Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Repenting! And Pocket Chart Pics

OMG.  I love my job.

This is how my conversation with one of my sweet little friends went at the end of the day:

me:  Third graders, there are so many pencils on the floor!  Let's pick them up.  I want them.  Please put them in my pencil cup.
sweet little friend:  Mrs. Bainbridge, you are a sinner.
me- laughing:  what?
sweet little friend:  Mrs. Bainbridge this is serious.  You are breaking one of the Ten Commandments!
me- trying not to laugh:  Which one?  Do not take pencils away from kids?
sweet little friend:  Mrs. Bainbridge...
me-  Which one am I breaking?
sweet little friend-  The last one- thou shall not covet thy neighbor's things.  Those are not your pencils, so you should not be wanting them.
me-  Oh.  Thank you so much for sharing that with me.


So... to change gears a bit... here is what I have done with three of my Target Pocket charts:

1.)  classroom jobs chart (on the left)- what I was using was a little too cumbersome.  I like this better!

2.)  RRJ sweet treat chance chart (in the pic above on the right)-  if you do your RRJ each night for the week, you have a chance to get a sweet treat during one secret week of the month!  If you aren't sure what I'm talking about... check out my RRJ blog posts!  If you don't do your RRJ, your name gets flipped over and you're out of the running for the week... but better still get that RRJ done!

3.)  Keeping track of AR tests taken during a week- on Monday, each student begins the week with three papers behind their name- picture book 1, picture book 2, chapter book.  As they do quizzes during the week, they remove one paper and I can see at a quick glance who I need to give some extra lovin' and support and reminder and nags to!

So, that's that!  Just 20ish more charts to figure out what to do with!  Hope that helps you with some ideas!

And remember not to covet thy students' pencils!


  1. That is too funny! I have a picket chart obsession too. I purchased 'many' from Target and Michael's had big blue ones on sale. I could not resist :)
    Thanks for the ideas.
    My Second Sense

  2. Ha ha!! I just love what students come up with.

    Apples and Papers

  3. What a little sweetie! Love it! :)

  4. Not sure how you do computer rotations in your room but I use one for that. We only have 2 computers and students have to rotate through a computer program (mandatory). So I made a card with each child's number and they are in the chart. When it is their turn they get on the computer and when they finish for the day they turn their card upside down. Then the next showing number goes and so on. Works for me to not have to remember who needs a turn on the program. Just an idea!
    Third Grade Tidbits

  5. HA! That's funny! Do you have the AR slips template available? I seriously need to do that! I have a clip chart right now and this would free up some space!!

    The Learning Tree

  6. That is so funny! I read it to my housemate, who is also student teaching, and we laughed so hard.

  7. I love your blog! So cute and uplifting! I am your newest follower.


  8. Whoa! That child knows they bible verses! Way to go! What a great story!

    Second In Line

  9. I LOVE the AR one! I've gotta do that! Have you posted about it before? In other words, did you offer the cards?! haha!

  10. I have a problem. I am going to be a teacher when I grow up Ha I am 52. But here is my delima is there a tool that a special needs kid can use in class to hear a word they can not say? The example is this They type in B E C A U S E and the machine says because.

  11. hahahaha!!! Love it!

    I'm using one of my Tarjay pocket charts for Word Work/Debbie Diller I can, "directions"!

  12. Oh my goodness! That is so funny! And cute! I'm glad to see someone is listening in Sunday School! :)

    ~Erica =]


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