My seventh Meet Your Teacher Night is officially in the books and I am exhausted! I did a few last minute decorating details today that I wanted to share with y'all! I'm a little behind on answering questions so bare with me! I'll reply, I promise! :)

We will soon begin close reading, so I went ahead and displayed our chart. Be sure and pick up my Close Reading Toolkit freebies here! I love using these because they add a little extra fun to close reading and make it a little more special. 

I really want to encourage my kids to read and I thought showcasing different celebrities and athletes reading would motivate some! 

I'm so happy with the way this area turned out! I use a section of the first Harry Potter book in a characterization lesson so that's where the charts come from. Let me know if you want to know more about how I use HP to teach skills!

I really want to understand how my kids view reading, so I made this chart. I plan on doing this again at the end of the year to see if any one has changed their minds...hopefully so! :)

Don't mind those cords...That's tomorrow's project! I realized when I opened a cabinet today that I had a huge stack of books that I hadn't shelved! You can never have too many books! I keep multiple copies of favorites on top. I like having extras of popular books like The One and Only Ivan because so many request it, but I also really want to start incorporating these books into small group meetings. 

Blank cabinets no more! My goal was to paper these to hide the yucky brown color, but I simply ran out of time. I'm trying to not let it bother me! :)

Happy Monday, y'all! :)