Classroom Rules Freebie & 5 Minute Friday

Oh my goodness!  Exhausted does not even begin to describe how I feel right now.  This week was our first week of school AND we moved into our new house this week. 
Here is real life people…I am living in chaos right now.  Last weekend, we moved our beds and clothes to our new house so we could stay there this week.  We have been going back and forth throughout the week bringing over a carload of tubs each night.
This is my dining room right now.

We pick through our suitcases for clothes since we don’t have our dressers yet.

We do have our beds, but yes, that is a card table chair that I’m currently using as my nightstand.

This is the living room…no furniture.  We have nowhere to sit in our house yet.  So, when I come home after school and my feet and legs are killing me because it’s the first week of school, I stand or sit on the floor.


It’ll get there, right?

Anyways, we did start school this week.  It’s been a great first week.  I moved schools this year so I’ve been trying to learn the ropes at my new school.  I have gotten lost more than once and wandered down the wrong hall plenty of times. 
I created these classroom rules posters for my classroom and wanted to share them with you.




You can click HERE to download the posters for free.
I also wanted to share my 5 minute freebie with you since tomorrow is FRIDAY!

Have you seen these story cubes?  They are so much fun to use in a whole group setting, small groups, or even for individual students.  I always start by rolling a couple of the dice and displaying them on my document camera.  We work on creating a story orally using the pictures on the cubes first.  Eventually, the students will be able to write their own stories using the pictures.  They are just a great tool to have on hand if you find yourself with a couple extra minutes to spare.

Have you started back to school yet?


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  1. It is never easy is it? I'm praying things get smoother and more settled quickly for you! I am leaving Friday of the first week to move my baby girl into her first apartment as she starts her Junior year at Penn State! So we're right in the chaos with you!

  2. I understand how you are feeling. I lived for almost 2 months with a cheap air mattress,1 chair and my laptop until I was able to move my things to the new city I moved to.

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