the best lesson
  if no one is there..the lesson has to be done AGAIN..
or the absolute worst...

THEY CAN MAKE THE TEACHER SICK!

SUB PLANS???  
 NOOOOOO!!!!!!

So...Let's worktogether to keep our classroom CLEAN!

So here is MY THEORY..
Our janitor only has "X" amount of minutes to clean MY room!

I want him to spend the MAXIMUM amount of time 
cleaning the stuff 
my students & I  cannot!

TEAMWORK!

So..I have 2 helpers each day who are the 

CLEAN UP  CREW
(This sample is available for FREE..click HERE!)




Their job..
 while the rest of us
 are at the carpet listening to
 AUTHOR'S  CHAIR

is to stack ALL chairs into stacks of 6,
to pick up ANYTHING on the floor -under tables & desks,
AND 
to use the push carpet sweeper to clean the floor!

THEN.....EVERY FRIDAY we
DE-GERM our classroom!

We take papertowels & SANITIZER
YES...SANITIZER


My district NOW requires us to be
"certified" in 
HOW TO USE CLOROX WIPES..
I know...

So we use DISTRICT PROVIDED
SANITIZER to clean with!

And wipe ALL surfaces!
I MEAN ALL!
Tables, desks, student whiteboards, chairs, pencils
 ( I know... "germy fingers" )
THE DOOR, pencil sharpeners...EVERYTHING!

WHY???

Because...I want my students to

TAKE  RESPONSIBILITY 
 for  their  
ENVIRONMENT!



You "live here' ...YOU  'clean it!"

THEY  LOVE  IT!

Then..after we leave..
the janitor can spend his time
 doing DEEP cleaning...
whiteboards, dusting, windows, windowblinds...
stuff I can't get to & the kids cannot either!

Monday Morning....CLEAN CLASSROOM!

( I LOVE to start the week with a clean classroom!)

So...make friends with your janitor.
Keep your classroom CLEAN.
Get your kids involved!

After all...RULE # 5....KEEP YOUR TEACHER  HAPPY!



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Book Clubs

Reading Groups? 

 LOVE THEM!

BUT....
My High Kiddos 
don't want to meet with me
 as often as my others...
so...
BOOK CLUBS





We have grouped our kids into groups of six.
 Each has the same book.
They have worked with the packet with me first...
model, model, model. 
Then ...
RELEASE THE KRACKEN!




 I mean ...release the firsties!



They work as a team 
to help each other read the story,
 have a "LITERATURE" discussion ( the hard part),
 and then they complete the packet TOGETHER.






 Do they copy...yeah ( get over it) .
They ARE Learning from each other.
 I have heard the BEST discussions ever 
( and I wasn't involved in it!).

 They really CAN do it.
They enjoy the new packet.
 I give them a "reward certificate" 

LUNCH with the teacher 
when the TEAM completes their packets
 AND 
 give a 
GROUP ORAL REPORT 
on their book!

They want MORE!
 ( I try to switch the groups , depending on the book level).
It takes them about 1-2 weeks to complete it.

 We have a "core" reading series 
we HAVE TO DO are highly, most decidedly will, are
encouraged to do, first.

 SO..this is their UA (small group) time.
So here it is!  Check it out! Good for ANY story or book.






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MISSING ADDENDS AND a FREEBIE!



We are working on missing addends in math.
SOME of my kiddos GET IT.
AND
A LOT DON'T!
We use PART, PART, WHOLE...  MATH MOUNTAINS, SUBITIZING, Manipulatives, and more.
And still...
SOME DON'T GET IT!

Thought I might help my kiddos with a little MORE practice.
Here is the new packet...FREEBIE  to follow!


                 3's Company... Missing Addends


FREEBIES
                                                                                 
                                                                 







ENJOY! 

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MUST DO / MAY DO....New Focal Wall Cards!

Happy Weekend!
(They go by SOOOOO Fast!)

Just trying to get MYSELF organized...
I know...An ONGOING process...

So ...I made these for my firsties..

WE WILL BECOME
 INDEPENDENT LEARNERS!

(Say it daily 10 times FAST!)
Just a little help...here you go!

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE...











OH YEAH!!!  
I added an editable one for you to use as you need...


These are just a few....
24 CARDS IN ALL!!!

Click HERE to see them ALL!



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#TeachersTakeMonterey2017

I need to give a
HUGE
SHOUT OUT 
to
these
WONDERFUL LADIES
who organized


Erin Perry
Laura DeMars
Sara Cole
Brianne Walterhouse


Here are some
highlights!

Next year...sign up EARLY!
It is a BLAST!

(My hubby went too...he is our team's
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER)!






 SCAVENGER HUNT 
ON 
CANNERY ROW 
in MONTEREY


* GO TEAM KELLI  😀








What a WONDERFUL Weekend!

Thank YOU to ALL


FOLLOW us on FB  IG  TW  PINTEREST


:)





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Kinderfriends SHARE THE LOVE..Blog HOP..FREEBIE

It's  FEBRUARY!

LOVE...KINDESS...FLOWERS...CANDY!


Valentine's  Day

I LOVE IT!




My friends and I at

#KINDERFRIENDS



are 

SHARING  THE  LOVE!

Each of us is giving 10% of our sales
 (through Feb. 14)

to a CHARITY of our CHOICE!

I am chosing a 

DONOR'S  CHOOSE  Project



to help a TEACHER  make

literacy assessible to a classroom!

(I haven't chosen a class yet...
if you are in need...
let me know!)


I want to share a STEAL with YOU!

I am keeping my



ON SALE
(reg. $10 )

20%  off

THAT'S  RIGHT!

6 Valentine PACKETS  for  $8.00

Only through February 15.

What's in it?

6 packets of Valentine Themed LOVE!

Packets include...
Be Mine Place Value Game
Easy Peasy
Friendly Word Families
Lotsa Love 10 more / 10 Less
Some Bunny Loves You
Sweet Treats Making Ten Strategy

Most Packets available for sale individually.

*** 'Friendly Word Families' is available exclusively in this BUNDLE

Check out my store for more information on each individual packet!

SHARE THE LOVE

and  a 

 FREEBIE  for YOU!



 ENJOY!

Now...Hop on over to 

Pamela 




and see the GOODIES she has for YOU!

Remember...

SHARE  THE  LOVE!

Pay it FORWARD!

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