Teacher Week: Must Haves Monday!

Today was our first full day of school with a class of 20 Kinders.  Nothing breaks the ice better than fun and engaging songs. 
I've jammed this week full of  Jack Hartmann songs.  The first song we listen to was A Beautiful Day from his CD entitled Rhyming to Read.  The song is upbeat, lends itself to fun movements, and a great way to start every morning. 

Jack Hartmann also has a CD entitled Get on Board the Transition Train.  Oh.My.Word.  The kiddos is sure to chuckle when I introduce the song, Here's What You Do Do and You Don't Do when You Go to Use the Bathroom. Teaching transitions has never been so easy!  Who's the kid here?!?!

My lil Scotch Laminator has been a life saver!  With a part time media specialist, we are up a creek without a paddle when it comes to getting laminating!  I scooped up this guy for $25 dollars at Target.  Sam's Club had 200 high quality laminating sheets for $20!!!

I hope I'm not the only one that brings home way too much stuff!  My Vera Bradley Bags allow me to load up and ride out in style.  The weekender allows plenty of space!!!

I have a love hate relationship with Bulletin Boards.  I love cute and HATE having to replace the paper background.  Fabric has come to solve my woes!  It's durable and dependable. No more mid month patches!  You'll find fabric throughout my classroom.  Seat cushions, chair pockets, reading room, and bulletin boards!!!


So what are your must haves?

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Lisa Mattes said...

Love Jack Hartmann! Had forgotten about his music - thanks for refresshing my memory!


Across the Hall said...

Adding those CDs to my shopping list! Thanks!


Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

applesandabcs said...

I haven't tried fabric yet for the boards...I just might start to..
Michelle :)

Crayons and Curls said...

Love fabric for my boards! :)
And I am so excited about the Jack Hartman music! Love your Must Haves! :)
Crayons and Curls