A little Throwback Thursday action...

Thursday, July 11, 2013
When I first saw that Cara was doing a Throwback Thursday linky I knew just what I wanted to reminisce about....not just because it was one of my most popular posts but because I didn't even DO IT last year at all!!  { insert sad face here }  I think the shock of going up to 30 students threw me for the biggest loop last year that some things got thrown to the way side.  So as I repost this oldie but a goodie I will remember how great it was and be sure to include it again this year into my classroom...Introducing the FANCY SCHMANCY behavior desk....

Here's one of my sweeties that earned it that year...working hard!
So...we all love what we do and are very blessed to be in this profession -- however...sometimes we need to add some tricks into our teacher bag ( even after 18 years of teaching ).  I have moved my desks around more this year than I have in probably 10 years of teaching...nothing seems to be working.  CHATTY bunch that just seems young and needs lots of reminders.  So what else can I do?!?  Well one night around 3 am LOL like most of us an idea came into my head and I knew I had to try it.  I call it the FANCY desk.  It has streamers and all new supplies ( markers, colored pencils, new erasers, a comfy pillow to sit on, etc. )  I introduced it and the first day they were so excited -- It worked GREAT!!!  They continue to be excited with it and it's been about 3 weeks in now.  I just want to update the poster on it with my new cricut and it will be all set.  Until then I had to share a photo.  I try to pick a child every hour during the day.  They all want to sit there so they are motivated throughout the day which is key.  They get to sit there, be comfy and use all the new supplies.  Then I tell them I'm keeping my eye on them to see who will sit there next...so far so good.  Tell me what you think...what are some other ideas that come to you in the middle of the night. :o)
** The summer after I did this for my students ~ I cute 'ified' the poster that hangs there and used my cricut to make it waaay more adorable.  Anywho since I WILL be using it again this year I will be sure to post a picture of it all done correctly.**
Now...to find room in my class now that I have more students...that's my next challenge.
Link on up with sweet Cara ~ I can't wait to see what you are revisiting.


  1. Love the fancy desk!! Such a cool idea! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  2. Love this idea. I love how it changes hourly instead of weekly, daily. I would of never thought to do it hourly.

  3. LOOOOOVVVVVEE this, Vicky!!! So glad you shared!!!!!
    Growing Firsties