My newest bulletin board!
Following the uber-responsible example of Mrs. B, I am trying to organize my summer home time. I am so proud of myself today - I went to the gym and spent two hours working on my teaching goals. Yay me! I downloaded The Daily 5 book to my iPad and I am reading, highlighting, searching online, printing notes, and working on a plan for the bulletin board I will use for the Daily 5 and CAFE. I have an adventure theme for my second graders in September and I got a bit carried away on the last day of school and put up a WILD zebra print wrapping paper as backing for this particular board. Now, looking at the layout of my classroom I realize that board will be a huge focus up on the front wall and the perfect place for my ambitious Daily 5 and CAFE displays. I have to get some measurements on the exact size of the board so I can continue to create the pieces I want to make for the display. In the next couple of days, I'll keep reading The Daily 5 and making a "sketch" of the bulletin board I want to have. My main focus is to keep the fun zebra background in a way that doesn't make any of my students queasy come September. Check back soon to see how I am doing.
.......A few hours later I'm baaaaaack. I just wanted to add that Mrs. Durning's site at Second Grade Is Splendid has a great series of posts for the Daily 5 as it is in her classroom. I find myself going back to her again and again. Thanks Mrs. Durning!