Monday, June 3, 2013

My First Grade Days - My Buzzy Garden

This post came from my previous teaching blog, The First Grade Buzz. A popular item on pinterest was my "Word Garden." Check it out!

When I chose the name for my blog, I decided on the title The First Grade Buzz because my classroom has a garden theme. My students are all the bugs "buzzing" in my garden. Their Reading group names are all different types of bugs. (Butterflies, Dragonflies, Fireflies, Bumblebees, and Grasshoppers)

I hope you enjoy these pics of where I spend a lot of my time! If you are interested in any more information about this theme, feel free to ask!

Learn and Grow Large Letters
Hanging flowers from Hobby Lobby
40¢ per pack on sale after Spring
A large tree is at the back of the classroom by our pond.

"Work That Glows"
Every garden needs a pond! I made this with 1/2 off greenery from
Hobby Lobby and a pond bulletin board kit.

Firefly Lights found at Michael's craft store for the "glow."

My Buzzy Groups!

The rest of my Buzzy Groups

They say they are never bored in centers!

Every garden needs a little sunlight, found this sun at the Dollar Store.

Table Groups are Bee cut outs with table numbers.
The bees look like they are flying around our garden.

Instead of a
Word Wall we have a
Word Garden.

I use floral fabric on the bulletin boards.

My Job chart and Behavior Chart

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  1. Yay! We're your first follower! Headed over to TpT to add to our clip art!
    The Fun Factory

  2. Thank you Kathy! Yay my first follower!!! So excited you have decided to follow me! I have some great ideas for my blog and store at TPT. :) Heading over to your blog now! :)

  3. I love all of the pictures of your room...I am obsessed with looking in other classrooms.

    1st grade is like a garden because our Firsties grow and change so much! I have some butterfly lights in my room because they remind me of how my 1st graders are like butterflies that start out as caterpillars.

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over for a visit when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

  4. Hi Heather! Thanks for your kind words. I will actually be moving out of that classroom next year and will miss it very much! I loved the room and my theme. I have been following you for a while, under my old blog "The First Grade Buzz." Heading over now to make it official under my new name. :)