My Classroom {Let's Get Acquainted}

I am linking up, a little late but that seems to be my week thus far, with Flying Into First Grade's weekly linky party.  This week's topic is our three favorite places in our classrooms.

 I used (this class can't handle the responsibility) a class economy system.  Students have checkbook and receive a paycheck at the beginning of each month.  They pay desk rent and fines when they break a rule.  They earn money by turning in homework and other incentives as I see fit.  On Friday's students can purchase tickets for a trip to the prize bin, a chance to wear a silly hat, stinky feet pass, etc.  If students are in need of supplies they must purchase items from the store or rent them.  I love this because this is very similar to a system my 5th grade teacher used.

I love my Reading Olympics board because my students really enjoy this program.  They don't get excited about learning too often, I have that group this year, and they truly are excited for this program.

My computer area in my classroom is where I spent a lot of my time after school, working, printing, and planning.  I LOVE my Truffulla trees!  We also started using a Reading Bingo chart to help increase student reading and widen their book selections.  The names posted are the first two students to  earn a Bingo :)  They received a king size candy bar for their accomplishment.

I have been working on my 200 Follower Giveaway and I am excited to tell you that there are some incredible products donated for it!  My giveaway will be for 24 hours only and there will be NO rafflecopter or!  Make sure you stop by Sunday April 28th to check it out!


  1. I love your reading Olympics board! Great idea. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. I love all of your areas! So fun and colorful! I did a classroom economy for about 4 years but couldn't last year- it wasn't effective...probably because I looped with my class. The Truffalla trees are adorable!!

    Collaboration Cuties

  3. Cute bulletin boards! Congrats on 200 followers!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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