Monday, April 22, 2013

My Home Away From Home

It's true.

I spend more hours awake in my classroom (Monday - Friday) than I spend awake in my home.

When I get home from school I throw together some supper, collapse on the couch (maybe read what my blog friends have written) and then fall asleep. Someone will wake me up and I go to bed for the rest of the night. I am definitely a morning person during the school year. 

Anyway. The lovely Mrs. Reed at Flying into First Grade has these cool get to know you linky parties each Sunday. Sometimes I participate, like today. Yay.

The task at hand is to share my three favorite areas in my classroom.


This is kinda like a morning meeting. I review everyone's job, then I go over the day's schedule. My favorite part is when we "wish well" our absent friends and practice being a star.


Hunk and chunk wall. I love doing this with the kids, and they do, too. (I think.) We review each day, and somedays they do it on their own. They get especially excited when a new sound shows up.


My iPod and Gold Canyon warmer and scent pods. I got an apple scent pod last week, and I got many "oh, your room smells so good." It makes me happy to have my scent warmer going and my iPod playing with more than 100 songs on my favorite playlist. I can start it in the morning and have music all day. Love it.

My favorite places change all the time. (Just like my room arrangement.) Perhaps I need to do this every month so I can love more of my room.

What are your favorite areas? I love looking at your classrooms, they inspire me so much. Thanks Mrs. Reed for another great job and topic for this week.

Pin It!


  1. Scent pods?! Wow! I sure wish I could have those in my classroom. I have to settle for those cone shaped smelly things that don't really smell!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  2. I love your wish well and especially your chunk wall such great ideas! Thanks for sharing. I am hoping to do an ecology based curriculum next year with my first graders and am hoping if I should have questions you'd be willing to answer.
    First Grade Carousel

  3. I love seeing your classroom!! I look and then have so many more questions... what jobs do you all have? Does everyone have a job? Does that work well? And so on. I can't wait to be back around and we can chat this summer in person. :)

  4. I have never seen a chunk wall before. What a great way to provide constant review for your kiddos. Thanks for sharing.

    School Is a Happy Place

  5. I love that idea of thinking of the kiddos that are absent like sweet! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  6. Thanks for sharing your classroom. I'm so glad I found your blog. Thanks for letting us peek into your classroom.


I love reading your comments. Thanks for leaving one!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...