Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pinterest top 10 Linky Party...

I just read a wonderful post from my fellow blogger, and enabler, at Upper Grades are Awesome and decided to join in on the fun.  As I have mentioned before I have a serious Pinterest addiction, and this Linky Party just added to my addiction.  So here are my top 10 pins I want to implement into my classroom for the next school year.

1.) I am really wanting to implement interactive notebooks for both Language Arts & Social Studies. I wanna use 4 in ELA...One notebook as a journal. One to practice handwriting (want to be able to actually read their handwriting...). Another as a Reading notebook, then the fourth as a writing/grammar notebook.

2.) This is a great way to implement different areas of Language Arts & Social Studies in a fun visual way.

3.) I think this would be great way for students to share what they are reading, in a social network type of format.

4.) I always am looking for fun and engaging tools to make learning fun. I think this would be a fun thing to try.

5.) I think this would be a great icebreaker activity to start off the year. Even though many of the students might know one another they may learn something new & will give me an opportunity to learn things that might not be usually shared.

6.) I love Snoopy - even have a tattoo of him on my ankle...needless to say why I think this would be a great addition to my classroom walls.

7.) I have been obsessing about getting an Erin Condren teacher planner since I first learned about them. This is the one splurge I am treating myself to as a way to celebrate my first year of teaching. If it is a beneficial tool, I definitely will be procuring one every year.

8.) I think this would be a great way to culminate a Poetry unit, already planned on teaching it around the time of the holidays, so this would be a wonderful decoration as well as a way to display the student's work they create.

9.) My master teacher used the three strike method last year, but I wasn't so keen on it. I really like this method/tool better, especially since it is visual as well as easy to remove a letter than having to stop what I am doing and walk to another area of the board to write a check, then try to pick up the lesson where I left off.

10.) I really love this idea, I am uber organized so to create another space to allow students work to be displayed, also it changes the look of the ordinary file cabinets which are used in almost every classroom - which are usually quite ugly and drab.

Since I will be teaching the Language Arts & Social Studies my pins are focused around these areas.   I am always on the lookout for great engaging activities as well as classroom management tools which will help my transition as a new teacher a little easier.

Now its your turn...join in on the fun & share your top 10 Pinterest ideas for next year.  Collaboration is one of the greatest tools a teacher can have!


  1. it! Excellent list - I love the graffiti board idea the best! Glad you figured out how to post the pins and thanks for linking up!

    Upper Grades Are Awesome

  2. Congrats on your job! I liked so many of these ideas. I hope that you can implement them with success in your classroom. Your students will have a blast!

    Aspire to Inspire

  3. Ha Ha, you have an addiction to Pinterest? No, no, I have the addiction to Pinterest! LOL! We could be bloggy twins! I just got my Erin Condren planner also and struggled a bit with the price, but once I received it... I LOVE it! Good luck with sixth grade... it is the BEST grade IMHO... I start my 33rd year as a grade six teacher this year!

    The Tacher's Desk 6

  4. I so want the Erin Condren teacher planner too! My current planner goes until December and I'm not sure if the hubs will let me order one just yet. I have spent wayyy too much $$$ on my classroom already. I hope I win some gift cards or land a windfall soon! HAHA! :)

  5. I am so excited to find your blog. This will be my second year teaching sixth grade! I pinned several of your pins, I especially love the filing cabinet idea. Genius! I'm your newest follower!

    Sixth Grade Tales
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  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pinterest!

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    Have a great day,