I finished up my VIP baskets. This year I'll be choosing two students to sit at the special VIP desks. They get to use the special materials in the baskets. I'm looking forward to trying this out this year.
Each month I celebrate my students' birthdays at the end of the month, usually the last Friday. Last year I baked a sheet cake each time, but I decided to try doing cupcakes this year. My first week will be busy, so I made my cupcakes and put them in the freezer this week. All I do is take them out the day before, frost them, and take them to school.
I went to school last week and put up my STEM and Science process displays that I made. I'm deliberately leaving these white boards plain so that I can put up more things with students.
I made lots of progress on my Growth Mindset board! Getting those stair step strips done was quite a bit of work and I'm looking forward to using this as a discussion starter.
For a couple years now I've wanted to have a picture frame to use on the first day of school. Students hold it up to frame themselves, and the pictures are so great. I finally went to Goodwill and spent $5 on a frame, threw away the lovely picture inside, and created the parts to glue on. I took it to school to glue, because I was sure I'd ruin it otherwise! Now I just have to make sure I make time on the first day for this project.