Sunday, July 8, 2012

aarrrggghhh!

I'm not sure about you but I am a little O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D with pirates!
Last year I changed the theme of my room to pirates with a little bit of ocean/island accents and I LOVE IT!
I have used FISH Books {my communication binders} every year that I've taught, except for one when I used B.E.E. Books.  Since I've decided to stick with my pirate theme in the classroom, I wanted to make a P.I.R.A.T.E Book. So I did! I think it's super cute! :)

These binders are really great in that they not only give students a sense of responsibility and ownership, but it's a great way to keep your parents informed on what's going on in their child's lives at school on a DAILY basis! Having this daily organizational/communication tool allows for consistency in school and at home.  I LOVE THAT! :)

Each binder comes with a cover...shown above.

I've included a letter to parents that I stick in the front of the binder explaining what each section of the book is all about.  This is an example of one of the section "title pages."  Behind this specific page I put notebook paper.  It makes it super easy for parents to tell me or ask me something that is not going to require a lot of "communication."  For instance, parents will ask me things like "when does the assembly for Friday start?"  or  "So-and-so may not participate in such-in-such today." etc... I check each book in the morning and it takes me all of one minute to go through all 20+ books.  Easier than it sounds.

This is the Reading Log title page.  In the packet I have provided a calendar for each month.  It's how I did reading log/daily homework in Kindergarten and First Grade.  Super easy to follow and does not require TOO much from parents {we all know how "BUSY" they are}!
Also included in the packet is a behavior log with example calendar provided, important news labels to attach to the front pocket of your binder, and "work to keep at home" labels to attach to the back pocket of the binder.  You will also find pictures on how to assemble your communication binder! Easy peasy!

I've had request for different themes and am currently working on another DOT Book {using dot letters}, a SAILOR Book, and a JUNGLE Book.  If you have any other requests let me know! :)

Now it's time to head to the pool with my "50 Shades" {holy moly, these books suck you in}

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9 comments:

  1. I just finished reading The 50 Shades series & oh my gosh, best.books.ever!!! :) I love your pirate creations. I just posted about my pirate themed classroom today. I'm adding your pirate binder to my wishlist.
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  2. A pirate theme is so cute! Good job :)

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  3. I too am obsessed with Pirates. Love how your book turned out. If I hadn't just created my own set, I would so be adding this to my wishlist. :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  4. I love your items! Our mascot is Pirates.

    I have awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award!
    Stop by to check it out.
    Lorena
    Little Treasures

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  5. Very cool! I'm pinning you so that I remember your Pirate Binder! :)
    Also...prepare to go through a little Christian Grey withdrawal when you finish reading them...there should really be a support group somewhere!

    A Pirates Life for Us

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  6. You ladies are too sweet!!
    My obsession with all things pirate might not be as grand as my obsession with a "Mr. Grey!"
    @Jenn...I'm slowing down the process of the story "ending!" It's too good to end.

    Kelly

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  7. I'm a new follower!! Just found your blog YAY!!!! I hope you'll check out my blog sometime:)

    Tammy
    1...2...3...Teach With Me

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  8. I just nominated you for the "Versatile Blogger" Award. Stop by my blog to pick up your award. Love your blog.

    Rose
    "The Wonderful World of Kindergarten"

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