I have the smallest class of I've ever had (only 16) and they are wonderful! I have some corkers, quite a few with dyslexia that are very low level readers, a handful of talkers, and a couple that need meds BAD! But they are nice, kind kids. It will be a fun year I can tell!
Sadly, my digital camera decided to "cross over to the other side" the first week of school. BOO HOO! I gave in and went and bought a new one today. (Can't live without a camera!) So I will be taking pictures of the kids and classroom this week.
I got this great writing center idea from Mrs. Gilchrist's blog. She had all the printables available for FREE! I redid the alphabet so that it was D'Nealian font and also made my own story so that it was a bit longer. Mrs. Gilchrist had her writing center on a tri-fold board like you'd use for a science fair display. Love that idea...especially since I am so short of bulletin board/wall space. I cut my tri-fold board in half horizontally to make it a bit smaller. (I think I will make an author display board out of the other half.) I glued ribbon on the bottom edge and two side edges to spruce it up a bit. I couldn't do the top edge because some of the letters would have been covered. :( But I am very happy with it and I know as soon as we start D5-Work on Writing the kids will love it. (Just ignore the messy kitchen in the background...)