I have been going in to my classroom to set things up, and to get ready for school, which begins on the 23rd. It is starting to look really nice in there. I added the cute numbered clothespins to my Math Homework basket today.
This is how I use them...
When students turn in their Math homework to the basket, they remove their clothespin clip and put it in the clear container. It is a great visual for me to quickly see whose clip is left on the basket.
I also set up my "Bucket Filling" praise notes area, where my students can pick up a praise note to write on and fill or classroom bucket. On Fridays, we read the praise notes aloud and hand them out to each other. I usually write all of the students' names on the slips I created, and hand them out randomly to the kids. This way I know everyone will get at least one note from their classmates.
I think that is it for now. =) I am going to go visit some blogs, and see what other fabulous ideas I can gather from other teachers' "Monday Made Its." I love seeing all of the pictures of other teachers' classrooms too!!! I get so many ideas on how to set up centers, decorate the room, and organize things.