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Monday, July 16, 2012

MANIC MONDAY WANNA BE....Classroom Expectations Freebie

Good Morning!
Yes, I know it is after 2:00 pm, but when you don't get out of bed until noon, it still feels like morning. (Have I said how much I LOVE summers!).  Anyway, I am still new to blogging and I'm learning much more than  I ever thought possible.  Some of it is thanks t Laura at T.I.P.S. for her help in setting up my blog.  Some of it is thanks to the many posts out there with Blogging tips.  Most of it, though, has been trial and error (well, a LOT of errors).  One task that I can still not figure out is how to add some things to my posts.  For example, the Rafflecopter giveaway is in the bar above my posts.  No matter how many times I read, and reread, and reread the directions, it would not work.  Another task I haven't quite figured out is how to allow followers to download a pdf right from my blog.  As of now, I can only post pics and have you go to TPT to download.

One of the displays  put up on my walls are our classroom expectations. (I hate the word rules!)
Last year, my students and I worked together to determine what meeting a classroom expectation looked like and sounded like.  This year, I wanted to get even more specific, so I created "I" statements that I hope will sink in the those little brains sitting and staring at the walls there thinking and learning.  The first set is the one that I will be using.  I can't give this one away because I don't have the freebie license from Scrappin' Doodles, but as soon as I do, I will put it in my TPT store as well.  I then changed the graphics to match three different classroom theme : racing, sweet treats (ice cream) and stick kids and polka dots. I'm going to try to attach a link to the pictures that will take you directly to my store if you would like to download any of them.  If that doesn't work though, please click on the TPT button over to the right.

Have a Magnificent Monday!

PS - T-2 days 'til vacation!!  Wooooo Hoooooo


  1. Hello Amy!
    Thanks for visiting my site so I can visit yours! I found you! :) Hope your year is wonderful and I look forward to reading your posts!
    P.J. Jots

  2. Thanks Amy for mentioning me. Did you try google docs for your pdf's? I may be able to help you with your Rafflecopter too. Let me know if you need more help. Guess what, it is award time for you again :) Please come by to pick it up :)
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  3. I am loving your I Can statements!! They are super cute! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Amy, these 'I Can' statements are FANTASTIC!! I always use them for standards and objectives and never think to us them for behavior. I will certainly be doing this in the beginning of the year to introduce expectations and 'I Can' statements! Love it!

    I also entered your giveaway!!


    Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit

  5. I like the idea of using I statements instead of rules. I can see children saying, "I need to..." and then the I statement. :)

  6. Thanks everyone. I'm the opposite....I use these, but have not used I Can statements for academics, so that is something new that I will be using.

  7. I am so glad that you stopped by my blog and now I found your blog! You have great ideas and I am looking forward to following you! Good luck with your ESE adventures. I would love to hear more about your co-teaching experiences too!

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