My Kindergarten students came to school last night to meet me, see the classroom, and bring their school supplies. It was a WONDERFUL evening and I am so thrilled to start teaching all of my new Kinder-friends.
As you can imagine, the past few days have been very busy as I scrambled around the classroom getting everything “just right” for my special visitors. I created a few fun items for the classroom that I am excited to share with you.
Magnetic Dry Erase Marker Box
I found this cute pink and white box in the Target Dollar Spot. The box is intended to be a desk item and has a built-in photo frame. It is very lightweight since it is made of cardboard. It also happens to be the perfect size for storing my dry erase markers and an eraser. I really wanted to find a magnetic storage solution for my dry erase markers and this little box was perfect. I added 3 strips of 1″ magnetic tape to the back of the box and it is strong enough to hold securely to my classroom whiteboard. After adding a cute clip art image from KPM Doodles, my little storage box was ready to go.
I love how the marker box coordinates with my DIY Magnetic Flower Clips!
Level A Reading Materials Made from Recycled Classroom Materials
I recently replaced my classroom alphabet because the original alphabet was 7 years old and a few letters were beginning to fade. Inspiration struck once again and I decided to save the old alphabet cards and use them to create a book for the classroom library.
I begin Daily 5 instruction the second week of school and it is difficult to find Level A books that are VERY easy to read. This was the perfect opportunity! I designed a simple cover for the book and used a binding machine to create the book. I loved this idea so much, I also printed a copy of my Domino Number Cards to create another addition to the library.
Welcome to Kindergarten Banner
The finishing touch to my classroom setup was this fun “Welcome to Miss Manore’s Kindergarten” banner I created to display in the hallway outside my classroom. I just love the bright colors.
I created a FREE banner for you to download as well. You can download a welcome banner for your own classroom! The completed banner measures approximately 12″x 70″. The pages print separately. Just trim, just glue or tape them together, laminate, then display in your classroom!
Click an image below to select a FREE banner to download.
I hope your new school year is off to a wonderful start!